Taking Sign-ups for the GLAC USBC ADULT/YOUTH TRIOS TRAVEL LEAGUE
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. There will be more information to come once the new season starts on August 1. Read about the merge on our Blog. Winter packets will be ready in early August. We will distribute them to each of the centers for the leagues.
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 regardless of when it was purchased.
- 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 going to be printed and can be downloaded at BOWL.com.
Reminder… Senior membership pricing is $21. If a senior membership bowler bowls as a regular or substitute in a “Standard” league, they must pay the $4 difference to upgrade to Standard membership. If the senior bowler bowls in another senior league, then they are fine with their current membership.
There are new rules in effect starting August 1, 2021:
- 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)
Also, don’t forget about the previous season’s new rules that you can only wipe balls with a dry towel or clean bowling balls with isopropyl alcohol and no extra finger holes. All of these rules can be read in more detail on BOWL.com or in the 2021-22 Rulebook.
Bowling ball specifications – Effective August 1, 2020
• A bowling ball’s oil absorption rate must be more than 2 minutes, 15 seconds for the ball to be approved
• Elimination of balance holes; bowlers may have up to five holes for gripping purposes and all must be used on every delivery
• No-thumb bowlers would need to mark by scribe, engraver or tool near the intended center of palm with a plus (+) mark
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!