• The NLAC USBC office will be temporarily closed for walk-in business. Please continue to mail in paperwork or email us directly at nlacbowling@gmail.com. Thank you.

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2019-20 NLAC USBC Adult Standard Membership is $25. Seniors purchasing cards through a NLAC USBC certified senior league will be $20. Valid through July 31. All membership expires July 31 regardless of the date it was purchased. Each bowling season is Aug 1 through July 31.


The NLAC USBC office will be temporarily closed for walk-in business. Please continue to mail in paperwork or email us directly at nlacbowling@gmail.com. Thank you.


  • The Annual Meeting on May 17 has been cancelled
  • All NLAC events are cancelled for 2020 until further notice

USBC RULES UPDATES

USBC modifies rules to help allow a return to competitive bowling
The USBC Board of Directors approved waivers and modifications to USBC Playing Rules to allow certified leagues and tournaments more flexibility to return to bowling while adhering to guidelines related to COVID-19.
  • Click HERE to read the news release on the modified USBC rules.
  • Click HERE for Frequently Asked Questions about the reopening of leagues and tournaments.

ADDITIONAL RULES INFORMATION ON COVID-19

  • Click HERE for the May edition of Rules Extra that discusses adjusting the prize list and the financial responsibilities of league officers.
  • Click HERE for the special Rules Extra and Tournament Flyer discussing leagues and tournaments amid concerns about COVID-19
  • Click HERE for the Tournament Flyer that discusses a tournament’s decision to postpone or cancel operations.
  • Click HERE for Frequently Asked Questions to assist leagues, tournaments and state and local associations
  • Click HERE for complete USBC news and information related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Effective immediately, USBC has temporarily waived USBC Playing Rules 106a, 106b, 320a and 320b, which state two lanes must be used for competition and bowlers must alternate lanes – bowling five frames on each lane of the pair. It also waived the requirement that both lanes must be used for a bowler to be eligible for awards and average recognition. The temporary waiver allows competitions to use one lane for the entirety of a game and allows recognition of scores bowled on a single lane for USBC High Score Awards and for a bowler’s official average. Additionally, bowlers will be allowed to use isopropyl alcohol, more commonly known as rubbing alcohol, to clean their bowling ball during competition. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) lists isopropyl alcohol as an approved disinfectant for use against COVID-19.


Bowling ball specifications – Effective August 1, 2020
• A bowling ball’s oil absorption rate must be more than 2 minutes, 15 seconds for the ball to be approved

• Elimination of balance holes; bowlers may have up to five holes for gripping purposes and all must be used on every delivery
• No-thumb bowlers would need to mark by scribe, engraver or tool near the intended center of palm with a plus (+) mark


USBC Youth membership change – Effective August 1, 2020
USBC will lower the maximum age for USBC Youth membership to 18 starting with the 2020-21 season. The decision to lower the maximum age from 20 to 18, with agreement from the Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America and the IBC Youth Committee, will align bowling with other youth sports.


 

(July 2018) Brunswick Sands Bowl in Lancaster is proud to share that the Southern California Honda Dealers surprised the VETERAN BOWLING LEAGUE with a random act of helpfulness. The Veterans needed financial support to buy trophies and replaced old bowling balls, shoes and bags. The Veterans are very, very thankful for the support of the Southern California Honda Dealers.


 


USBC PROGRAMS and SERVICES

The United States Bowling Congress officially launched Jan. 1, 2005, as the organization to serve adult and youth bowlers in the United States. Today, USBC serves almost two million members. USBC is the national governing body of bowling as recognized by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC). We’re a membership organization that provides standardized rules, regulations and benefits to make bowling fair and fun for everyone. USBC stands for values that include commitment, innovation, integrity, inclusiveness and fun.

Part of USBC’s mission, as the national governing body, is to provide programs and services that enhance the bowling experience. As state or local representatives of USBC, the board plays a vital role in the success of USBC programs by ensuring they are implemented properly. The following highlights a number of programs and services which, if implemented correctly, can help to increase exposure and build awareness and affiliation with USBC.  DOWNLOAD FLYER


To: Youth Directors and League Secretaries;

We have presented National High Game & Series awards to some very deserving youth bowlers in the last couple of years. I would like to see more apps sent to us to be processed. Only 2 centers from NLAC sent in team award apps. The applications are provided to each league. Please take the time to fill out the apps and send them in. You never know – you might have some team that was the highest in nation and never turned in. App has 2, 3, 4, 5, person teams and all adult male, female, mixed, & youth bowlers. With all minimum qualifying scores listed, scratch scores only. Make a difference, look at what is offered and take advantage of it. Bowlers dues pay for this. All Associations will process the awards to national for recognition. It only takes a few minutes to do. Thank you for all you do…

Tom Leigh
Association Manager

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