2012 USBC Intercollegiate Team Championships
April 18-21, 2012
Sun Valley Lanes
Each spring, college bowling teams compete in regional qualifying tournaments known as “sectionals” for a chance to hoist the Kerm Helmer Cup at the renowned Intercollegiate Championships in May. The USBC Intercollegiate Team Championships (formerly the Intercollegiate Bowling Championships), first contested in 1975, is the pinnacle event of the college bowling season. The ITC brings together the top 16 men’s and top 16 women’s teams in the country to compete for national titles. For a school to participate in the ITC, it must compete in certified college tournaments and conferences throughout the season. By either winning a conference or being one of the top-ranked teams in the country, schools advance to postseason sectional qualifying events. The top four men’s teams and top four women’s teams from each sectional tournament earn berths into the ITC.
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Lincoln, NE 68528
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Lincoln, Nebraska 68508
Rooms must be booked on or before April 1, 2012. Use the code US Bowling Congress when booking your rooms for the discounted rate.
IBC Collegiate & High School
621 Six Flags Dr.
Arlington, TX 76011
(817) 385- 8427
Any questions pertaining to the Intercollegiate Championship—from format to accommodations to equipment, rules or any other aspects of the event—should be addressed to Gary Brown. Brown is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the USBC Collegiate program. He is directly responsible for the growth of collegiate bowling nationwide at all levels, including NCAA, NJCAA and NAIA. In addition, he oversees the USBC Intercollegiate Team Championships and the USBC Intercollegiate Singles Championships.
Columbus, Ga., to host 2011 USBC Intercollegiate Team Championships
By Terry Bigham
The 2011 United States Bowling Congress Intercollegiate Team Championships will be held April 20-23 at AMF Peach Lanes in Columbus, Ga., the USBC announced.
The ITC is the pinnacle tournament of the collegiate season, bringing together the top 16 men's and top 16 women's teams to compete for a national title. Four sectional qualifying tournaments determine the field for the ITC.
"In terms of excitement and emotion, this is one of the best events for a bowling fan to see," said USBC Collegiate Manager Gary Brown. "It's great USBC can take this event to a new area of the country so more people can experience collegiate bowling."
The Columbus Sports Council jumped at the chance to bring the collegiate championships to Columbus.
"We are very excited about having the USBC in Columbus, Ga.," said Herbert Greene, Executive Director of the Columbus Sports Council. "It is a great bowling town and we hope to increase this passion by hosting this tournament."
The ITC, previously the Intercollegiate Bowling Championships, was first contested in 1975 in Dayton, Ohio. In 2010, the tournament was held in El Paso, Texas, on the lanes built for the USBC Women's Championships at the El Paso Convention and Performing Arts Center.
"We know that the folks in El Paso set the bar high in 2010," said Larry Ross, AMF Regional Vice President, South Central Region. "We realize that it will be a challenge for a commercial bowling center to live up to that standard. Our company plans to embrace that challenge. I trust our front line staff will do whatever it takes to provide the 2011 ITC participants with the service and support they deserve."
The 2011 ITC originally was announced for Syracuse, N.Y., but was shifted to Columbus because of a scheduling conflict.Read More