Here's what is currently happening around YOUR association
Aug 7, 2022
The Annual Membership Meeting is fast approaching. This year it will be held on Sunday, August 28th at The Old Spaghetti Factory in San Marcos.
Put it on your calendars. Come join us. Be a part of the team. Take part in the decision making. Tell us what you would like to see happening in YOUR
association. Want to join the Board of Directors? Fill out the application
and get it in. Run to be a Delegate to represent the association at the State and/or National USBC conventions.
All the membership meeting information is on the flyer,
Or.... read this.
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Yes. The cost used to be $10 for the meals. But you know how inflation is running and EVERY restaurant has raised their prices. Some places we looked
at wanted $25.
NOTICE: The restaurant needs a count of those attending so we REALLY NEED you to RSVP if attending.
Jul 28, 2022
The Vista Youth Bowlers Program has awarded $50 scholarships to many of the Surf Strikers youth program. See your name is on the list -
For those who want to stay up-to-date with the USBC Rules for the new season (which starts Monday, Aug 1, 2022), you can find all of the information
(The new 2022-2023 Playing Rules Book and Chapter 4 Rule number modifications and a quick note of the rule changes effective August 1, 2022)
Jul 27, 2022
The OFFICIAL results for the Women's Association Championship tournament are
As a reminder... On August 1, 2022 USBC Dues increase by $2. The new Standard Adult Membership is $27 ($15 USBC, $10 NC USBC and $2 CA state). Don't
say you haven't been told. And don't blame the messenger. This increase was anounced in 2016.
Jul 21, 2022
COVID has preempted our annual Association Open Membership Meeting for the past few years. But we are very pleased to announce that it is
coming up soon (Official notice of the date, time and location will be posted soon). In compliance with USBC rules, this official notice of
pending legislation to be discussed and voted upon at the meeting is hereby provided,
This information will also be provided to League Secretaries and bowlers via additional means.
Jul 19, 2022
CONGRATULATIONS to Matt Wharton on his 299 shot in the Abundance of Fun league at Bowlero - San Marcos.
Jul 13, 2022
I am very sad to pass along word that Jenny Paschall has passed away. As a League Secretary, 200 Club President and Secretary she helped
and befriended countless bowlers. Jenny and her husband, Ed, started the coffee club that is now bowled at Surf.
Condolences to her family can be sent to:
13018 W. Meadowview Lane
Nine Mile Falls, WA 99026
Notice: The USBC Board has rescinded the changes made to USBC rules in 2019-2020 which were instituted in response to the COVID pandemic.
Effective Aug. 1, 2022, the following rule changes will be in effect:
Rule 18 – Bowlers will no longer be allowed to use isopropyl alcohol to clean a bowling ball once competition has started.
Rules 113a and 113b – The use of two lanes immediately adjoining each other will again be required to be used for league competition.
Rules 320a and 320b - The use of two lanes immediately adjoining each other will again be required to be used for tournament competition.
Jul 9, 2022
CONGRATULATIONS are in order for Mr. Mike Lucas on his induction into the California USBC Hall of Fame for Meritorious Service. After MANY years
of service to our local association, leagues and tournaments; for the past 16 years he has been on the CA USBC Board of Directors serving on
all committees. He was inducted into our local association (Palomar Bowling Association) Hall of Fame in 1994. And for those who know him, this
elite left hander is STILL a fierce competitor on the lanes. Congratulations Mike. Well deserved.
Jun 15, 2022
With great sadness, I pass along word that Rima Malinoski has passed away. I will provide additional details as they become available.
A Celebration of Life ceremony will take place on Wednesday, June 29, 2022. It will be at Skyline Church, Lakeside Campus, 9455 Los Coches Rd.
The notice is HERE.
May 30, 2022
Hello everyone. I'd like to pass along word of an upcoming tournament - Katie's Wish - that is going to be held June 26th at Parkway Bowl.
This is a worthy event to participate in. The link to the story of Katie Henderson (Santee) is
HERE. The link to tournament information is
And the Registration form is HERE.
