USBC clarifies intent on gripping layouts interpretation

USBC clarifies intent of rules and the language regarding the drillings/gripping layouts of bowling balls.

USBC explains specification related to new gripping layouts

USBC Equipment Specifications and Certifications Team analyzed new ball gripping layouts being used and how it affects specifications for bowling balls.


Information about Equipment Specifications and shortcuts to the key resources.

Jim Jaryszak Laneman Award

Learn more about the award that annually honors lanemen.

Approved, Non-Approved Products

Need to know which products are approved or not approved for competition?

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E.A.R.L. the Robot

One of the most important members of the team at the USBC isn't a scientist, it's a state of the art ball throwing robot named E.A.R.L.

Forms, Manuals and Bulletins

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Research, Articles and Presentations

Information on studies, presentations and key articles.

Lane-Center Certification

The team helps uphold the credibility of the sport and makes competition fair by inspecting lane beds in bowling centers.

Standard Operating Procedures

Get a detailed look at how different equipment and requirements are tested.

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