Tuesday, May 27, 2008

USBC Rule Changes from Kansas City Convention

Among amendments approved were those that will:
Give tournament officials authority to let participants practice prior to resuming an interrupted game/series due to equipment failure.

Allow the Bowling Proprietors' Association of America to select the proprietor positions for the USBC Board with the USBC Board's approval.

Allow youth associations to elect delegates to the annual meeting and count both adult and youth members when determining the number of delegates to which a local association is entitled.

Allow youth members, at least 18 years of age, to be eligible to serve as a merged association's delegate.

Allow officers and directors in a merged association who hold youth membership to have a vote only on adult dues, directors representing adults and delegates to the USBC Annual Meeting.

Allow state and local associations the choice to allow the board to use mail or electronic voting, and provides the procedures to use.

Among amendments rejected were those that would have:

Allowed affiliate associations to send delegates to the USBC Annual Meeting with voting privileges.

Allowed substitutes to bowl without USBC membership until they participate in their third league session.

Required a league to act on verbal charges.

Allowed state and local associations to assess their adult membership dues without the delegates setting the maximum.

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