HISTORY

SLAC USBC used to be the Southeast District Bowling Association and moved to Bellflower during the 1969-70 season. Their office used to be located on Alondra Blvd. in Compton prior to that move. The SLAC USBC association has evolved over the many decades with the following past associations all merging together at some point:

  • Southeast District Bowling Association (SEDBA) Established 1935
  • Los Angeles Women’s Bowling Association (LAWBA) Established 1925
  • Long Beach Bowling Association (LBBA) Established 1945
  • Long Beach Women’s Bowling Association (LBWBA) Established 1946
  • Southeast District Youth Bowling Association (SEDYBA) Established 1963

There is a lot of history here and we have the old average books on display starting from the late 1930s.


  • Long Beach Bowling Association merged with the SEDBA in 1997
  • Los Angeles Women’s Bowling Association merged with Southern Los Angeles County Bowling Association in 2005-06
  • Long Beach Women’s Association (Cal Bowl, Java Lanes, AMF Cerritos) merged with the Los Angeles Women’s Bowling Association in 2004-05

LOS ANGELES WOMEN’S BOWLING ASSOCIATION, INC.
Organized August 31, 1925 • Incorporated November 17, 1930
Chartered with WIBC September 2, 1930


The North Los Angeles USBC (NLAC USBC) was newly chartered May 1, 2006. The following associations were merged together to make one local association: Los Angeles Bowling Association (LABA), San Fernando Valley Women’s Bowling Association (SFVWBA), San Fernando Valley Youth Bowling Association (SFVYBA) and the Santa Monica Women’s Bowling Association (SMWBA).

In 2014, NLAC USBC acquired the youth members from Ventura County Youth Bowling Association when their organization folded. This included the centers of Buena Lanes, Harley’s Camarillo Lanes, Harley’s Simi Lanes and Harley’s Valley Bowl.

In 2016, NLAC USBC acquired the members from the Antelope Valley USBC when their organization was dissolved. This included the centers of Bowlero Lancaster (formerly Brunswick Sands Bowl) and Bowlero Palmdale (formerly Brunswick Vista Lanes).

In 2021, NLAC USBC and Southern LA County USBC (SLAC USBC) voted to merge into one organization.  NLAC USBC members voted on May 15, 2021 and SLAC USBC members voted on June 19, 2021 to both move forward as one organization starting with the 2021-22 season on August 1, 2021.  On July 18, 2021, NLAC USBC and SLAC USBC officially met to vote on the by-laws and the board of directors for the new organization. This progressive change will provide economic efficiencies, larger tournament opportunities, and membership cost savings through the removal of transfer fees between the two associations.  


Los Angeles Bowling Association: 1935–2006
Santa Monica Women’s Bowling Association: 1947–2006
San Fernando Valley Women’s Bowling Association: 1955–2006
San Fernando Valley Youth Bowling Association: –2006
Ventura County Youth Bowling Association: –2014
Antelope Valley USBC: –2016
North LA County USBC: 2006–2021

PAST LOCAL ASSOCIATION CENTERS

As of 2006

SAN FERNANDO VALLEY WBA AMF Woodlake
Brunswick Matador Bowl
Canoga Park Bowl
Corbin Bowl
Jewel City Bowl
Mission Hills Bowl
Pickwick Bowl
Pinz
Rocket Lanes
Santa Clarita Lanes
Valencia Lanes
SANTA MONICA WBA Bay Shore Bowl  
LOS ANGELES BA All-Star Lanes
AMF Bay Shore
AMF El Dorado*
AMF Woodlake
AMF Mar-Vista
AMF Midtown
Brunswick Matador Bowl
Canoga Park Bowl
Corbin Bowl
Holiday Bowl
Jewel City Bowl
Pickwick Bowl
Pinz
Rocket Lanes
Santa Clarita Lanes
Shatto “39”
Valencia Lanes
LOS ANGELES WBA AMF El Dorado*
(one center only)
 

LABA 1980 Bowling Centers – 45 total

 

All past Hall of Fame inductees from previous associations are grandfathered into the Hall of Fame of the surviving organization.