May 24, 2022
North County USBC Association Women's Annual Championship Tournament
Team, Doubles and Singles events - Bowl Team event on Saturday and Double/Singles on Sunday.
OR - Double & Singles on Saturday and Team event on Sunday.
One (1) squad for Team event and one (1) squad for Doubles and Singles, each day.
Check in will start at 9:30 AM with bowling starting at 10:00 AM.
The entry form is HERE. Rules and details are
May 8, 2022
Happy Mother's Day. To all of those incredible moms and mothers out there!!!.
May 4, 2022
Sorry for the delay sports fans. We wanted to ensure that the results were accurate. And thus, without further delay, The OFFICIAL
results for the Association Adult Championship tournament are up on the Tournaments page. Or, you can just click
HERE. Congratulations to ALL our winners.
The manager is in the process of mailing out the checks.
Apr 21, 2022
UN-OFFICIAL results for the Association Championship tournament & Brackets are up on the Tournament page.
THANK YOU to EVERYONE who turned out and bowled. We know it was a bit of a short notice but I hope everyone had
a good time. There have always been and always will be issues that arise. But I think they were minimal. This was the first association tournament in a LONG time and we have many new board members that are getting up to speed on how to
run tournaments. PLEASE let us know your thoughts on how to improve tournament operations. Send an email to any of our directors, or if you
see us in your center or league, let us know. And, a very special THANK YOU to everyone at BOWLERO - San Marcos for hosting and allowing us to
have the tournament locally.
Apr 7, 2022
Just as a reminder ---- USBC National Membership Dues will increase by $2.00 (From $13 to $15) for the 2022-2023 season. This is NOT a surprise. This
was approved on April 29th, 2016 at the USBC National Convention. You can read the news release
HERE. I know the timing is bad but, again, this was approved 6 years ago. The current $13 dues went into effect 5 years ago.
Mar 20, 2022
UN-official results for the San Diego Senior Doubles Club's recent tournament (3/19/22) are up on their club page. Their next tournament is May 21st.
Mar 12, 2022
Results for the 200-500-600 Club's No Tap are up, as is their entry form for the April 2nd Triplex tournament.
Mar 4, 2022
Woo Hoo. The date and entry for the North County USBC Association Adult Championship is UP. MARK YOUR CALENDARS
and SAVE the DATE. Saturday April 9th & Saturday, April 16th. It will take place at Bowlero - San Marcos.
The Entry form and Rules are HERE.
Mar 3, 2022
It is with incredible sadness that I pass along word that R. Vic Landis has passed away. A 1994 Palomar Bowling Association Hall of
Fame inductee and LONG time association bowler (He was Chairman of the North County USBC Transition Committee that formed our association
on March 5, 2006). He was a very talented man, a US Armed Forces Vereran, and liked by all who were priviledged to know him. I count myself
as one of the lucky ones to have known and bowled with him. I will provide additional details if they become available. We miss you Vic.
Mar 2, 2022
BUSY night in the Magic Men's league at Bowlero - San Marcos. If you weren't shooting 280+... you were just hanging out.
Let's see, 1st we have Matt Wharton with a 300. Then we have Mike Griffin shooting 846 (279, 289, 278). And finally we have Howard Stiles (754),
Matt Wharton (736) & Richie Perez III (765) shooting a USBC Nation Team Scratch Series Award score of 2255 (762, 765 & 728). VERY well done gentlemen.
Very well done.
Mar 1, 2022
Congratulations to Djourdan Stephen on his 300 game bowled at Bowlero - San Marcos in the Abundance of Fun league.
Feb 17, 2022
Congratulations to Domicus Perdue on his 300 game bowled at surf Bowl on February 9th. The video is on the "Honor Scores" page.
Feb 10, 2021
The San Diego USBC Association's Queen's & Master's tournament is March 6th at Mira Mesa Lanes. The entry form is available
HERE and is also listed on our calendar.
