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Welcome JANBA Bowlers to San Jose!!!

On behalf of the the San Jose Nisei Bowling Association we welcome you to the 46th Annual JANBA Tournament. This will be the sixth time the SJNBA has hosted JANBA and the first time since 2005. We also have a new host center, 4th Street Bowl located north of downtown San Jose and just a few blocks away from San Jose's Japantown! The tournament will be held the week of March 1st thru 7th, 2020.

Good Luck and Good Bowling!
Mark Yoshinaka and Vince Itatani, Tournament Co-Chairs

February 22nd, 2020...

Oil pattern for the 2020 JANBA will be the "JANBA 2019 - Orleans" (PDF) pattern that Jeff Okumura developed with Kegel but chose not to use because the website announced a different pattern.

Southbound 4th Street is closed between Technology Place and Archer Street. This closure is north of the bowling center meaning those coming from US 101 will not be able to use 4th Street to get to the bowl. The recommended detour is south on 1st Street, left onto Gish and left onto 4th Street -- Flyer with more details on the closure

February 20th, 2020...

Tournament Schedule...
The complete schedule has been updated again, mostly on the Men's side due to an error in a bowler's average. At this point we do not anticipate any further changes.

General Information...
* Ragtime -- Sunday, March 1st at 5:00 PM and 8:00 PM. Cost is $40 per doubles team ($24 lineage, $16 prize fund)

* Awards Banquet -- Saturday, March 7th in the Versailles Ballroom at the Four Points Hotel located next to 4th Street Bowl. Cocktails at 6 PM, Dinner at 7 PM. Cost is $50 per person.

* Raffle tickets have been distributed to the JANBA reps and team captains. Tickets are $1 each. The 50% discount for buying a book of 10 tickets has been discontinued in a decision by the JANBA board.

* Storm Matchmaker Event -- Wednesday, March 4th at the low-end of the center. Time TBA.


Last Updated: February 23, 2020 11:14 AM
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