Association eNews: Mar. 29, 2012

In this week's eNews

2012 USBC Convention
Committee reports available
Women’s Championships registration
National tournaments information for 2013 Convention attendees
International Bowling Campus closure
Bowl for the Cure success stories
USA Bowling Summer Camps
Storm Bowling Vivid promotion

2012 USBC Convention shuttles
There will be an additional hotel shuttle that does a continuous loop from the Sheraton to the Hilton to the Crowne Plaza. The hours this shuttle will be available:

Tuesday, noon-6 p.m.
Wednesday, 7 a.m.-11 a.m.; 2 p.m.-6 p.m.
Thursday, 7 a.m.-11 a.m.; 2 p.m.-6 p.m., 9 p.m.-11 p.m.
Friday, 7 a.m.-11 a.m., 2 p.m.-6 p.m.

Committee reports available on
The 2011-12 USBC committee reports are available now at

The committee reports for The Bowlers to Veterans Link, Equipment Specifications and Certification Committee, Finance Committee, Hall of Fame Committee, Legal and Legislative Committee, Nominating Committee and Youth Committee can be found in the 2011-12 Committee Reports tab.

Women’s Championships online registration
The 2013 Women’s Championships online registration system is now live on, or by clicking here. The new system will allow team captains to adjust rosters and make other changes without picking up the phone or mailing a letter. They also will be able to make payments and select squad days and times immediately based on what’s still available.

Squad reservations will be on a first-come, first-served basis. USBC will work to accommodate team captains requesting the same date each year (preferred teams), provided they make reservations before May 1, 2012.

Click here to read more about the 2013 Women’s Championships registration.

National tournaments information for 2013 Convention attendees
Prospective 2013 USBC Convention attendees who might want to bowl in the 2013 Open Championships or 2013 Women’s Championships on one of the corresponding weekends or during the 2013 Convention in Reno, Nev., should please note you will want to pay your deposits as soon as possible to reserve your preferred date.

With the new online registration system for the events, all interested team captains will be able to sign in, and dates and times will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

In order to lock-in a team date and time, a deposit must be paid. While this does guarantee you will have a spot for doubles and singles the next day, you will not be able to pick your D/S squad time until the entire balance has been paid.

International Bowling Campus closed next Friday
The International Bowling Campus will be closed Friday, April 6. We will resume normal business hours starting Monday, April 9.

Bowl for the Cure success stories
It’s almost time for Meet for the Cure at the annual USBC Convention. This year, we will feature several USBC Associations’ Bowl for the Cure success stories. If your association held a Bowl for the Cure event this past season, please email a recap of your event, total funds raised and high resolution photos to Dania Lee at

The submissions will be selected at random, so we cannot guarantee that every association will be featured. Thank you for supporting Bowl for the Cure and joining us in the fight to end breast cancer forever. We look forward to seeing everyone in April.

USA Bowling Summer Camps program

Guides and resources for USA Bowling Summer Camps are now available. These camps are excellent ways to help a center in your area build their youth program.

Designed for beginners to advanced skill levels, USA Bowling Summer Camps were created with every child in mind. Step-by-step how-to guides and more than 100 pages of coaches’ curriculum are available on the Youth Resource Center to begin developing a successful camp your area this summer. Follow the guides or use the curriculum and you can customize your own camp.

Any associations that have further questions or need assistance can contact Program Manager Emily Maier at or by phone at 817-385-8339.

Time is running out for our Storm promotion
USBC members only have a few more days to receive a $20 rebate on the all new Storm Vivid high performance bowling ball and become eligible to win a trip to the International Bowling Campus. Be sure to pass the savings on to your league bowlers, family and friends so that they can receive the special rebate that has been provided to USBC members from Storm Products! Click here to access the exclusive offer from Storm.