Youth

USBC Coaching

05/04/12

USA Bowling Coaching to offer seminars on coaching youths

USBCCoachingLogo.jpgFor youth bowling coaches, volunteers or parents of children involved in the sport, USA Bowling will provide coaching seminars designed to teach basic bowling coaching skills. The USA Bowling Coaching program already has scheduled 52 seminars throughout the country this fall, and additional seminars will be added. The seminars are a continuation of the program started last year that drew more than 1,100 participants. The seminars are free, are three hours in length and include on-lane and classroom instruction.

USBC Youth

05/01/12

Bowling Industry unites to launch National Youth League promotion

8 for 8 Bowling Club includes 8 weeks of bowling and a new ball for $8 per week

20120501NationalYouthLeaguePromotion_small.jpgThe bowling industry is uniting to promote and launch the national "8 for 8" Bowling Club promotion this fall in an effort to introduce more children under the age of 12 to the sport. The program gives kids the opportunity to participate in an 8-week league for $8 per week and includes a custom-fitted ball and a basic United States Bowling Congress Youth membership. The "8 for 8" program is a partnership of the IBC in conjunction with Brunswick and Ebonite International.

USBC Youth

02/04/12

PBA and Teen Masters team up to conduct Teen Masters Qualifying Events in 2012

Youth bowlers to gain valuable experience in events conducted on PBA lane conditions

TeenMastersLogo118h.jpgThe nation's top youth bowlers will have the opportunity to compete on PBA lane conditions and rub elbows with the greats in the game when Teen Masters Qualifiers will be conducted in conjunction with selected PBA Regional tournaments in 2012. PBA has entered into an agreement with Killer 'B' Promotions to conduct 18 Teen Masters qualifiers at PBA Regional events beginning in March through the end of May. The Teen Masters qualifiers will be conducted on lanes designated for Teen Masters competition.

USBC Youth

12/16/11

Illinois youth coach named USBC Youth Volunteer Award winner

2011USBCYouthVolunteerOTYJoriPeterson_small.jpgJori Peterson (pictured) of Rockford, Ill., has been selected to receive the USBC Youth Volunteer of the Year Award by the USBC Youth Committee. The prestigious award recognizes an adult volunteer who has displayed outstanding efforts to foster, organize and promote certified youth bowling programs at the local, state and/or national levels. Peterson, 45, is the Mites and Bumper coach for the youth leagues at Don Carter Lanes in Rockford.

USBC Youth

12/15/11

Florida's Bud Endicott selected as David Dahms Coach of the Year

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Robert "Bud" Endicott of Apopka, Fla., has been selected to receive the USBC David Dahms Coach of the Year Award by the USBC Youth Committee. The award is named in honor of David Dahms, who was an instrumental leader in the creation of what is now known as the USBC Junior Gold program. The David Dahms award recognizes a USBC-certified coach who has been actively involved in a USBC Youth program and has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to coaching, sportsmanship and knowledge of USBC Youth rules.

USBC Youth

12/10/11

Houston-area bowlers selected as USBC Youth Ambassadors of the Year

2011YouthAotYAshleighCalcote_small.jpg2011YouthAotYDominickSavage_small.jpgAshleigh Calcote (l.) of Friendswood, Texas, and Dominick Savage (r.) of Missouri City, Texas, have been selected as the USBC Youth Ambassadors of the Year by the USBC Youth Committee. The award annually recognizes one female and one male USBC Youth bowler for exemplary contributions to the sport, academic accomplishments and community involvement. With both from the Houston area, the USBC Youth bowlers are very familiar with one another.

USBC Youth

10/26/11

2012 Junior Gold Championships features new format

2012JuniorGoldLogo_small.jpgWith record scholarships on the line in the 2012 North Pointe Junior Gold Championships presented by Brunswick will shift to a double-elimination match-play bracket for the top 16 bowlers in each of four divisions. The event, which will have $250,000 in scholarships up for grabs, is expected to draw nearly 2,000 bowlers from across the country to Indianapolis from July 14-20. In addition to scholarships, bowlers will be competing for spots on Junior Team USA.

