76th National Bowling Tournament

Congratulations to the winners!

The PNA 76th National Bowling Tournament was held in Reno, NV, on May 1-2, 2023. It was an event to remember. The bowlers arrived in Reno before the tournament began and stayed beyond the event to enjoy the city.

The singles and doubles events took place on Monday, and the teams bowled on Tuesday. The opening ceremonies were held on Monday and started with the singing of the National Anthems. Vice President Marian Grabowski welcomed all the bowlers to the tournament. Then, he thanked the management team of the Grand Sierra Hotel and Casino for their hospitality.

Later, Vice President Grabowski introduced several PNA guests, including Directors Val Pawlos and Jeff Twardy and Fraternal Advisor Greg Chilecki. He also acknowledged the presence of Former Director Anna Wierzbicki and Former Commissioner of District 13 Wanda Juda, who are always present to help run the 50/50 games.

Following the first day of bowling, all bowlers were invited to a get-together to promote camaraderie and fraternalism. This event provided the perfect opportunity for the bowlers to relax and socialize after a long day of competition.

The tournament was an excellent chance for the bowlers to connect and bond, share their experiences, and make new friends. The PNA values a sense of community among its members. This event was a great reflection of that.

Overall, the PNA’s 76th National Bowling Tournament was an incredible success, with bowlers from all over coming together to compete and enjoy the event. Congratulations to all the 1st place winners. We hope to see you next year! 


Winning Teams:

1st Place Team               “Lightning I” Captain Casey Grabowski

2nd Place Team              “Lodge 352 # 3” Captain Jeff Puc

3rd Place Team               “White Eagles Lodge 1746” Captain Rick Flood


Derrick Gibson

Walter Carpenter

Rick Flood     


Mark Karczewski – Jason Newgent                          

Michael Squires – Derrick Gibson                              

Larry Zajdel – Fred Duval         

All events:

James Kontos

Pete Smerecky, Jr.

Derrick Gibson

Team Series – Scratch

Team Lightning ICasimir Grabowski, Captain

White Eagles Lodge 1746 – Rick Flood, Captain

Team Sparta – Mark Karczewski, Captain

High Individual Series Scratch

Austin Green

James Kontos

Mark Karczewski

High Individual Game –Scratch

Casimir Grabowski

Rick Flood

Jeff Twardy

Bids Open for the 77th Tournament

The Polish National Alliance Fraternal Activities Committee is entertaining bids to host the 2024 National Bowling Tournament from Lodges, Councils, and Districts.  

Please email your bid in writing to Mary Srodon, Fraternal Activities Coordinator at

Bids are due by October 1, 2023.  Results will be posted on PNA platforms.

76th Polish National Alliance Bowling Tournament
Polish National Alliance 76th Bowling Tournament at the Grand Sierra Resort