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Hundreds of rules for the sport of bowling are the responsibility of the United States Bowling Congress.

USBC Playing Rules

The USBC Playing Rules represent the framework for all USBC-certified league and tournament competition.

Officer Certification

The USBC Officer Certification Program teaches current and future league officers the responsibilities for any office.

League rules and resources

The tools you need for your league: league officers, meetings, finances, and scheduling.

Tournament rules

Tournament resources including rules, certification, finances and much more.  

Youth bowlers and Rule 400

The facts, rules and reports needed for USBC Youth tournaments.


Think you know the rules? The USBC Rules department busts some of the most common myths.

Helpful links

From League Operations Handbook to the Approved Ball List, links to more information.

Association Suspension and Reinstatement Resources

Association procedures for suspension and reinstatement of a member, including sample letters.

Information every bowler should know

From how to score a game to understanding how handicap works, information every bowler needs to know. 

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