Texas High School Bowling Begins Monday November 16th
We have Revised our bylaws to take into account students who turn 18 and are still in high school.
USBC changed the age requirement to age 18 to participate in youth programs. That meant, according to our THSBC bylaws students who turned 18 and are still in high school could not participate in high school bowling because our bylaws stated that all students must be eligible for Youth USBC membership.
We changed the wording so that if a student is under the age of 20 they still can compete in high school bowling. In order to do that the 18 year old students will need to take the safe sport training. For those districts which certify their season with USBC, they will have to certify it as an adult/youth program.
A student who competes in a league as a USBC member in which only trophies or SMART scholarship dollars are awarded will still be eligible to complete in THSBC competition.
A student who competes in adult singles competitions that offer valuable merchandise prizes or cash may also continue THSBC as long as, prior to competition, the student signs a prize waiver refusing such awards or the competition organizers agree to substitute comparable scholarship awards which allows any winnings to be sent to SMART in his/her name in the form of scholarships.
Along with the protocols set forth by Governor Abbott for bowling centers and
group activities to help mitigate the COVID-19 virus, we have put together
required protocols for high school bowling. There are three different agreements, one each for parents/guardians of bowlers, coaches, and bowling centers. We need everyone to sign the forms, stating that you agree to follow the protocols. All COVID protocols supersede the standard rules and bylaws of THSBC.
The last things we want is the sport of bowling to get a bad name because we failed to put protocols in place and then people contract the virus.
Please understand that individuals, teams, and even bowling centers could lose their rights to participate in high school bowling if the protocols are not followed.
Everyone will be policing each other. Any infractions should be reported
immediately to the district coordinator, Dick Atkinson or Karen Miller.
If a school or school district will not allow club activities, students from those
schools cannot participate in the high school season. No exceptions allowed
including joining a Co-Op team.
The season has been pushed back, including the dates for regionals, state, and all district.
November 16 - Conduct team tryouts
May be conducted any time after Nov. 16 based on
District schedule, lane availability, social distancing, etc.
District coordinators and head coaches plan schedule
Teams may commence practices, order uniforms, pay registrations
January 4 - First possible day of district competition
March 19 - Final possible day of district competition
March 28 - Regional Tournaments (8 Sites TBD)
April 10-11 - State Finals – Bandera Bowl, San Antonio
Girls Team and Boys Singles on Saturday
Boys Team and Girls Singles on Sunday
April 17-18 - All District Tournament - Grand Station Entertainment,
Girls Team on Saturday
Boys Team on Sunday