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GREATER LA COUNTY USBC!

IT’S OFFICIAL! North LA County USBC and Southern LA County USBC will be merging into one new association starting with the new 2021-22 season on August 1.

The new organizational meeting was held on July 18 at the new office in Lakewood. Many items were voted on, but the main item was our name.  There will be more information to come once the new season starts on August 1. Winter packets will be ready in early August. We will distribute them to each of the centers for the leagues. New website: GLACUSBC.com


ATTENTION LEAGUE SECRETARIES…

  • Visit the LEAGUE SECRETARY INFO page for league documentations. Also, let us know if you need pre-printed cards for your league.
  • Remember that all bowlers in your league must submit a USBC membership application card. SUBS INCLUDED! Failure to certify a bowler will result in league game forfeitures or possible suspension. Don’t hold on to the membership cards – You may cost someone their 300 or 800 honor award!
  • All membership expires July 31 regardless of when it was purchased.
  • Submit check or money order payments with application cards. Only personal checks from Association Secretaries will be accepted. Make checks out to: “North LA County USBC”.
  • Download the local award forms on our website OR apply online with our NEW online awards forms!
    ONLINE ADULT AWARD LINK
    ONLINE YOUTH AWARD LINK

Congratulations Tish Plotkin and Fran Brandt for their induction into the 2020 NLAC USBC Hall of Fame for Meritorious Service!


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.

https://bowl.com/news/


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.


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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