USBC Youth


Missouri youth bowler Brendan Pick to receive USBC Earl Anthony Memorial Scholarship


Brendan Pick (pictured) of Florissant, Mo., has been selected to receive the 2011 United States Bowling Congress Earl Anthony Memorial Scholarship. Awarded annually, the $5,000 scholarship is in recognition of a USBC Youth bowler's community involvement and academic achievements. The Earl Anthony Memorial Scholarship is presented in honor of the legendary bowling professional. One of the great ambassadors of the sport, Anthony was dedicated to helping youth bowlers.

USBC Youth


New USBC Roll 'N Grow membership introduced for kids age 7 and under


Children age 7 and under now have a United States Bowling Congress membership designed specifically for them. The new USBC Roll 'N Grow membership provides benefits for young bowlers in regular or bumper leagues of any duration at an affordable price. "With special awards and much more, Roll 'N Grow memberships make bowling fun for young kids who are new to the sport," IBC Director of Youth Development Chad Murphy said.

USBC Coaching


USA Bowling Teaching Kids Instructional Seminars to be launched nationwide

New program to teach volunteers how to coach young bowlers

USABowlingCoachingLogo_small.jpgThe International Bowling Campus (IBC) Youth Development team will facilitate dozens of coaching seminars across the nation later this year designed to teach parents and volunteers basic bowling coaching skills. The seminars are part of a YES Fund initiative to develop a new mainstream competition model for youth bowling. The seminars will be open to volunteers from Bowling Proprietors' Association of America (BPAA) member centers or United States Bowling Congress (USBC) associations at no cost.

USBC Youth


Pennsylvania youth bowler to receive USBC Annual Zeb Scholarship

2011ZebScholarshipKatherineWelsh_small.jpgKatherine Welsh of McMurray, Pa., has been selected to receive the 2011 USBC Annual Zeb Scholarship. The $2,500 scholarship is awarded annually to a USBC Youth member who achieves academic success and gives back to the community through service. Named for Jim Zebehazy, who served as executive director of the Young American Bowling Alliance from 1996-2004, the award first was presented in 2005. Welsh will receive the $2,500 scholarship at the USBC Junior Gold Championships award presentation in Las Vegas on July 15.

USBC Youth


12 USBC youth bowlers to receive Gift For Life Scholarships

USBCYouthLogo_small.jpgThe United States Bowling Congress has awarded $1,000 college scholarships to 12 USBC Youth members through the USBC Gift For Life Scholarships program. Each year, Gift For Life Scholarships are given to USBC Youth members who need financial assistance to obtain a college education. High school students with a GPA of 2.5 or better (on a 4.0 scale) who could demonstrate financial need were encouraged to apply.

USBC Youth


USBC Youth jerseys will have a new look

2011USBCYouthJersey_small.jpgYouth bowlers soon will sport a cool new look on the lanes with the latest eye-catching United States Bowling Congress Youth jersey. Jerseys are a member benefit in certified USBC Youth Standard leagues. International Bowling Congress Director of Youth Development Chad Murphy said the new design will appeal to teenagers and be exciting for younger bowlers as well. The new jerseys also include logos from two of bowling's top ball brands. Storm is represented on the left sleeve and Ebonite on the right sleeve.

USBC Youth


USBC announces three selections to Youth Committee

USBCYouthLogo_small.jpgThe United States Bowling Congress Board of Directors selected Debra Haggerty, Alan Nordman Sr., and Rick Pittser to serve on the USBC Youth Committee for the 2011-12 season. Each was recommended by the USBC Nominating Committee. They will join chairman Frank Wilkinson, Erik Galganski, Tommy Gann, Elbert Gibson, Brenda Green, Amanda Hollenbaugh, Suzanne Huebel and Kyle Mauerman on the committee for the 2011-12 season.