Check-in starts at 9:00 am, bowling at 10:00 am.
Feb 5, 2022
The 200/500/600 Club Scotch Doubles event results are up on the club pages.
Feb 2, 2022
It is with GREAT sadness that I pass along word that Mr. Jim Coates passed away on Tuesday, Febebruary 1,2022.
I will provide additional information as I receive it.
Dec 31, 2021
Happy New Year's EVE everyone! We wish all of you a safe, healthy, successful and joyful new year. For those of you who plan to
party tonight and KICK 2021 out the door, PLEASE do so resposibly. We want to see everyone back on the lanes next week.
Dec 18, 2021
The Association's 200, 500 & 600 Club's next tournament is January 8th at Bowlero San Marcos. The entry form is
HERE. Check-in starts at 9:15am, bowling at 9:45am.
Dec 12, 2021
The 2022 California State Pepsi Youth Championship handbook is
HERE. Let's get moving on getting our
Youth bowlers entered and qualified. The entry deadline is Feb 18, 2022. District finals are Mar 19-20, 2022.
Dec 8, 2021
The Mira Mesa Avocado 200 Club is inviting everyone to their next tournament at Mira Mesa Lanes. The entry form is
HERE. As I just got this entry form
to put up, the online entry date has passed. HOWEVER, they are accepting walk-ins. Print it out and take it with you - Check-in starts at 11am.
Dec 5, 2021
Results of the 11th Annual 200/500/600 Club Friendship/Christmas tournament are
HERE and on the Avocado 600 Club page.
Nov 29, 2021
Congratulations to Mrs. Vicie Lucas. It has been a long time coming, but she was FINALLY presented with her plaque and honored for her decades of
service and commitment to bowling by induction into the North County USBC Hall of Fame - Meritorious Service category. For those who are not aware;
she was one of the board members who helped form the North County USBC. And she was active within the North County YABA, Avocado Women's Bowling
Association, WIBC, and one of the first local women to join the ABC.
Nov 28, 2021
The entry form for the 2022 CA USBC Adult Championship is up.
It starts April 30, 2022 and is being held at Forest Lanes in Lake Forest (The online entry will be up soon).
See the Tournaments page for more details.
Congratulations to Peter Driessel for his 300 game bowled in the Vegas Funtime league at Bowlero San Marcos.
Nov 24, 2021
From the entire North County USBC Board of Directors - We wish all of you a very happy, safe and joyous holiday season.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: The scams not only continue, the attempts always increase during the holiday season. The perpetrators are
hoping that people will let their guard down as they focus on holiday shopping, visiting with family, etc.
SO... If you receive an email asking that you to do something because the sender is unable to do so and is unavailable, PLEASE,
check the ACTUAL email address (not just the name) of the sender to see if it matches the address of the person you know. And, as an added
measure of security and peace of mind, call the REAL person on the phone to verify whether they sent the email.
ALSO, if you get a text message that requests you click on a link, DON'T. If you get a phone call with a recorded
message that asks you to call them, be very alert and cautious!!! If you get an phone call from a Police department saying something
along the lines that they have a loved one in custody and need bail money, etc. and it must be done via gift cards, HANG UP!!!
Typically, the vast majority of these scam attempts all revolve around getting you to purchase a gift card(s) and then giving the code on the back
of the gift card to the person. DON'T DO IT!!!
Nov 21, 2021
Rules for the 2022 USBC Open Championship in Las Vegas have just been released. Of note by them is a correction that "Bowlers are responsible for verifying the
accuracy of their averages, whether originally submitted by the bowler, team captain or others. If submitted average is lower than required and
results in a lower classification, the bowler’s score is disqualified." The Rules can be read
Nov 18, 2021
Congratulations to Mr. Jim Seaman on another 300. Bowled in the His 'N Her's league at MCB Camp Pendleton. Well done Jim. And thank you for bowling
it against me. The video of the last shot is on the Honor Scores page.
