ARLINGTON, Texas – The winners in each of the four age-based divisions at the 2021 Youth Open Championships have been determined by the International Bowling Campus Youth Development team.

The 2021 Youth Open Championships, a non-qualifying tournament open to all United States Bowling Congress Youth members, was contested at All Star Bowl in Indianapolis and held July 7-9, 16-18 and 24-25.

Bowlers in the 18-and-under, 15-and-under, 12-and-under and 10-and-under divisions competed for scholarship prizes and national titles in four-player team, doubles, singles and all-events.

Each discipline featured a scratch and optional handicap division, with 830 bowlers and 174 teams participating in the 2021 edition.

Breaking down the numbers from All Star Bowl, the 2021 tournament was highlighted by a group of young athletes finding success in several events, with 22 players claiming multiple titles. From that group of champions, six recorded victories in three events and a pair of bowlers each won four titles.

Additionally, 13 bowlers captured a win at the Youth Open Championships for the second consecutive time, with five of those competitors now having claimed at least one victory in each of their last three visits to the event.

The 2020 tournament was canceled due to COVID-19.

The members of Here Comes Trouble, this year’s U12 Handicap Team champion, took home the most hardware in 2021, combining for 14 wins in Indianapolis.

Lindsay Greim of Poway, California, and Jon Verde of Las Vegas each recorded four victories, while Bella Castillo of Odessa, Texas, and Macey Bates of Fremont, Nebraska, each won three titles.

Along with the team win with a 2,652 handicap total, Lindsay paired with Bella to win U12 Scratch Doubles (1,142) and added victories in the girls division of U12 Scratch Singles (540) and U12 Scratch All-Events (1,668).

Bella also was the co-champion in U12 Handicap All-Events with a 2,217 total, which gives the pair 11 wins in their last two appearances at the Youth Open Championships. They won a doubles title in 2019 (U10 Scratch Doubles), while Lindsay captured the top spot in U10 Scratch Singles and Bella won U10 Scratch All-Events.

Jon added a pair of doubles titles with Macey in 2021, winning the scratch (1,028) and handicap (1,430) titles in U10. Jon’s fourth title came in U10 Scratch All-Events, leading the way in the boys division with a 1,740 nine-game total.

Other bowlers claiming three victories at the 2021 Youth Open Championships included teammates Alia Sharif of Berea, Ohio (U15 Handicap Team, U10 Girls Handicap Singles and U10 Girls Handicap All-Events), and Cole Florack of Middleburg Heights, Ohio (U15 Handicap Team, U12 Boys Handicap Singles and U12 Boys Handicap All-Events), Isabella Rock of Phenix City, Alabama (U12 Girls Handicap Doubles, U12 Girls Handicap Singles and U12 Girls Handicap All-Events), and Kimberlyn Hamlin of Ponca City, Oklahoma.

Kimberlyn paired with Jessica Hamlin, also from Ponca City, to win U18 Girls Handicap Doubles with a 1,422 total and added wins in U15 Handicap Singles (780) and U15 Handicap All-Events (2,248).

Kimberlyn has recorded five victories in her last three appearances at the Youth Open Championships, also winning U15 Girls Handicap Singles in 2019 and U15 Girls Handicap Doubles in 2018.

Youth athletes joining Kimberlyn in the winner’s circle for a third consecutive appearance at the Youth Open Championships are Jillian Martin of Stow, Ohio (won U18 Girls Scratch All-Events in 2021); Avery Domaguin of San Diego (U15 Girls Scratch All-Events); Sebastian Huffman of Las Vegas (U15 Scratch Team); and Donaven Kline of Jackson, New Jersey (U12 Boys Scratch Singles).

The top overall score in the team event at the 2021 Youth Open Championships also is in position to be the highest three-game series for USBC Youth members during the 2020-2021 season.

The members of The Storm Troopers averaged more than 243 as a group to win the U18 Scratch Team title with a 2,922 total.

Brandon Bonta of Wichita, Kansas, led the effort with a 781 series and was joined by Spencer Robarge of Springfield, Missouri (732), Silas Lira of Tampa, Florida (717), and Julian Salinas of Richmond, Texas (692). The team rolled games of 960, 961 and 1,001.

