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2023-24 GLAC USBC BOARD OF DIRECTORS

IMPORTANT BOWLING BALL INFORMATION:

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


NEW LOCAL AWARDS ARE HERE!

League Secretaries have been emailed the new award form. Please submit your league’s award and enjoy our new awards!

  • 50 pins / 100 pins over average game
  • 100 pins over average series
  • 700 series for Ladies
  • 299 & 300 game
  • 11-in-a-row
  • 800 series
  • 140 POA award will be changing to 150 POA award once the award is depleted
  • NORTH GLAC LOCAL AWARDSSOUTH GLAC LOCAL AWARDS
  • Awards that are discontinued: 175 Game; 225 Game; 250 Game; 275 Game; 700 Series


GLAC USBC AVERAGE BOOK – Available for Download

2023-24 average book coming soon. Email us at [email protected] if you would like to purchase a book for $25. You can pay with cash, check or zelle.


We have won a grant to host a FREE USA Bowling Coaching Seminar. This class is free and will also allow attendees the opportunity to take the Level 1 Coaching course for free once this class is completed. If you have any volunteers in your program looking to start getting certified for coaching, this is the place to start. This class is not being offered anywhere else in CA. The next closest location is in Colorado. I would not miss this opportunity since we don’t know when the next class will be offered again in California.

For those that already Level 1 Coaching certified, we are asking those that are interested in taking the next step with Bronze Certification to let us know. If we get enough interest, we can try and schedule a Bronze class for 2025. If interested, please fill out this online form.  

Please share this with those you think might be interested. Thank you for supporting youth bowling!

FREE USA BOWLING COACHING SEMINARS:

CAL BOWL
2500 E. Carson St, Lakewood, CA 90712
Saturday, July 20, 2024
1pm to 4pm
Click here to sign up.
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BACK ALLEY BOWLING (formerly Matador Bowl)
9118 Balboa Boulevard
Northridge, CA 91325
Sunday, July 21, 2024
12pm to 3pm
Click here to sign up.
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This seminar is designed to grow the sport of bowling by developing new volunteer coaches. Learn the basic skills needed to teach the fundamentals of bowling to youths! It is a beginner-level training designed to allow attendees to gain the knowledge to teach the fundamentals of the game to anyone – physical game, nutrition, physical fitness and life skills. Learn how to communicate with today’s kids and parents while gaining confidence in the ability to teach bowling. (Classroom setting and some on the lane instruction).

By attending a USA Bowling Coaching seminar and completing the post seminar survey, attendees are given the opportunity to take the USBC Level 1 Coaching course at no additional charge. https://bowl.com/coaching/level-i-training

Attendees can access materials developed by the USBC Coaching Development team at https://bowl.com/youth/youth-resource-center/usa-bowling.


  • ONLINE APPLICATION
  • Deadline: MAY 1
  • All applicants must be HS Seniors and current youth members of the Greater LA County USBC.
  • A maximum of two boys and two girls will be awarded $500 each, but not necessarily every year if the required points are not met. 
  • All Applicants MUST submit the last three years of school transcripts in order to be considered.
  • Provide a copy of BOWL.com membership profile and a current photo.

2024 GLAC USBC
HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES


Meritorious Service:

JOANNE McINTYRE
ROXANNE LEIGH

Professional Performance:
RUSTY BRYANT
SAN MITCHELL

Honorees will be presented with their awards on
Sunday, July 14 in Winnetka.


Saturday, July 13, 2024

CAL BOWL

Lakewood

CLICK HERE FOR RESULTS


All first time USBC adult league members for the 2023-24 season are cordially invited to bowl in this event. 100% of the prize money will be donated from the GLAC USBC.

Saturday, July 13, 2024 at 1:30pm

CAL BOWL

2400 Carson St
Lakewood, CA 90712
(562) 421-8448

CLICK HERE TO VIEW RESULTS


12pm to 2pm

Saturday, August 3 – Winnetka Bowl (Best Western Hotel)
Sunday, August 4 – Cal Bowl

League Secretaries must RSVP their attendance. Only one location per Secretary.
2024-25 WINTER KITS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR DISTRIBUTION
USBC certification training, awards, league rules and Tournament opportunities will be discussed.

REGISTRATION HERE TO ATTEND
DEADLINE TO RSVP: JULY 27
FLYER FOR WINNETKA BOWL LOCATION
FLYER FOR CAL BOWL LOCATION


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.
  • All summer leagues must re-certify by October 1. Summer averages will then be posted. The winter re-certification will post averages with summer averages backed out.
  • 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 for $25 are for those bowling in “SENIOR” certified league 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.

  • Youth must be aged 17 prior to the start of the season for their last year of eligibility.
  • Youth turning 18 during their last season of competition must complete SafeSport online at SafeSport.org.
  • Youth may participant in adult singles tournaments if they provide the signed USBC waiver prior to competition and the event is certified to accept youth in the event. All prizes must be paid as SMART scholarships.

NEW RULES:

  • Only a DRY TOWEL or Shammy is allowed to clean a bowling ball once USBC certified competition has begun.
  • If only fingers are used, the thumb hole must be plugged and an “X” marked for the palm position.

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


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.


USBC INFO

  • 300 and 800 honor score awards (rings) are once in a lifetime. Turn in honor forms for recognition with USBC. Rings are optional to purchase for multiples (effective 8/1/14)
  • 11-in-row honor awards will no longer be recognized with USBC (effective 8/1/14). GLAC USBC offers a seasonal 11-in-a-row award as well as 299, 300 & 800.
  • All USBC membership ends July 31 including cards purchased in the Summer of the current season. Summer leagues 16 weeks or less certified as a BASIC league, can offer USBC membership for $12.
  • Download USBC FAQs here.

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE


Welcome to the 2023-24 Season! 

The new season came fast. We will be running our new events from last one more time to see if we get a larger turnout. We still paid out $1,000 to the first place Tournament of Champs team last year even though we did not have that many entries. Don’t lose out on the FREE prize money! All of our tournament information is on this website.

Our focus is still on our youth and continuing to re-build your youth programs. Help us to support the active youth programs that we have 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. 

The Greater LA County USBC is the largest local association in the state and our goal is to keep growing while we battle the loss of some of our centers. Thank you for your support and for helping to keep bowling alive in SoCal!!

Thank You,
Andre