Youth

USBC News

08/07/06

Youth bowlers get a taste of the Pro Tour

By Lucas Wiseman

TeenMastersLogo118h.jpg For four United States Bowling Congress Youth members, the 2006 Teen Masters National Finals was an opportunity to live like professional bowlers for a day. From the arena setup to the television cameras, bowlers in the boys' and girls' championship matches got to experience first-hand what professional bowlers deal with each week during the Denny's PBA Tour season.

United States

08/07/06

Peters and Hamilton capture 2006 Teen Masters national titles

Boardwalk Family Entertainment Center, Orlando, Fla., (Aug. 1-5, 2006)

2006TMchampionsJakePetersBrittniHamilton_small.jpg 17-year-old Jake Peters, Decatur, Illinois and 16-year-old Brittni Hamilton, Webster, New York are the 2006 Teen Masters National Champions, each winning the title at Universal Studios Orlando August 6. The show was taped for airing on ESPN2 October 16. The qualifying portion of the event was held at Boardwalk Entertainment Center in Orlando.

United States

08/06/06

Two boys and two girls remain in Teen Masters

Boardwalk Family Entertainment Center, Orlando, Fla., (Aug. 1-5, 2006)

TeenMastersLogo118h.jpgToday, four of the best youth bowlers in the nation will square off in one of the most unique venues ever to stage a televised bowling event for the 2006 Teen Masters National Championships. The matches begin at 1 pm inside Sound Stage 33 at Universal Studios Orlando. The show will be taped for viewing on ESPN2 October 16.

United States

08/06/06

Teen Masters arena setup is a blast from the past

Volunteers set up pins and send back bowling balls

2006TMArenaFinals_small.jpg At first glance, the arena setup at the 2006 Teen Masters National Finals looks pretty normal. It quickly becomes apparent what's different, though. The four lanes inside Sound Stage 33 at Universal Studios Orlando are equipped with everything but pin-setting machines and modern-day ball returns. Instead, a dozen volunteers man the pins, setting them up and sending back the bowling ball after each shot.

United States

08/06/06

It's down to four in the Teen Masters National Finals

Boardwalk Family Entertainment Center, Orlando, Fla., (Aug. 1-5, 2006)

2006TMJohnSzczerbinski_JakePeters_small.jpg The 2006 Teen Masters National Finals is now down to the final four in both girls and boys divisions at Boardwalk Family Entertainment Center in Orlando, Fla. In the Boys Division Jon Brady will meet Brett Cunningham in the first semi-final. Jake Peters (right) will take on 2005 TM Champion John Szczerbinski (left) in the other semi-final.


United States

08/06/06

Top 8 boys and final four girls left after friday Teen Masters action

Boardwalk Family Entertainment Center, Orlando, Fla., (Aug. 1-5, 2006)

2006TMArenaFinals_small.jpg Only a dozen of the top youth bowlers in the USA are now in contention to win the 2006 Teen Masters National Championship. After Friday afternoon matchplay at Boardwalk Entertainment Center, the top 16 were established, and Friday evening, the top eight girls competed in a unique arena environment at Universal Studios Sound Stage 33. The eight boys who remain will face off in best-of-five matchplay Saturday at noon and 1 pm in the arena.

United States

08/06/06

Lane conditions challenge players at Teen Masters

Boardwalk Family Entertainment Center, Orlando, Fla., (Aug. 1-5, 2006)

TeenMastersLogo118h.jpg The skills of the players at the 2006 Teen Masters National Finals were put to the test Friday as a cutting-edge lane conditioning procedure was used at Boardwalk Entertainment Center. In a format not seen by nearly all of the players at the event, the odd-numbered lanes were conditioned with a short-oil pattern while the even-numbered lanes had a long-oil pattern.


United States

08/05/06

Hanson and Galante lead TM Qualifying after Round 3

Boardwalk Family Entertainment Center, Orlando, Fla., (Aug. 1-5, 2006)

2006TMCraigHansonAshlyGalante2_small.jpg Starting the matchplay portion of the 2006 Teen Masters National Finals, the #1 seeds are Craig Hanson and Ashly Galante.Hansen, 16, rolled a brilliant 1351 in his third Round of qualifying to move from third to take the lead. Galante, 17, maintained her lead by rolling an 1176 for the final six games of qualifying.

United States

08/05/06

Peters and Galante lead Teen Masters Qualifying

Boardwalk Family Entertainment Center, Orlando, Fla., (Aug. 1-5, 2006)

2006TMAshlyGalante_small.jpg 2006TMJakePeters_small.jpg After 12 games of qualifying on both a short and long Sport Bowling oil pattern over two days, the qualifying leaders thus far in the Teen Masters National Finals are Jake Peters, Decatur, Illinois and Ashly Galante, Palm Harbor, Florida. Both are 17-year-old high school juniors.


United States

08/03/06

Jason Fitzgerald and Brittni Hamilton lead Day One Teen Masters National Finals

Boardwalk Family Entertainment Center, Orlando, Fla., (Aug. 1-5, 2006)

Brittni Hamilton.jpg Jason Fitzgerald.jpg After the first six games of qualifying, Jason Fitzgerald, Burgan, NC and Brittni Hamilton, Webster, NY are the early leaders in the 2006 Teen Masters National Finals in Orlando, Fla. Hamilton was the best of 117 girls with a 201.6 average for her first 6 games, while Fitzgerald averaged 220.5 totaling 1323.