Bonta, Robarge and Lira were part of the group that won the U20 Scratch Team title in 2019, and Lira added a second win in 2021 by claiming the boys U18 Scratch All-Events crown with a 2,095 total.

In addition to the winning performances, a pair of bowlers etched their names in the tournament’s record book with perfect games.

Daniel Robertson of Jackson, New Jersey, connected for the first 300 of the 2021 event during his team competition July 7 on the way to a 729 series. The following day, Kory Driver of Ormond Beach, Florida, recorded 12 consecutive strikes during his team event to finish with a 780 series. awards a $100 scholarship to any competitor who rolls a 300 game or 800 series during the Youth Open Championships.

The 2022 Youth Open Championships is scheduled to take place July 13-15, 22-24 and 30-31 near Grand Rapids, Michigan.

For more information on the Youth Open Championships, visit

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July 7-9, 16-18, 24-25

At All Star Bowl, Indianapolis

 – The Storm Troopers (Brandon Bonta, Wichita, Kan.; Silas Lira, Tampa, Fla.; Spencer Robarge, Springfield, Mo.; Julian Salinas, Richmond, Texas), 2,922

Handicap – Hawaii Bowlers Tour (Noah Akiona, Waimanalo, Hawaii; Shaine Fujii, Honolulu; Samantha Kanehailua, Pearl City, Hawaii; Chaysen Pojas, Wahiawa, Hawaii), 2,935

 – Dylan Esterle, Wadsworth, Ohio, and Joshua Maslanich, North Royalton, Ohio, 1,433

Handicap – Caleb Qumburji and Kayla Qumburji, Bronx, N.Y., 1,546

Girls Scratch – Alyssa Ballard, Keller, Texas, and Lara Kurt, Leland, N.C., 1,273

Girls Handicap – Jessica Hamlin and Kimberlyn Hamlin, Ponca City, Okla., 1,422

Boys Scratch
 – Justin Kennedy, St. Louis, 760

Boys Handicap – Jaxon Small, Byron, Mich., 788

Girls Scratch – Paige Peters, Toms River, N.J., 728

Girls Handicap – Emily Childress, Terre Haute, Ind., 729


Boys Scratch – Silas Lira, Tampa, Fla., 2,095

Boys Handicap – Jaxon Small, Byron, Mich., 2,224

Girls Scratch – Jillian Martin, Stow, Ohio, 2,062

Girls Handicap – Kayla Qumburji, Bronx, N.Y., 2,151

 – The Back Row (Rylan Breese, Wilmington, N.C.; Sebastian Huffman, Las Vegas; Elias O’Hollaren, San Diego; Micah Voorhis, Cherry Hill, N.J.), 2,591

Handicap – Southland Lanes Team 2 (Jonathan Amsden, Middleburg Heights, Ohio; Cole Florack, Middleburg Heights, Ohio; Wesley Lapsevich, Middleburg Heights, Ohio; Alia Sharif, Berea, Ohio), 2,869

 – Gabe Castro, Orland Park, Ill., and Tyler Williams, Richton Park, Ill., 1,324

Handicap – Dakota Kaina, Kapolei, Hawaii, and Connor Miyake, Lakeside, Calif., 1,609

Girls Scratch – Katelyn Abigania, San Diego, and Kayla Starr, Crofton, Md., 1,325

Girls Handicap – Caylin Campbell, Savannah, Ga., and Haley Swindle, Newnan, Ga., 1,463

Boys Scratch
 – Micah Voorhis, Cherry Hill, N.J., 720

Boys Handicap – Dakota Kaina, Kapolei, Hawaii, 910

Girls Scratch – Karina Capron, Fremont, Neb., 676

Girls Handicap – Kimberlyn Hamlin, Ponca City, Okla., 780


Boys Scratch – Gabe Castro, Orland Park, Ill., 2,019

Boys Handicap – Chaysen Pojas, Wahiawa, Hawaii, 2,354

Girls Scratch – Avery Domaguin, San Diego, 1,906

Girls Handicap – Kimberlyn Hamlin, Ponca City, Okla., 2,248

 – Creslanes Lives On! (Lucas Clark, Waterloo, Iowa; Dawson Kohl, Dyersville, Iowa; Kinnick Robinson, Palo, Iowa; Rush Steen, Cedar Falls, Iowa), 2,151

