Youth

USBC Youth

01/19/08

USBC Junior Gold Championships sells out again

2008JuniorGoldLogo_small.jpg For the third consecutive year, the 2008 United States Bowling Congress Junior Gold Championships will feature a sold-out field. All 1,728 spots have been sold for the event, which will be conducted July 5-11 at three bowling centers in suburban Detroit. Held on USBC Sport Bowling lane conditions, the Junior Gold Championships, which is an individual competition, will feature bowlers from across the country. The competitors will battle for spots on USBC Junior Team USA as well as $100,000 in scholarship money.

USBC Youth

01/11/08

Graham to serve as USBC Director of Youth Development

Former collegiate director will lead and implement youth programs

USBCBrianGraham_small.jpg Brian Graham, former Director of College Bowling USA, is returning to the United States Bowling Congress where he will serve as Director of Youth Development. Graham's duties in his newly-created position will include implementing and leading new youth development programs and enhancing current programs as well as maintaining relationships with the Bowling Proprietors Association of America, community groups, the Professional Bowlers Association and other external entities.

2008 Teen Masters

01/10/08

2008 Teen Masters is back with long term sponsors

11th annual event kicks off in March; National Finals in Las Vegas in July

TeenMastersLogo118h.jpg America's best youth tournament, the Teen Masters, is back and better than ever due to new long-term sponsorship from some of the industry's top companies. Three major bowling brands, Dexter Shoes, Ebonite International, and Kegel have all made multi-year, major commitments to the Teen Masters for the 2008 event and beyond. After 50 TM Qualifying events across the nation, the top 480 athletes will advance to the Teen Masters National Finals July 19-26 at Michael Gaughan's beautiful South Point Resort on the famous Las Vegas Boulevard.

USBC News

12/18/07

Changes made to Junior Team USA selection process

Team expands to 20 players in 2009 as players may also qualify through Team USA Trials

USBCYouthLogo.jpg Junior Team USA, the U.S. national junior bowling team and feeder program for Team USA, will expand to 20 players in 2009 - allowing more elite youth bowlers the opportunity to further develop their skills and represent their country. The majority of Junior Team USA will continue to be established at the previous year's United States Bowling Congress Junior Gold Championships. However, new for 2009, additional players will be selected through the USBC Team USA Trials.

USBC News

10/27/07

USBC youth member finds success among world's best at USBC Masters

A little more than a year ago, Jake Peters of Decatur, Ill., stormed into the national spotlight and established himself as one

2007JakePeters_small.jpg A little more than a year ago, Jake Peters of Decatur, Ill., stormed into the national spotlight and established himself as one of the top youth bowlers in the country with a win at the 2006 Teen Masters. Still just 18 years old and a freshman at Wichita State University, the United States Bowling Congress Youth member found success in one of the world's most prestigious events this week, finishing in the top 24 at the 2007 USBC Masters.

2007 Teen Masters

08/05/07

Galante and Young win 10th Annual Teen Masters National Finals

The Orleans Bowling Center in Las Vegas, Nev., United States (July 29 - August 3, 2007)

2007TMAshlyGalanteGeoffreyYoung_small.jpg The 2007 Teen Masters National Champions are Ashly Galante and Geoffrey Young. Galante, Palm Harbor, Florida and Young, Denton, Texas both posted a 3-1 record in the best-of-five games championship match at The Orleans Bowling Center in Las Vegas, Nev., and each earned a $7,500 scholarship for their performance. Both 18-year-olds were bowling in their second Teen Masters.

2007 Teen Masters

08/03/07

Final Four set in Teen Masters

The Orleans Bowling Center in Las Vegas, Nev., United States (July 29 - August 3, 2007)

TeenMastersLogo118h.jpg The field of 387 top youth bowlers in the 10th annual Teen Masters is now down to four boys and four girls, and both defending champions are still in the game, setting up the possibility of a double repeat. 2006 TM Champions Brittni Hamilton and Jake Peters will attempt to win back-to-back Teen Masters titles Friday morning, but they will have to get past some very formidable competition. Ashly Galante, who finished second to Hamilton last year, is also in the top four girls.

