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5th Annual Junior Bowling Youth Tournament

We are the largest USBC certified youth program in McHenry County.  We pride ourselves on providing a fun, competitive, and safe learning environment where youths can learn the sport and grow to love it.  This will be the 5th Youth Tournament that we are hosting with our home bowling center Metro Bowl.  The McHenry County USBC has made this year special, with a $4,000 contribution to the scholarship fund.  Our league is contributing $500.


Items required for registration:

  • Current 2021-2022 USBC Youth Member Number -Member Lookup (bowl.com)
  • Birthdate of youth registering
  • Youth bowlers that are 18 must have completed SafeSport
  • Current/Latest 2021-2022 League Recap Sheet showing youth's average after 21 games or more
    • You must upload the file (pdf recommend) during registration


 

Tournament Rules


1. Eligibility:  The tournament is open to all 2021 - 2022 USBC certified Youth members.  Current USBC membership cards must be presented at check-in for additional verification.

2. Date & Location:  The tournament will be held on Saturday, April 9, 2022, with check-in beginning 30 minutes prior to your chosen squad time.

3. Registration:  Registrations will be accepted through Sunday April 3, 2022 at midnight.  Register on-line at http://jrbowl.org

4. Entry Fee:  Entry fee is $45.00 per bowler.  Credit card entries are accepted online.  There will be no walk ins or other payment methods available for this event.

5. Divisions:  There will be two separate age divisions one 13 and under, the other for bowlers 14 through 18. All 18 year olds must be SafeSport certified. The age of the youth bowler as of April 9, 2022, will determine the division.

6. Squads: Two start times are available for this event.  One squad will start at 12:00pm and the other at 4:00pm.  Each squad will have 30 bowlers with a max of 35 (depending on waitlist).  A third squad may be made available based on demand for 8:00am but is up to the tournament hosts.

7. Lane Assignments & Check-In:  Lanes will be assigned by the order of entries received.  Each bowler must check-in at least 30 minutes prior to the start time to receive their lane assignments.  Any bowlers checking in late will receive zero (0) for any missed frames. No refunds will be given.

8. Average:  Each bowler will use this current year’s (2021-2022 season) average of 21 or more games.  League recap sheets must be uploaded and submitted prior to the tournament.  Instructions will be provided during your online registration.

9. Format of Tournament:  Each bowler will bowl three (3) games on the same pair of lanes.  The bowler’s handicap will be added to their scores.  Handicap will be based on 90% of the difference between the bowler’s average and 215.  The lane condition will be Metro Bowl’s Standard House Shot pattern with re-dressing of lanes only between squads.  This is a USBC certified handicap tournament

10. Scholarships:  100% of scholarship portion of the entry fee will deposited as scholarships held in the USBC SMART Program in Arlington, TX.  Scholarships will be awarded on at least a 1:5 ratio or major portion thereof in each division to the USBC Youth Bowler.  To receive the bonus SMART funding in the youth scholarship account, you must participate in the event. 
No-Shows will not receive the bonus SMART funding or a refund, For more information regarding the SMART Program, visit http://www.bowl.com

11. Dress Code: Bowlers must compete in appropriate bowling attire. This may include jeans or slacks and a jersey, t-shirt or polo shirt. Shorts, skirts or skorts must be longer than fingertip length when arms are hanging loosely along the sides of the body. No jeans with holes or writing, sweatpants, athletic shorts, tank tops, spaghetti straps, or strapless shirts will be allowed. Clothing depicting alcohol, tobacco or offense language is not allowed.

12. Equipment: Altering the surface of a bowling ball by the use of abrasives, cleaners or polish is prohibited during competition, including the warm-up session. A maximum of six bowling balls per entrant is permitted in the bowling center at one time.

13. Pace of Play: Each Squad should be completed with all three games in 2 hours and 45 minutes. Please be ready to bowl.

14. Conduct: The use of alcohol, tobacco, abusive language, poor sportsmanship or abuse of any bowling equipment of center property by participants or spectators will not be allowed. Violators will be asked to leave, and no refunds will be given

15. Tournament Hosts:  Tournament is jointly hosted by Metro Bowl and the Junior Bowling Association of McHenry County, with support from the McHenry County USBC Association.

 

Junior Bowling Association of McHenry County

1155 Palmer Ct. 
Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014
Phone : 815-526-7950
Email : [email protected]
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