Rule Changes - Effective August 1, 2022
 

The USBC Board has rescinded the changes made to USBC rules in 2019-2020, which were instituted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.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 August 1, 2022, the following rule changes will be in effect:

General Playing Rules


Rule 18 - Bowling Ball Altering Surface

Bowlers will no longer be allowed to use isopropyl alcohol to clean a bowling ball once competition has started.

League Rules


Rule 113a - Series - How Bowled; and Rule 113b - Order of Bowling

The user of two lanes immediately adjoining each other will be required to be used for league competition.

Tournament Rules


Rule 320a - Two Lanes Required; and Rule 320b - Order of Bowling

The user of two lanes immediately adjoining each other will be required to be used for tournament competition.