Nov 12, 2021
The 200-500-600 Club's 11th Annual Christmas Tournament is happening on Dec 4th at Surf Bowl. The entry form is
HERE. NOTE there will be NO Walk in
entries accepted. Entries due Dec by 1st.
Oct 30, 2021
Official Results of the San Diego County Senior Doubles Bowling Club tournament at Sam's Town are up on the club page. Congratulations to all.
Oct 06, 2021
Sadly, I pass along news of the passing of Larry Worrall. Larry held MANY positions over the years, at both the state and local level. Services
will be held at 1pm Thursday, Oct 28, at the Riverside National Cemetery. More details can be read -
Oct 05, 2021
Congratulations to Justine Schmeiser and Steve Johnson. Presented with their plaques as 2019 California State Doubles Champions by California
USBC Director Mr. Mike Lucas -
Sep 29, 2021
Congratulations to Matt Wharton on his 300 tonight. Bowled in the Magic Men league at Bowlero San Marcos. I'm waiting on the video Richie.
Also, Congratulations to Brandon Sophier on his 1st 300 game. Bowled in the Pins & Poker league at
Bowlero San Marcos. The video is up on the Honor Scores page.
Sep 28, 2021
Congratulations to Russell Fitzpatrick on his 300 tonight. Bowled in the Abundance of Fun league at Bowlero San Marcos.
OK Sports fans. Here's one for all those creative bowlers out there. Want to have something unique, special and different for Halloween? Then
check this out. Bowling themed pumpkin carving templates. The instructions are
Send me pictures of your creations!!!
And thank Mrs. Tena Dunn for the submission!!!
Sep 22, 2021
Results of the last (Sep 18th) San Diego County Senior Doubles Club tournament are
HERE, and on the Club page.
Sep 12, 2021
Results of yesterday's 200/500/600 Club No-Tap tournament are
HERE, and on the Club pages.
Sep 11, 2021
Congratulations to Marlin Mullins on his 1st 300 game. Bowled 9/10/21 at Surf.
Aug 30, 2021
Congratulations to Curtis Daniels on his 300 game. Bowled in the Monday Madness league at Surf.
Aug 29, 2021
The Fall season is upon us. Beat the rush. Get your USBC membership cards quick and easy by doing it online. Click
HERE. Then click on the Join Now or Renew
link. If you have had a USBC membership in the past and remember your USBC ID number, the system will find most of your information for
you and you would only have to change anything that is not current (perhaps you have changed addresses). If USBC already has your birthday, it
will be shown as "on file." Be sure to select "Standard Adult membership" as the membership type and enter the "North County USBC" association for
whom the memberships fees are being paid through. It's ALL MUCH faster. You can check back in 24 hours and save an image/copy of
your card on on your phone while you wait for the physical card to arrive in the mail.
For those new League Officers, and league members interested in the how things should work in their league, here is a really nice document that
covers the duties and responsabilities that each position should be aware of, the USBC
League Operations Handbook. So,
if you are a new league President, Secretary, Treasurer, Team Captain, etc., give it a look.
If your league is having a meeting and you would like to have one of our directors there to help explain the new rules, etc., please invite us to your meeting.
Send us an email and tell us when and where. We would love to answer your questions and assist your league in any way we can.
- And just as a reminder for all:
Membership cards -
USBC is INSISTING that bowlers include their correct "Date of Birth" on their membership cards, or they will not be processed. I imagine that this is to
ENSURE that your dues, awards, leagues, averages, etc. are properly recorded to the right person (There are so many people with the same name, and some
may be in your association).
And for league secretaries -
- Pass out individual USBC membership application cards to each league member as they join and collect completed cards and membership dues.
- Forward completed membership application cards, membership dues and USBC league application within 30 days of the start
of the season to the Association.
- Membership card applications and applicable fees for new members that join later shall also be forwarded within 30 days of receipt.
- Check the application cards as they are returned to you. It is easier to find errors and have them corrected (remember that Date of Birth item)
rather than to submit incomplete information, which could cause a delay in the member receiving their card.