2007 Teen Masters

08/02/07

32 remain in 10th Annual Teen Masters National Finals

The Orleans Bowling Center in Las Vegas, Nev., United States (July 29 - August 3, 2007)

TeenMastersLogo118h.jpg The 2007 Teen Masters is down to 32 players. The top 16 boys and 16 girls will face off at 11:30 Thursday morning at The Orleans Bowling Center in Las Vegas, Nev. The Round of 8 will roll at 3:00 pm. On Friday, the main event match play will feature the top four in each division. The TM Team Cup finals will also be held and the finals of the Score, Strikes, and Spares competition will roll at 1:00 pm.

2007 Teen Masters

08/02/07

Koff, Galante retain lead in Teen Masters National Finals

The Orleans Bowling Center in Las Vegas, Nev., United States (July 29 - August 3, 2007)

2007TMAndrewKoffAshlyGalante2_small.jpg Teen Masters bowlers rolled on a mixed pattern Wednesday morning and the field of 88 boys and 42 girls was cut to 32 and 16 at the Orleans in Las Vegas. Florida's Andrew Koff and Ashly Galante held on to the lead they have had the past couple of rounds to capture the top seeds going into the match play. Koff rolled a 1,243 in the third round to finish the 18 games of qualifying at 3,891, a 216.1 average. Galante leads the girls division with 3,666, an average of 203.6 for qualifying.

2007 Teen Masters

08/01/07

Koff and Galante hold the lead in Teen Masters Qualifying after Day Two

The Orleans Bowling Center in Las Vegas, Nev., United States (July 29 - August 3, 2007)

2007TMAndrewKoffAshlyGalante_small.jpg Andrew Koff, Miami, Florida and Ashly Galante, Palm Harbor, Florida held on to the leads they established in the afternoon squad Tuesday to lead all Teen Masters Qualifiers into today's third round. The top 88 boys and 42 girls will bowl six more games Wednesday morning, after which the field will be cut again to the top 32 boys and 16 girls.

2007 Teen Masters

07/31/07

Buckert and Galante top Round One in Teen Masters

The Orleans Bowling Center in Las Vegas, Nev., United States (July 29 - August 3, 2007)

2007TMJonathanBuckertAshlyGalante_small.jpg Jonathan Buckert, Rochester, New York, and Ashly Galante, Palm Harbor, Florida are the leaders after the first round of qualifying in the 10th annual Teen Masters. Buckert, bowling in C squad, dominated the boys division with a 1409 on the long oil pattern Monday. In the girls division, Galante rolled a 1261 Monday to lead round one. Ashley finished second in the 2006 Teen Masters to Brittni Hamilton.

2007 Teen Masters

07/30/07

Peters and Hamilton will defend Teen Masters titles; 2006 champions headed for Las Vegas

The Orleans Bowling Center in Las Vegas, Nev., United States (July 29 - August 3, 2007)

TeenMastersLogo118h.jpg Winning the Teen Masters National Finals is the biggest thing to ever happen in bowling to two very talented teens, Jake Peters, Decatur, Illinois and Brittni Hamilton, Webster, NY. Their TM titles came in Orlando, Florida last summer, and both champions will be at the Orleans Bowling Center in Las Vegas next week to defend their titles. Hamilton defeated Florida's Ashley Galante to win the 2006 girl's crown and a $7500 scholarship award. Peters won the boy's and overall title to earn a $10,000 scholarship. Galante will also be in this year's field.

2007 USBC Youth Open

07/27/07

Winners emerge at inaugural USBC Youth Open Championships

AMF Thruway Lanes in Buffalo N.Y., United States (July 13-21, 2007)

2007USBCYOC_small.jpg When the Junior Team USA Boys entered the inaugural United States Bowling Congress Youth Open Championships, they did so because it was their lone chance to compete together as a team. Now, they are part of the event's first group of champions. Tim Pfeifer shot a 656 series to lead the Junior Team USA Boys to the Division 1 Team title with 2,480 at AMF Thruway Lanes in Buffalo, N.Y. Josh Blanchard added 651, Matt O'Grady shot 648 and Kyle Bischoff contributed 525.

