ADDRESS: 4486 ALPINE AVE NW COMSTOCK PARK MICHIGAN 616-784-6450
ONLINE REGISTRATION WILL OPEN ON MARCH 26,2023
FORMAT: JR/ ADULT EVENT – 4 SINGLES/4 BAKERS
DIVISION WILL BE BASED ON YOUTH AGE
Jr. Gold Spots will be awarded based on the Youth 4 Qualifying games and will be awarded at the conclusion of the event. All bowlers are competing for SMART Scholarships, but not all bowlers will be competing for Gold Spots. You do not need to be bowling for a Jr. Gold Spot to compete in any of our (GLJGT) tournaments- all tournaments award SMART Scholarships and Awards to top finishers.
This is a gender neutral event: meaning a Mother can bowl with her son, a father can bowl with his daughter, a Youth boy can bowl with an adult male or an adult female, a Youth female can bowl with an adult male or an adult female.
There are only 84 available team spots, Please enter early as this event will fill up.
ONLINE ENTRY WILL CLOSE ON FRIDAY – APRIL 28,2023 AT MIDNIGHT.
ROSTER FOR NEXT UPCOMING EVENT WILL BE POSTED THE WEEK BEFORE EACH TOURNAMENT ON TUESDAY (2PM) – THURSDAY (2PM) – SATURDAY (2PM) and can be found under “CURRENT TOURNAMENT” tab. (CLICK HERE)
$2000 will be added to this tournament for SMART Scholarship
PRINTABLE ENTRY FORM (CLICK HERE)
MAIL ENTRY TO : 150 CARLETON DR S. BATTLE CREEK MICHIGAN 49017
8:00am – 8:45am: youth bowlers check in – adults do not need to check in, just find your partner.
8:30am – 8:45am: Announcements
8:45am – 8:50am: National Anthem
8:50am – 9:00am: 10 minutes of practice
9:00am – 4:00pm: 4 game singles – 4 team bakers
4:00pm – 5:pm: scores posted-Jr. Gold advancers/SMART scholarships/Award Ceremony.
AGE DIVISIONS: BASED ON BIRTH DATE: ( based on a Fiscal Year not a calendar year, Aug 1 to July 31)
U12 – AUGUST 1, 2010 TO CURRENT DATE
U15 – AUGUST 1, 2007 TO JULY 31, 2010
U18 – AUGUST 1, 2004 TO JULY 31, 2007
U20 – AUGUST 1, 2002 TO JULY 31, 2004 YOUTH MUST HAVE AN ADULT BOWLER OVER THE AGE OF 21: OR ADULT DOB MUST BE BEFORE AUGUST 1, 2002
COST BREAKDOWN: Entry ($100) is for both the bowler and the adult (team)
U12 + Adult : $100 – 4 single and 4 Bakers – $42 lineage, $10 misc., $10 awards, $35 Scholarship,$2 EOY, $1 Jackpot (300) = $100 Entry
U15 + Adult : $100 – 4 single and 4 Bakers – $42 lineage, $10 misc., $10 awards, $35 Scholarship,$2 EOY, $1 Jackpot (300) = $100 Entry
U18 + Adult : $100 – 4 single and 4 Bakers – $42 lineage, $10 misc., $10 awards, $35 Scholarship,$2 EOY, $1 Jackpot (300) = $100 Entry
U20 + Adult : $100 – 4 single and 4 Bakers – $42 lineage, $10 misc., $10 awards, $35 Scholarship,$2 EOY, $1 Jackpot (300) = $100 Entry
U12-U15-U18-U20 GLJGT Non – Members: $115.00
WALK – IN /LATE FEE: $15.00 (ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES FRIDAY APRIL 28TH @ MIDNIGHT) NON GLJGT MEMBERS: IF YOU DO NOT PAY BEFORE THEN AND COME TO A TOURNAMENT YOU WILL BE CHARGE A LATE FEE. GLJGT MEMBERS (2022-2023) WILL NOT BE CHARGE A FEE.
TOURNAMENT NO SHOWS – YOU FORFEIT YOUR ENTRY IF YOU DO NOT CONTACT US BEFORE ONLINE REGISTRATIONS CLOSES @ MIDNIGHT TO CANCELL – IF YOU CANCEL BEFORE THEN YOU WILL BE REFUNDED YOUR ENTRY FEE- MINUS $10. NEW BOWLER DISCOUNT: This tournament is exempt from any NEW bowler discount.
