The National Duckpin Bowling Congress was established on September 8, 1927 and is the parent and supervising Duckpin Bowling organization in the United States. Duckpin Bowling can be found predominately on the East Coast of the United States in Virginia, Maryland, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts. Other states include North Carolina, West Virginia, Indiana, and Pennsylvania. More →

February 22, 2017

87th National Duckpin Bowling Congress Tournament

The Greater Washington Duckpin Association (GWDA) invites you to take part in the 87th National Duckpin Bowling Congress Tournament.

The tournament will begin with Opening Ceremonies at 11:00am on Saturday, April 29th, 2017 at Suitland Bowl, which is located at 4811 Silver Hill Road, Suitland MD 20746.

The 87th National Duckpin Bowling Congress Tournament will continue for four consecutive weekends, concluding on May 21st. (Dates/times are listed below)

This year’s format features three divisions: Unisex ‘A’ Singles (121 average and above), Unisex ‘B’ Singles (120 average and below), and Unisex Doubles (320 combined average limit).

All divisions will use 80% handicap; entry fee will be $25.00 per bowler.

For further information, please contact the National Duckpin Bowling Congress at 410-636-2695.

Opening Ceremonies

April 29, 2017 at 11am

Tournament Dates/Times

Date Time
Saturday, April 29 Noon to 6pm
Sunday, April 30 11am to 4pm
Friday, May 5 4pm to 8pm
Saturday, May 6 11am to 6pm
Sunday, May 7 11am to 4pm
Friday, May 12 4pm to 8pm
Saturday, May 13 11am to 6pm
Sunday, May 14 11am to 4pm
Friday, May 19 4pm to 8pm
Saturday, May 20 11am to 6pm
Sunday, May 21 11am to 4pm

There are no scheduled shift times. Bowl when you arrive if lanes are available. Pre-registration is highly recommended.


Any entries after the indicated end times above will be at the discretion of the Tournament Director.

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The NDBC has made several changes in what is distributed to our members. One of those decisions was to cease printing the coupon books after discovering they aren't being used as much as we expected. The decision doesn't mean the program went away. We are now providing the coupons on this website. Please visit the Membership page to download a printable PDF coupon that can be taken to the lanes with you. Thank you for continuing to be a bowler of record by sanctioning through your league.

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