August 15, 2021
Hello everyone! As you may have already noticed, we have updated our website. But we have only just begun. We hope that you find it easier to navigate and find the information you need. If you have any feedback, feel free to contact us.
July 17, 2021
League Officers Workshop
August 1, 2020
ISBPA Guidelines & Best Practices
ISBPA has agreed to a settlement offer with the State of Illinois on their Restore Illinois Phase 4 policies with bowling, moving our sport and industry to a more appropriate “all sports” guidance rather than the “indoor recreation” guidance originally posted by DCEO on June 22.
Here are the basic details of the agreement:
Bowling Centers will be governed by the All Sports guidelines under the Restore Illinois Plan, rather than the indoor recreation guidelines. The current All Sports guidelines were adopted by the Governor on July 30, and can be found at the link below.
DCEO All Sport Guidelines: https://dceocovid19resources.com/assets/Restore-Illinois/businessguidelines4/youthsports.pdf
Bar or restaurant services offered at bowling centers will be governed by the guidance for bars and restaurants.
The All Sports guidelines require a 30 foot distance between groups of 50. This may be accomplished by maintaining at least two unused lanes between groups of up to 50, which is consistent with guidance previously provided by local public health departments.
Bowling centers will adhere to a maximum capacity of 50% of occupancy or 200 people, whichever is less, with the understanding that if COVID-19 cases should decrease and there continues to be no outbreaks associated with bowling centers, the Governor is willing to revisit that limit.
In the event the applicable guidelines are changed in the future for all businesses covered by the applicable category, bowling centers will comply with the amended guidelines. So, if guidelines for All Sports become more restrictive, that will apply to bowling centers. Likewise, if the guidelines become less restrictive, that also will apply to bowling centers.
Read the latest Guidelines.
June 1, 2020
Chicagoland USBC Office Hours
Following the recommended CDC guidelines for Cook County the office is currently open by appointment only. If you need to visit the office for any reason please CALL FIRST to schedule an appointment. Please conduct all business by telephone or fax/email whenever possible while we are still working within the constraints of COVID-19. Thank you!
March 13, 2020
COVID and Bowling
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 FAQs to assist local and state associations for more detailed league information.