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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 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.

Fifth Annual Multi-Association Championship Tournament

The Greater Roanoke Area, Lynchburg Area, New River Valley, Southern Piedmont, Danville, South Boston and Central Shenandoah Valley USBC Associations have combined to bring you the Fifth Annual Multi-Association Championship Tournament. The format is Doubles & Singles; bowlers must participate in both. The event will be held the weekends of January 25/26 and February 1/2, 2020 at AMF Lynchburg Bowl, 4643 Murray Pl., Lynchburg, VA. Entry forms are available at the bowling centers and under our Forms page (under the Other heading). Please read the rules on the second page of the entry form. Questions should be directed to Mike Eckles (540-797-9539) . ENTRIES CLOSE JANUARY 17, 2020. Re-entries will be accepted if lanes are available.

National 600 Club 2020 Mail-O-Graphic Tournament

The National 600 Bowling Club, Inc. is conducting their annual mail-o-graphic singles tournament for its members. This tournament will be held beginning January 20 through February 9, 2020. Copies of the entry form, score verification form and tournament rules are available on the National 600 Bowling Club website.

There are two parts to the form to be used. The entry form with entry fee(s) must be returned postmarked no later than January 15, 2020. League scores for the dates of January 20 through February 9, 2020 will be used. You may enter in each league that you are a member, however, entrant may cash only once in each division entered. The score verification form must be returned postmarked no later than February 16, 2020. Please remember to include a copy of your league recap sheet with current average and signed verification form. The scratch division is open to all members regardless of average.

The entry fee is $10.00 PER ENTRY PER DIVISION: Prize fund $7.00 and $3.00 for expenses.  The prize fund will be returned 100%.  Checks should be made payable to National 600 Bowling Club, Inc. Results will be posted on the website: www.national600.com  If you would like a copy please send a stamped self addressed envelope along with your scores.

For more information, please see the National 600 Club Mail-O-Graphic Tournament web page.

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