USBC Youth

07/19/07

Four bowlers win titles at Pepsi USBC Youth Championships

Transit Lanes in Buffalo, N.Y. (July 16-18, 2007)

2007PepsiUSBCChampions_small.jpgL-R: John Vohs, Kellie Golias, Derrick Stewart and Tammy Veneski. earned titles Wednesday as the 2007 Pepsi United States Bowling Congress Youth Championships came to a close with single-game, double-elimination match play at Transit Lanes. The tournament is one of the premier international tournaments for youth bowlers. This year's event consisted of nearly 200 athletes from all 50 United States, U.S. military zones, Puerto Rico and Canada competing for a total of $24,000 in scholarships.

USBC Youth

07/18/07

Qualifying concludes at Pepsi USBC Youth Championships

2007PepsiUSBCYCLogo_small.jpg With eight games of qualifying completed Tuesday, the field for the finals has been determined at the 2007 Pepsi United States Bowling Congress Youth Championships at Transit Lanes. The Pepsi Youth Championships is one of the premier international tournaments for youth bowlers. This year's event consists of nearly 200 athletes from all 50 United States, U.S. military zones, Puerto Rico and Canada competing for a total of $24,000 in scholarships.

2007 USBC Youth Open

07/16/07

Jersey City bowlers enjoy USBC Youth Open Championships

AMF Thruway Lanes in Buffalo N.Y., United States (July 13-21, 2007)

2007USBCYOCMichaelRayes_small.jpg For almost a year, dozens of bowlers from Hudson Lanes in Jersey City, N.J., lived in anticipated for their trip to the 2007 United States Bowling Congress Youth Open Championships. The 40 bowlers formed 10 teams, all wearing matching shirts, to compete at AMF Thruway Lanes on Sunday morning in the inaugural Youth Open Championships, which began Friday and continues through July 21. "For the past year, our whole league has been focused on coming to this tournament," said 16-year-old Michael Rayes.

2007 USBC Youth Open

07/15/07

Junior Team USA members team up at USBC Youth Open Championships

AMF Thruway Lanes in Buffalo N.Y., United States (July 13-21, 2007)

2007USBCYOC_small.jpg In a year where there are no international youth events scheduled, some members of Junior Team USA decided to take advantage of the opportunity to compete together in the inaugural United States Bowling Congress Youth Open Championships on Saturday morning. More than 1,600 athletes are expected to compete in the nine-day tournament, modeled after the USBC Open and Women's Championships.

USBC Youth

07/14/07

Brown, Martinez win titles at USBC Junior Gold Championships

AMF Thruway Lanes, Transit Lanes, AMF Airport Lanes in Buffalo N.Y., USA (July 7-13, 2007)

2007JuniorGoldAdamMartinez_small.jpg 2007JuniorGoldJennyBrown_small.jpg Jenny Brown of Deland, Fla., and Adam Martinez of San Antonio, a right-handed bowler who throws a back-up ball were crowned U.S. Junior Amateur champions Friday at the 2007 United States Bowling Congress Junior Gold Championships. The championships featured nearly 1,600 of the top youth bowlers in the country competing for $100,000 in scholarships, individual titles and berths on Junior Team USA 2008.

2007 USBC Youth Open

07/14/07

Inaugural USBC Youth Open Championships kick off

More than 1,600 youth bowlers of varying ages, averages expected to compete

2007USBCYOC_small.jpg The next chapter in bowling's history book was written Friday as the inaugural United States Bowling Congress Youth Open Championships kicked off at AMF Thruway Lanes. More than 1,600 athletes are expected to compete in the nine-day tournament, modeled after the USBC Open and Women's Championships. Bowlers will take part in singles, doubles and four-player team competition which is open to all USBC Youth members.

USBC Youth

07/13/07

Qualifying concludes at USBC Junior Gold Championships

AMF Thruway Lanes, Transit Lanes, AMF Airport Lanes in Buffalo N.Y., USA (July 7-13, 2007)

2007JuniorGoldLogo_small.jpg Tony Sambueno of Aiea, Hawaii, and Jenny Brown of Deland, Fla., emerged as the high qualifiers after 18 games at the 2007 United States Bowling Congress Junior Gold Championships late Thursday night. Sambueno shot 3,852, an average of 214 per game, while Brown, a current Junior Team USA member, shot 3,762, an average of 209. The top 96 boys and 48 girls advanced from qualifying to the semifinals.

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