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USBC Convention delegates finally pass forced merger for state, local associations, and dues cap increase  

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Friday, April 29, 2016 8:00 pm
Elected to the USBC Board of Directors on Friday were, left to right, Mark Martin, Frank Wilkinson and Jeff Ussery. Photo by United States Bowling Congress.
More than a decade after the American Bowling Congress and Women’s International Bowling Congress merged to form the United States Bowling Congress, state and local associations that have not merged finally will be forced to merge. After years of saying no, USBC Convention delegates on Friday finally said yes to proposals that will force state and local associations to merge by Aug. 1, 2018. A little more than one-fourth have not merged. They also passed a $5 dues cap increase for USBC,...