In the IGBO Online Library, you can access documents for the operations of IGBO and member resources. Every attempt is made to keep this library up to date, but should you find any outdated information on a document you need, please contact the IGBO Secretary and an updated document will be sent to you.
Bylaws and Procedures
These bylaws were voted in at the 2022 Annual GMM in Rochester, and the Policies & Procedures were approved by the Board during the 2022 Mid-Year Board Meeting in Washington, DC. Following review by the membership, these documents became effective July 1, 2023. If you wish to suggest changes to either of these documents, please use this Bylaw/P&P Change Request Form.
IGBO Member Handbook
This handbook is provided to each IGBO representative for his or her benefit. It should be passed on to your successor to provide him or her a valuable indoctrination into IGBO and especially to help him or her understand the individual responsibilities of each IGBO representative.
Introduction (PDF) Revised May 21, 2014
Organizational Information.pdf Revised July 12, 2023
History.pdf (PDF) Revised June 18, 2023
Board Responsibility (PDF) Revised November 13, 2011
IGBO Bylaws.pdf Revised July 1, 2023
IGBO Policies and Procedures.pdf Revised 2023
IGBO Annual Tournament and Conference Rules Revised Nov. 8, 2019
Committees (PDF) Revised May 22, 2015
Newsletter (PDF) Revised November 2013
Membership Information.pdf Revised July 7, 2023
Other Documents / Procedures
IGBO Representative Resources
This section contains documents to help IGBO Reps understand their duties, track their responsibilities, and understand the scope of their jobs.
Running a tournament can be intimidating when you are a new director. These documents will help you with your duties so that you can put on the best tournament possible.
IGBO Tournament Bid Process (PDF) Revised June 2022
IGBO Tournament Handbook (Revised 04-2018).doc Revised 2018
The Tournament Average Database, hereafter TAD, is a service IGBO provides to its member tournaments. The TAD maintains a rolling average calculated by considering every IGBO member tournament a bowler has participated in within the last year. Both standard tournaments and optional scratch events (e.g. Scratch Masters) are included in the calculation. This allows tournament directors to consider true tournament condition scores in addition to those of USBC sanctioned league averages. For privacy reasons, this is a closed system and requires IGBO membership in order to use the database. If you already have an IGBO Account, you may use your credentials to access the database.
For access to TAD and Instructions for Uploading Scores to TAD, CLICK HERE.
Tournament Average Tracking
This spreadsheet helps you, the bowler, track your tournament averages based on USBC Rule 319. Use this tool to report averages when registering for various tournaments throughout the year.