05/3/13 Bowling Update

May 3, 2013 Bowling Blog Updates

We would like to share some information with schools as we continue our work on KHSAA bowling rules and interpretations.  

The bowling advisory committee met and had some great input and discussion.  Here are the updates from that meeting and KHSAA staff discussion:

We are looking at alignment as more schools add bowling teams.  

Singles only entries are being considered, if a school is unable to sponsor a team, but can sponsor individuals in the postseason.

Moving the start of the season up to October 1st is not possible at this time without a bylaw proposal change from a school.  Nothing prohibits a school’s bowling team from practicing before the October 1 date, but there would be no catastrophic insurance in place and attendance could not be mandatory.  

Reminders and Clarifications:

The Ebonite/KHSAA State Championship will be on February 13th & 14th for 2014.  The regional window will be January 27th through February 8th.

Numbers on the right sleeve will be a requirement next year. 

Bylaw 12 is not applicable to Bowling and other sport activities  Therefore, students participation in adult leagues and accepting awards (even cash) is permitted under KHSAA rules.  What students and their families need to be educated on are the other restrictions that may apply. If they participate in USBC youth competitions, the USBC restriction would apply. They also need to be aware that the accepting of awards and prizes may be an issue if they plan to bowl in college.

Lastly, the KHSAA plans to put out a policy about illegal equipment before the start of the season this year.

Good luck!

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