USBC Youth


Indianapolis will host USBC Junior Gold and USBC Youth Open in 2012

Each tournament will offer more than $100,000 in scholarships

USBCYouthLogo_small.jpgThe biggest youth bowling tournaments in the nation, the USBC Junior Gold Championships and the USBC Youth Open, will return to Indianapolis in 2012. Woodland Bowl, Western Bowl and Expo Bowl will be the host centers for Junior Gold with the semifinals and finals to be contested at Woodland Bowl. Expo Bowl will be the site of the Youth Open. The three centers played host to the events in 2009 and 2010.

USBC Youth


International Bowling Campus creates new Youth Development Team

2009BPAAEDStevenJohnson_small.jpgThe United States Bowling Congress and Bowling Proprietors' Association of America have joined forces in the formation of a new team focused on youth bowling. The International Bowling Campus Youth Development Team will combine staff resources of USBC and BPAA youth programs under one umbrella. "The formation of this new team demonstrates the unity of the bowling industry when it comes to our youth," BPAA Executive Director Steve Johnson (pictured left) said.

USBC Youth


USBC Youth bowlers attend skills camp at International Training and Research Center

20101229USBCYouthSkillsCamp2_small.jpgUSBC Youth bowlers took over the International Training and Research Center in Arlington, Texas, on Wednesday and received coaching from some of the top teachers in the sport. More than 50 youth bowlers took part in the one-day Youth Skills Camp held at the training center that is also home to Team USA. The Youth Skills Camp participants ranged in age from 7 to 19 and had bowlers of all skill levels. The campers also had the chance to tour the Hall of Fame and Museum.

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Arkansas, Texas bowlers selected as USBC Youth Ambassadors of the Year

2010YouthAmbassadorCeraDailey_small.jpg2010YouthAmbassadorLanceRagland_small.jpgCera Dailey (l.) of Sherwood, Ark., and Lance Ragland (r.) of Sunnyvale, Texas, have been selected as the United States Bowling Congress Youth Ambassadors of the Year by the USBC Youth Committee. The award annually recognizes one male and one female USBC Youth bowler for exemplary contributions in the sport of bowling, academic accomplishments and community involvement. Each winner receives a $1,500 scholarship.

USBC Youth


Brunswick renews exclusive presenting sponsor agreement for USBC Junior Gold Championships

Multi-year agreement includes new scholarship opportunities for youth bowlers

USBCLogoRed_small.jpgBrunswickLogo_mini.jpgThe United States Bowling Congress and Brunswick announced a new sponsorship agreement making Brunswick the presenting sponsor of the 2011 and 2012 USBC Junior Gold Championships. As part of the agreement, Brunswick will award thousands of dollars in new scholarships to the top two boys and girls qualifiers. The 2011 USBC Junior Gold Championships will be held July 9-15, 2011 in Las Vegas.

2010 Teen Masters


Zack Hattori and Morgan O'Brien win Teen Masters High School Division titles

Greg Young and Ashley Dunn win in 14-under Division

2010TeenMastersBanner_small.jpg Zack Hattori of Las Vegas and Morgan O'Brien of Lomira, Wis., won the high school boys and girls titles in the 14th annual Teen Masters at the National Bowling Stadium Thursday. Hattori won a $4,000 scholarship as high school boys winner while O'Brien won a $3,000 scholarship as high school girls champion. In the 14-under division, 14-year-old Greg Young of Viera, Fla., captured the boys title and a $1,200 scholarship while 13-year-old Ashley Dunn of Palmdale, Calif., won the girls title worth a $1,000 scholarship.

2010 Teen Masters


No. 17 Rogan and No. 16 Anderson go through top seeds to advance in 14th Teen Masters

2010TeenMastersBanner_small.jpg TeenMastersLogo.jpgTwo bowlers who upset top seeds are among the survivors after Wednesday's high school division Round of 8 match play in the 14th annual Teen Masters at the National Bowling Stadium. Four surviving boys and girls in their respective high school divisions along with the two surviving boys and girls in the 14-under divisions will bowl the concluding head-to-head single-elimination matches Thursday.

