2010 USBC Annual Convention Concludes

The 2010 Annual USBC Convention concluded Saturday (May 1). Here is an overview of some of the announcements and amendments.

Announcements:

  • creation of a new independent corporation to oversee and manage SMART funds
  • a new credit card partnership with Nationwide that gives card users free USBC national membership and other bowling-related benefits
  • U.S. Women’s Open on hiatus for 2011
  • U.S. Bowler magazine will be an electronic-only publication
  • U.S. Youth Bowler will continue to be mailed to homes
  • 2011 USBC Intercollegiate Team Championships will be broadcast exclusively on BOWL.com

Passed amendments:

  • LEAGUE RULES
    • Rule 102c: Requires bank statements to be sent to the president
    • Rule 102f: Changes the time frame for retaining treasurer records from 120 days to one year from completion of the season
    • Rule 106a: Allows for each game or frame to be bowled on a different pair of lanes
    • Rule 111c: Gives leagues more flexibility for requesting pre/post bowling
  • TOURNAMENT RULES
    • Rule 319a: Treats all averages, including summer averages the same
    • Rule 320a: Allows for each tournament game or frame to be bowled on a different pair of lanes
    • Rule 329: Changes the time frame for protesting rule infractions to 72 hours and the time frame for appealing tournament management’s decision to 10 days
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Posted on May 2, 2010, in Bowling News and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. As of right now, if you go to http://www.bowl.com and look on the right-hand side (you might have to scroll down a little), there is a place you can click on to open the current issue. If you don’t have a computer, you most likely would have to go to a public place (like a library) to see it. I understand having to cut costs, but there are still a lot of people without internet access or still using dial-up.

  2. How do we get the U.S. Bowlers magazine on our computers? What happens if a bowler doesn’t have a computer. I for one like the magazine being published but understand the expense.

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