As of 2015, United States Bowling Congress membership includes tracked game averages, tournament entries, playing under nationally-recognized rules, use of certified game equipment, and member reward savings. As of 2015, annual Adult Basic memberships start at just $10, $7 of which goes to the USBC and $3 to the local association. State fees are not included but capped at an additional $5.
The USBC recognizes and tracks game averages for all members, and players can track their averages at any time through Bowl.com. The USBC-certified game average is the pass to a number of local, state and national tournaments for bowlers of any skill level. Since the U.S. Olympic Committee recognizes the USBC as the governing body of the sport, membership ensures all bowlers play under the same accepted regulations.
The USBC also inspects and certifies all balls, pins, lane surfaces, cleaners and oils, ensuring a fair and competitive game for subscribers across the country. The Member Rewards Program entitles USBC members to save money on the purchase of car insurance, cell phones, gym memberships, travel and much more.
Additionally, each membership also goes to support the Olympic movement, the future of the sport and a number of charitable causes.