- If bowlers indicate they have paid in another league on the membership card, ask for a receipt, if they can not show a receipt collect the
fees, they can be refunded upon proof of previous payment.
- If bowler is NOT a member of North County USBC and are bowling in a North County USBC league, they MUST pay the local association fee of $10.
- Have the bowlers carefully complete their home address (and apartment number if applicable) and national membership ID if it does not already
appear on the card.
- To improve communications, please make sure members include their e-mail addresses on the form.
- Submit applications for awards within 20 days of the accomplishment to the association. Award presentations should take place before the entire league and
as soon as possible after the feat is accomplished and the award is available. A long delay, such as waiting for the league’s season-ending banquet, can
reduce bowlers’ excitement about earning awards and their appreciation of their membership benefits.
- Turn in season-ending averages to the local association (within 15 days of the end of the league). This is how averages get uploaded to
BOWL.com. Averages must include ALL games bowled (Every single one). This includes roll-off, playoff and sweeper games.
Aug 22, 2021
Thank you to all the bowlers from both the North County USBC and San Diego USBC Associations who turned out to support the Welcome Back/BVL Singles
tournament. And thank you to all the board members of the San Diego USBC for all their efforts and hard work to make it a success. I am told that
more than 120 bowlers participated and over $2200 was raised. Congratulations to all, and THANK YOU!!!
Aug 21, 2021
Tomorrow is the last day of the Welcome Back/BVL Singles tournament. It will be conducted at Parkway Bowl in El Cajon. I know it's a long way to
drive for most, but for those that are closer, please make the effort to support BVL. They deserve it.
Aug 18, 2021
Congratulations to Chris Giberson on another 300 game bowled in the 610 Scratch Trio league at Surf.
Aug 11, 2021
OK. The new and improved 2021-2022 USBC Playing Rules book is now available. You can view it
HERE. Page 3 will tell you all about the new
rules/changes that went into effect on August 1, 2021.
Aug 10, 2021
OK. The results for the Avocado 600 Club's 40 Frame Game are up. Visit ANY of the Club pages. In addition, the Avocado 600 Club August Newsletter is
Aug 5, 2021
ATTENTION - WARNING - STOP
It appears that (Like COVID-19) some things just are NOT STOPPING. I'm speaking of email SCAMS. EVERY board member I've talked to this morning has
reported getting an email from what appears to be the board president. It has his name, but IT IS NOT HIS EMAIL ADDRESS. It asks them to preform a
task - which in the end normally involves purchasing gift cards, or something along those lines, and then sending the serial # of those cards to the
DO NOT FALL FOR THIS. If you have questions, have doubts, not sure, whatever; CALL the person on the phone (FIRST)
to verify if they actually sent the email. Chances are, if you check the ACTUAL email address it is from, it IS NOT the email address of the
person you think sent it.
BE AWARE. BE PREPARED. DO NOT BECOME A VICTIM.
Aug 1, 2021
Just as a reminder for ALL League Secretaries: There is no increase in the USBC membership dues for the 2021-2022 season.
The USBC fee for Adult STANDARD membership is still $25 ($13 USBC, $10 local, $2 CA state). This applies to all adult bowlers who are at least 18 years
old as of August 1, 2021. Membership dues for youth bowlers is also unchanged. It is $11. Memberhsip is good from Aug 1, 2021 - July 31, 2022.
You can pay for your USBC membership via Bowl.com or by completing the membership card provide by a league secreary.
There is no reciprocal operating agreement between the North County USBC and ANY other association. As such, ALL bowlers joining a North
County USBC sanctioned league who have paid their membership via any other association MUST pay the $10 association fee.
This may change in the future. However, at this time (for this 2021-2022 season), the $10 fee is required from other association members
participating in North County USBC leagues and tournaments.
USBC membership dues are required to be paid before completion of the bowlers 1st series in the league or tournament play (as per USBC Playing Rule
101). Here is a quick link to the
"League Secretary/Youth League Official Duties and Responsibilities".
