USBC Youth


Bandy perfect at Junior Gold Championships

AMF Thruway Lanes, Transit Lanes, AMF Airport Lanes in Buffalo N.Y., USA (July 7-13, 2007)

2007JuniorGoldKaylaBandy_small.jpg Pikeville College senior Kayla Bandy of Danville, Va., became the first female in the 10-year history of the United States Bowling Congress Junior Gold Championships to shoot a perfect game during qualifying Thursday. Bandy, who was named Most Valuable Player for the 2006-07 collegiate bowling season by the National Collegiate Bowling Coaches Association, fired the perfect game in the second game of her final qualifying block at AMF Thruway Lanes.

2007 Junior Gold


AMF Airport Lanes puts junior gold bowlers to the test


After more than two days of competition at the 2007 USBC Junior Gold Championships, there's little doubt that AMF Airport Lanes is challenging athletes the most. Chris Bolosan of Newport News, Va., who won the U.S. Junior Amateur title in 2005, opened with his first block Monday at Transit Lanes, the highest scoring of the three centers, and was near the top of the standings with 1,354, an average of 225.67 per game. In his second qualifying block Wednesday at AMF Airport, Bolosan totaled 1,151, an average of 191.83.

USBC Youth


Junior Gold experience unique for hometown bowlers

AMF Thruway Lanes, Transit Lanes, AMF Airport Lanes in Buffalo N.Y., USA (July 7-13, 2007)

2007JuniorGoldCharlieZmozynski_small.jpg 2007JuniorGoldNikkiLewandowski_small.jpg For two athletes nearing the end of their tenure as youth bowlers, having the United States Bowling Congress Junior Gold Championships in their hometown is proving to be a unique experience. Nikki Lewandowski (l.) of Buffalo, N.Y., and Charlie Zmozynski (r.) of Depew, N.Y., are two veteran Junior Gold competitors, with Lewandowski competing for a record 10th time and Zmozynski for the fifth time. For them, what could be their final Junior Gold is much different than what they've experienced in the past.

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High school champ off to strong start at Junior Gold Championships

AMF Thruway Lanes, Transit Lanes, AMF Airport Lanes in Buffalo N.Y., USA (July 7-13, 2007)

2007JuniorGoldJonBuckert_small.jpg Over the past few months, Jon Buckert of Rochester, N.Y., has felt that something big was brewing in his young bowling career. He hopes the payoff comes this week at the 2007 United States Bowling Congress Junior Gold Championships. Qualifying competition for the boys and girls divisions consists of three six-game blocks over four days continuing through Thursday. After 18 games, the top 96 males and 48 females (including all ties) will advance to the semifinals

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O'Grady focused heading into USBC Junior Gold Championships

AMF Thruway Lanes, Transit Lanes, AMF Airport Lanes in Buffalo N.Y., USA (July 7-13, 2007)

2007MattOGrady_small.jpg 2007JuniorGoldLogo_small.jpg Ever since Junior Team USA returned from a disappointing performance at the 2006 World Youth Championships, Matt O'Grady of South Amboy, N.J., has been focused on returning to the event and redeeming himself. O'Grady (r.), the reigning U.S. Junior Amateur champion, will take the first step in reaching that goal when he competes in the 2007 United States Bowling Congress Junior Gold Championships in Buffalo, N.Y., from July 9-13.

USBC Youth


Twenty teens win Who's Who All-Academic Bowling Team Honors

USBC Youth bowlers earn $1,000 scholarships for academic success

USBCYouthLogo.jpg Twenty United States Bowling Congress Youth members who were listed in the 2006-07 publication, Who's Who Among American High School Students - Sports Edition, have been named to the Who's Who Sports Edition All-Academic Bowling Team. Each team member will receive a $1,000 scholarship and a custom recognition award.

USBC Youth


Samantha Santoro sets female youth series record

Pennsylvania youth, high school star rolls 845 to top former record by two pins

SamanthaSantoro_small.jpg Already a star in state youth and high school competition, Samantha Santoro of Reinholds, Pa., added another milestone May 3 when she rolled 845 for three games, the highest series by a United States Bowling Congress female youth bowler. "After I was finished bowling and I had realized I broke the record I was ecstatic," the 17-year-old Santoro said.

USBC Youth


Detroit to host three Youth Events in 2008

USBCLogoRed_small.jpg Three major youth events, including the United States Bowling Congress Junior Gold Championships, will be conducted in the Detroit metropolitan area in July of 2008. The USBC Junior Gold Championships is the nation's premier competition for high-average youth bowlers and will be conducted for the 11th consecutive year. The event is expected to draw more than 1,700 athletes and their families to the Detroit area.

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Twelve teens receive USBC's Gift for Life Scholarships

Two awards earmarked for son and daughter of police, fire and rescue personnel

Roger Dalkin.jpg Twelve teens from across the country have been selected to receive $1,000 Gift for Life Scholarships by the United States Bowling Congress. "Many of our USBC Youth members face financial hardships, often the result of serious medical conditions that affect family finances," said USBC Chief Executive Officer Roger Dalkin (pictured). "The Gift for Life Scholarships help these deserving young people realize their dreams of attending college."

