ARLINGTON, Texas – International Bowling Campus Youth Development will announce decisions on the 2020 Junior Gold Championships presented by Hammer, and the companion youth events scheduled to take place in July in Las Vegas, on June 1.

Because of COVID-19 public health concerns, IBC Youth will follow public health directives when making decisions on the events.   

With the postponement of leagues and events in the past month, IBC Youth Development also announced it has extended the deadline for qualifying events for the 2020 Junior Gold Championships to June 15, 2020.

Currently, the 2020 Junior Gold Championships are set to take place July 10-18, the USA Bowling National Championships are scheduled for July 8-9 and 12, and the Youth Open Championships are set for July 8.

The Junior Gold Championships is the premier event for the nation’s top youth bowlers. Champions are crowned in four divisions – 12-and-under, 15-and-under, 17-and-under and 20-and-under – and competitors can earn spots on Junior Team USA.

Thursday, 19 March 2020 / Published in 2020, COVID-19, National Bowling News
ARLINGTON, Texas – The United States Bowling Congress (USBC) has postponed the 2020 USBC Senior Masters and 2020 Super Senior Classic until later this year, and postponed the 2020 Senior Championships to 2021 due to COVID-19 public health concerns.

While the 2020 Senior Championships will not be conducted this year, those already qualified will be invited to compete concurrently at the 2021 tournament. Details on the 2021 event will be announced later.

The Super Senior Classic and Senior Masters originally were scheduled to take place back to back, starting May 27 with the Super Senior Classic, at Sam’s Town Bowling Center in Las Vegas.

USBC will work with the Professional Bowlers Association on rescheduling the Senior Masters, a major event that is part of the PBA50 Tour schedule. The PBA announced March 17 it had placed all tournaments at all levels on hiatus indefinitely.

Wednesday, 18 March 2020 / Published in 2020, COVID-19, National Bowling News, Uncategorized

ARLINGTON, Texas – The United States Bowling Congress (USBC) has canceled the 2020 Intercollegiate Singles and Team Championships due to COVID-19 public health concerns. The event was scheduled to take place April 13-18 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Last week, USBC announced the postponement of the ITC/ISC Sectionals. USBC will refund all entry fees to the schools and athletes who registered for the events.

“We had hoped to find a way to conduct the Intercollegiate Championships within the 2020 academic year,” IBC Youth Development Managing Director Gary Brown said. “In speaking with the USBC Collegiate Advisory Committee, it was clear schools would not be able to send athletes to compete after May and, therefore, conducting Sectionals and Nationals became unworkable. Unfortunately, scholastic events simply don’t have the flexibility to move back later in the year.”  

The USBC Collegiate Advisory Committee, comprised of representatives from the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) and the National Collegiate Bowling Coaches Association (NCBCA), supports the decision to cancel the national tournament.

ARLINGTON, Texas – The United States Bowling Congress (USBC) has moved the tentative start date for the 2020 USBC Open and Women’s Championships to May 23, 2020, and will extend the tournaments several more weeks to allow teams rescheduling flexibility.

“USBC’s intention is to conduct the Open and Women’s Championships in 2020 and crown champions in these signature events,” USBC Executive Director Chad Murphy said. “Moving forward, USBC will update the tentative start date based on current conditions and shift that start date back in the calendar as needed.”

USBC will announce an update with any adjustments to the tentative start date of the USBC Open and Women’s Championships weekly.

An updated reservation calendar will be available by March 19, 2020, which includes expanded team dates for the Open Championships through Aug. 29, 2020. The Women’s Championships will be expanded through July 31, 2020. The goal is to provide teams maximum flexibility to shift their dates to later in the year, keep their current reservation, or move to earlier dates, as circumstances change.

All teams have the option to move their dates in the calendar at any time, using the online registration system or by contacting USBC customer service. Teams may shift dates as many times as they want. USBC also will allow teams who prefer to withdraw a full refund of their entries or have their full entry fee applied to the 2021 tournament without penalty.

“We realize in this challenging time, everyone’s situation will be different,” Murphy said. “Our message is that we plan to conduct these events when it is safe to do so and give our bowlers the opportunity to compete, even if that means running the events late in the year.

“We will continue to look at opening more dates on the backend, as needed, to give teams flexibility to move. We are ready to open dates in September and October for the Open Championships in 2020, if circumstances lead to that.”

Registration for next year’s event, the 2021 USBC Open Championships in Las Vegas, will open on schedule, starting Monday, March 23, at 11 a.m. (Eastern).