2012 USBC Youth Open
July 12th - 28th, 2012
You may know adult USBC members have their own national bowling tournaments called the USBC Open Championships and the USBC Women's Championships. But did you know there is a national championship for youth bowler?
The USBC Youth Open is open to all USBC Youth members! The Youth Open is a non-qualifying tournament, which means you don't have to have a certain average and you don't have to qualify from a league or state tournament. Simply put – if you are a USBC Youth member, you can bowl in the Youth Open.
At the USBC Youth Open, you will bowl nine games total – three games each of singles, doubles and four-player team. Your combined scores from those events will be your optional all-events score. You will compete in one of four divisions that are based on your average so you'll be matched according to skill, not age or gender. All scores are scratch, and doubles and singles events are bowled on the same day while team competition is on another day. You can request the specific squad dates and times when you want to compete, and you may enter the team event without bowling singles and doubles. However, if you choose to compete in singles, you must also bowl doubles – just as all doubles pairs also must bowl in the singles event. Boys and girls compete together on the lanes and in the tournament standings, except for all-events which tracks results of players in each division in separate boys and girls rankings. Teams and doubles pairs may be same gender or a mix of boys and girls.
If you're competing in the North Pointe Junior Gold Championships, remember that the Youth Open is held in the same city so you also can bowl in the USBC Youth Open with your friends and siblings who are USBC Youth members.
The USBC Youth Open – it's a great chance to compete in a national bowling tournament and have fun meeting new friends from around the country.Read More
The host hotels for the 2012 USBC Youth Open Championships are:
Indianapolis Marriott East(Link Includes Dates & Group Code)
7202 East 21st Street • Indianapolis, Indiana 46219 USA
By clicking on this link, you will receive the discounted rates at any Indianapolis La Quinta locations
For reservations at other properties in the Indianapolis area please use MyBowlingVacation.com
(800) 514-BOWL, ext. 3171
By Aaron Smith
INDIANAPOLIS - The 2009 USBC Youth Open resumed Thursday at Expo Bowl after taking a few days off for the North Pointe Junior Gold Championships qualifying. The Youth Open Championships, sponsored by Pepsi, had started on July 10 and will finish on July 25.
The leading performance of the day came from Bobby Middleton of Waldorf, Md., who took over the lead for the Division 1 Singles with a 777 series, which included a 290 game. Division 1 includes bowlers with averages above 190.
The 20-year-old started off singles with a 232 before recording the final 11 strikes his second game. He capped the series with a 255 game.
"The nerves got to me towards the end since I knew I could reach 800," said Middleton, who bowled in his first Youth Open Championships. "I hope the score holds up."
Middleton also credits being aware of the lane conditions and planning ahead in helping him jump up the leaderboard.
"I looked at the graph, and knew we would be bowling on something that had been opened up already, so I chased the shot inside," Middleton said. "I got the right ball in my hand and then it was bombs away."
Middleton added a 640 series in doubles, but was not competing in the team event.
The team event earlier in the morning started on a high note as Sarah Rawski of Chesterfield, Mich., took her run at reaching perfection.
The 18-year-old started off her team event with the first nine strikes before leaving a 5-pin to finish with 278. She added games of 194 and 186 for a 658 series to help her Division 1 team (combined average of 760 and above) Sunnybrook to a 2,185 total. Sockk Rockkers of Allen, Texas currently lead at 2,476.
"I really wanted to have the chance to shoot 300, but I thought about it too much," said Rawski, who competed in her first Youth Open Championships. "I was so tired from the last three days (of Junior Gold), so I was happy to put together the front nine."
Rawski added 576 in doubles and 532 in singles for a 1,766 all-events total.
Both Middleton and Rawski competed in the Junior Gold Championships earlier in the week. Middleton, competing in his third year at the event, had an 18-game total of 3,406 to finish in 234th. Rawski, in her second year, placed 242nd with 3,118.Read More
Whether you’re a highly competitive bowler carrying a 200 average in a sport league or a bowler who wonders if there is a tournament in which you can compete and have a chance to win, the USBC offers such a wide variety of tournaments that you are bound to find one perfect for you.
Are you a women’s bowler who thinks she can cut it against PBA Women’s Series bowlers? Try the USBC Queens event. Are you a youth bowler looking to put your skills to use by earning some scholarship money? Learn more about how to qualify for the Jr. Gold Championships. Are you a bowler looking for a chance to compete on a level playing field against bowlers in your average range? Look into the USBC’s longest-standing event, the 108-year-old USBC Open Championships. USBC tournaments offer opportunities for all bowlers regardless of age or skill level. You never know, you could be one of the next bowlers to compete on live TV at the next USBC Bowling’s Clash of Champions.Read More