2010 Teen Masters


Prather, Doyle among those advancing to Round of 16 in 14th Teen Masters

2010TMKristopherPrather_small.jpg2010TMTheaAspiras_small.jpgTop seed Kristopher Prather (l.) of Milton, Fla., went 4-0 in his best-of-seven-game match Tuesday to join 15 others who advanced to the Round of 16 of the boys high school division in the  Teen Masters at the National Bowling Stadium. In the Girls High School division, Thea Aspiras (r.) of Chesapeake, Va., held on to her qualifying lead after 18 games and will be the top seeded player in her division when match play competition gets underway Wednesday.

2010 Teen Masters


Big finish propels Florida's Kristopher Prather into Teen Masters lead

Virginia's Thea Aspiras retains High School Girls lead after 12 qualifying games

2010TMKristopherPrather_small.jpgClosing games of 244 and 257 propelled Kristopher Prather (pictured) of Milton, Fla., into the second round qualifying lead in the Boys High School division of the 14th annual Teen Masters at the National Bowling Stadium Monday. Prather finished with a 12-game total of 2,511 pins. Qualifying in the Teen Masters concludes Tuesday morning when the top one-third of the male bowlers and top one-third of the female bowlers bowl a third qualifying round on a "mixed" lane condition

2010 USBC Youth Open


USBC Youth Open concludes and an all-girls team takes the team title

Expo Bowl in Indianapolis, Ind., United States (July 9-10, 15-20, 22-24, 2010)

2010USBCYouthOpenLogo_small.jpgThe 2010 USBC Youth Open wrapped up this weekend and the team title went to an all-girls team. More than 2,000 youth bowlers participated in the USBC Youth Open, sponsored by Pepsi, which was held at Expo Bowl in Indianapolis, Ind. The non-qualifying tournament is patterned after the USBC Open Championships and USBC Women’s Championships. Youth bowlers competed in team (four players), doubles, singles and all-events during the 11 days of competition.

2010 Teen Masters


East Coast, Nevada teens lead 14th Teen Masters after Qualifying Round One

National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev., United States (July 23-29, 2010)

2010TeenMastersBanner_small.jpgTwo East Coast and two Nevada teens look the lead in their respective divisions as the 14th annual Teen Masters got underway at the National Bowling Stadium Sunday. Zack Hattori, 17, of Las Vegas and Thea Aspiras, 18, of Chesapeake, Va., led the boys and gilrs High School divison, while Jeffrey Juarez, 14, East Meadow, N.Y., and Chevelle Holstein, 14, Sparks, Nev., took the lead in the boys and girls Under 14 division. Qualifying in the Teen Masters continues Monday with a second six-game round on a short oil condition for all players.

USBC Youth


Marshall Kent, Brittni Hamilton win the titles in 2010 Junior Gold Championships

2010JGCMarshallKent_small.jpg2010JGCBrittniHamilton_small.jpgMarshall Kent (pictured left) of Yakima, Wash., and Brittni Hamilton (right) of Webster, N.Y., won national titles Friday, claiming the top spots at the 2010 USBC Junior Gold Championships presented by Brunswick. Kent won the title by defeating Matthew Gasn of Laurel, Md., 269-265 in the final game of match play. Hamilton ran away with the title, winning by nearly 250 pins. The top four boys and top four girls earned automatic spots on Junior Team USA 2011.

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Kent, Hamilton lead heading into finals at Junior Gold Championships

Woodland Bowl, Western Bowl and Expo Bowl in Indianapolis (July 10-16, 2010)

2010JGCBrittniHamiltonJacobKent_small.jpgJacob Kent and Brittni Hamilton (r-l) lead the 2010 USBC Junior Gold Championships presented by Brunswick heading into Friday's final round. Kent paced the boys with a 30-game total of 6,412, an average of 213.7, while Hamilton took the top spot on the girls side with 6,240, an average of 208. The week started with 982 boys and 521 girls competing for $125,000 in scholarships. Just 16 boys and 16 girls remain headed into Friday's match-play finals.

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