Rules Updates

Updates concerning bowling balls
In March 2022, USBC made several decisions regarding bowling balls in the marketplace. Read each press release below to learn more and find the FAQ HERE.

March 14, 2022 - USBC revokes certification approval of Storm Spectre ball

March 21, 2022 - USBC revokes certification approval of 2016 and 2017 Purple Hammer balls

March 29, 2022 - USBC and Storm Products announce agreement of national tournament exclusion and ball exchange program for six Storm Products manufactured ball models


USBC modifies rules to help allow a return to competitive bowling
The USBC Board of Directors approved waivers and modifications to USBC Playing Rules to allow certified leagues and tournaments more flexibility to return to bowling while adhering to guidelines related to COVID-19.

Click HERE to read the news release on the modified USBC rules.

Click HERE for Frequently Asked Questions about the reopening of leagues and tournaments.


ADDITIONAL RULES INFORMATION ON COVID-19
Click HERE for USBC's "best practices" for running a short-duration event during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Click HERE for the May 2020 edition of Rules Extra that discusses adjusting the prize list and the financial responsibilities of league officers.

Click HERE for the special Rules Extra discussing concerns for leagues about COVID-19. 

Click HERE for the Tournament Flyer that discusses a tournament's decision to postpone or cancel operations.

Click HERE for Frequently Asked Questions to assist leagues, tournaments and state and local associations.