USBC Youth


Unified International Bowling Campus Youth Committee formed

2013IBCYouthDevelopment_small.jpg The United States Bowling Congress and Bowling Proprietors' Association of America Boards of Directors have approved the creation of unified International Bowling Campus Youth Committee. The new IBC Youth Committee, which will merge the USBC and BPAA Youth Committees, will have 15 members comprised of six representatives appointed by the USBC Board, six by the BPAA Board, and three athlete representatives.

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USBC Youth Committee selections announced for the 2013-14 season

USBCYouthLogo_small.jpgFrank Wilkinson of Staten Island, N.Y., and Kevin Russell Jr. of Orlando, Fla., have been selected by the United States Bowling Congress Board of Directors to serve on the USBC Youth Committee. Each was recommended by the USBC Nominating Committee and will begin their three-year committee terms starting with the 2013-14 season. Wilkinson currently chairs the USBC Youth Committee.

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Growth sparks changes to North Pointe Junior Gold Championships

2013NPJGCLogo_small.jpg The North Pointe Junior Gold Championships has experienced tremendous growth, especially with the addition of the U15 division, and the expected progression has resulted in several changes for the 2013 event in Detroit. More than 1,900 youth bowlers took part in the 2012 event, establishing a record for number of participants, and the 2013 tournament is expected to eclipse that mark. To handle the larger field, three additional centers in the Detroit area will be utilized.

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Teen Masters and PBA announce licensing agreement for standardized bowling balls

20120922TeenMastersLogo_small.jpg 201112PBALogo_small.jpgKiller 'B' Promotions (KBP) and the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) have announced the signing of an exclusive licensing agreement under which KBP will create and market a line of PBA-branded bowling balls for use in the Teen Masters. The licensing agreement is part of a joint effort by the PBA and KBP to spur the growth of competitive youth bowling.

USBC Youth


Florida's Greg Young wins $64,000 Scholarship in Teen Masters Grand Championship

Boys' high school champion sweeps girls' division winner Ashley Dunn for title

2012TMGCGregYoung_small.jpg 2012TMAshleyDunn_small.jpgSixteen-year-old Greg Young (l.) of Viera, Fla., swept 15-year-old Ashley Dunn (r.) of Palmdale, Calif., 216-155 and 214-158, in the best-of-three-game title match of the Teen Masters Grand Championship Wednesday night to win a $64,000 scholarship package, the richest scholarship prize in youth bowling. The tournament finals were conducted on a special one-lane installation in Vanderbilt Hall, inside New York City's Grand Central Terminal.

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Eight high school bowlers to battle for $64,000 in 15th Teen Masters Grand Championship

Two days of competition set for Vanderbilt Hall at Grand Central Terminal in New York City starting Tuesday

TeenMastersLogo118h.jpgEight of the nation’s best high school bowlers - four boys and four girls - are headed to New York City’s Grand Central Terminal for a two-day battle Tuesday and Wednesday, competing for a $64,000 “full ride” scholarship prize which will be awarded to the winner of the 15th annual Teen Masters Grand Championship. Kamron Doyle (r.) of Brentwood, Tenn., at age 14, and last year’s 14-Under champion Ashley Dunn (l.) of Palmdale, Calif., 15, will lead their respective divisions into the finals.

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Ebonite International becomes presenting sponsor of 2013, 2014 Junior Gold Championships

2013NPJGCLogo_small.jpg The International Bowling Campus and Ebonite International have agreed on a sponsorship deal making the Brands of Ebonite the presenting sponsor for the 2013 and 2014 North Pointe Junior Gold Championships. The agreement will make the Brands of Ebonite International the official bowling ball of the North Pointe Junior Gold Championships and the United States Bowling Congress Survivor Tournament. The Brands of Ebonite include Track, Columbia 300, Ebonite and Hammer.

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Team USA starts U15 development program connected to Junior Gold


Youth bowlers age 15 and younger have a new reason to be United States Bowling Congress Junior Gold members with the creation of a U15 development program for Junior Team USA. The move comes in connection with a successful addition of a new U15 division as part of the North Pointe Junior Gold Championships. Four U15 bowlers in the recently completed Junior Gold Championships earned the first spots in the new developmental program.

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U20 and U15 champions crowned at North Pointe Junior Gold Championship

2012NPJGCU20U15Champions_small.jpgFour bowlers earned national youth titles Friday at the 2012 North Pointe Junior Gold Championships. AJ Johnson of Oswego, Ill., Robyn Renslow of Brentwood, Calif., Bradley Crouse, Nazareth, Pa., and Breanna Clemmer, Clover, S.C., all came away with championships in their respective divisions at Woodland Bowl. A record total of 1,929 athletes took part in the event competing for more than $250,000 in scholarships.

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North Pointe Junior Gold Championships heads to match play

Top 16 in each of the four division advance to Friday's match play; top 2 U20 boys and girls earn automatic spots on Junior Team USA; additional automatic spots will be given to the winner and runner-up

2012NPJGCU20TopQualifiers_small.jpg Four bowlers earned automatic spots on Junior Team USA as qualifying wrapped up Thursday at the 2012 North Pointe Junior Gold Championships presented by Brunswick. Michael Coffey of Melbourne, Fla., Matthew Farber of Plainview, N.Y., Natalie Goodman of O'Fallon, Ill., and Danielle McEwan of Stony Point, N.Y., all earned automatic spots on Junior Team USA in 2013 by virtue of their 25-game totals in the 20-and-under division to end qualifying at Woodland Bowl.

