Every bowler in a sanctioned league is required to purchase a USBC Membership.
USBC membership (Adult Regular Dues) for Imperial Valley bowlers is $25 annually.
How are your membership dollars used by the national, state and local associations?
USBC’s share is $15 and is responsible for and/or supports: Rules; Equipment Specifications; League & Tournament Resources; Tech Support (WinLABS) for year-to-year averages; Coaching Certification Programs; Youth Development; Team USA/Junior Team USA; USBC Bowling Academy; Registered Volunteer Program (RVP); International Bowling Museum/Hall of Fame; Lifetime Achievement Awards; Annual Convention; Championship Tournaments (Open, Women’s, Mixed), Masters, Queens, Junior Gold, Pepsi Championships, Seniors Masters/Queens, NCAA Championships, Intercollegiate Team/Singles Championships; SMART (Youth Scholarships); and Philanthropy (Bowl for the Cure, Bowlers for Veterans Link, Youth Education Services Fund, etc.). USBC also performs significant Research and Development, essential to the future of the sport.
California USBC’s (CUSBC) share is $2. The CUSBC hosts several State level Tournaments (Open/Women’s/Youth Championships, Pepsi Championships, Queens Tournament, Senior Mixed Tournament and Senior Qualifying Tournament). They manage the State Hall of Fame; host an annual State Jamboree (Delegates meeting). CUSBC also supports philanthropy for programs like BVL and the International Bowling Museum & Hall of Fame. They also recognize Youth within the state by awarding the scholarships to deserving and upcoming young bowlers.
Imperial Valley USBC (IVUSBC) share is $8. Your local Association is responsible for ensuring our centers lanes and equipment meet all USBC standards by completing an annual lane & dressing certification. The local association manages an awards program by providing game/series patches or pins for awards at all levels and 300-games/800-series (USBC recognizes the first achievement) for our bowler’s accomplishments. We provide secretary training and are a league resource for all of the local leagues. We host several yearly including our local Open, Women’s Tournament, Masters Tournament, and other fun tournaments. We enter all sanctioned league averages into the national system and publish an annual yearbook and support our membership with disputes and/or rules questions as needed.