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SOUTHERN LA COUNTY USBC RELOCATED AFTER 50 YEARS!

SLAC USBC, which services 9 centers from the South Bay to Cerritos has moved just 6 miles from Bellflower to Lakewood. The new building is a first floor unit located in an industrial area behind the Long Beach airport, just one block east of Cherry Ave. It is also less than 5 minutes away from Cal Bowl. The new address is 3673 Industry Ave. #102, Lakewood, CA 90712.  Our phone number has changed to (562) 426-2030 and our fax number is (562) 426-2032. Our old number (562) 925-0417 is now a cell number.

With bowling centers still shut down, the office will remain closed to walk-in business. You can schedule appointments or for fastest response, please email us at info@slacusbc.com. Visit us often for association news and local information.  Stay safe and we will see you soon at our new office!  DOWNLOAD MOVE FLYER (pdf)


OUR NEW NAME…

GREATER LA COUNTY USBC!

IT’S OFFICIAL! Southern LA County USBC and North LA County USBC will be merging into one new association starting with the new 2021-22 season on August 1.

The new organizational meeting was held on JULY 18 at the new office in Lakewood. Many items were voted on, but the main item was our name.  There will be more information to come once the new season starts on August 1. Winter packets will be ready in early August. We will distribute them to each of the centers for the leagues.


Attention: League Secretaries…

  • Visit the LEAGUE SECRETARY INFO page for any league documentation that you may need. Let us know if you need pre-printed cards for your league.
  • Click here to certify your league ONLINE.
  • Remember that all bowlers in your league must submit a USBC membership application card. SUBS INCLUDED! Failure to certify a bowler will result in league game forfeitures or possible suspension. Don’t hold on to the membership cards – You may cost someone their 300 or 800 honor award!
  • All membership expires July 31 regardless of when it was purchased. EVERYONE must purchase new 2021-22 membership after August 1, 2021, when the new season begins. (Summer leagues have until October 1 to purchase new cards).
  • Submit check or money order payments with application cards. Only personal checks from Association Secretaries will be accepted. Make checks out to: “Southern LA County USBC”.
  • *NEW* Submit local awards online. You can also upload any printouts with the online ordering as well. ORDER ADULT AWARDS ONLINE  |  ORDER YOUTH AWARDS ONLINE  |  Click here for downloadable award forms
  • TWO NEW AWARDS: Clean Game and Most Improved. Please include printouts for the clean game award application.



2021-22 USBC ADULT MEMBERSHIP (Must be 18 and older):

  • Standard USBC Membership: $25
  • Senior League Sanction: $21 (*Purchased ONLY in a USBC Certified Senior League)
  • Senior Sanction Upgrade to Standard League: $4 (*Upgrade to Standard Membership if bowling outside of a senior league)
  • Basic League Membership: $12 (16 weeks or less; No local awards, certified average only; one league only) Download Basic League Info Flyer
  • Membership card only (POL): No Fee (*Membership purchased in another SLAC/NLAC league or ONLINE at bowl.com)
  • Local Transfer Fee: $10 (*Membership purchased in another CA Association)

2021-22 USBC YOUTH MEMBERSHIP (Aged 3 to 17):

  • Standard USBC Membership: $15
    – Upgrade to Junior Gold U12 Division: Additional $10
    – Upgrade to Junior Gold U15 / U18: Additional $30
  • Youth Transfer/Association Fee: $10
  • Special Olympics Membership: $16 (For those over 18+; Doctor’s note required)

BUY YOUR 2020-21 ADULT STANDARD MEMBERSHIP CARD ONLINE at BOWL.COM

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE YOUR CARD ONLINE.

MAIL IN YOUR MEMBERSHIP CARD PAYMENT TO THE BOWLING OFFICE:

If you want to mail in your $25 payment (adults), please include your USBC ID#, address, phone and email information.
Make checks payable to: SOUTHERN LA COUNTY USBC
Mail to: Southern LA County USBC, 3673 Industry Ave #102, Lakewood, CA 90712

YOUTH MEMBERSHIP: Please mail a check for $14 (standard youth membership) to the office for us to process. If you need the Junior Gold upgrade, it will be an additional $30 ($44 total cost). 

All membership expires July 31 regardless of when it was purchased. EVERYONE must purchase new 2021-22 membership after August 1, when the new season begins. Each bowling season is Aug 1 through July 31.


• NEW! • $250 SLAC USBC YOUTH SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

All youth applicants must be current members of the Southern LA County USBC Association. A maximum of two boys and two girls will be awarded $250 each, but not necessarily every year if the required points are not met. All Applicants MUST submit the last three years of school transcripts in order to be considered. DEADLINE: MAY 1.

DOWNLOAD SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION FORM | ONLINE APPLICATION FORM


AVERAGE BOOK

The 2019-20 average books are on hold and cannot be created until all 2019-20 winter leagues are completed. We are still waiting for 3 leagues to end. THIS MAY AFFECT ANY TOURNAMENTS ENTERED THAT REQUIRE 2019-20 CERTIFIED AVERAGES. 


Only $12 each or 2 for $20 + FREE SHIPPING

Order via email at info@slacusbc.com. Masks are stocked in the office. Limited supply.

BACK-TO-LEAGUE RESOURCES

The United States Bowling Congress (USBC) has been creating assets since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in March to help support leagues, bowling centers, associations and members in order to return to bowling in a safe and responsible way. With the 2020-21 league season underway, we wanted to highlight these resources to help everyone get back to bowling and feel safe on the lanes.

FAQ to assist leagues, tournaments and state and local associations
This FAQ from the USBC Rules department provides guidance to the most pressing issues for leagues, tournaments and association annual meeting information.