Membership cards, with applicable fees, must be turned in to the association manager, by league secretaries, within 30 days.
Have questions? PLEASE, contact ANY member of the association board of directors. Contact information is available on the "Board of Directors" page
underneath the "Association" menu above. Have a league meeting coming up? Invite a board member to the meeting to answer questions.
Jul 29, 2021
Next week begins the new 2021-2022 bowling season. With that, I have the following note from USBC:
"Membership Card Date of Birth
With the new WinLABS update coming on Aug. 1, 2021, all memberships now are required to have an accurate date of birth on their profile, or they
will not be able to be processed. Please ensure that league bags are sent with messaging to remind league secretaries of this requirement.
Ensuring accurate dates of birth is essential to keep up with compliance with SafeSport and USOPC mandates regarding adult/youth leagues and
youth/adult interactions. Thank you in advance for helping keep your WinLABS and USBC databases accurate with member information."
So... EVERYONE... when purchasing your 2021-2022 membership cards either online via Join USBC on Bowl.com or by using the physical cards that
your league secretary will hand out the first night of league for the new season, please provide your accurate birth date.
AND... DON'T FORGET TO KEEP YOUR RECEIPT UNTIL YOUR ACTUAL CARD ARRIVES!!!
League Secretaries - As your summer leagues wind down, please remember to get the averages and honor score forms in to the association manager. Awards
forms need to be submitted within 20 days and league averages need to be in within 15 days of the end of the league (EVERY SINGLE GAME MUST
BE COUNTED). Your winter leagues will be starting soon so don't wait to finish all the paperwork for the summer.
A quick look at Rule changes for the 2021-2022 season are
Here. I like the changes to rule 113c.
Jul 22, 2021
Just a reminder, entries for the Welcome Back/BVL Singles tournament event scheduled for August 8th at Mira Mesa close on August 1st. Entries for the
event scheduled for August 22nd at Parkway Lanes close on August 15th.
Get your entries in. It is going to be GREAT! And the drawings will be even better!
Jun 23, 2021
Congratulations to Chris Giberson on another 300. Bowled in the 610 Scratch Trio league at Surf.
Jun 17, 2021
Well, it seems there is a phishing email making the rounds. Basically it says something to the effect that there is something that you need to
take care of and the person sending the email (that appears to be someone you know, BUT REALLY IS NOT!) is in a meeting and
you can't call them. Blah, Blah, Blah. DO NOT believe it. DO NOT reply to the email just delete it.
If you just can't resist and/or are not sure, pick up the phone and call the person you THINK sent the email and verify they sent it.
It almost always involves paying money, in some form.
Don't believe it. Don't fall for it.
Jun 12, 2021
The results of todays 200/500/600 Club Vegas Potpourri tournament are up and can be found
and on the 200, 500, and 600 club pages. Congratulations to all the winners.
Jun 04, 2021
OK. According to an email from Dawn Gorman at Surf, they will be opening on Tuesday, June 15th. They will have a short summer session for most of
their leagues followed by a "normal" fall/winter session in September. Their Beer & Bowling Buddies Summer League will begin Friday, June 25th,
starting with a league meeting at 6:15p to go over league rules with league bowling to follow. She asks that you notify her if you plan on returning for the
summer session. The fall/winter schedule will be out shortly but she expects Friday, September 10th, will be the start day.
Jun 03, 2021
All righty then. The San Diego USBC, in concert with the North County USBC, is hosting a Welcome Back/BVL Singles tournament on August 8th at
Mira Mesa and another on August 22nd at Parkway lanes. This tournament is open to ALL San Diego County bowlers. This is for a GREAT cause - helping
the disabled veterans of California. Other than lineage, all money goes to help those that have sacraficed so much for all of us.
But that is not to say that there are not prizes for participants of the tournaments.
Go to the Tournaments page Here,
and get all the information you need. And entry is SOOOOOO easy.