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Qualifying wrapping up at North Pointe Junior Gold Championships

Live Streaming starts Thursday, July 19 at 8 a.m. Eastern

2012NPJGCTheaAspiras_small.jpgAfter back-to-back years of strong performances at the North Pointe Junior Gold Championships presented by Brunswick, Thea Aspiras (pictured) of Chesapeake, Va., is once again lingering near the top of the leaderboard. The Norfolk State junior finished 37th last year in Las Vegas and sixth two years ago in Indianapolis. After 15 games of qualifying, she sits in 14th place in the 20-and-under division with 2,897 (193.13 average) and is again in position for a big finish. Live streaming of the event starts Thursday at 8 a.m. Eastern.

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Versatility is key at North Pointe Junior Gold Championships

2012NPJGCLogo_small.jpg With three lane patterns at three bowling centers over three days, the North Pointe Junior Gold Championships presented by Brunswick tests the versatility of the players competing in the event. Competing on a long, medium and short pattern, the players are challenged by the USBC Sport Bowling conditions. And for the 20-and-under boys who wrapped up competition on the short pattern Tuesday morning, they were put to the test like never before.

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North Pointe Junior Gold Championships underway at three bowling centers in Indianapolis

Live Streaming starts Thursday at 8 a.m. Eastern

2012JuniorGoldLogo_small.jpg For the first time in the 15-year history of the event, the North Pointe Junior Gold Championships are broken into divisions by age. But that didn't stop nine brave bowlers in the younger division from challenging their older counterparts. Six boys and three girls eligible for the 15-and-under division opted to compete in the 20-and-under division, which began with the opening round of qualifying Monday. Live Streaming starts Thursday at 8 a.m. Eastern.

USBC Youth


USBC Youth Open Championships underway in Indianapolis

2012USBCYouthOpenLogo_small.jpgThe United States Bowling Congress Youth Open Championships got underway Thursday at Expo Bowl in Indianapolis. The event runs July 12-14, 19-23 and 27-28. The non-qualifying tournament is patterned after the USBC Open Championships and USBC Women's Championships. Youth bowlers compete in Team (four players), Doubles, Singles and All-events.

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North Pointe Junior Gold Championships poised for memorable 2012 event

BowlTV will have free live streaming of the event from July 19-20

2012JuniorGoldLogo_small.jpgWith a record number of participants, huge scholarships on the line and a new format, the 2012 North Pointe Junior Gold Championships presented by Brunswick are poised to become the most memorable in the event's 15-year history. The event begins Monday in Indianapolis with more than 2,100 USBC youth members competing for a record $250,000 in scholarships and spots on Junior Team USA.

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Pepsi Youth Championships to have age-based Scratch Divisions starting in 2012-13

USBCYouthLogo_small.jpgThe Pepsi Youth Championships will undergo several exciting changes for the 2012-13 season, including new divisions and the move to scratch competition. The Pepsi Youth Championships will feature five divisions for both boys and girls – U6, U8, U12, U15 and U20 divisions – starting in 2012-13, and all divisions will use scratch scores. Previously, the Pepsi had divisions for 11 and under and 12 and over using handicap, and a scratch division for 12 and over.

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Road to 15th Teen Masters Grand Championships begins today in Cleveland

Freeway Lanes hosts qualifying, match play rounds in High School Boys and Girls, Under-14 Divisions

TeenMastersLogo118h.jpgThe road to New York City's Grand Central Terminal and the Grand Championships in the 15th annual Teen Masters gets underway today at Freeway Lanes in suburban Cleveland. After qualifying and match play rounds that continue through Thursday, the top four boys and top four girls in the High School Boys and Girls divisions will advance to the unique championship rounds on a specially-installed lane in Vanderbilt Hall inside New York's busy transit hub Aug. 5-8.

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Alabama youth bowler receives Annual Zeb Scholarship

2012ZEBScholarshipJarrodHicks_small.jpg Jarrod Hicks of Hueytown, Ala. (pictured), has been selected to receive the 2012 USBC Annual Zeb Scholarship. The $2,500 scholarship is awarded each year to a USBC Youth member, who is in their junior or senior year of high school, has a minimum 3.0 grade-point average (4.0 scale) and has given back to their community through service. As a bowler, Hicks has been selected to the Greater Birmingham USBC Youth All-City Team the last three seasons and posted the highest average as a youth bowler in 2010.

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2012 Junior Gold sets tournament record with 2,088 sold spots

Junior Gold program has more than 4,000 members for the first time in the program's 15-year history

2012JuniorGoldLogo_small.jpgA record number of youth bowlers will take part in the North Pointe Junior Gold Championships presented by Brunswick next month in Indianapolis, and the USBC Junior Gold program already has established a membership record for the 2011-12 season. The 2012 Championships has sold 2,088 spots, shattering the previous record of 1,980 set in 2009. The Junior Gold program has more than 4,000 members for the first time in the program's 15-year history.

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Detroit area to host 2013 North Pointe Junior Gold and USBC Youth Open Championships

USBCYouthLogo_small.jpgThe Detroit area will play host to bowling's biggest youth tournaments in 2013, the North Pointe Junior Gold Championships and the USBC Youth Open Championships. The North Pointe Junior Gold Championships will take place at Sunnybrook Lanes and Sterling Lanes, both in Sterling Heights, Mich., and AMF Rose Bowl in Roseville, Mich., from July 13-19, 2013. Sterling Lanes will be the site for the USBC Youth Open Championships, scheduled for July 11-28, 2013.

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