2020 Collegiate Bowling Experience Postponed

Due to the increasing COVID numbers and MN Health Department restrictions, the Collegiate Bowling Experience & Expo will be postponed.  United States Bowling Academy will monitor the COVID situation throughout the winter.  We are looking at dates in early spring around the April or May timeframe.  We will also coordinate with college coaches and the […]

PBA introduces inaugural PBA JR National Championship

Posted by PBA https://www.pba.com/junior PBA Jr. National Championship The PBA is proud to introduce the inaugural PBA Jr. National Championship tournament. The tournament is open to all bowlers ages 18 and under as of August 1, 2020. This event will begin with direct entry into four Regional tournaments to be held on Saturday, September 5, […]

USBC Cancels remaining 2020 National Events

Posted by USBC USBC CANCELS REMAINING 2020 NATIONAL EVENTS, USBC COLLEGIATE SEASON POSTPONED Aaron Smith July 15, 2020 KEY POINTS FOR ANNOUNCEMENT ARLINGTON, Texas – The United States Bowling Congress has canceled all remaining national events for 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “These decisions are tough on everyone, but mostly our players, athletes and members,” USBC […]

USBC SMART Expands Policy

Posted by USBC SMART EXPANDS POLICY RELATING TO USE OF SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS Terry Bigham May 19, 2020 ARLINGTON, Texas – The Scholarship Management and Account Reporting for Tenpins (SMART) policy recently was updated to expand the use of SMART scholarships for student-related expenses. Under the new guidelines, a student can use their SMART scholarships to be […]

USBC National Bowling Academy tapes with us!

The USBC National Bowling Academy spent a day in March filming in Owatonna, MN. SpareTime Entertainment in Owatonna is the training center for the United States Bowling Academy.  USBA Champions Pro Shop is also located in SpareTime Entertainment.  The National Bowling Academy filmed several bowling educational videos with the USBA staff including Teri Haugh, Craig […]

SMART makes investment earnings allocation

Posted by USBC ARLINGTON, Texas – The Scholarship Management and Account Reporting for Tenpins (SMART) is making an investment earnings allocation of $3.5 million to provide additional scholarships for youth bowlers. The $3.5 million allocation is the largest investment earnings allocation made by the SMART Board over the past seven years. The SMART Board reviews income […]

Jr Gold 2021 Dates Set

Posted by USBC   International Bowling Campus Youth Development has set the dates and divisions for the 2021 Junior Gold Championships that will take place in Indianapolis. The 2021 Junior Gold Championships will be held July 5-17, 2021. Indianapolis will extend its record for most times to host, as the 2021 event marks the event’s […]

USBA Flight Series canceled until fall

The United States Bowling Academy’s board had an emergency meeting on April 21st regarding the Tournament Flight Series.  Due to the recent events of COVID-19 the board made the decision to cancel the reminder of the 2019-20 season.  At the time of the meeting the MN governor had a Stay-At-Home order that was in effect […]

Junior Gold 2020 Las Vegas canceled

Posted by USBC International Bowling Campus Youth Development has canceled its national youth championships events, including the Junior Gold Championships presented by Hammer, scheduled for July in Las Vegas. The cancellation of events includes the USA Bowling National Championships, the Bowling.com Youth Open Championships, and the Survivor tournament. More than 4,000 youths already had qualified […]

USBC moves nationals back to September

Posted by USBC The scheduled start of the 2020 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships and 2020 USBC Women’s Championships will move to September and include a modified format to allow for increased social distancing for competitors. The move to September is designed to give tournament bowlers more time to focus on their personal situations […]