NOW... Keep in mind that while the name of the tournament, as stated on the entry form is "Welcome Back/BVL Singles Tournament",
THIS IS NOT the BVL Qualifier tournament that we are all more familiar with and is normally held in early November
(around Veteran's Day). That tournament is still going to be held.
Again; This tournament is a joint production of the North County USBC and San Diego USBC Associations. It is NOT the
BVL qualifier tournament! But IT DOES raise money for BVL (Bowlers to Veterans Link) which - if you are not familiar with it - is a
GREAT 501(c)(3) chairitable organization acknowledged and supported by USBC. You can read all about it on their website -
PLEASE, do come and join us. Have a great time and help a GREAT cause. If you have ANY questions about the tournament or the BVL
organization or its purpose or efforts, just ask any of our association board members.
PS. There will be GREAT opportunity drawings for some really nice items.
Sadly, our association has lost another member - Larry McCann. Larry past away on May 30th, 2021 of cancer. A member of the Men's Palomar Bowling Association
(forerunner to the merged North County USBC Association that we have today), he was a director and was the 2nd Vice-President. Larry bowled on the
Beer and Beer Buddies league on Friday nights at Surf Bowl. He is dearly missed and we wish to extend our sincere condolences to his wife, Marta McCann.
Jun 02, 2021
Congratulations to Mike Griffin & Dave Clauss. Bowling in the Club 50 Seniors Summer 21 league at Bowlero San Marcos (on adjacent lanes), both rolled
their respective 300 games in game 3.
May 30, 2021
For those that have not yet participated in the 2021 Open Championship in Las Vegas or the Women's Championship in Reno and participate in
brackets, sidepots and/or jackpot offerings, it is strictly a cashless process this year (Credit Card, Debit Card or Prepaid Cash Card).
NO CASH WILL BE HANDLED. Answers to your questions can be found
For those of you who are new to brackets, etc. and want/need more information, for the 2021 Women's Championship in Reno you can read about them
Unfortunately, the bracket forms for the Women's Championship do not appear to be available online.
For the 2021 Open Championship in Las Vegas, if you don't want to feel rushed in deciding what to enter and then filling out your forms, here are the
And if you are new to brackets, etc. for the Open Championship and want/need more information on them you can read about them
Word has it that Surf Bowl is planning to open around June 15th with some leagues starting the following week.
May 14, 2021
The 200/500/600 clubs are have a Vegas Potpourri tournament on June 12th at Bowlero San Marcos. The entry is
and on their respective club pages.
May 4, 2021
OK. Just got off the phone with Leatherneck Lanes (MCB Camp Pendleton). THEY ARE OPEN!!! (I could hear the pin setters racking in the background).
Tuesday-Thursday 11am - 7pm, Friday & Saturday 11am-9pm. Now... to see if Pass & ID are aware of it and are issuing passes for base access.
Apr 29, 2021
Well... The 2021 USBC Virtual Convention is now over. In case you were unable to watch, they were all recorded. Sessions for each day can be viewed
You can view the results of the 2020 legislative proposals that were voted upon
(I hope I have transcribed the voting results correctly).
Results of voting on the 2021 legislative proposals can viewed
(Again, I hope I have transcribed the voting results correctly).
The "APPROVED" legislation will take effect on August 1, 2021.
In addition, Mr. Jay Daryman and Mr. Dennis Hacker were re-elected to the USBC Board of Directors. Mrs. Chrissy Lee was elected to her 1st term on
the board. You can view their Bio's and a brief Q&A video of them
Apr 27, 2021
Today's sessions of the USBC Convention are now up on BowlTV.com. You can view yesterday's & today's, NOW!
There is no charge or subscription required. Just go to bowltv.com.
