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The Chicagoland USBC's annual League Officer's Workshop will be held virtually this year due to continuing restrictions on large gatherings. On July 19th at 1:00 pm, we will be holding our workshop virtually via Google Meet. You do not need a Google account to join. Simply go to meet.google.com from any computer using the Chrome browser, and use meeting code iff-yxoq-vfr to join, or you can download the Google Meet app to any smartphone or tablet. If you would like to be able to simply call in and listen to the meeting, but not be able to see the presentation, you can call 1-724-505-2229 PIN 332 214 463# to be able to listen in by phone. The workshop will also be recorded, and a link will be placed on our website for those who are unable to attend at that date and time but would like to watch at a later date. We ask that all League Officers (President, Secretary, Treasurer) old and new join us to find out what's new for this season and to review the proper procedures for running a sanctioned league. The Google Meet video workshop has a limit of 250 participants, so we ask that League Officers be given priority to joining the workshop. If your league officers are unable to attend, we then invite a member of the league to join.

League packets will be delivered to the centers this year with our annual workshop being held virtually. We anticipate all league season packets will be available by August 2nd at the center the league is scheduled to bowl in. If your league is changing centers and you have not yet notified the office please do so ASAP. If you would like to pick up your league packet earlier, you can call the office at 708-236-0100 to make arrangements to pick your league packet up at our office in Hillside.

The office of Chicagoland USBC is open as of June 1st with weekday hours of 7:30 am-3:30 pm. If you need to visit the office for any reason please CALL FIRST to schedule an appointment. In order to enter the building you will be asked a series of screening questions, and then you will be required to sign in. You MUST wear a mask at all times within the building. If possible please conduct all business by telephone or fax/email whenever possible while we are still working within the constraints of Covid-19. Thank you!

Bowling is back! Under Restore Illinois Phase 4 guidelines, bowling centers were allowed to open as of June 26th, with the following restrictions listed below. Please call your individual center to see if they are currently open, and for the specific guidelines for your center.

Issued on June 22, 2020 Earliest Effective Date June 26, 2020

INDOOR/OUTDOOR RECREATION

• Reopening select indoor recreation facilities (e.g., bowling alleys, skating

rinks); indoor playgrounds and trampoline parks should remain closed

• Indoor recreation to operate at lesser of 50 customers or 50% of

facility capacity

• Outdoor recreation allowing group sizes of up to 50, and permitting

multiple groups given facilities have space to appropriately social distance

and can limit interaction between groups

• Activity stations should be spaced at least 6 ft. apart or limited in number

to ensure social distancing

• Shared equipment should be disinfected before and after each use

• Clubhouses and other communal gathering places allowed to reopen

• Concessions permitted with restrictions


Be sure to check our website (www.chicagobowling.com) and follow us on Facebook (Chicagoland USBC) for current guidelines regarding leagues and COVID guidelines, as well as up to date information about local tournaments as it becomes available.

The United States Bowling Congress (USBC) is postponing or suspending all USBC conducted events until May 1, 2020, due to COVID-19 safety concerns.

Chicagoland USBC would like to address our upcoming Open March 14 & 15 at Centennial Lanes and Youth tournament March 15 & 22 at Thunder Bowl, and concerns with the Covid-19 virus. Due to an increasing concern with viral spreading, all events will be postponed until at least May 1st, at which time we will reevaluate rescheduling our events. If you have a paid reservation for this weekend or the youth tournament on the 22nd and would like a refund please contact our office and we will be more then happy to provide one. The office number is 708-236-0100 x110 or you may request a refund by email at office@chicagobowling.com. If you would like to wait and see if the new schedule works for you before requesting a refund you may do so, and then request a refund if the new schedule doesn't work for you.


USBC headquarters has released some facts to help leagues with navigating this unprecedented situation. To read that information see their website https://bowl.com/USBCCOVID19Update/

and view FAQ's to assist local and state associations for more detailed league information.

Chicagoland USBC's Annual Meeting of delegates will be postponed due to Covid-19 state mandate regarding public gatherings. We will post the new date, as well as send an email to all members on our email list once a new date has been determined. To view the minutes of the 2019 Annual Meeting click HERE.


Ever wonder how your local association completes a lane inspection? This short video outlines the process and tools needed to properly conduct a bowling center lane inspection per the current USBC specifications.

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2019 LeagueOfficerTraining power point.pptx


If you missed the league officers workshop, or would like to review the information here is the PowerPoint that was presented.

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