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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!


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.


  • ONLINE APPLICATION
  • Deadline: APRIL 15
  • 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.

Open to all GLAC USBC members, youth and adult

Saturday, May 11, 2024
KEYSTONE LANES

FUN FORMAT:
Singles 9-pin No-tap (9 or better is a strike)

CLICK HERE FOR RESULTS


Win a FREE Entry into GLAC USBC Tournaments!

ENTER ONLINE
DEADLINE FOR LEAGUE SECRETARY SUBMISSION:
JUNE 30, 2024

CHOICE OF:

– 2024 Singles Tournament (Up to $60 value)
– 2025 Open, Women’s or Youth Championships (Up to $115 value)
– 2025 No-Tap Singles Tournament (Up to $40 value)


Different FUN format for each game!

Game #1 – Regular
Game #2 – No-Tap
(9 pins on first ball equals strike)
Game #3 – Crazy 8’s (8 pins on first ball equals strike)

Saturday, June 15, 2024
12:30pm

(Check-in at 12pm)
HELD BEFORE OUR ANNUAL MEETING.
ALL GLAC MEMBERS ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND!

CAL BOWL

2400 Carson St
Lakewood, CA 90712

(562) 421-8448

CLICK HERE FOR ENTRY FORM

Entry fee: $50 per team


Eligibility Rules: Open to current GLAC USBC members. Non-certified bowlers can pay a $5 participation fee. Entries close at 12:00pm or when squad is full. Handicap: 90% of 200


2024 GLAC USBC ANNUAL MEETING

All GLAC USBC members aged 14+ with current
2023-24 USBC membership may attend the meeting to vote.

Saturday, June 15, 2024
4:00pm

CAL BOWL

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

Following our GLAC Adult/Youth Doubles Fun Tournament!

RSVP by June 10 to attend
CLICK TO REGISTER YOUR ATTENDANCE

Your voice and vote is extremely important and we encourage you to attend. Your input helps to shape our organization and helps us to grow our sport. Any youth must be at least 14 years of age.

MAIN TOPICS:

  • USBC updates
  • GLAC updates and summary of the season
  • Officer and Director Elections 2024-25

HALL OF FAME & YOUTH SCHOLARSHIP
AWARDS LUNCHEON

Sunday, July 14, 2024
12-2pm

Best Western Meeting Room at Winnetka Bowl

20122 Vanowen St
Winnetka, CA 91306
(818) 340-5190

MORE INFO TO BE ANNOUNCED!


$1,000 for First Place!! Donated by GLAC USBC

(based on 50 teams)

Saturday, July 13, 2024 at 10am

(Check-in at 9am)

CAL BOWL

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

Winter league team champions will qualify to bowl in the GLAC USBC Tournament of Champions tournament. Prize money will be donated by the GLAC USBC and the Champions getting bragging rights for being the BEST for 2023-24! Click here for entry form.

ELIGIBILITY: 2023-24 GLAC USBC Adult winter leagues only (minimum of 24 weeks; league must have started after 8/1/23 and ended prior to 7/1/24; DEADLINE TO ENTER: JULY 6, 2024.


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 FOR ENTRY FORM


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