The USBC depends on its small army of volunteers who work mostly behind the scenes, implementing services that make your bowling experience fun, exciting and fair.
The United States Bowling Congress has a national network of about 35,000 USBC volunteers who manage more than 2,900 USBC local and state associations across the country.
They provide the following services to bowling centers and leagues near you:
Contact a member of this team for questions about association products and services, education, association tools and the delivery system.
The Regional Managers are the primary contact for association leaders and proprietors in the field. The mission of the team is to build and strengthen relationships between associations, proprietors and the International Bowling Campus. They focus on education and implementation of programs in the field that grow membership and enhance the USBC membership experience.
Have a question? Need a little help? Find the answers here, in our list of questions most frequently asked by association officials. Topics include committees, boards, elections, insurance and more.
USBC Associations receive discounted pricing on all merchandise.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to order merchandise with your Association name.
Great merchandise available in catgories such as:
Custom merchandise also available.Read More
USBC Board members and regional managers will be hosting a series of meetings about upcoming legislative and policy items. The board and staff would like input from the field about some important issues.
Please save the following dates on your calendars as we hope you can attend one of these discussions sessions:
Thursday, Feb. 9 from 7 - 9 p.m. – Arlington, Texas (International Bowling Campus)
Friday, Feb. 10 from 7 - 9 p.m. – Houston (Hilton at Hobby Airport)
Saturday, Feb. 11 from 1 -3 p.m. – San Antonio (Hilton San Antonio Airport)
Sunday, Feb. 12 from 1 - 3 p.m. – St. Louis (Holiday Inn at St. Louis Airport)
Thursday, Feb. 16 from 7 - 9 p.m. – SeaTac, Wash. Area (The Clarion - Federal Way)
Friday, Feb. 17 from 7 - 9 p.m. – Bay Area, Calif. (Courtyard Newark Silicon Valley)
Saturday, Feb. 18 from 1 - 3 p.m. – Anaheim, Calif. (Holiday Inn Anaheim)
Saturday, Feb. 18 from 6 - 8 p.m. – Chicago (Embassy Suites at Schaumburg)
Sunday, Feb. 19 from 1 - 3 p.m. – Denver (Holiday Inn Lakewood)
Sunday, Feb. 19 from 1 - 3 p.m. – Detroit (Clarion Hotel at Detroit Airport)
Sunday, Feb. 26 from 3 - 5 p.m. – Columbus, Ohio (Marriott Columbus Airport)
Thursday, March 1 from 7 - 9 p.m. – Orlando, Fla. (Boardwalk Entertainment Center)
Friday, March 2 from 7 - 9 p.m. – Atlanta (Best Western Plus at Atlanta Airport)
Saturday, March 3 from 1 - 3 p.m. – D.C./Baltimore (Holiday Inn Washington Dulles)
Sunday, March 4 from 1 - 3 p.m. – Scranton, Pa. (Hilton Scranton & Conference Center)
Association managers and presidents, please pass this information to your association's delegates and members, as the information will be important for the 2012 USBC Annual Meeting.Read More
Associations are an essential element of growing the sport, and promotion of USBC is a fundamental part of that. You can do so by making sure your association and all local centers promote USBC membership and the many exciting benefits that come along with it.
Remember, just because you know all about the value of USBC membership that does not mean non-members and new bowlers do, too. Help them see that value by making sure they know just how hard USBC works to meet their needs at the national and local levels.
Show members of your association the “Certify with USBC” flyer. The National Governing Body needs your support to help us inform current members and people who love bowling about all the great programs that are offered. Another promotional tool for USBC is the Member Benefits DVD, which was sent to all bowling centers in the country. Work with proprietors to show the DVD during league practice as it is a great reminder about the work USBC does. Don’t let such valuable resources go to waste.
Continue doing your part, and make sure your members and centers are doing so as well. It takes all of us to grow the sport.Read More
After thoroughly reviewing USBC bylaws, the USBC Association Policy Manual, and recommendations from the USBC Task Force, the USBC Board of Directors now provides a business model to assist associations with their business needs. Some procedures are recommended, while others are required. Click Here to learn more.
USBC now makes it easier than ever for associations to process information about their bowlers through WinLABS, a free computer software application created by USBC. The program provides automated solutions for certifying leagues, members, bowler achievements and tournaments, using the Internet for paperless processing of:
WinLABS transmits association data to USBC Headquarters electronically. A National Bowler Database receives the league and member information and the association's account is electronically debited for appropriate dues.
If you're a newly hired Association Manager, get started by contacting the WinLABS Support team via e-mail at email@example.com or phone at (800) 514-BOWL, ext. 3431. A backup of the database that was used by the outgoing manager is required, as well as a CD containing the latest full version of WinLABS. The full version of the WinLABS program cannot be downloaded from bowl.com.
Updates are available from within WinLABS. From the Help menu, select Update Software. The program will connect to USBC HQ and compare the version available with the version being used by your association. If the version available is newer than the one currently being used, the update will be downloaded automatically. The user will then be prompted to install the update upon completion.
A copy of the latest installation of WinLABS is available by clicking on this link WinLABs download . You will use your association supply order login and password to access the patch installation file. (Posted March 11, 2010 – this patch will correct Read File errors that some users have experienced as well as updates to the Achievement Eligibility Report for 2009-2010 achievement and award criteria) The download process requires high speed internet. If you are on dial-up internet access or have difficulty obtaining on-line updates, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a copy of the WinLABs patch on CD.
Click Here to see FAQ's on WinLabs.
The presentation has been broken down into 15 separate segments which allows for quick and easy selection of the segment that matches the current phase of your tournament. Below are highlights and links to each. Make sure to turn your speakers on and enjoy the training.Tutorials
|Program Overview||General Setup||Team Competition|
|Doubles Competition||Singles Competition||All Events Competition|
|Gender Based Competitions||Creating Entries||Preparing For Squads|
|Proposed Prize Lists||Recording Results||Determine Winners|
|Finalizing Standings||Awarding Prizes||Printing Checks|
Need to determine if a USBC member has been suspended? You can do a quick search.
This search feature is reserved exclusively for USBC association officials and requires a password for access. The association's password is the same one used to order summer supplies. Call (800) 514-BOWL, ext. 3284 to obtain the password, then Click Here to login.
USBC created the Registered Volunteer Program (RVP) to assure parents that we provide as safe an environment as possible for USBC youth. The program ensures that any volunteers who work with USBC Youth are qualified to do so, and gives proprietors, coaches and prospective volunteers alike an opportunity to demonstrate their commitment to the safety of youth bowlers by either registering in the program themselves or inviting registered volunteers to take part in local USBC Youth activities. Click Here to learn more.
Tax forms. Handbooks. Manuals. Procedural guidebooks. Sounds boring, right? While these documents and forms may not provide the most thrilling reading material, they are indispensable to the operation and management of USBC local and state associations.
That's why USBC provides a wide assortment of forms, manuals, handbooks and other documents that make it easier to manage association tasks efficiently. Examples of those types of forms and books are: the USBC Association Manual, Record Retention List, Hall of Fame guidelines and Parliamentary Procedure Guide.
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You may know that when you step over the foul line in bowling and deliver the ball down the lane, you have committed a foul and get zero for that shot. But did you know that if you cross the line but don't let go of the ball, it's not considered a foul?
That and hundreds of other rules for the sport of bowling are the responsibility of the United States Bowling Congress.