During the 2012 USBC Annual Meeting’s legislative session, three league rule changes and one tournament rule change were approved by the delegates.
LEAGUE RULE CHANGES
- ALL games bowled in a playoff or special contest (i.e., league tournament) WILL count towards the individual’s final league average but will NOT count towards special league individual prizes.
- A league’s board of directors is allowed to adjust a player’s average upward during the season with a two-thirds vote.
- Total pins PLUS HANDICAP is to be used to break ties for position matches in handicap leagues.
TOURNAMENT RULE CHANGE
- Require bowlers to use the highest of either their composite average of all leagues or the bowler’s highest single-league average of 21 games or more.
More information regarding the USBC Playing Rules & Commonly Asked Questions can be found on bowl.com under the Leagues tab.