2007 USBC Youth Open


USBC Youth Open Championships to feature Sport Bowling conditions

AMF Thruway Lanes in Buffalo N.Y., United States (July 13-21, 2007)

2007USBCYOC_small.jpg Youth bowlers will be given the chance to put their skills to the test under United States Bowling Congress Sport Bowling lane conditions at the inaugural USBC Youth Open Championships later this year. The USBC Youth Open Championships will be conducted in Buffalo, N.Y., starting July 13 at AMF Thruway Lanes. The event is conducted alongside the USBC Junior Gold Championships and Pepsi USBC Youth Championships.

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Oklahoma teen wins USBC's Annual Zeb Scholarship

Junior Gold bowler earns $2,500 honor for top grades and community involvement

2007ZebScholarshipJacobGreene_small.jpg In recognition of his academic success and community service, Jacob Greene of Oilton, Okla., has been named the winner of the United States Bowling Congress Annual Zeb Scholarship. The honor includes a $2,500 scholarship and an expense-paid trip for Greene and a parent or guardian to Buffalo, N.Y., for a formal awards ceremony July 13 at the close of the USBC Junior Gold Championships.

USBC Youth


Registered volunteer program now easier to implement

Discussions lead to refinements of program to protect America's youth bowlers

USBCYouthLogo_small.jpg Constructive suggestions for improving the United States Bowling Congress' Registered Volunteer Program have led to refinements in the project that is designed to protect youth bowlers, and the revised program will be re-launched this spring.

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2007 USBC Junior Gold Championships will feature sold-out field

AMF Thruway Lanes, Transit Lanes, AMF Airport Lanes in Buffalo N.Y., USA (July 7-13, 2007)

2007JuniorGoldLogo_small.jpg All 1,728 spots have been sold for the 2007 United States Bowling Congress Junior Gold Championships, which will be held July 7-13 in Buffalo, N.Y. Held on USBC Sport Bowling lane conditions, the Junior Gold Championships, which is an individual competition, will feature bowlers from across the country. The competitors will battle for spots on USBC Junior Team USA as well as a record $100,000 in scholarship money.

2007 Teen Masters


Dexter Signs on to sponsor 2007 Teen Masters

TeenMastersLogo118h.jpg The 10th annual Teen Masters Bowling Tournament is underway, and youth bowlers across America are now qualifying for the exciting and rewarding TM National Finals, to be held July 29 – August 3 at the Orleans bowling center in Las Vegas. Returning to the impressive list of Teen Masters sponsors this year is Dexter Bowling Shoes.

USBC Youth


USBC Youth Volunteer, Coach and Ambassadors of the Year selected

Winners to be presented with awards at USBC Convention in Nashville

USBCYouthLogo.jpg David Koppa, Teresa Wolcott, Erik Galganski and Celina Tolson have been selected as recipients of United States Bowling Congress Youth recognition awards, which for the first time will be presented at the USBC Convention.

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It's official: Ohio's Chaz Dennis is youngest 300 shooter

Two-handed bowler sets record at age 10 years, 2 months, 27 days

USBCYouthLogo_small.jpg Chaz Dennis officially became the youngest bowler to roll a perfect game when his 300 Saturday morning in Columbus, Ohio, was approved by the United States Bowling Congress. Competing with 14- to 17-year-olds in the Hillcrest Preps-Juniors League at Hillcrest Lanes, Dennis had his perfect game at age 10 years, 2 months, 27 days.

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Tenth Annual Teen Masters qualifying starts rolling January 27

New national finals hits Las Vegas July 29

TeenMastersLogo118h.jpg 2007 will be an exciting year for youth bowling, and one of the 'can't miss' events for competitive young players will be the ever-popular Teen Masters. The new Teen Masters will be very special this year. Not only is it the 10th annual TM event produced by Gary Beck's Killer 'B' Promotions, but the national finals will be held at the incredible Orleans Bowling Center in Las Vegas, Nevada July 29 - August 3.

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New York, Texas teens named USBC Stars of Tomorrow

Rochester, N.Y., boy and Pflugerville, Texas, girl honored with titles and scholarships

2007SoTJoiBell_small.jpg 2007SoTJonathanBuckert_small.jpg The United States Bowling Congress has selected Jonathan Buckert of Rochester, N.Y., and Joi Bell of Pflugerville, Texas, as its 2007 USBC Stars of Tomorrow. With their honorary titles, Buckert and Bell each will receive a $1,500 college scholarship that is renewable up to three times, for a total potential value of $6,000.

USBC Youth


USBC modifies rules regarding acceptable awards for youth

Rule change is effective immediately and will be enforced for the balance of the 2006-07 season

USBCYouthLogo_small.jpg The United States Bowling Congress Board of Directors has approved the modification of Youth Membership Eligibility Rule 400, effective immediately, to expand the awards deemed acceptable under the terms of USBC Youth membership.

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Chris Barnes Thanksgiving Youth Classic offers over $33,000 in smart scholarships

USBC Sport Bowling event also features optional Junior Gold qualifying opportunity

USBCYouthLogo.jpg Youth bowlers will compete for a guaranteed total of over $33,000 in scholarship awards in the Chris Barnes Thanksgiving Youth Classic, to be held Nov. 22-26 at AMF Irving Lanes in Irving, Texas.

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