Statement from Roger Buckman and Angelo Corradino Regarding Storm Products

Date Posted: March 31st, 2022

Bowling Ball Update from NYS USBC:

President Roger Buckman working with Association Manager Angelo Corradino, released the following statement regarding the STORM bowing ball ruling made on March 30, 2022, from USBC.

With regards to the USBC decision to ban select bowling balls from various levels of its certified competition, there may be some confusion over what equipment is allowed in the upcoming NYS USBC tournaments. The following is intended to clarify the situation relative to the NYS USBC.

To review the March 30, 2022, United States Bowling Congress announcement, the USBC prohibited the following six previously certified bowling balls from use in USBC national events, but they remain allowed in other USBC competition (including league play): Storm Phaze 4, Storm Electrify Solid, Storm Trend 2, 900 Global Altered Reality, 900 Global Wolverine and Roto Grip UFO Alert.

Please keep in mind, the above balls are not banned at this time. The bowling balls are still permitted to use in league play and in local tournaments unless, the competition rules state otherwise.

All six of those bowling balls will remain allowed in all NYS USBC competition through the remainder of the 2022 season. The NYS USBC has no data or indication that those USBC certified bowling balls would fail field tests. Again, the six bowling balls will be allowed in all NYS USBC-conducted competition, including the upcoming NYS USBC Women’s open, Queens and NYS USBC Open


  • The Storm Spectre bowling ball, which the USBC banned from all USBC certified competition, is not allowed in any level of NYS USBC competition.
  • Purple Hammer bowling balls manufactured in 2016 and 2017 were banned from USBC certified competition and are not allowed in any level of NYS USBC competition.


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