SCHOLARSHIP BREAKDOWN: ($2000 ADDED SMART SCHOLARSHIP TO THIS EVENT ONLY)
3 TEAMS: Top 3 – 50%-30%-20% = 100%
4-9 TEAMS: Top 4 – 40%-30%-20%-10%=100%
10-19 TEAMS: Top 6 – 30%-25%-15%-10%-10%-10%=100%
20 + TEAMS : Top 8 – 25%-20%-15%-10%-10%-10%-5%-5 %
YOUTH DRESS CODE REQUIRED: SLACKS (boy/girl) / SKORTS (girls) & COLLAR SHIRT OR JERSEY (bowling), see rules for specifics- tournament director has the right to ask you to change into something acceptable. NO JEANS/SHORTS/YOGA PANTS/ETC OR T-SHIRTS allowed during tournament play.
ADULTS: NO DRESS CODE REQUIRED
If you want to bowl with your friends: Check in together for lane assignments.
WHAT IS A GLJGT MEMBERSHIP?
Bowlers can choose to bowl as a GLJGT MEMBER (lower entry cost + perks) or a GLJGT NON-MEMBER (higher entry cost) this season (2022-2023). This membership is a separate cost ($30.00) and is not included in the entry fee. This is an opportunity to become a member of Great Lakes Jr. Gold Tour and is not to be confused with a USBC Jr. Gold Membership. If you become a member you will be able to enter our tournaments at a lower cost. If you bowl more than 2 tournaments then the membership will pay for itself in savings. We will produce a member card, and hand this to you at the event.
2022-2023 GLJGT Membership – annual cost : $30.00 (Expires 5-30-2023)
PRINTABLE GLJGT MEMBERSHIP – (CLICK HERE)
WHAT IS A USBC JUNIOR GOLD MEMBERSHIP?
In order to compete for the Jr. Gold Spot (Nationals) TBD, you must have a current 2022-2023 USBC Jr. Gold Membership ( which is an upgraded version of your USBC Standard membership-USBC rules). This is a separate purchase cost and is not included in our entry fee. This membership is an annual cost and is good until July 31 2023. You have the option to purchase it here or print a copy and bring it to the tournament at check in or fill the printable form out and send it to USBC.
2022-2023 USBC Junior Gold Membership – annual : (Expires 7-31-2023)
U12=$10.00 U15/U18/U20= $30.00
PRINTABLE USBC JR GOLD MEMBERSHIP – (CLICK HERE)
Are you competing for a 2023 Junior Gold Spot? And what is a junior gold spot?
This option tells us if you would like to compete for a Jr. Gold Spot to the National Championships in TBD (Y) or if you are already qualified for Gold (AQ), or if you don’t want to compete for the Jr. Gold Spot in 2023 (N). This event is a Jr. Gold Qualifier: There is a separate cost for the option to bowl for a Jr. Gold Spot and is not included with your entry fee:
U12 Jr. Gold option 1:4 ratio-$25.00
U15 Jr. Gold option 1:4 ratio-$37.50
U18 Jr. Gold option 1:5 ratio – $40.00
U20 Jr. Gold option 1:4 ratio – $50.00
JUNIOR GOLD NATIONALS IS HELD ONCE A YEAR IN JULY – IT IS A WEEK LONG EVENT FOR BOWLERS TO COMPETE FOR COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS AND THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE A PART OF TEAM USA ! (SEE BOWL.COM FOR MORE INFORMATION). COLLEGE COACHES WILL ALSO BE AT JUNIOR GOLD SCOUTING FOR THE NEXT SEVERAL YEARS ROSTERS. PRO BOWLERS WILL ALSO BE THERE FOR AUTOGRAPH OPPORTUNITIES AND SEVERAL BOWLING ASSESSORIES VENDERS WILL BE THERE DISPLAYING THE NEWEST PRODUCTS. THIS IS AN EVENT PARENTS AND BOWLERS DO NOT WANT TO MISS. QUALIFY FOR YOUR JUNIOR GOLD SPOT TO GO TO THE NATIONALS THROUGH OUR TOURNAMENT COMPETITIONS. JULY 2023 NATIONALS WILL BE IN INDIANAPOLIS INDIANA.
Note: you do not need to bowl for a gold spot in any of our tournaments to compete for Scholarship and awards only. Our tournaments are open to any bowlers who want to compete with or without bowling for a Jr. Gold Spot.
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