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Association eNews: July 19, 2012



Published: July 19, 2012 | Bowl.com
In this week's eNews

WinLABs 10.0.10
Unpaid bowlers report
NPJG on BowlTV
System maintenance
Southern California SMART transfer

WinLABs 10.0.10 now available

The latest version of WinLABs is now available for download on BOWL.com/associations. To download, please click on the WinLABs login tab on the right-hand side of the page. You will need your association number and supply order password to begin the download.

The updates and changes to WinLABs 10.0.10 are:

Added the new Scholastic High School, Scholastic Middle School, 8 For 8 and Roll N Grow PLUS membership products
Added the new Scholastic High School, Scholastic Middle School and 8 For 8 league mix types
Updated achievements and awards
Added new and expired old achievements
Corrected issue with being locked in membership history box in WinLABs after attempting to void a membership
Added option to hide youth or adult achievements and awards for merged state associations
Corrected issues with the Achievement Eligibility Report for State associations
Removed 900 series achievements and awards (please contact USBC HQ in the event of a 900 series)
Changed the default to “Ship to Bowler” for all 300/800 rings and plaques
Edited the format for pre-printing membership cards (Associations on WinLABs 10.0.10 must use the new membership applications. Anyone on a prior version of WinLABs will have to use the old membership applications)
Instituted an expiration date of 7/31/2013 for all standard memberships purchased through summer leagues starting on or after 3/15/2013 (Legislation from Convention)

Once downloaded, associations that track inventory of awards within WinLABs will need to make sure to check the box for “Track Inventory” that is located under the Awards portion of the Setup menu.

Unpaid League Bowlers by Center report
With the 2011-12 season coming to a close, now is a great time for associations to run the “Unpaid League Bowlers by Center” report within WinLABs. This report will generate a report showing all bowlers from each center in your association currently listed in a league but who don’t have a valid USBC membership.

To run this report, please click on the “Reports” tab and click on “Centers”. From there, select the “Unpaid League Bowlers by Center” report and select the options you wish to apply.

Watch the North Pointe Junior Gold Championships live on BowlTV
The 2012 USBC North Pointe Junior Gold Championships is underway in Indianapolis and the top youth bowlers in the county are competing for $250,000 in scholarship money as well as coveted spots on Junior Team USA.

BOWL.com’s BowlTV will have free live streaming of the top 16 in each division for the double-elimination match-play bracket on Friday, July 20, so be sure to tune in.

Year-end system maintenance

The IBM iSeries at USBC Headquarters will be unavailable due to system maintenance starting Tuesday, July 31 at midnight until Wednesday, August 1 at midnight. You should expect that the following USBC applications will be unavailable during this time:

Associate Membership (Join USBC)
USBC Search (Find-A-Member, Find-A-Center, etc.)
Coaches Association Registration
College Bowling
High School Bowling Team Registration
League Standing Sheets
Online Membership Processing (Youth)
Online Tournament Registration and Maintenance
Sport Bowling – League, Tournament/Center Registration, Search Pages
Supply Orders
WinLABs (including awards)

The SMART website will be unavailable starting at 5 p.m. Central on July 30, 2012 for year-end processing. Website and check processing will be available once the year-end process is complete. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Should you need immediate assistance, please contact us at 1-800-514-BOWL ext. 8292 or you may email us at smart@bowl.com.

Southern California program transfers $475,000 to SMART
In a demonstration of support for the SMART Fund, the Southern California Grand Prix Scholarship Foundation has transferred more than $475,000 in youth scholarship funds to SMART.

The Foundation of the Bowling Proprietors Association of Southern California had previously managed the Grand Prix funds prior to the transfer to SMART.

The USBC SMART (Scholarship Management and Accounting Reports for Tenpins) program began operation in 1994 as a service offering the bowling community a centralized location to manage bowling scholarship funds as well as providing USBC members with a resource for inquiries about bowling scholarships. In 2010, the SMART Bowling Scholarship Funding Corporation was created as an independent entity dedicated to the management, protection and promotion of the SMART scholarship funds. 

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