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HISTORY OF THE SOUTHEAST BOWLING ASSOCIATION, INC.

The Southeast Bowling Association, Inc., (SBA) was chartered on July 3, 1991, in Taylors, SC, for the purpose of fostering and promoting the sport of bowling (American ten pins) and to conduct an annual handicap championship bowling tournament open to all members, at that time, of the American Bowling Congress, and now,  to all members of the United States Bowling Congress residing in the southeastern United States.

The organizing Board of Directors held its first meeting in Columbia, SC, on August 17-19, 1991.  The Board elected officers; organized and structured the SBA as a non-profit corporation; framed the SBA Constitution and By-laws; and designated the Florida Space Coast Bowling Association, Melbourne, FL, to host the 1st annual SBA tournament.  The SBA filed an application for and was granted non-profit status with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.

In succeeding months, the SBA adopted a logo - featuring the Association name and a bowling theme - and awarded its second annual SBA tournament to the Greater Greenville Bowling Association, Greenville, SC.  Tournament locations and the number of teams participating by year are shown:

Year

No

Location

Teams

1992

1st

Melbourne, FL

656

1993

2nd

Greenville, SC

711

1994

3rd

Montgomery, AL

564

1995

4th

Savannah, GA

701

1996

5th

Chattanooga, TN

723

1997

6th

Augusta, GA

720

1998

7th

Jacksonville, FL

709

1999

8th

Birmingham, AL

674

2000

9th

Augusta County, VA

502

2001

10th

Atlanta, GA

801

2002

11th

Titusville/Merritt Island, FL

592

2003

12th

Charleston, SC

650

2004

13th

Raleigh, NC

554

2005

14th

Savannah, GA

592

2006

15th

The Villages, Leesburg, FL

 437

2007

16th

Greenville, SC

601

2008

17th

Chattanooga, TN

 508

2009

18th

Augusta, GA

 481

2010

19th

Montgomery, AL

 

2011

20th

Clearwater, FL

 
       

 

 

 

 

 

 
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