congrats on fantastic bowling!!
USBC told us that the reason the averages were not on the cards any longer is that by not having this info on them allowed them to qualify for cheaper mailing rate. It started just this winter season. So those that bought their card last summer, would still have the avearges on them.
Make sure you read tournament entry forms thoroughly. Many larger tournaments like State and Nationals require you to rerate yourself if you are currently averaging over 10 pins higher then your last book average.
Well I just found the rules for our State Tournament! Looks like I'll be ok with the last years book average of 149! This will be great for handicap, granted I can even bowl up to par lol...
4. AVERAGES – USE HIGHEST 2006-2007 BOOK AVERAGE OF 21 GAMES OR MORE. If no 2006-2007 average, bowler may use his/her highest 2007 certified summer average of 21 games or more. If bowler has neither of these, they may use their highest 2007-2008 certified league average of 21 games or more as of the starting date of the tournament (March 29, 2008). If the bowler has none of these three averages, an average of 220 will be assigned with no handicap being offered. BOWLERS REQUIRED TO USE 2007 SUMMER AVERAGES must have the average verified by the Local Association Manager and attached to the entry form. BOWLERS REQUIRED TO USE A MARCH 29, 2008 AVERAGE must have the average verified by the league secretary, with verification presented at the time of bowling the first event. NO OUT OF STATE AVERAGES ACCEPTED.