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USBC League Resources

As fall leagues start forming, a good resource for leagues officers and members is the USBC Rules page. There are links for the current Playing Rules, Rule Updates, League Resources and much more. Think you know the rules? Check out the Mythbusters section to test your knowledge.

USBC cancels remaining 2020 national events, USBC Collegiate season postponed

The United States Bowling Congress has canceled all remaining national events for 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The full announcement can be read on bowl.com.

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.

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.

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