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.
The USBC Board has rescinded the changes made to USBC rules in 2019-2020, which were instituted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Starting 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.