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Latest USBC News Regarding COVID-19

USBC has updated their information regarding the re-opening of leagues and tournaments. The latest updates can be found on bowl.com under their COVID-19 Updates page.

Cleaning of bowling balls with ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL ONLY will be allowed until further notice. Also note the FAQ regarding the temporary waiver of rules 106a,106b, 320a and 320b regarding league and tournament play.

The rule regarding no balance holes is still expected to take effect on August 1, 2020. Despite the shutdown of the bowling industry caused by the coronavirus pandemic, USBC clearly feels there has been enough notice given to allow adequate time for players to have made adjustments to their equipment.

The USBC will continue to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and can rescind the waiver of Rules 106a,106b, 320a and 320b and the allowance of isopropyl alcohol for cleaning at any time.

Virginia State USBC March 20, 2020 Status Update

Hello Virginia State USBC Bowlers.  We wanted to give you an update with all the misinformation that is circulating right now.

  1. The Virginia State USBC Women’s Tournament IS CANCELLED.  We plan to reschedule at a later date, if possible.  Refunds are being mailed to the team captains, but please be patient.
  2. The Virginia State USBC Open, scheduled to start on May 16, IS STILL A GO AT THIS TIME.  The Virginia State Board of Directors are scheduled to hold a meeting on April 19, 2020 to discuss going forward with this Tournament.
  3. The Virginia State Board of Directors and Delegates Annual Meeting scheduled for May 9, 2020 IS CANCELLED.  Please let your representatives know.
  4. Please follow us here or on Facebook for information.

Johnny Harris, Virginia State USBC Association Manager

Virginia State Women’s Tournament Cancelled

Hello fellow Virginia State bowlers:

With the events of the last few days, the Virginia Women’s State Tournament has been cancelled. Tournament Director Anne Ray will be issuing refund checks to the team captains in the next few days. We will visit the possibility of holding the Tournament later once this crisis has passed. We regret having to make this decision and will miss seeing you all.

The Virginia State Board of Directors will meet on April 19, 2020, to determine what action, if any, will be taken on the Virginia State Open Tournament scheduled to start May 16, 2020. Please follow the Virginia State USBC website for updated information.

Also, the decision has been made to cancel the Virginia State Annual Meeting on May 9, 2020 in Richmond, Virginia.

We wish you well and good health until we can see you again.

Johnny Harris, Virginia State USBC, Association Manager

Virginia State USBC Statement on COVID-19 and Status of Women’s and Open Tournaments

At this time (March 13, 2020), the Virginia State Women’s and Open Tournaments are happening as scheduled. The Women’s Tournament is scheduled to start March 28/29, 2020 and the Open Tournament is scheduled to start May 16/17, 2020.

If you have a need to postpone, reschedule or cancel your entry, please contact the respective Tournament Managers (contact information listed at the bottom of this notice.)

The Virginia State USBC is committed to the health and safety of its membership and we continue to monitor the development of the COVID-19 pandemic. Updates to this will be posted as soon as possible.

Women’s Tournament Manager: Anne Ray, anneray@cox.net, 757-846-1111
Open Tournament Manager: Johnny Harris, vastateusbcopen@aol.com, 434-660-1780

USBC postpones or suspends national events until May 1

From the USBC in Arlington, Texas:

The United States Bowling Congress (USBC) is postponing or suspending nationally conducted USBC events until May 1, 2020, due to COVID-19 safety concerns.

This includes the USBC Open Championships, USBC Women’s Championships, USBC Convention, USBC Masters and USBC Senior Queens. USBC made this difficult decision out of concern for the health and safety of our members, their families and local communities.

  • The 2020 USBC Open Championships and 2020 USBC Women’s Championships are suspended until May 1, 2020. All teams registered from March 21 through April 30 will have the option to reschedule for new added dates in the summer. USBC customer service will contact team captains directly with more details.
  • The 2020 USBC Open Championships and 2020 USBC Women’s Championships are suspended until May 1, 2020. All teams registered from March 21 through April 30 will have the option to reschedule for new added dates in the summer. USBC customer service will contact team captains directly with more details.

USBC will announce any changes to the Professional Women’s Bowling Association (PWBA) Tour schedule no later than April 2, 2020.

We realize our stakeholders will have many questions related the changes. USBC staff is working on additional communications and guidance for our bowlers and association leaders. We appreciate everyone’s patience as our staff works to provide more information as soon as possible.

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