Although bowling has experienced a gradual decline for the past 15 years, a bright future looms over the horizon. There is bad news and good news
. First, let's face the bad news. Membership in the ABC/WIBC/ (and now the USBC) tapered off at an alarming rate. Phony high scores made a mockery of the game. 300 games, 800 series and averages ranging from 220 to 250 became routine. 900 series were being recorded regularly. Worse though, the ABC sanctioned these scores by mere average bowlers, yet refused to accept a 900 series by Glenn Allison, a Hall of Fame bowler.