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The Brands of Ebonite join Junior Gold as presenting sponsor

2013EboniteLogo_small.jpgThe Brands of Ebonite International – Ebonite, Track, Hammer, and Columbia 300 – have become the presenting sponsor of the Junior Gold Championships after agreeing to a two-year sponsorship deal with IBC Youth Development. The sponsorship deal includes several exciting features, including a scholarship program that will award a total of $20,000 to Junior Gold bowlers across the country, and the opportunity for four bowlers to receive a special trip to Ebonite's headquarters.

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Champions crowned at 2016 Junior Gold Championships

2016JGCU20JefferyMannJacquelineEvans_small.jpgA historic week at the 2016 Junior Gold Championships presented by Storm, Roto Grip and Master came to a close Saturday as champions were crowned at Western Bowl in Indianapolis. Nearly 3,300 youth competitors ascended on five bowling centers in Indianapolis – Western Bowl, Woodland Bowl, Expo Bowl, All Star Bowl and Southern Bowl – to compete for a national title in three age-based divisions for boys and girls (12-and-under, 15-and-under, 20-and-under) and a $300,000 scholarship fund.

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USA Bowling National Championships crowns first titlists

2016USABowlingNationalChampionshipsLogo_small.jpgThe USA Bowling National Championships determined its first champions on Saturday at Western Bowl in Indianapolis in the youth team event. In the 12-and-under Division, Lower Great Lakes regional champion Indiana U12 All-Stars defeated Coastal South regional champion Team Georgia, three-games-to-one. In the 15-and-under Division South regional champion Strikers, Georgia topped Upper Great Lakes regional champion Clams, Minnesota, also 3-1.

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Inaugural USA Bowling National Championships starts Wednesday

2016USABowlingNationalChampionshipsLogo_small.jpg When USA Bowling launched its regional tournaments three years ago, it was building the stage for what eventually would become a national event. The stage now is ready as the inaugural USA Bowling National Championships will take place in Indianapolis, with qualifying starting Wednesday. The finals of the event will be held at Western Bowl on Saturday and will be broadcast on CBS Sports Network in August. The USA Bowling program was designed as a team-based youth program.

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2016 Junior Gold Championships kicks off this weekend in Indianapolis USBC Youth Open starts Thursday

2016JGCLogo_small.jpg More than 3,300 youth bowlers, the largest field in tournament history, are scheduled to compete at the 2016 Junior Gold Championships presented by Storm, Roto Grip and Master, and the weeklong event will kick off with this weekend in Indianapolis with the trade show and opening ceremonies. The Junior Gold Championships features the top youth bowlers (U20, U15 and U12) in the country seeking national titles, spots on Junior Team USA and scholarship money.

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YES partners with Bowl4Life for additional coaching seminars

2016YESLogo_small.jpgThe Youth Education Services (YES) and Chuck Gardner Bowl4Life Scholarship Foundation will team to support additional USA Bowling Coaching seminars throughout the United States. The YES initiative started in 2010 and USA Bowling was the first program financed by the YES Fund. The USA Bowling Coaching seminars, operated by the IBC Youth Development team, are designed to teach basic bowling coaching skills to youth coaches, volunteers or parents of children involved in the sport.

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Junior Gold sets records, announces opening ceremony celebration

2016JGCLogo_small.jpgWith the continued growth of the Junior Gold program, including another record-setting year for entries in the Junior Gold Championships, this year's championships in Indianapolis will kick off with two days of special events, including an opening ceremony celebration. Junior Gold membership reached an all-time high for the sixth consecutive year, with nearly 6,500 members, and spots sold for the Junior Gold Championships also hit a record high with more than 3,700.

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Jack Cook earns Chuck Hall Star of Tomorrow Award

2016ChuckHallAwardJackCook_small.jpg Jack Cook of Denville, New Jersey, a senior at Morris Knolls High School, has been selected as the 2016 Chuck Hall Star of Tomorrow Award winner. The winner receives a $6,000 scholarship. The annual award recognizes star qualities, including distinguished bowling performance, academic achievement and civic involvement, in a male United States Bowling Congress Youth member who competes in bowling and currently is in high school or college. Cook will be presented the award at the 2016 USBC Convention.

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Gazmine Mason named Alberta E. Crowe Star of Tomorrow

2016AlbertaCroweAwardGazmineMason_small.jpg Gazmine Mason of Cranston, Rhode Island, a junior at Nebraska, has been selected as the 2016 Alberta E. Crowe Star of Tomorrow. The prestigious annual award recognizes star qualities in a female United States Bowling Congress Youth bowler, including accomplishments on the lanes, academic achievement and community service. The award winner, selected by the International Bowling Campus Youth Committee, receives a $6,000 scholarship. Mason will be presented the award at the 2016 USBC Convention.

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Gift For Life Scholarships awarded to 12 USBC Youth members

2016IBCYouthDevelopmentLogo_small.jpgTwelve youth bowlers have been selected by the International Bowling Campus Youth Committee to receive Gift For Life Scholarships in 2016. All 12 of this year's recipients are seniors in high school. The Gift For Life Scholarships annually are awarded to 12 USBC Youth members who are in need of financial assistance to obtain a college education. In honor of the 9/11 heroes, at least two of the 12 scholarships each year are awarded to children of fire, police or emergency rescue personnel

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New York, Florida bowlers earn Youth Ambassador Honor

2016USBCYouthAmbassadorJennaRoseHarrington_small.jpg2016USBCYouthAmbassadorDanielBolan_small.jpg Jenna Rose Harrington (l.) of Barneveld, New York, and Daniel Bolan (r.) of Orlando, Florida, have been selected as the 2016 USBC Youth Ambassadors of the Year. The IBC Youth Committee annually honors one male and one female USBC Youth bowler for their contributions to the sport, academic achievement and community involvement. Both will receive a $1,500 scholarship and may be selected to serve on the IBC Youth Committee.

