PBA Announces Inaugural PBA Junior National Championship
Regional and National Competition for Youth Bowlers to Take Place at Bowlero Locations Around the Country with $38,000 Guaranteed in SMART Scholarships
New York, NY – The Professional Bowlers Association is proud to introduce the inaugural PBA Jr. National Championship. A first of its kind event by the PBA which will showcase the best youth bowlers from around the country as they compete for SMART scholarships, totaling over $38,000 in prize funds.
The PBA Jr. National Championship will be a two-fold competition starting with bowlers receiving direct entry into four regional tournaments at Bowlero centers around the country on September 5, 2020.
Each regional tournament will guarantee a first place $2,000 SMART Scholarship. SMART scholarships will also be awarded to one out of every six (1:6) entries in each division.
Regional tournaments will take place at the following Bowlero locations:
11737 W Burleigh St, Wauwatosa, WI 53222
2749 Delk Rd, Marietta, GA 30067
1901 W Airport Fwy, Euless, TX 76040
1919 W Bethany Home Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85015
The top two male and female finishers in each regional will then advance to the National Championship to compete for a $7,500 SMART Scholarship. The National Championship date will be held in conjunction with a PBA National Tour stop, to be named at a later date.
“The PBA is committed to advancing the sport of bowling AT EVERY LEVEL and launching the PBA Jr. National Championship is an important step in developing the next generation of top bowlers,” said Colie Edison, CEO of the PBA. “There is so much raw talent at the youth level and I can’t wait to see these great bowlers compete in the inaugural event.”
Bowlers who are interested in competing must be ages 17 and under as of August 1, 2020.
For additional information, registration fees, and to sign up, please visit www.pba.com/junior.
About the PBA
The Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) is the world’s preeminent organization dedicated to the sport of bowling and its professional competition, with thousands of members and millions of fans throughout the world. The PBA plays host to bowling’s biggest tournaments from the Go Bowling! PBA Tour, PBA Regional Tour, and PBA50 Tour. In 2019, the PBA was acquired by Bowlero Corporation, the world’s largest owner and operator of bowling entertainment centers with more than 300 locations throughout North America. For more information, please visit PBA.com.