USBC Youth

08/24/11

Bowling's top youth events merge to create a Quarter-Million-Dollar Scholarship Tournament

New North Pointe Junior Gold Championships features age divisions and the elimination of average requirement

USBCYouthLogo_small.jpgThe two largest youth scholarship tournaments in the nation have joined to develop an unprecedented opportunity for youth bowlers in the creation of the $250,000 North Pointe Junior Gold Championships presented by Brunswick. The North Pointe Junior Gold Championships is made possible by the merger of the United States Bowling Congress (USBC) Junior Gold Championships and the Bowling Proprietors' Association of America's (BPAA) North Pointe High School Singles Championships into one event.

USBC Youth

08/10/11

Teen Masters Girls U14 National Champion

Republished courtesy of California Bowling News (Aug. 11, 2011)

2011TMAshleyDunn2_small.jpgOn August 4, 2011 Ashley N. Dunn, Palmdale Calif., became the first person ever to win consecutive Teen Masters National Titles. Last year in Reno, Nevada at the National Bowling Stadium, Ashley defeated Chevelle Holstein of Sparks, Nevada to claim the inaugural Teen Masters Girls U14 title. This year's finals were contested in Vanderbilt Hall at New York’s Grand Central Terminal, the largest train station in the U.S., with over 750,000 passengers passing through it each day. Vanderbilt Hall has been host to many great events in the past, but never bowling.

USBC Youth

08/04/11

Finals set for Teen Masters showdown at Grand Central Terminal

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Defending High School Boys champion Zack Hattori (l.) of Las Vegas, Nev.; Tommy Genova of Elmont, N.Y.; Rachel Vaughn (r.) of Port St. Lucie, Fla., and Gabriella Mayfield of Lake Isabella, Calif., advanced to the finals of the 14th annual Teen Masters presented by Ebonite Wednesday in Vanderbilt Hall at Grand Central Terminal. At stake Thursday for the Teen Masters grand championship winner is a four-year "full ride" scholarship package worth $64,000.

USBC High School

08/03/11

12 survivors headed to Grand Central Station for Teen Masters Finals

High School Girls and Boys champions will meet Thursday for $64,000 scholarship package

2011TMNationalFinalists_small.jpgTwelve teenage bowlers (pictured), including defending High School Boys champion Zack Hattori of Las Vegas, earned trips to the final rounds of the 14th annual Teen Masters bowling championships presented by Ebonite International Tuesday at Laurel Lanes. Four boys and four girls in the High School Divisions, along with two boys and two girls in the Under 14 Divisions, will compete on specially-constructed lanes in Vanderbilt Hall inside New York City's Grand Central Station starting Wednesday.

USBC High School

08/02/11

Johnson, Lieber lead Teen Masters High School Divisions after Round Two

Laurel Lanes in Maple Shade, N.J. (Aug. 1-4, 2011)

TeenMastersLogo118h.jpgAdam Johnson of Oswego, Ill., averaged 207 for 12 games to take a 57-pin lead in boys' High School Division of the 14th annual Teen Masters bowling championships presented by Ebonite International Monday at Laurel Lanes. Correen Lieber of Issaquah, Wash., with 2,357 pins for 12 games, led the girls' High School Division; Wesley Low Jr. of Palmdale, Calif., had a 2,476 total to pace the boys' Under 14 Division and Taryn Gray of Greenville, Texas, with 2,213 pins, led the girls' Under 14 Division as the top one-third of the players in each division survived the first cut.

USBC Youth

07/27/11

2011 USBC Youth Open records first 800 series, perfect games

More than 2,000 USBC Youth members participated in the tournament

2011USBCYOTristanMusick_small.jpgA record-setting performance by Tristan Musick (pictured left) highlighted the 2011 United States Bowling Congress Youth Open, which wrapped up competition on Sunday at South Point Bowling Center in Las Vegas. Musick, of Olathe, Kan., who was competing in his first USBC Youth Open, had games 256, 248 and 299 for an 803 series during singles competition on July 8. It was the first 800 series rolled in the history of the USBC Youth Open, which started in 2007. More than 2,000 USBC Youth members participated in the tournament.

