Pennsylvania State USBC
Tournament Announcement Regarding STORM products
After the USBC official announcement regarding Storm products, and with the specific statement that "These ball models remain USBC approved. Each USBC competition, whether tournament or league, has the option to adopt USBC's national tournament rule prohibiting use of these balls or to continue to allow their use." See the complete release here: USBC/Storm Agreement
The decision of our organization is to allow the use of these bowling balls listed below for the remaining State Tournaments being conducted in the 2021-2022 season. Due to three major tournaments starting shortly, we feel that this is the best decision for our entire membership at this time.
Storm Phaze 4
Storm Trend 2
Upon completion of this bowling season, the PA State USBC will re-evaluate and make a decision for the 2022-2023 season.
However, there are two bowling balls that have been recently added to the USBC "Non-Approved" list that are completely banned from being used in any USBC certified event. These banned bowling balls are:
Purple Hammer (made in the year 2016 & 2017)
Our organization will continue to monitor the ever-changing environment and make adjustments as quickly as we can.