USBC Collegiate bowlers planning to participate in sectional qualifying for the 2009 Intercollegiate Singles Championships, which will be held in the Dallas area May 17-20, 2009, should be aware that the early-entry deadline is fast approaching.

Entries postmarked or submitted online on or prior to Jan. 31, 2009 qualify for the $50 entry fee. After Jan. 31, the cost is $75. All entries must be postmarked or sumbitted online no later than Feb. 25, 2009.

The online registration system requires bowlers to have user accounts. Bowlers should use their 2008-09 USBC Collegiate membership numbers when registering. Bowlers who do not know their USBC Collegiate membership numbers should ask their coaches to look them up on the team's registration page, or contact for assistance.

Remember, full payment must accompany the entry in order to guarantee a bowler's spot in a sectional qualifier. Registering online and choosing a competition site without submitting payment will not hold a spot. After the entry deadline, bowlers may request being moved to alternate sectional qualifier locations by contacting USBC Collegiate.

Sectional qualifying for the 2009 Intercollegiate Singles Championships will be held at the following locations:

AMF Parkway Lanes
1630 South 12th Street
Allentown, Pa.
(610) 797-1567

Holiday Bowl-Brainerd
5518 Brainerd Road
Chattanooga, Tenn.
(423) 899-2695

Fairview Heights
St. Clair Bowl
5950 Old Collinsville Road
Fairview Heights, Ill.
(618) 632-2400

Las Vegas
Southpoint Hotel & Casino
9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, Nev. 89183
(702) 796-7111

Mailed entry materials should be sent to the following address:

USBC Collegiate
621 Six Flags Drive
Arlington, Texas 76011

Bowlers requiring additional assistance are encouraged to contact USBC Collegiate by calling director Gary Brown at (817) 385-8427 or utilizing the e-mail address listed above.