Association Operations

Deadline to apply for 2012-13 USBC Board of Directors and Youth Committee

The deadline to submit applications for positions on the 2012-13 United States Bowling Congress Board of Directors and Youth Committee is September 1, 2011. Applications for the USBC Board of Directors will be reviewed by the Nominating Committee. The Nominating Committee will then recommend a slate of candidates to delegates ahead of the USBC Convention, scheduled for April 25-28, 2012, in Arlington, Texas. For the 2012 election, the Nominating Committee will slate up to two candidates for each of the four positions open for election. Candidates may also run from the floor. The process for nominations to the USBC Youth Committee remains the same for 2012. The USBC Youth Committee assists in promoting and governing youth components of the organization. Prospective candidates can find links to the applications for download at You can click  here t o apply online.

Center certifications

USBC rules state that centers must renew their certification by September 1 to host any USBC certified competition, including all Standard and Sport leagues and tournaments for that season. Center inspections for the 2011-12 season began April 1. Local associations should initiate contact with each bowling center within their jurisdiction as soon as possible to set up inspections, regardless of the certification status of the center from the previous season. Associations will then need to complete a bowling center inspection as soon as possible to give centers time to make any necessary corrections, if needed. Upon completion, the certification applications should be submitted electronically through no later than August 31. All center certification applications, regardless of whether the center met specifications, should be submitted electronically. The online center certification application can be accessed by going to, or by clicking here . Please note you will need your association number and supply order password to login.

League meetings for 2011-12

It is important for association representatives to attend the scheduled league meetings for the 2011-12 season. Many important decisions are made at these meetings, including whether or not leagues will certify with USBC. Members of the association board can make their presence known at these organizational meetings and try to provide clarification on any questions that the leagues may have. The courteous assistance of the local association and good customer service can go a long way to build relationships with the league, as well as the bowling center. Another added benefit to attending league organizational meetings is to promote your association tournaments and events, as well as national events like the USBC Open and Women's Championships. Please work with your proprietors to find out when these league meetings will be held, and try to have a representative at as many as possible.

Meet for the Cure Survivor's Meeting at USBC Convention

If you or someone you know is a breast cancer survivor, will be attending Convention, and would like to be involved with Meet for the Cure that will be held Friday, July 1 during the Annual Meeting, there will be a Survivor's Meeting prior to Meet for the Cure. Held each year at USBC Convention, Meet for the Cure is a gathering of USBC members and guests to celebrate the success of Bowl for the Cure and breast cancer survivors, as well as look ahead to the future. The Survivor's Meeting will be held on Friday, July 1 starting at 7 a.m. in the Mission Plaza room at the Gaylord Texan. If you are interested in participating, please email to confirm your attendance. For additional questions about either event, please contact Jennifer Lee at or 817-385-8478.

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