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RESULTS OF 2017 USBC ANNUAL MEETING LEGISLATIVE SESSION
USBC National Bylaws (two-thirds vote needed) – 4 changes were accepted as follows:
Amendment No. B 1: USBC National Bylaws - Article VI, Meetings - Section A, Annual Meeting, Item 3-a Increase the formula for delegate representation to the USBC Convention & sets maximum delegates allowed to an association to 30 Amendment No. B 2:USBC National Bylaws - Article VI, Meetings - Section A, Annual Meeting, Item 3 Adds USBC Hall of Famers as eligible voters at the USBC Annual Meeting Amendment No. B 3:USBC Merged State Bylaws - Article VII, Meetings - Section A, Annual Meeting, Item 7, Quorum Allows for one quorum for adult and youth delegates Amendment No. B 5:USBC Merged Local Bylaws - Article VII, Meetings - Section A, Annual Meeting, Item 6, Quorum Allows for one quorum for adult members and Youth Representatives
Tournament Rules (majority vote needed) - 4 changes were accepted as follows:
Amendment No. TR 4: Rule 319d – Reporting Prior Prize Winnings Requires reporting of prize money in excess of $300 in an event Amendment No. TR 5: Rule 319d – Reporting Prior Prize Winnings Requires reporting of combined prize money in excess of $500 in a tournament Amendment No. TR 6: Rule 319d – Reporting Prior Prize Winnings Requires reporting of combined prize money in excess of $1000 in all tournaments competed in within 12 months Amendment No. TR 7: Rule 327 – Scoring Process, New Rule Allows for a game and/or series to be capped at maximum scratch score
League Rules (majority vote needed) - 1 change was accepted as follows:
Amendment No. LR 1: Rule 100g, Handicap Allows for a game and/or series to be capped at maximum scratch score
THE USBC BOARD, IN ITS AUTHORITY, APPROVED THE FOLLOWING CHANGES: General Playing Rules: A new General Playing Rule 16b explains a member’s responsibilities, such as ensuring the member uses the correct average or has current membership; For Rule 17a, the penalty has been changed to include “any and all monetary or non-monetary awards” Association Policy Manual: The bowlers/delegates set the “maximum” dues amount and the board can determine an amount less than the maximum; The association can no longer set a cutoff date for obtaining averages. All scores, including playoff/rolloffs must be included when submitting averages to the association Youth Change: Rule 329, Protest and Appeal, allows for protest on eligibility and/or average violations to be filed no later than 10 days after prizes are paid
The 2018 USBC CONVENTION will be held on April 23-26 at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, NV.