Becoming a USBC sanction bowler allows you to be an official member of the USBC. Being a part of USBC comes with many benefits plus helps keeps our great sport growing. Here is a list of some of the benefits you receive when joining the LIUSBC:

  • Permits you to compete in a sanction league
  • Allows you to compete in sanction tournaments
  • Makes you eligible for special awards such as a 300 or 800
  • Posts your average on which allows you to carry an official average
  • Keeps track of your achievements
  • Allows you to compete in USBC national, state, and local tournaments
  • You will receive an official sanction card
  • You will receive a membership gift (LIUSBC exclusive)
  • Automatically enters you in a $20,000 raffle (LIUSBC)
  • Gives you access to
  • Makes you eligible to win over $20,000 in added money to our events
  • Allows youth bowlers to compete in youth events with added scholarship money

There are additional benefits the USBC has created for its members. Click here to view special discounts and offers exclusively for USBC members.


Big changes are coming to LIUSBC’s awards program. Our awards haven’t changed in 20 years and it’s time to better utilize membership money. For many year’s secretaries would send in special achievements that were bowled by its league members. The LIUSBC office would send the leagues some type of recognition for the achievement. Unfortunately, most of the awards were not kept by the honoree and were left at the bowling center or in the bowler’s bag.

It’s time give bowlers a real value. Here are the changes beginning in the 2019-20 season.

  • All sanction bowlers will receive a special LIUSBC wall calendar that will give away over $20,000 in prizes. The calendar will also include all local and national tournament dates plus a listing of our bowling centers and pro shops. The calendar will sell for $25 but is FREE for all sanction league bowlers.
  • The USBC will continue to recognize a bowler’s first 300 game or 800 series with a special gift.
  • Any bowler that shoots a 300 game or 800 series in sanction league play will be invited to an exclusive tournament with over $5,000 in added prize money. There will actually be 2 of these events (called “Perfect Tournaments”) taking place in Nassau and Suffolk Counties.
  • All seniors that compete in a fun daytime league will be invited to a senior awards day that will take place at the end of the league season at a variety of bowling centers. All seniors that attend will receive a special gift plus have a chance to win some nice prizes.
  • Youth bowlers will now be able to compete in many more tournaments that will have added scholarship money. 100% of all youth sanction money that is kept by LIUSBC will be returned to the youth bowler in the form of scholarships.

LIUSBC will run a minimum of 12 events with most having added money to the prize fund. Tournaments will target all types of bowlers including high average bowlers, handicap bowlers, senior only events, women only events, super senior events, fun