Welcome to the City of Firsts USBC Association website.


We are based in Kokomo (the City of Firsts) Indiana.



City of Firsts USBC

Association Manager

Special Announcement


The City of Firsts USBC Association is accepting resumes for the position of Association Manager.  All interested parties MUST submit a written resume for this position.

This position is responsible for processing all leagues and membership applications for the adult and youth bowlers, all award applications, and all tournaments.  Other responsibilities are detailed in the job description, which is available upon request.  He/She serves as the secretary/treasurer of the City of Firsts USBC and is a paid employee of the association.

Requirements – the requirements are specified in the Position Description and Job Description – Available upon request


Applications – the application form is attached HERE.

All applicants may be interviewed and must make themselves available if requested by the Committee.  All applications will be notified one (1) week in advance.

For questions or further information, please call or email individual listed below.

All applications must be mailed to DiAnne Rickel and postmarked by June 30, 2020.  No exceptions!

Mail all applications to:

DiAnne Rickel

4150 South 100 East

Kokomo, IN  46902

Phone:  765/860-2080

Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


The board is accepting resumes for those interested in being nominated for election at the Annual Meeting (which has been delayed until TBD due to the Coronavirus).  The resume can be found here.  Send forms to Dianne Rickel at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Hall of Fame Banquet Information - NOTE DATE Change!!

Elite Banquet Center

2820 S. Lafountain St.

Kokomo  IN


Sunday September 20, 2020

Doors open at 5:30, Opening remarks and dinner at 6:00 PM


Hall of Fame Inductees:

Jill Shimer

Dennis Branch

Brad Slabaugh


Scholarship Winners:

Haley Harbaugh

Brayden Utterback


Tickets are available by contacting Rae Weaver (765-453-2684) or any board member.  Cost is $20 per person.


City Open and Women's Championship Prize Lists Posted in Tournament Section

Congratulations to all the new city tournament champions!


Rules Changes

Note that there are a couple of new rules to be aware of.  The first is already in effect.  You are not allowed to clean your bowling ball with any substance during competition including alcohol or cleaners. You are ONLY allowed to use a DRY towel.  If your ball has some "rubber belt burn", you need to get with the league officer in order to clean THAT PORTION of the bowling ball.  The second major rule to note takes effect on August 1, 2020.  That rule prohibits the use of a balance hole in the bowling ball.  If you have a high performance bowling ball drilled a number of years ago, this may affect you.  Schedule time in the pro shop to have them fill the balance hole as you will not be allowed to use that ball in league competition after August 1st.

State Tournament Entry Forms (Open, Masters, Queens, Women's, Mixed and Youth)

The City of Firsts Association has entry forms for each of the many state tournaments.  Please contact President Karole Smith or Association Manager DiAnne Rickel for forms.  You may also download them from the Indiana USBC web site at this page.  The Indiana USBC web site also has the ability to fill out forms and pay online if you are interested.

City Tournaments Entry Forms

The various City of Firsts USBC tournament entry forms are available at the Heritage Lanes form rack and available on this web site in the tournaments sections.


City of Firsts USBC Calendar

Senior Tournament - November 16-17 - Results have been posted

Mixed Tournament - December 8, 15 - Results have been posted

Open/Women Tournament - Results have been posted

Youth Tournament - January 26

City of Firsts USBC Annual Meeting - Sunday April 5 - 2 PM - Kokomo Library on Center Road - POSTPONED - Date is TBD

Hall of Fame Induction - April 26 - 6 PM - Elite Banquet and Conference Center


Hall of Fame

Hall of Fame members will be the voters again in electing new Hall of Fame members.  The election process will be electronic.  We have been trying to get ahold of all Hall of Fame members to get their email information.  If you have not been contacted, please email Jon Kelley at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Hall of Fame voting will be around the end of January.

Have a Great Season!!