Message from the President
August 26, 2019
Welcome to the start of our third year as one Association. We continue to look for new ideas and ways
to make the bowling experience fun, fair and flexible. Since we merged, we have achieved a seven to
ten day turn around in the delivery of awards. We had a slight increase in our membership last season.
This year will be the first year that our youth will be included in an awards program. We are considering
more scholarships than the two we already give out because of the quality of youth bowlers and
students applications being submitted.
Our tournaments continue to increase in bowlers and our applications are now publishing the lane
condition applied to be fair to all participants. For our senior tournament this last year was the first
time we used divisions by age and average for our Tournament, making it fairer for all mature
bowlers to participate.
Our fundraisers continue to offer Football Sweepstakes, Bunco parties, candy sales and ways and means
to fund our scholarship program and youth awards. Our Ways and Means table continue to provide
new merchandise suggested by bowlers and board members.
At our national convention, board members attended seminars on leadership, association development
and improving service. We explored new awards and ideas on how to get more people bowling. We
were also made aware of new rules that will affect the number of holes that will be allowed in a bowlers
bowling ball starting next season August 1 st , 2020 and presently the use of only a towel no cleaners or
alcohol during sanctioned bowling or tournament play. We were also made aware of the new rule that
people who have a controlling influence on youth bowlers must have a Register Volunteer Program
background check and take the Safe Sport course online if coaching or in charge of youth programs.
The age to be considered a youth was dropped to under 18. Please make sure you are familiar with the
rules governing youth bowlers and anyone under 18 years of age wanting to bowl on an adult league.
Space Coast Bowling Association joined the Central Regional Chamber of Commerce, Melbourne, to learn more
about community involvement, educate local businesses on the sport of bowling and achieve better
participation from our local businesses when it comes to sponsorships and getting new bowlers into our
We continue to accept new volunteers that bring fresh ideas for a better future. Thank you for your continued support and have a great season.
Angelo P. Cianfrocco