USBC COVID-19 Update


The United States Bowling Congress (USBC) has been creating assets since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in March to help support leagues, bowling centers, associations and members in order to return to bowling in a safe and responsible way. With the 2020-2021 league season underway, we wanted to highlight these resources to help everyone get back to bowling and feel safe on the lanes.

Non-Returning League Bowler Communication Resources
USBC has partnered with BPAA to provide resources to associations, centers and league officials for them to communicate with bowlers who did not return yet this season. The "Bowling is Ready When You Are" information is below for you to utilize.

• Click here for the Webinar hosted by USBC and BPAA to discuss data and communication to non-returning bowlers
• Click here to download email graphics, social graphics and postcard/letterhead templates

Starting leagues in a COVID-19 world
This PPT is filled with thoughts and ideas for associations and league officials to consider in partnering with their centers to assist flooring leagues.

Checklist for league kickoff during COVID-19
A one-sheet checklist for your association with ideas of how your association can assist your leagues and centers to start leagues.

FAQ to assist leagues, tournaments and state and local associations
This FAQ from the USBC Rules department provides guidance to the most pressing issues for leagues, tournaments and association annual meeting information.

2020-2021 USBC Rulebook

Rules changes for the 2020-2021 season
A quick summary of the rule changes for the new season, likely the most pressing for league officers.

Best practices for tournament competition:
USBC Open and Women's Championships
USBC Short-Duration
USBC Association Tournaments
2021 USBC Masters
2021 U.S. Open

USBC news related to the COVID-19 pandemic

April 22: USBC receives approval for spectators at 2021 Open and Women's Championships

March 10: Excitement builds for 2021 Women's and Open Championships, COVID-19 protocols and procedures now available

Feb. 11: IBC Youth cancels 2020-2021 USA Bowling Regional Tournament events

Dec. 17: Start of 2021 USBC Open Championships in Las Vegas shifts to May 1
Sept. 16: USBC exploring alternate host city for 2021 Women's Championships

July 15: USBC cancels remaining 2020 national events, USBC Collegiate season postponed

June 3: PWBA cancels 2020 tour season

May 6: USBC modifies rules to help allow a return to competitive bowling

May 6: FAQ about the reopening of leagues and tournaments

April 21: USBC cancels 2020 convention; McDaniel elected USBC president

April 21: 2020 Convention cancellation FAQ

April 16: IBC Youth cancels 2020 Junior Gold Championships, other youth summer events

April 16: FAQ on IBC Youth Championships cancellations

April 16: USBC suspends Team USA programs for 2020

April 15: 2020 USBC Open and Women’s Championships start moved to September

April 15: FAQ on 2020 USBC Open and Women's Championships

March 27: IBC Youth sets June 1 date for 2020 Junior Gold decision; qualifying extended

March 19: USBC postpones 2020 Senior Masters, Super Senior Classic and Senior Championships

March 18: USBC cancels 2020 Intercollegiate Team and Singles Championships

March 17: USBC adjusts tentative start date, extends reservation dates for 2020 Open and Women’s Championships

March 16: Start of 2020 PWBA Tour season postponed indefinitely

Information for Open and Women's Championships teams scheduled for March and April

FAQ to assist leagues, tournaments and state and local associations (Updated June 18, 2020)

FAQ on postponement of national events

March 12: USBC postpones or suspends national events until May 1

March 12: Intercollegiate Team and Singles Championships postponed indefinitely