Youth

USBC Youth

07/14/10

Big start powers New Yorker at Junior Gold Championships

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

2010JGCJacobKent_small.jpgJacob Kent (pictured) of Newark, N.Y., wants to make a name for himself as a bowler instead of being known as the son of a former professional bowling star. After the way he started the 2010 United States Bowling Congress Junior Gold Championships, his new identity is already taking hold. Kent put together a massive six-game block of 1,480, an average of 246.6, on Monday to kick off the tournament and followed it with 1,210 Tuesday for a 12-game total of 2,690. He will conclude qualifying Wednesday at Woodland Bowl.

USBC Youth

07/13/10

Michigan bowler off to strong start at Junior Gold Championships

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

2010JGCAddileenPointer_small.jpg2010JuniorGoldLogo_small.jpgWith a little help from the Black Eyed Peas, Addileen Pointer (pictured) of Highland, Mich., put together a big opening block Monday at the 2010 USBC Junior Gold Championships presented by Brunswick. Pointer, 20, shot 1,321 for six games, an average of 220.1, on the opening squad at Woodland Bowl. More than 1,600 of the top youth bowlers in the nation began their quest for $125,000 in scholarships Monday.

2010 USBC Youth Open

07/07/10

2010 USBC Youth Open kicks off July 9 at Expo Bowl in Indianapolis

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

2010USBCYouthOpenLogo_small.jpgMore than 2,000 youth bowlers are expected to participate in the 2010 USBC Youth Open, sponsored by Pepsi, which starts July 9 at Expo Bowl in Indianapolis. The non-qualifying tournament will run July 9-10, 15-20 and 22-24, and is patterned after the USBC Open Championships and USBC Women's Championships. Youth bowlers compete in team (four players), doubles, singles and all-events. The tournament will award approximately $100,000 in scholarships this year.

USBC Youth

07/07/10

Top youth bowlers headed back to Indy for USBC Junior Gold Championships

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

2010JuniorGoldMaskingUnit_small.jpgMore than 1,600 of the top youth bowlers in the nation will compete for $125,000 in scholarships at the USBC Junior Gold Championships presented by Brunswick from July 10-16. For the second consecutive year, the tournament will be held in Indianapolis at Woodland Bowl, Western Bowl and Expo Bowl. USBC plans to provide live video coverage on BOWL.com of the semifinal round on July 15 and the match-play finals on July 16. Coverage will begin at 9 a.m. (EST) each day.

2010 Teen Masters

06/19/10

2010 Teen Masters match play finals to air live on PBA.com's Xtra Frame in July

Two top teen and collegiate bowlers to earn berths in PBA World Series of Bowling

TeenMastersLogo118q.jpgThe PBA will provide exclusive live Xtra Frame on-line coverage of the match play finals of the 2010 Teen Masters from the National Bowling Stadium in Reno in late July, and will reward two players in both the Collegiate Masters and Teen Masters with paid entries into the PBA World Series of Bowling in Las Vegas in October. The Teen Masters is the nation’s longest-running national championship tournament for youth bowlers. 

USBC Youth

06/04/10

USBC 'Gift For Life' program awards 12 scholarships

USBCYouthLogo_small.jpgTwelve United States Bowling Congress Youth bowlers have been selected to receive $1,000 college scholarships through the USBC Gift For Life Scholarships program. Gift For Life Scholarships are annually awarded to USBC Youth members who are high school students, have a GPA of 2.5 or better (on a 4.0 scale) and can demonstrate financial need. Recipients were selected by a committee of USBC staff members.

USBC Youth

03/09/10

12 year old girl bowls two honor scores in two days

Republished courtesy of The California Bowling News

20100309AshleyDunn_small.jpgAshley N. Dunn, Palmdale, CA, is no stranger to having success on the lanes at an early age. She has been racking up accomplishments well ahead of her age group since she began bowling at 8 years old. Ashley has now turned 13, but was determined to accomplish as much as possible while she was still 12. On February 8th and 9th Ashley rolled two games of 11 in a row, a 748 and 760 series, a 290 and 298 game, which helped her to a book average of 201 and a league average in session of 205. Not bad for a 12 year old girl!