Apr 26, 2021
OK. The USBC Convention starts today. As noted before, this year it is being held VIRTUALLY. So ANYONE can participate in all sessions of the
Convention with the exception of voting for candidates and legislation. You can watch/view the convention sessions (Typically 30-60 minutes in
length), and send chat messages to ask questions. All you need to do is log in to BowlTV and you can view all of
the sessions LIVE. Again, there is no charge or subscription required. You can go to www.usbcconvention.com to see the schedule of sessions, or find
it via bowl.com. And if the day or time is not convenient, "the sessions will be available to view ‘on-demand’ at the end of the day.
You can navigate to the Agenda tab, on bowltv.com, and look for the On Demand button on a session. Sessions will be available as soon as
the production team is able to process them, typically within a few hours." Well... I am unable to find an "Agenda" tab. But the sessions are there
(https://www.bowltv.com/convention) as the Kickoff session is up and available. You just need to log into bowltv.com
Also, as a reminder, back at the 2016 convention it was voted and approved to increase the USBC national dues by $2. They have announced that this
will be applied/implimented for the 2022-2023 season. Thus, national dues are increasing from the current $13 to $15 next season
(starting August 1, 2022).
Apr 18, 2021
And NOW... HERE are the Most Improved Bowlers
for the 2019-2020 season.
OMG!. Guess what I have for you??? Remember the old Average Books? Well, we've gone digital. Yes, yes, I know, most of you look up averages on
Bowl.com via their app. Well, that only shows a single persons average. What we have here is a PDF that lists EVERYONE who bowled in a
North County USBC league last season - just like the old average books. The information is sorted by last name and average. So, without further
adieu... the link is HERE.
When I get everything ELSE done, I will try to
make it a searchable form. But it will be awhile yet. It will be maintained on the Average Books & Sponsors page (under the Association menu). IF,
your information is incorrect in any way, please contact your league secretary to ensure that they submit the right information to the Association
Manager so the update can be made.
Woo Hoo - AGAIN!. Word is out that Leatherneck Lanes is opening on Tuesday, May 4th, under the standard Orange Tier restrictions (25% capacity).
10 lanes, up to 6 bowlers per lane. Tue - Thu 11am - 7pm; Fri & Sat 11am - 9pm; Closed Sun & Mon.
Apr 14, 2021
The USBC National Convention is being held virtually/online this year (April 26-29). We are less than 2 weeks away. EVERYONE can participate from
the comfort of their own home, with the exception of voting on legislation (which is done by the delegates).
Check it out. Get involved. See what new rules, programs, etc. are going to take effect on August 1, 2021. See and learn about the candidates
running for office. Got questions? Send it to them ahead of time. The schedule is listed
HERE. You can watch on
BowlTV.com, or check things out on
Mar 30, 2021
Woo Hoo. Let the fun begin!!! We now have word of a tournament in our area. The San Diego County Senior Doubles Bowling Club is hosting an event at
Mira Mesa Lanes on May 8th. The entry form is
HERE, and on their club's site.
NOTE: You MUST be registered or you can not get in the door.
Mar 23, 2021
- OK. I have learned that Mira Mesa lanes will open for league bowling on April 1st. That is LEAGUE bowling ONLY! If your
name is not on the list of the league bowlers for that day/evening leagues(s) you will NOT be allowed in. No spectators! A list of the leagues,
and whom to contact, is on their Facebook page. If you have a team ready or want to be added to a team please contact them. If you just have
general league questions please contact Debbie Brass at 619 850-9114.
- On another note - The California State USBC convention will be conducted virtually. It will take place on Sunday, June 13th, at 10am (Online
check-in begins at 9:15am). Additional details are coming (video conferencing platform, etc.). Delegates are limited to 2 delegates per
association. Each delegate will be required to be on their own device (no sharing).
Mar 8, 2021
WOO HOO. For those who are not aware, a group has purchased Mira Mesa Lanes and plans to continue the focus
on bowling (Leagues, Tournaments, Youth, etc.). OUTSTANDING!!! For those of you who subscribe to
Facebook, you can get more information on their page.
Mar 4, 2021
Well... it apears that Kearny Mesa has reached the end. They have announced that they will not be reopening.
They join Mira Mesa that had announced earlier that their center was closing.