May 15, 2021
2pm (log in by 1:45pm)

Virtually with Zoom

Your membership is valuable to us and we invite all current members to attend our meeting. Your voice and vote is very important! This year’s meeting will be virtual, and all attendees must be current 2020-21 NLAC USBC members.  Any youth attending must be at least 14 years of age.  Anyone that is interested in attending the meeting must RSVP online with the link below by April 30.  All verified attendees will receive an email with instructions on how to login for the meeting.  If you need to purchase your membership, adults can purchase their cards online at bowl.com or through the NLAC office.  Youth membership must be purchased through the NLAC office.  The main topics for the meeting are to vote on elections, state and national delegates, and a potential merger with Southern LA County USBC.  Additional information regarding the proposed merger can be found with link below.  As we all know, the sport of bowling has been negatively impacted greatly (particularly in California) because of the pandemic.  With the loss of some centers and bowlers, we want to reduce operational expenses and a consolidation should yield increased efficiency and monetary savings while maintaining a consistent level of service for our bowlers.  The consolidation will also allow for the elimination of transfer fees for those that bowl in league or tournaments within both associations.  We want to grow our organization and continue promoting this great sport, so please help us to shape and strengthen our association.  Contact us via email with any questions at nlacbowling@gmail.com.  Thank you and hope to see you at the meeting!

2021 NLAC SLAC MERGER FLYER (pdf regarding the potential merge)



If you are planning on bowling Nationals or want to vote at your local and/or state association’s annual meeting, you will need current membership. If you can’t buy your card through your league, you can either mail a $25 check to the NLAC bowling office or you can purchase your USBC membership card online at bowl.com.

If you purchase your card online, be sure to enter your existing USBC membership ID # (if you are already a member) and select “NORTH LA COUNTY USBC” as your local USBC association. You can purchase more than one card at a time, BUT be aware that sometimes their system may think it’s fraud and may not process – even though you receive a confirmation.  Please be aware that if you are already a member and don’t enter your existing membership card number, it will issue you a new number. The local association office will then have to manually merge your memberships together so that all of your averages will show with one ID #.

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE YOUR CARD ONLINE DOUBLE CHECK your card membership for the 2020-21 purchase on BOWL.COM to make sure it was processed. 


If you want to mail in your $25 payment, please include your USBC ID#, address, phone and email information. Make checks payable to: NORTH LA COUNTY USBC

YOUTH MEMBERSHIP: Please mail a check for $10 (standard youth membership) to the office for us to process. If you need the Junior Gold upgrade, it will be an additional $30 ($40 total cost). 

2020-21 NLAC USBC Adult Standard Membership is $25. Seniors purchasing cards through a NLAC USBC certified senior league is $20 (when centers re-open).  All membership expires July 31 regardless of the date it was purchased. Each bowling season is Aug 1 through July 31.

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


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.


  • 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.


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.

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Only $15.00 each – Discounts available for bulk orders.


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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