USBC News

01/08/10

Nickolai named USBC Youth Volunteer of the Year

USBCYouthLogo_small.jpg2010USBCYoutVotYKarlNickolai_small.jpgKarl Nickolai (r.), who has led the Michigan State University bowling program for the last 25 years, has been selected to receive the USBC Youth Volunteer of the Year Award. The prestigious award is annually presented to an adult volunteer who has displayed outstanding efforts to foster, organize and promote certified youth bowling programs at the local, state and/or national level for the last seven or more years.

USBC Youth

12/24/09

Blumenscheid, Russell named USBC Youth Ambassadors of the Year

2009YAotYBlairBlumenscheid_small.jpg2009YAotYKevinRussell_small.jpgBlair Blumenscheid (l.) of Columbus, Ohio, and Kevin Russell (r.) of Markham, Ill., have been selected as the USBC Youth Ambassadors of the Year. The award recognizes USBC Youth bowlers for exemplary contributions in the sport of bowling, academic accomplishments and community involvement. Awarded annually to one male and one female bowler, each winner receives a $1,500 scholarship.

USBC Youth

12/22/09

Donald Armstead named USBC David Dahms Coach of the Year award recipient

2009CotYDonArmstead_small.jpgDonald Armstead of Philadelphia has been selected to receive the 2010 USBC David Dahms Coach of the Year Award. 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 award annually recognizes a USBC-certified coach who has been actively involved in a USBC Youth program and has demonstrated outstanding commitment to coaching, sportsmanship and knowledge of USBC Youth rules for the last seven or more years.

2009 Teen Masters

08/20/09

Fietek, McEwan emerge victorious in 2009 Teen Masters TV finals

South Point Resort in Las Vegas, Nev. (July 31-August 5, 2009)

2009TMBrandonFietek_small.jpg2009TMDanielleMcEwan_small.jpgTheir paths to victory were different, but for 18-year-old Brandon Fietek (l.) of Eden Prairie, Minn., and 17-year-old Danielle McEwan (r.) of Stony Pointe, N.Y., the title bestowed upon each under the bright lights of national television was the same: 2009 Teen Masters champion. In front of a packed audience and bowling on a specially constructed lane inside Las Vegas' glamorous Fashion Show mall, Fietek and McEwan each dispatched their opponents with relative ease and claimed $7,500 first-place scholarships.

USBC Youth

08/08/09

Junior Team USA member earns recognition in Sports Illustrated

2009PYCChristineBator_small.jpgJunior Team USA member Christine Bator (pictured) is being recognized by Sports Illustrated magazine for her recent accomplishments at the 2009 Pan American Bowling Confederation Youth Championships. Bator, of Warren, Mich., appears in the 'Faces in the Crowd' section of the Aug. 10 edition of the magazine. She won five gold medals and a silver medal at the championships that were held July 6-11 in Bogota, Colombia. Her only defeat came in Masters, where she to team mate Kristie Petravich.

2009 USBC Junior Gold Championships

07/18/09

Conn, Zakrzewski capture USBC Junior Gold Championships titles

Woodland Bowl, Western Bowl and Expo Bowl in Indianapolis, Ind., USA (July 11-17, 2009)

2009JuniorGoldMikeConnMaggieZakrzewski_small.jpgA couple of Junior Team USA members might have lost in Friday's finals of the United States Bowling Congress Junior Gold Championships presented by Brunswick. But they also gained two teammates who showed calm under fire. Maggie Zakrzewski (right) of Palatine, Ill., overtook Josie Earnest to capture the girls' title while Mike Conn (left) of Crestwood, Ky., finished off his big day with a victory over Andrew Koff in the final, position round games at Woodland Bowl.

2009 USBC Junior Gold Championships

07/17/09

Bardol, Hamilton lead way into Junior Gold Championships finals

Woodland Bowl, Western Bowl and Expo Bowl in Indianapolis, Ind., USA (July 11-17, 2009)

2009JuniorGoldChrisBardol_small.jpg2009PYCBrittniHamilton_small.jpgChris Bardol won't have the opportunity to cheer on his girlfriend, Brittni Hamilton, during Friday's match play round of the USBC Junior Gold Championships presented by Brunswick. Bardol (l.) finished the semifinals with a 1,307 series to make sure he would be playing on the final day. With a 6,495 total he will take a 105-pin lead into Friday's match play finals. Hamilton (r.) was running away with the top seed for the girls with 6,228 total.