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Missouri youth to receive Annual Zeb Scholarship

Dakota Miller of Potosi, Missouri, who is completing his senior year at Kingston High School, has been selected to receive the United States Bowling Congress Annual Zeb Scholarship for 2016. The $2,500 scholarship award is presented each year to a USBC Youth member who is a junior or senior in high school, has strong academic success and has given back to their community through service. The winner is selected by the International Bowling Campus Youth Committee.

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Five youth bowlers to receive Earl Anthony Scholarship

Five USBC Youth members have been selected to receive the 2016 Earl Anthony Memorial Scholarship in recognition of their academic achievements and community service. The International Bowling Campus Youth Committee determined the recipients of the Earl Anthony Memorial Scholarship, which is awarded in honor of the late USBC and Professional Bowlers Association Hall of Famer who was dedicated to assisting youth bowlers. The 2016 award winners each will receive a $5,000 scholarship.



Ohio's Joyce Latham named USBC Youth Volunteer of the Year

2016USBCYouthVolunteeroftheYearJoyceLatham_small.jpg Joyce Latham of Columbus, Ohio, who became a bowling coach more than 20 years ago, has been selected to receive the 2016 United States Bowling Congress Youth Volunteer of the Year Award. The prestigious national award recognizes an adult volunteer who has displayed outstanding efforts to foster, organize and promote youth bowling at the local, state and/or national levels. Latham will receive an expenses-paid trip to the USBC Convention, scheduled for April 26-29 in Las Vegas, where she will be presented the award.

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Floridian Allen Solomon is 2016 David Dahms Coach of the Year Award recipient

2016DavidDahmsCoachoftheYearAllenSolomon_small.jpg Allen Solomon of Jacksonville Beach, Florida, who has been the youth director at Beach Bowl for 27 years, has been selected to receive the 2016 David Dahms Coach of the Year Award. The David Dahms Coach of the Year Award recognizes a United States Bowling Congress-certified coach who has been actively involved in a USBC Youth program and has demonstrated outstanding commitment to coaching, sportsmanship and knowledge of USBC Youth rules.

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IBC Youth Development awards 35 Bowler's Ed grants

2016BowlersEdLogo_small.jpg Each year, the International Bowling Campus Youth Development team receives applications from schools and organizations seeking Bowler's Ed grants, which awards mobile bowling equipment that help teach the sport of bowling to children. Over the last year, applications for Bowler's Ed grants grew by nearly 400 percent and the IBC Youth Committee made the decision to award Bowler's Ed grants to 35 applicants in 2016. The kits will help introduce bowling to an estimated 150,000 children.

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11/19/15 extends title sponsorship of Youth Open

Woodland Bowl, Western Bowl, Expo Bowl, Southern Bowl and All-Star Bowl in Indianapolis, Ind., USA (July 14-15, 22-25 and 29-31, 2016) will continue as the title sponsor of the Youth Open Championships, while the event retools its lowest divisions in 2016. The Under 20, Under 15 and Under 12 divisions remain, but the Under 8 division has been replaced by an Under 10 division. The Youth Open Championships is a national non-qualifying tournament open to all United States Bowling Congress Youth members. The 2016 event will take place over nine days starting July 14 at Expo Bowl in Indianapolis.

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New schedule part of Junior Gold Championships improvements


The Junior Gold Championships will expand its schedule by a day in 2016, one of several improvements that will provide a better experience for both competitors and attendees, and to prepare for continued growth of the event. The 2016 event presented by Storm, Roto Grip and Master will take place July 15-23 in Indianapolis. Five bowling centers will be used for competition: Western Bowl, Expo Bowl, Woodland Bowl, All Star Bowl and Southern Bowl.

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Gary Brown named managing director of IBC Youth Development

2015IBCYouthGaryBrown_small.jpg Gary Brown (pictured) has been named managing director of International Bowling Campus (IBC) Youth Development, supervising all United States Bowling Congress (USBC) and Bowling Proprietors' Association of America (BPAA) youth programs. Brown will report to the executive directors of USBC and BPAA. Brown, who has been part of the IBC staff since 1999, moves into his new role from director of collegiate programs and youth tournaments. He assumes his new role effective immediately.

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Champions determined in U20, U15 and U12 divisions at 2015 Junior Gold Championships

Record 3,191 bowlers traveled to DuPage County, Illinois, to compete for part of the $275,000 in total scholarships

2015JGCU20ChampionsZacharyDotySierraKanemoto_small.jpg A record week at the 2015 Junior Gold Championships concluded as champions were crowned in the U20 (L-R U20 champions Zachary Doty and Sierra Kanemoto), U15 and U12 divisions at Stardust Bowl in Addison, Ill., on Friday. A record 3,191 bowlers traveled to DuPage County, Illinois, to compete for part of the $275,000 in total scholarships. The finals in each division were taped for broadcast on CBS Sports Network and will air August 4, 11 and 18. All shows begin at 10 p.m. Eastern.

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