Handicap – Here Comes Trouble (Macey Bates, Fremont, Neb.; Bella Castillo, Odessa, Texas; Lindsay Greim, Poway, Calif.; Jon Verde, Las Vegas), 2,652

 – Matteo Quintero, Smyrna, Tenn., and Jos Weems, Chicago, 1,250

Handicap – Ezra Bentkowski and Koby Shinogi-Ling, Aiea, Hawaii, 1,506

Girls Scratch – Bella Castillo, Odessa, Texas, and Lindsay Greim, Poway, Calif., 1,142

Girls Handicap – Isabella Rock, Phenix City, Ala., and Sara Tregaskes, Fort Mitchell, Ala., 1,486

Boys Scratch
 – Donaven Kline, Jackson, N.J., 666

Boys Handicap – Cole Florack, Middleburg Heights, Ohio, 768

Girls Scratch – Lindsay Greim, Poway, Calif., 540

Girls Handicap – Isabella Rock, Phenix City, Ala., 746


Boys Scratch – Jos Weems, Chicago, 1,864

Boys Handicap – Cole Florack, Middleburg Heights, Ohio, 2,311

Girls Scratch – Lindsay Greim, Poway, Calif., 1,668

Girls Handicap – Bella Castillo, Odessa, Texas, and Isabella Rock, Phenix City, Ala., 2,217

 – Friendship Team 1 (Aaron Cabiness, Columbus, Ohio; Lydia Gordon, Columbus, Ohio; Jackson Mansfield, Keyser, W.Va.; Asa Wilson-Perry, Columbus, Ohio), 1,650

Handicap – Friendship Team 1 (Aaron Cabiness, Columbus, Ohio; Lydia Gordon, Columbus, Ohio; Jackson Mansfield, Keyser, W.Va.; Asa Wilson-Perry, Columbus, Ohio), 2,658

 – Macey Bates, Fremont, Neb., and Jon Verde, Las Vegas, 1,028

Handicap – Macey Bates, Fremont, Neb., and Jon Verde, Las Vegas, 1,430

Girls Scratch – Savannah Aldridge, Bellwood, Ill., and Naekel Butler, Maywood, Ill., 769

Girls Handicap – Savannah Aldridge, Bellwood, Ill., and Naekel Butler, Maywood, Ill., 1,279

Boys Scratch
 – Zachary Desentz, Dunn, N.C., 627

Boys Handicap – Riley Bogard, Burlington, Wis., 803

Girls Scratch – Giana Brown, Bismarck, Ill., 441

Girls Handicap – Alia Sharif, Berea, Ohio, 736


Boys Scratch – Jon Verde, Las Vegas, 1,740

Boys Handicap – Vernon Maesch, Brazil, Ind., 2,209

Girls Scratch – Bryonna Camp, Brick, N.J., 1,328

Girls Handicap – Alia Sharif, Berea, Ohio, 2,158

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Brian grew up in New York before moving to Phoenix, AZ in 1991. He has been involved in writing for his own bowling publication called “Striking Spotlight.” He has been published in the Desert Bowler Newspaper, Windy City News Newspaper and the Bowlers Journal. Hirsch is a Youth Director in the Kenosha USBC and a former Director for the Metro Phoenix USBC. As a Level 1 and RVP USBC coach, he can be found coaching his wife Amber and their son Masen each Saturday morning. Hirsch currently has (6) 300’s and (4) 800’s and is a member of the International Gay Bowling Organization where he is a five-time IGBO Champion and a six-time Arizona State Grand Canyon State Games Medalist. The Hirsch’s moved to Wisconsin to be closer to family and assist the Freedom Farm for Vets. Hirsch’s home bowling center is Sheridan Lanes, located in Kenosha, WI.


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