USBC RULES UPDATES REGARDING COVID-19
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.
ADDITIONAL RULES INFORMATION ON COVID-19
- Click HERE for the May edition of Rules Extra that discusses adjusting the prize list and the financial responsibilities of league officers.
- Click HERE for the special Rules Extra and Tournament Flyer discussing leagues and tournaments amid concerns about COVID-19
- Click HERE for the Tournament Flyer that discusses a tournament’s decision to postpone or cancel operations.
- Click HERE for Frequently Asked Questions to assist leagues, tournaments and state and local associations
- Click HERE for complete USBC news and information related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.