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IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

Please review the list of USBC non-conforming bowling balls to avoid league forfeitures or being disqualified in tournaments.
Click here for list…


GLAC USBC Annual Meeting – July 9, 2022 (Zoom)

  • Thank you to those that attended our meeting 
  • New Winter League packets will be distributed in August
  • For the 2022-23 season starting on August 1, Adult membership card pricing will be $30 and Senior membership from senior league will be $25 (more details will be in the winter kits)
  • New tournaments and programs will also be rolled for the new season as well as enhanced local awards… Stay tuned!
  • Click here for meeting recap…

Sign up form coming soon! Contact Tom at nlacbowling@gmail.com if interested.

Youth earn scholarships!

  • 2X a month on a Sunday
  • 3 games Trios format; Min. one youth per team
  • 10 Sessions at 9 different centers
  • No-Tap Sweepers
  • Starts Sunday, September 11 at 8:30 (Winnetka Bowl) for league meeting
  • Click here for league dates
  • Cal Bowl, Corbin Bowl, Harley’s Simi Bowl, Harley’s Camarillo Bowl, Jewel City Bowl, Keystone Lanes, Matador Bowl, Santa Clarita Lanes and Winnetka Bowl


Saturday, September 24, 2022 at 9:00am
CAL BOWL, Lakewood
Click here for entry form


Sunday, September 25, 2022 at 9:00am
CAL BOWL, Lakewood
Click here for entry form


INTRODUCING GREATER LA COUNTY USBC!

It’s Official! Southern LA County USBC and North LA County USBC have merged into one new association for the new 2021-22 season starting on August 1, 2021.

The new organizational meeting was held on JULY 18 at the new office in Lakewood. Many items were voted on, but the main item was our name. Read about the merge on our Blog


ATTENTION LEAGUE SECRETARIES…

  • Visit the LEAGUE SECRETARY INFO page for league documentations (league app, dues worksheets). Also, let us know if you need pre-printed cards for your league.
  • Remember that all bowlers in your league must submit a USBC membership application card – SUBS INCLUDED! Failure to certify a bowler will result in league game forfeitures or possible suspension. Also DON’T hold on to the membership cards – You may cost someone their 300 or 800 honor award!
  • All membership expires July 31. Summer leagues with current members may extend until October 1 for award purposes only. 
  • Submit ONE check or money order payment with each submission. Only personal checks from bowling centers or League Secretaries will be accepted. Make payment out to “GLAC USBC”.
  • Rulebooks are no longer printed and can be downloaded at BOWL.com.
  • The minimum age to join an adult league is 18
  • Birth dates are required on the membership cards in order to process

REMINDERS…

Reminder… Senior membership pricing are for those bowling in “senior” leagues only. If a senior membership bowler bowls as a regular or substitute in a “Standard” league, they must pay the  difference to upgrade to Standard membership. If the senior bowler bowls in another senior league, then they are fine with their senior membership.

New Rules:

  • The minimum age for adult leagues is 18 (Rule 16)
  • A league officer is allowed to authorize practice for an interrupted game (Rule 113c)
  • Tournament managers must provide copies of the prize list and financial statements to tournament participants (Tournament Rule 309a)

Out of Specification. If it is found that a bowling ball is or is suspected of being out of specification, the bowler must be told by the tournament or league official to remove the ball from competition until it can be measured. If the ball is not removed or the bowler had prior knowledge of such, games are subject to forfeiture or disqualification. If the bowler had no prior knowledge, the games would not be subject to forfeiture, but the ball would not be able to be used until it meets specifications.

How is this rule enforceable and what is the penalty for those who don’t comply? Once it is discovered that a bowler is using equipment which is not within specifications, the ball must be removed from competition and corrected before it can be used during certified competition. If the bowler uses a ball that is non-conforming with knowledge that it is out of specification, the scores are subject to forfeiture.


PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE


To the members of the “New” Greater LA County USBC Association,

Welcome to the 2021-22 Season! First and foremost, I would like to thank the members of NLAC and SLAC for their hard work and cooperation for getting this merger done.  While this move will be mostly seamless for our members, it will help us serve the bowlers better and allow us to try to offer more perks.  I thank the current board of directors and transition committee for electing me President of the new association.  I previously held the position as President for the former SLAC USBC association since 2014 and look forward to continuing to provide excellent service to all bowlers.

The association is already working on the entries for the Open, Women’s, Youth, and Senior tournaments.  In the 2021-22 season, we will run the events in both former jurisdictions of the NLAC USBC and SLAC USBC and all bowlers are open to bowl both events.  The SoCal Queens & Princess Tournament and the SoCal Masters & Apprentice Tournament will be held in September 2022 and we hope to pick up on the momentum we created.  Please visit our website for tournament entries and results.

Our youth bowlers are the future of the sport, so I would like to ask that ALL bowlers support our youth. Sadly, we will be in a rebuilding phase over the next several years as the impact from the COVID-19 pandemic and the maximum age reduction has resulted in a massive loss in our youth bowler pool.  As a former youth bowler (many… many… many years ago), I can attest to the fact that bowling was a much needed outlet to get through the confusing period of what is known as “the teens”, so please support the youth bowlers, as they are not only the future of our sport, they are also the future of our society. We also welcome increased adult participation and involvement in our youth committee to raise funds to provide additional scholarship opportunities.

The Board of Directors and I will continue to work hard to provide the best product for the bowlers of the Greater LA County USBC, however if you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact us as we would love to hear from you.  Let us all keep these words in mind and move forward as ONE united team to support and enhance the sport we all love!

Thank You,
Andre