United States

08/03/06

Ashley Belten wins Chris Barnes Challenge

Girls show up the Boys

2006TMAshleyBelden_small.jpg Before the 2006 Teen Masters National Finals qualifying rounds, a special Chris Barnes Leaders Challenge was held, open only to Teen Masters bowlers who won their local qualifiers. Ashley Belden, Tigeras, New Mexico was one of the girls that defeated all the boys in her hometown qualifier, and here in Orlando, she did it again.

United States

08/02/06

Walter Ray Williams Jr. visits Teen Masters bowlers

Boardwalk Family Entertainment Center, Orlando, Fla., (Aug. 1-5, 2006)

2006TeenMastersWRW_small.jpg Tuesday was practice day here at the 2006 Teen Masters Tournament National Finals, and the day gave TM finalists a chance to fine tune their games. Tuesday was also highlighted by a visit from one of the greatest bowlers in the world, Walter Ray Williams Jr. Walter signed autographs and posed for photos with hundreds of youth bowlers in a three-hour autograph session.

USBC Youth

07/28/06

Teen Masters finals gives USBC youth bowlers rare opportunity

Boardwalk Family Entertainment Center, Orlando, Fla., (Aug. 1-5, 2006)

TeenMastersLogo118h.jpg Nearly 300 USBC youth members from across the country will battle for the unique opportunity to compete in a nationally-televised, arena setting next week in Orlando, Fla., at the Teen Masters, sponsored by USBC. In addition to the arena setting and ESPN2-televised finals, throw in the fact the final rounds will be held at Universal Studios Orlando and it has all the makings of an unprecedented event.

USBC Youth

07/20/06

Four champions crowned at Pepsi Youth Championships

Don Carter University Lanes in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., (July 17-19, 2006)

2006PepsiUSBCYouthChampionshipsLogo.gif Four players from across the country earned titles Wednesday as the 2006 Pepsi USBC Youth Championships came to a close with single-game, double-elimination match play at Don Carter University Lanes.

USBC Youth

07/15/06

Wright, O'Grady win Junior Gold Championships

Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States (July 8-14, 2006)

2006JuniorGoldOGradyWright_small.jpg Jennifer Wright of West Columbia, S.C., and Matthew O'Grady of South Amboy, N.J., were crowned U.S. Junior Amateur champions Friday at the 2006 United States Bowling Congress Junior Gold Championships. The championships featured nearly 1,450 of the top youth bowlers in the country competing for $80,000 in scholarships, individual titles and berths on Junior Team USA 2007.

USBC Youth

07/14/06

Wright makes history at Junior Gold Championships

Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States (July 8-14, 2006)

2006JuniorGoldKyleBischoffJenniferWright_small.jpg Jennifer Wright of West Columbia, S.C., fired 300, the highest individual game by a girl in the nine-year history of the USBC Junior Gold Championships as she took the lead after the semifinals Thursday. Wright's 30-game total of 6,136 puts her well in the lead heading into Friday's round-robin match play at Don Carter University Lanes. Kyle Bischoff of St. Cloud, Minn., leads on the boys' side with 6,389.

USBC Youth

07/13/06

Mushtare doesn't advance at Junior Gold Championships

Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States (July 8-14, 2006)

2006JuniorGoldLogo_small.jpg Robert Mushtare, the only bowler in history to have two certified 900 series, did not advance to the semifinals Wednesday at the 2006 United States Bowling Congress Junior Gold Championships. The 17-year-old from Carthage, N.Y., finished the event tied for 282nd place with a 3,342 total for 18 games, an average of 185.7.

USBC Youth

07/12/06

Mushtare has work to do at Junior Gold Championships

Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States (July 8-14, 2006)

2006JGCRobertMushtare_small.jpg Heading into the 2006 United States Bowling Congress Junior Gold Championships, Robert Mushtare of Carthage, N.Y., had a simple goal. He wanted to average 200 for the tournament. After two days of qualifying, Mushtare, the only bowler in history to have two certified 900 series, has some work to do to reach his goal. For his first 12 games, Mushtare has totaled 2,234, an average of 186.2, and it tied for 280th place in a 992-player field.

USBC News

07/12/06

Practice, hard work pay off for pair at USBC Junior Gold Championships

Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States (July 8-14, 2006)

2006JuniorGoldLogo_small.jpg Karen Grygiel's wake-up call came in St. Louis in 2003. It was then she realized the key to finding success at the United States Bowling Congress Junior Gold Championships. Since then, Grygiel of Brick, N.J., has worked on her game and has challenged herself on USBC Sport Bowling lane conditions, both in practice and in competition. In the 2006 event's opening round of competition on Monday, she saw some results from that hard work.

USBC News

07/10/06

Helmrich is ready to enjoy his return

Republished courtesy of Miami Hearld (July 9, 2006)

2006JuniorGoldLogo_small.jpg On Monday, 1,457 of the best junior bowlers will compete in the United States Bowling Congress' Junior Gold Championship that will be contested at University Lanes in Davie, Tamarac Lanes and Boca Raton Lanes. The contestants will be battling for eight male and eight female spots on Junior Team USA, which competes in tournaments around the world, and $80,000 in college scholarship money.

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