USBC Youth

07/16/11

Gary Faulkner, Natalie Jimenez win boys and girls title at 2011 USBC Junior Gold Championships

Top four boys and girls earn automatic spots on Junior Team USA 2012

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Gary Faulkner of Memphis, Tenn., and Natalie Jimenez of Rowland Heights, Calif., won national titles Friday, claiming the top spots at the 2011 USBC Junior Gold Championships presented by Brunswick. Both players rolled to their respective victories at Sunset Station's Strike Zone with little drama down the stretch. They came out on top against 1,648 USBC Youth bowlers who started the week. Faulkner finished with a 46-game total of 10,241 (9-7 match play record) and Jimenez had a score of 9,819 (11-4-1).

USBC Youth

07/15/11

Field narrows to 16 boys and 16 girls at USBC Junior Gold Championships

2011JGCGaryFaulknerHollyHarris_small.jpgThe week started with 1,648 of the top youth bowlers in the country and now the field has been trimmed to the top 16 boys and top 16 girls for Friday's finals at the 2011 United States Bowling Congress Junior Gold Championships presented by Brunswick. With 16 games remaining, Gary Faulkner (l.) of Memphis, Tenn., took a commanding lead in the boys division, while Holly Harris (r.) of Long Prairie, Minn., holds a slim lead in the girls division at Sunset Station's Strike Zone Bowling Center.

USBC Youth

07/14/11

Qualifying wrapping up at USBC Junior Gold Championships

2011JGCScottBoyle_small.jpgWith qualifying wrapping up Wednesday at the 2011 USBC Junior Gold Championships presented by Brunswick, the pressure was on for players to make the first cut into the semifinals. One of the players outside of the cut number coming into the day was Team USA and Junior Team USA member Scott Boyle (pictured) of Salida, Calif. Boyle entered the final round of qualifying in 181st place. The top 144 (plus ties) make the cut in the boys division, while the top 72 (plus ties) advance for the girls.

USBC Youth

07/13/11

Las Vegas' Zack Hattori off to strong start at USBC Junior Gold Championships

2011JGCZackHattori_small.jpgZack Hattori (pictured) of Las Vegas proved he was one of the top youth bowlers in the country last year by finishing ninth at the USBC Junior Gold Championships. This year, he brings that confidence along with the fact the event is in his hometown. The 18-year-old recent graduate of Silverado High School has taken full advantage of the event being in his stomping grounds. He is among 1,648 USBC Youth bowlers competing in the Las Vegas area this week.

USBC Youth

07/12/11

College Bowling helps Holly Harris find success at Junior Gold Championships

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Holly Harris (pictured) of Long Prairie, Minn., has spent the past year trying to get the most out of her freshman season at Wichita State University. On Monday, she put her new-found skills to the test in the opening round of the 2011 USBC Junior Gold Championships. Harris got off to a strong start at Sunset Station's Strike Zone, firing a six-game total of 1,410, a 235 average, to kick-start her tournament.

USBC Youth

07/08/11

Marshall Kent hopes 2011 Junior Gold Championships kicks off another big summer

2010JGCMarshallKent_small.jpgLast year, Marshall Kent (pictured left) of Yakima, Wash., entered the USBC Junior Gold Championships having never made the first cut. This year, he enters not only as the defending champion but as one of the most well-known youth bowlers in the country. Kent will once again have a large field standing in his way this year, as more than 1,700 USBC Youth bowlers from across the country are expected to descend upon three of the Las Vegas area's biggest bowling centers.

USBC Youth

06/18/11

Junior Team USA roster for PABCON Youth Championships announced

USBC will provide free live streaming of the event from start to finish

2011JuniorTeamUSALogo_small.jpg2011PYCLogo_small.jpgEight of the top youth bowlers in the United States will travel to the Dominican Republic in July to represent Junior Team USA at the 2011 PABCON Youth Championships. The event will be held in Santiago, Dominican Republic, from July 16-23 and features countries in the American Zone competing in Singles, Doubles, Trios, Team, All-Events and match-play Masters.

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