2020-21 USBC Rulebook (2019-20 Rulebooks are carrying over to the 2020-21 season since there was not a 2020 USBC convention and no new rule changes).

Rules changes for the 2020-2021 season
A quick summary of the rule changes for the new season, likely the most pressing for league officers.


USBC RULES UPDATES REGARDING COVID-19

USBC modifies rules to help allow a return to competitive bowling
The USBC Board of Directors approved waivers and modifications to USBC Playing Rules to allow certified leagues and tournaments more flexibility to return to bowling while adhering to guidelines related to COVID-19.
  • Click HERE to read the news release on the modified USBC rules.
  • Click HERE for Frequently Asked Questions about the reopening of leagues and tournaments.

https://bowl.com/news/

Effective immediately, USBC has temporarily waived USBC Playing Rules 106a, 106b, 320a and 320b, which state two lanes must be used for competition and bowlers must alternate lanes – bowling five frames on each lane of the pair. It also waived the requirement that both lanes must be used for a bowler to be eligible for awards and average recognition. The temporary waiver allows competitions to use one lane for the entirety of a game and allows recognition of scores bowled on a single lane for USBC High Score Awards and for a bowler’s official average. Additionally, bowlers will be allowed to use isopropyl alcohol, more commonly known as rubbing alcohol, to clean their bowling ball during competition. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) lists isopropyl alcohol as an approved disinfectant for use against COVID-19.


BOWLING BALL SPECIFICATIONS
Effective August 1, 2020
• For balls over 10 lbs, allowable static weights will be 3 ounces of side, thumb or finger weight
• A bowling ball’s oil absorption rate must be more than 2 minutes, 15 seconds for the ball to be approved
• Elimination of balance holes; bowlers may have up to 5 holes for gripping purposes and all holes must be used on every delivery
• No-thumb bowlers would need to mark by scribe, engraver or tool, near the intended center of palm with a plus (+) mark


USBC YOUTH MEMBERSHIP CHANGE
Effective August 1, 2020
USBC will lower the maximum age for USBC Youth membership to 18 starting with the 2020-21 season. The decision to lower the maximum age from 20 to 18, with agreement from the Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America and the IBC Youth Committee, will align bowling with other youth sports.


2020 YOUTH CITY CHAMPIONSHIPS
SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS!


CONGRATULATIONS 2020 AWARD WINNERS!

HALL OF FAME – SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE

Vernon Adams
Leonard Ruiz Jr.
Jim Harvey
Carl Labayan
Carolyn Medina-Hanson
Heidi Jackson
Roberta Vann
Felecia Tripp

HALL OF FAME – MERITORIOUS SERVICE

Conan Liu
Megan Fernandes
Willie Horne
Cookie Armenta
Tom Ferry

LEAGUE SECRETARY APPRECIATION AWARD

Stella Riley, El Dorado Tournament Club
Lillie Darden, Big Bear
Josh Hudson, Sr Men’s Trios & Young at Heart
Willie Sandford, Senior Chris Angels
Pearlie Watts, 555 Scratch Trios
Gladys Stout, Sr Mixed Hdcp, Vagabonds, Youth
Edward Abboud, Dynamic Duos
Lina James, L1011 Seniors & Friends
Sandra Randall, Sea Vikings
Rachel Witt, Golden 55 / Wed K&Q
Maria McMillan, Paint Manufacturing
Lotti Burgess, FSF Seniors And Friends
Barbara Pesich, Monday Ladies Trios

SPECIAL APPRECIATION AWARD FOR MANY YEARS OF
DEDICATED SUPPORT TO SLAC USBC

Dave Piazza, Keystone Lanes
Randy Beigle, SLAC Director


SLAC USBC Jerseys for Sale!

Visit Strike 12 Creations to order. Jerseys start at $54.99 plus tax and shipping. Free name customization on the back and many jersey styles to choose from (v-neck, polo, quarter neck and crew). Ball manufacturer logos can be added for a nominal licensing fee. Allow 4-5 weeks for production and shipping. For a generic jersey with no name on the back, visit our tournaments or bowling office! We have select women’s v-neck jerseys available for a special sample sale price of $50 flat.

President’s Message


To the members of the Southern LA County USBC Association,

Welcome SLAC bowler! First and foremost, I would like to thank the bowlers and board of directors for allowing me to continue to serve as the President of the Southern LA County USBC. Your confidence in my abilities and commitment is greatly appreciated and I plan to do all I can to live up to the responsibilities and expectations.

We have made progress in improving our services and we will continue to do so for the upcoming season. The Board of Directors and I will continue to work hard to provide the best product for the bowlers of the Southern LA County USBC, however if you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact us as we would love to hear from you.

The association is already working on the entries for the Open, Women’s, Youth, BVL, and Senior tournaments. Participation is up in our annual championship tournaments, and we hope to continue that trend for the upcoming season. We ask that you give renewed support and vigorous participation in all of our local tournaments, as the future of this association rests on the participation of its membership.

Our youth bowlers are the future of the sport, so I would like to ask that ALL bowlers support our youth, and welcome those that have made the transition into adulthood. As a past youth bowler (many… many… many years ago), I can attest to the fact that bowling was a much needed outlet to get through the confusing period of what is known as “the teens”, so please support the youth bowlers, as they are not only the future of our sport, they are also the future of our society. We also welcome increased adult participation and involvement in our youth committee to raise funds to provide additional scholarship opportunities.

Let us all keep these words in mind and move forward as ONE united team to support and enhance the sport we all love!

Thank You,
Andre Eubanks
President
andre@slacusbc.com