T. Bette Addington, age 66 of Bakersfield, CA and Prescott, AZ, beloved wife, mother and Grandma, drew her last breath July 06, 2021, in her final battle with cancer. She is now with the angels and flying above us. She will be forever cruzing in her cars with friends, bowling with the angels and rocking music thru the heavens.
We will be having a simple service that will be about the good things of life, no tear parties, filled with happiness and positive future. Her mission in life is not where you been but where you are going. It will most likely be in the next few weeks as we make the finalize arrangements.
Please in lieu of flowers we invite you make a donation to the Bakersfield Car Club Council, in Bette’s name.
3434 Truxtun Ave, Suite 290
Bakersfield, CA 93301
Funds will be donated to local children’s charities of Kern County, in Bette’s Name.
– Chris Addington and Family
by Lynn Matsubara, Tournament Director
The 2020 CA Pepsi Youth Championships were cancelled on March 11, 2020. The District Finals was originally scheduled for March 14-15 and March 21-22 at eight different centers. All of the qualifiers were set and we were ready to go. It was a heart breaking decision to cancel, but it was the right decision. The youth most affected were the 18 year olds that were going to ‘age out’ this year due to the lowering of the maximum age restriction going into affect for the 2020-21 season. We emailed Chad Murphy at USBC asking for a postponement on that change due to this unforeseen shutdown of the world. It was denied. Those youth that were looking for college recruitments would have to be creative in figuring out how to get noticed. Our Pepsi Championships that pays out $50,000 in scholarship annually would not be an accomplishment for their resumes, unfortunately. Continue reading THE 2021 CA PEPSI YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS ARE SET, BUT WILL THEY TAKE PLACE?
The United States Bowling Congress (USBC) has been creating assets since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in March to help support leagues, bowling centers, associations and members in order to return to bowling in a safe and responsible way. With the 2020-21 league season underway, we wanted to highlight these resources to help everyone get back to bowling and feel safe on the lanes.
Starting leagues in a COVID-19 world
This PPT is filled with thoughts and ideas for associations and league officials to consider in partnering with their centers to assist flooring leagues.
Checklist for league kickoff during COVID-19
A one-sheet checklist for your association with ideas of how your association can assist your leagues and centers to start leagues.
FAQ to assist leagues, tournaments and state and local associations
This FAQ from the USBC Rules department provides guidance to the most pressing issues for leagues, tournaments and association annual meeting information.
2020-21 USBC Rulebook
Rules changes for the 2020-21 season
A quick summary of the rule changes for the new season, likely the most pressing for league officers.
Best practices for tournament competition:
USBC Open and Women’s Championships
USBC Association Tournaments
The following rules have had modifications made for the 2020-21 season. We have indicated what has changed in each rule and where practical, we have stated the new rule in its entirety. (continued on back)
RULE CHANGES Rule 400 – Youth Membership Eligibility
Reduces the age limit for youth membership to 18 from 20.
USBC Youth membership is available to an individual who has not reached their 18th birthday prior to August 1 of the current bowling season. Individuals who purchase Youth membership in a summer league and turn 18 prior to August 1 will be allowed to complete the summer league. Continue reading USBC RULE CHANGES FOR 2020-21 SEASON
USBC RULES UPDATES
USBC modifies rules to help allow a return to competitive bowling
The USBC Board of Directors approved waivers and modifications to USBC Playing Rules to allow certified leagues and tournaments more flexibility to return to bowling while adhering to guidelines related to COVID-19.
- Click HERE to read the news release on the modified USBC rules.
- Click HERE for Frequently Asked Questions about the reopening of leagues and tournaments.
ADDITIONAL RULES INFORMATION ON COVID-19
- Click HERE for the May edition of Rules Extra that discusses adjusting the prize list and the financial responsibilities of league officers.
- Click HERE for the special Rules Extra and Tournament Flyer discussing leagues and tournaments amid concerns about COVID-19
- Click HERE for the Tournament Flyer that discusses a tournament’s decision to postpone or cancel operations.
- Click HERE for Frequently Asked Questions to assist leagues, tournaments and state and local associations
- Click HERE for complete USBC news and information related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
ARLINGTON, Texas – Former Team USA member Wesley Low Jr. of Palmdale, California, is familiar with being a record holder, and he claimed another special place in bowling history Sunday when he rolled three consecutive perfect games during tournament competition.
This record never can be beaten, however, and Low’s name permanently will be etched into the United States Bowling Congress record book as the 36th bowler to roll a 900 series.
Continue reading FORMER TEAM USA MEMBER WESLEY LOW JR. ROLLS 900 SERIES
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 reimbursed for expenses related to tuition and certain related student expenses, or to have a payment made for such expenses as off-campus housing and/or student-loan debt.While there are now more ways for students to use their SMART scholarships, student-athletes must remain aware of the restrictions. Continue reading SMART EXPANDS POLICY RELATING TO USE OF SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS