May 16, 2023
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Dave Schroeder
On the Web: BOWL.com
ARLINGTON, Texas – The United States Bowling Congress will shift the U20 division historically included in the Junior Gold Championships to a new event outside the structure of the Junior Gold program beginning in 2024.
The 2023 Junior Gold Championships in Indianapolis will be the last year for the U20 division to be conducted at Junior Gold. Starting at the 2024 Junior Gold Championships in Detroit, the event will be a youth-only event with U18 being the oldest division.
A new event will be launched in 2024 for young adults to continue competing on the national level. The new event will include a U20 division and introduce a U22 division.
The creation of this new event allows the Junior Gold Championships to retain its identity as the premier youth bowling event in the country, while creating a new opportunity and event experience designed specifically for young adults in the collegiate age range.
The new event will feature a direct buy-in feature for all competitors.
“For the last 25 years, Junior Gold has been the premier event for youth members to showcase their talents,” said Gary Brown, Managing Director of USBC Short-Duration Tournaments and Collegiate. “The goal is to continue that tradition of Junior Gold, while providing a new opportunity for our U20 and U22 adult members to compete in a premier event of their own.”
More detailed information about the new event will be provided at a later date.
Qualifying for the 2024 Junior Gold Championships began on May 1, and Spectator Passes for the 2023 Junior Gold Championships will be available beginning May 16.
The 2023 Junior Gold Championships will be contested from July 10-14 (U20) and July 14-22 (U12, U15 and U18) with competition for boys and girls in each division.
For more information on the Junior Gold Championships, head to BOWL.com/JuniorGold.
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