Welcome to the Official WC USBC Website

USBC INFORMATION

UNITED STATES BOWLING CONGRESS

Visit USBC's Website to get up to the minute information about our sport.

Learn about tournaments, lane conditions, bowling ball equipment specifications, conventions results & seminars, bowling tips, plus news articles about the top bowlers of our day, as well as the benefits of being a Member of our National Organization.

For Association Board of Directors, visit the Association Resource Center to access information that will assist you in your day to day operations.

If you are a league officer, visit the Association's Rules Home Center to learn about things you can do to make your league more exciting and fun, such as accessing the playing rules book, keeping on top of current averages, accessing available awards, and other information you need to know to run your league.

USBC NATIONAL RECOGNITION SCHOLARSHIPS & AWARDS

Each year, USBC recognizes outstanding individuals in these three categories:

  • USBC Youth Scholarships awards scholarships to oustanding individuals
  • Adult Youth Leader Awards recognizes coaches, leaders & volunteers who support youth programs
  • National Recognition Awards recognizes outstanding bowling leaders


Visit the Association's National Recognition page for complete information about them, including details about each, applications & deadlines. 

IMPORTANT NEWS THAT AFFECTS YOU!!

  • The use of any products on a bowling ball once competition has started goes into effect on Aug. 1, 2019. This includes powder, patting rosin bags on the ball, and cleaners formerly listed as approved for competition. Should a ball come back with surface residue that cannot be removed with a dry towel/cloth, bowlers must seek permission from a league or tournament official to use a product allowed to clean the ball.
  • The no liquid cleaner rule will go into effect on Aug. 1, 2019 – only a dry towel can be used to clean a bowling ball during competition. A dry towel is defined as any cloth/towel, paper towel or chamois towel.
  • EFFECTIVE AUGUST 1, 2020, changes are being imposed on holes or indentations in bowling ball used for gripping purposes.  Please keep an eye out for notifications from USBC about this subject or visit the USBC website for specifics.

        -   Bowlers who do not use their thumb no longer can have a             thumb hole, as it is now considered a balance hole.  They also             need to mark their ball with a scribe, engraver or tool, to show             where the center of their palm is on delivery.

        -   For balls over 10 pounds, allowable static weights will be three             ounces of side, thumb or finger weight.

RESULTS OF 2023/24 USBC CONVENTION & ANNUAL MEETING

The annual convention was held May 2024, in Las Vegas, NV.  Visit the Association's Convention  page for full access to the current convention's documents, seminars and other important information.

 

League Rules

            No changes

 

Tournament Rules

            No changes

 

Bylaws

            No changes

 

 

The 2025 USBC CONVENTION and ANNUAL MEETING

Will be held May 5-8 at The South Point Hotel in Las Vegas, NV