2020 National ACRY Bowling Tournament - May 22-25, 2020

This coming Memorial Day weekend, May 22-25, 2020, Chapter #34 Elizabeth is pleased to be your host for the 72nd National ACRY Bowling  Tournament. You are invited you to join us in the great state of New Jersey for a fun weekend. It  should be noted that deadlines for all paperwork and reservations is APRIL 1ST. So don’t be a fool, get everything in on time! Please see below for all forms and information. If you have any questions, reach out to co-chairs Johannah Rogers (johannahrogers@ymail.com) or Rachel Pribish (rachelprib@gmail.com) by emailing us, or calling the parish rectory at 908-354-1384.  The message will get to us!

Please Download and Read Welcome Letter From the Host Chapter Here. (PDF Format)

Hotel Reservations

Our event will be located at the APA Hotel Woodbridge (www.apahotelwoodbridge.com) with rooms running $129.60 per night. Once again, hotel reservations can be made directly through
our chapter using the form below and sending payment in full via check. Those who use this option will not have to pay NJ State Tax. The APA Hotel Woodbridge is located directly off the
Garden State Parkway and New Jersey Turnpike. Once again there is a strict deadline of APRIL 1ST for those making reservations through our chapter.

Download Hotel Reservation Form Here (PDF Format)

Those who wish to make their reservations through the hotel are welcome to do so using the following link: https://reservations.travelclick.com/96418?groupID=2657259
Please note that if you book with the hotel, you will be responsible for paying NJ State and Occupancy taxes.

Meal Information

We will be offering 3 meals during the course of the weekend: Saturday Dinner and Sunday Breakfast and Banquet.

Saturday night will be a buffet hosted at the Warinanco Sports Center in Warinanco Park about 20 minutes from the hotel. After dinner is completed, you are all welcome to join us on the turf field of the sports center where we hope to host some fun competitions and activities for everyone to enjoy - along with some free time to enjoy the turf!

Following the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy, Pani Pribish and her kitchen crew will provide breakfast at the neighboring hall of St. George’s Serbian Orthodox Church.

The Sunday Night Banquet will be held back at the APA Hotel Woodbridge with your choice of Pan Roasted Chicken (French Cut breast of chicken topped with seasonal panko crust), Flank Steak Champignon, or Rolled Sole with Spinach and Basil Bechamel.

Meal Package costs are:

Senior Package: $100
Junior Package: $90
Children 4-10: $60
3 and Under: Free

Individual meal prices are listed on the following documents. Once again, the deadline for forms and payment is APRIL 1st.

Download Meal Form (PDF Format)
Download Meal Packages Summary Form (PDF Format)

Bowling Information 

Linden Lanes on Stiles Street in Linden will be our hosts for the bowling events of the weekend. The lanes are about a 15-20 minute drive from the hotel, and cost per person per event is $13 (which includes shoe rental). On the drive to the lanes, you will pass many Dunkin’ Donuts and various eateries. Lunch on Saturday and Sunday will be on your own, so those bowling will have many options of places to enjoy lunch due to the alley’s central location in Linden. A list of local eateries will be provided at the lanes.

Schedule of Bowling Events is as follows:

Saturday Morning:
Senior Teams
Junior Mixed Doubles
Bumper Bowling

Saturday Afternoon:
Senior Doubles
Senior Mixed Doubles
Junior Doubles

Sunday Afternoon:
Senior Singles
Junior Singles
Bumper Bowling

Bowling Forms (PDF Format)

Juniors Doubles
Juniors Girls Singles
Juniors Boys Singles
Seniors Women Team
Seniors Men Team
Seniors Men Doubles
Seniors Women Double
Seniors Mixed Doubles
Seniors Women Singles
Seniors Men Singles
Saturday Bumper Bowling
Sunday Bumper Bowling 

Parental Consent Form 

Junior ACRY members and those attending the tournament ages 8-18 must return a signed parental consent form to the National Jr. ACRY Advisor, prior to arriving in order to attend, bowl or participate in any weekend activity.

Download Form (PDF Format)

Please send all completed form to Sarah Lavra: sarahlavra@gmail.com


Sunday Hierarchical Liturgy 

Liturgy will be hosted at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Elizabeth, NJ. We are pleased to also be hosts to the Ordination of Deacon Andrew Wythe to the Holy Priesthood on that day. Please note that the church is **NOT** air conditioned, and while fans will be running,  a large number of people are expected.  In addition, parking is limited, so try to carpool if possible. Cars can park in the lot of Bayway World of Liquors, St. George’s Serbian Orthodox Church, or street parking.  It is anticipated that a closed circuit system will be put in place to broadcast into the church basement in order to accommodate the overflow crowd. 

Program Book Advertisements, Patrons and Memorials

A commemorative booklet will be put together for the event. Ad costs are - Full Page: $100; Half Page: $60; Quarter Page: $40. Patrons are $8 and Boosters are $5. Ads can be mailed in with the form below, or sent digitally in PDF format to Adam Rogers at adam@arog.net. If e-mailing in your ad, please be sure to put “Bowling Tournament 2020 Ads” or something similar in the subject line.

Download Bowling Tournament Advertisement Letter (PDF Format)

Download Advertisement Book Form (PDF Format)

Sites of Interest:

New Jersey is host to a plethora of things to do and see! If you decide to take some time away from bowling or decide to spend an extra day in the area, why not check out some of the things that NJ has to offer?

Download List of Local Attractions (PDF Format)