2009 USBC Junior Gold Championships

07/16/09

Junior Team USA member takes a big step at USBC Junior Gold Championships

Top 150 males and top 78 females advance to the Thursday's semifinals

2009JuniorGoldBrentBowersShoes_small.jpgThe shoes said it all for Brent Bowers. The Junior Team USA member was about to bowl his final six-game block on Wednesday afternoon at the USBC Junior Gold Championships presented by Brunswick. In 138th place after two days of qualifying, he knew he needed a big day at Woodland Bowl. Before each shot Bowers would remind himself of his task with a simple look at the top of his shoes. The left one read "You can do this!"; the right had "Stay slow." (pictured)


2009 USBC Junior Gold Championships

07/15/09

Kentucky's Mike Conn rolls first perfect game at USBC Junior Gold Championships

Woodland Bowl, Western Bowl and Expo Bowl in Indianapolis, Ind., USA (July 11-17, 2009)

2009JuniorGoldMikeConn_small.jpgThe lane conditions proved to be difficult for competitors during the first qualifying rounds of the United States Bowling Congress Junior Gold Championships presented by Brunswick. But Tuesday saw scoring rebound and Mike Conn (pictured left) of Crestwood, Ky., broke through to produce the tournament's first perfect game. Conn, who attends Bellarmine University, rolled the 300 game at Western Bowl in the second game of his six-game qualifying block. It was his ninth certified 300 game but the first he has bowled on Sport Bowling conditions.

2009 USBC Junior Gold Championships

07/14/09

First-timers feel jitters at USBC Junior Gold Championships

Woodland Bowl, Western Bowl and Expo Bowl in Indianapolis, Ind., USA (July 11-17, 2009)

2009JuniorGoldLogo_small.jpg By the time most youth bowlers make it to their first USBC Junior Gold Championships presented by Brunswick, they have enjoyed some success on the lanes and feel prepared for a major tournament. But a few athletes who made their Junior Gold debuts on Monday did confess to having opening-day jitters. The Junior Gold tournament is being held at Woodland Bowl, Western Bowl and Expo Bowl in Indianapolis. The competition continues with another six-game qualifying block on Tuesday and a final six-game qualifying block on Wednesday.

USBC Youth

07/13/09

Defending champs travel long road to USBC Junior Gold Championships

Woodland Bowl, Western Bowl and Expo Bowl in Indianapolis, Ind., USA (July 11-17, 2009)

2008PYGeoffreyYoung_small.jpg2009PYCKristiePetravich_small.jpgMost of the competitors for the 2009 USBC Junior Gold Championships have made their way to Indianapolis for the event, which begins Monday. The journey for the defending champions has been a little longer. By winning Junior Gold titles last year in Detroit, Geoffrey Young (l.) and Kristie Petravich (r.) also earned spots on 2009 Junior Team USA. During the last week they were busy competing in the 2009 PABCON Youth Championships.

2009 USBC Junior Gold Championships

07/07/09

Nearly 2,000 youth bowlers to compete in USBC Junior Gold Championships

Woodland Bowl, Western Bowl and Expo Bowl in Indianapolis, Ind., USA (July 11-17, 2009)

2009JuniorGoldLogo_small.jpgThis week, a record number of youth athletes will hit the lanes for the United States Bowling Congress Junior Gold Championships presented by Brunswick. A total of 1,980 of the nation's top youth bowlers will be in Indianapolis from July 11-17 for the event, which will be conducted at Woodland Bowl, Western Bowl and Expo Bowl and will award $140,000 in scholarships.

USBC Youth

05/29/09

Pennsylvania student awarded USBC Annual Zeb Scholarship

2009USBCZebElizabethDonahoe_small.jpgElizabeth Donahoe of Ardsley, Pa., has been named the winner of the 2009 United States Bowling Congress Annual Zeb Scholarship. The Zeb Scholarship is awarded to a USBC Youth member who achieves academic success and gives back to the community through service. Started in 2005, the award is named for Jim Zebehazy, who served as the executive director of the Young American Bowling Alliance from October 1996 through December 2004. Donahoe will receive a $2,500 scholarship, which will be managed through USBC's SMART Program.

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