Home > Equipment Specifications > Information

The Equipment Specifications and Certifications Team: research engineers, a research chemist and research technicians test bowling balls, pins, lane surfaces and oils to make sure that those four factors of the sport meet the standards set by USBC before they can be used in USBC-certified leagues or tournaments.

A significant amount of resources and behind-the-scenes effort are invested by the Equipment Specifications and CertificationsTeam to make sure that no matter what center you're bowling in across the country or around the world, your bowling experience is as fair as it is enjoyable. When you're bowling well, you're enjoying the sport more. This team of individuals works closely with the USBC coaching department and the training side of the ITRC(International Training and Research Center) to assist in developing new technologies that will help you improve your game.

Vision Statement: To uphold thecredibility of bowling by being the leading source of technical information.

Mission Statement: Through our passion we bring science, technology and bowling together in order to solve problems, answer questions, and implement specifications. We accomplish this by providing expert technical services and sound statistical analyses to ensure the future of bowling.


KEY RESOURCES

 

USBC Equipment Specifications Manual
Approved Ball List
Approved Ball Cleaners and Polishes
Ball Motion Study
Center Certification Tools

United States Bowling Congress | 621 Six Flags Drive | Arlington, Texas 76011 | 800-514-BOWL.