Rule 18 – There's a temporary exception for Alcohol!

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Rule 18 – There's a temporary exception for Alcohol!

Post by bowl1820 » September 25th, 2020, 2:51 am

Just noticed this today, I was downloading copies of the USBC Rules and manual pdfs and ran across this rule changes document:

http://usbcongress.http.internapcdn.net ... 0-2021.pdf

In it it say's:
In accordance with the authority granted through Rule 14, the following rules have been designated for temporary exceptions to be effective until further notice:

Rule 18 USBC will temporarily allow the use of isopropyl alcohol, aka rubbing alcohol on the outer surface of the ball at any time during USBC certified competition


For those that don't know what is Rule 18 covers when you can Alter or clean the Surface your ball. The rule reads:

Rule 18 – Bowling Ball - Altering Surface
While bowling in USBC competition, a bowling ball cannot:
a. Have the surface altered by the use of an abrasive.
b. Be cleaned with any liquid substance or cleaning agent.
c. Have any foreign material on it including, but not limited to, powder, rosin, marker or paint.

All bowling balls so altered or cleaned must be removed from the competition.

Note: Should a foreign substance appear on the outer surface of a bowling ball which cannot be removed with a dry towel, an approved cleaner may be used with consent from a league or tournament officer.


So according to that temporary exception , you can clean your ball with alcohol any time and not have to ask permission. This temporary exception for Alcohol was allowed because of the new USBC Rule 14 that replaced the old one.

Old Rule 14 – Supplemental Fees
Rule was deleted.


New Rule 14 - Emergency Authorization

Allows USBC to temporary modify the General Playing, Award, League and Tournament Rules under specific circumstances. Information regarding any active authorizations will be posted on BOWL.com.
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Re: Rule 18 – There's a temporary exception for Alcohol!

Post by TheJesus » October 1st, 2020, 4:34 pm

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Re: Rule 18 – There's a temporary exception for Alcohol!

Post by KYBOB » October 31st, 2020, 12:23 am

This exception was due to Covid-19. New rule #14 eliminated the use of ALL cleaning products during competition and was established prior to Covid. Because of Covid, USBC allowed the use of alcohol due to it's sanitation aspect. This was one way to get bowling centers back open.
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Re: Rule 18 – There's a temporary exception for Alcohol!

Post by bowl1820 » October 31st, 2020, 12:38 am

KYBOB wrote:
October 31st, 2020, 12:23 am
This exception was due to Covid-19. New rule #14 eliminated the use of ALL cleaning products during competition and was established prior to Covid. Because of Covid, USBC allowed the use of alcohol due to it's sanitation aspect. This was one way to get bowling centers back open.
Note:
USBC Rule 18 – Bowling Ball - Altering Surface eliminated the use of ALL cleaning products during competition not #14.

USBC Rule #14 is the Emergency Authorization rule:
Rule 14 - Emergency Authorization
USBC may authorize temporary modifications to the General Playing Rules, Award, League and
Tournament Rules in the event of government declared emergencies or disasters, pandemic, attack on
the United States, or any nuclear or atomic disasters. Such authorizations will be for a specified period
and may apply only to designated geographic areas.
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Re: Rule 18 – There's a temporary exception for Alcohol!

Post by KYBOB » October 31st, 2020, 2:06 am

bowl1820 wrote:
October 31st, 2020, 12:38 am
Note:
USBC Rule 18 – Bowling Ball - Altering Surface eliminated the use of ALL cleaning products during competition not #14.

USBC Rule #14 is the Emergency Authorization rule:
Rule 14 - Emergency Authorization
USBC may authorize temporary modifications to the General Playing Rules, Award, League and
Tournament Rules in the event of government declared emergencies or disasters, pandemic, attack on
the United States, or any nuclear or atomic disasters. Such authorizations will be for a specified period
and may apply only to designated geographic areas.
OOPS.....old age moment there.......LOL
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