AUGUST 25, 2024 – JOLIET TOWN AND COUNTRY LANES – JOLIET ILLINOIS – 6 GAME SWEEPER – REGISTRATION IS OPEN (CLICK HERE)

ADDRESS: 2231 W Jefferson St, Joliet, IL

FORMAT: 6 GAME SWEEPER – Bowlers will bowl 6 games: no semi-finals or finals.

Junior Gold Spots will be awarded based on the 6 Qualifying games, and will be awarded after qualifying block is completed. 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 Junior Gold Spot to compete in any of our (GLJGT) tournaments – all tournaments award SMART Scholarships and Awards to top finishers.

120 MAX BOWLERS

ONLINE ENTRY  CLOSES ON 8-23-2024 @ MIDNIGHT (EASTERN STANDARD TIME) or 11 PM (CENTRAL STANDARD TIME)

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.

Download Mail – in Entry form (click here)
(only use if you DO NOT want to order online)
Can also find entry forms under the information tab  on the home page.
MAIL ENTRY TO: 150 CARLETON DR S. BATTLE CREEK MICHIGAN 49017

SCHEDULE: (times may vary)

8:00 am – 8:30 am : CHECK IN

8:30 am – 8:45 am : Announcements

8:45 am – 8:50 am : National Anthem

8:50 am – 9:00 am : 10 Minutes of practice

9:00 am – 1:30 pm : 6 games qualifying moving right to the next pair of lanes after 1 game.

1:30 pm – 2:15 pm : scores tallied and posted.

 

AGE DIVISIONS:  BASED ON BIRTH DATE:(based on a Fiscal Year not a calendar year, Aug 1 to July 31)
U12 –  AUGUST 1, 2012 TO CURRENT DATE
U15 – AUGUST 1,  2009 TO JULY 31,  2012
U18 – AUGUST 1,  2006 TO JULY 31,  2009
Collegiate Adult (NO Junior Gold) – AUGUST 1, 2001 TO JULY 31,  2006

COLLEGIATE ADULTS  MAY COMPETE BUT WILL ONLY BE GIVEN SMART SCHOLARSHIP – NO CASH WILL BE AWARDED.

ENTRY FEE BREAKDOWN:

ENTRY FEE : $65 = $25 Lineage/$13 Misc.-Awards/$24 Scholarship/$2 EOY/$1 jackpot 300 = $65
$80 – Non Great Lakes Member

WALK – IN /LATE FEE: $15.00 (ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES FRIDAY AUGUST 23RD @ MIDNIGHT EASTERN TIME/11PM CENTRAL TIME) IF YOU DO NOT PAY BEFORE THEN AND COME TO A TOURNAMENT YOU WILL BE CHARGE A LATE FEE. IF YOU ARE A GLJGT MEMBER YOUR WALK -IN/LATE FEE IS WAIVED.

TOURNAMENT NO SHOWS – YOU FORFEIT YOUR ENTRY IF YOU DO NOT CONTACT US BEFORE ONLINE REGISTRATIONS CLOSES @ MIDNIGHT/11PM CENTRAL TIME) TO CANCELL – IF YOU CANCEL BEFORE THEN YOU WILL BE REFUNDED YOUR ENTRY FEE- MINUS $10.

NEW: Any NEW U12 bowler who has never bowled in our tour before, will receive a discounted entry of only $45 (Savings of $20), for their FIRST TIME bowling in a GLJGT tournament.(select NEW U12 in the dropdown of online entry fee).This is for ONE TIME ONLY, not for each year.

NEW: Any NEW U15 bowler who has never bowled in our tour before, will receive a discounted entry of only $55 (Savings of $10) , for their FIRST TIME bowling in a GLJGT tournament.(select NEW U15 in the dropdown of online entry fee). This is for ONE TIME ONLY, not for each year.

GLJGT and USBC Junior Gold Memberships are a separate cost/option – your bowler is not an automatic member with the NEW bowler selection.

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.

WHAT IS A GLJGT MEMBERSHIP?

Bowlers can choose to bowl as a GLJGT MEMBER (lower entry cost + perks) or GLJGT NON-MEMBER (higher entry cost) this season (2024-2025). This membership is a separate cost ($35.00) 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 Junior Gold Membership. If you become a member you will be able to enter our tournaments at a lower cost, at the time of purchase. 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.

GLJGT Membership – annual : $35.00 – EXPIRES MAY 30, 2025
Download Mail-in GLJGT Membership Application (only use if you DO NOT want to purchase online) (click here)

WHAT IS A USBC JUNIOR GOLD MEMBERSHIP?

In order to compete for the Junior Gold Spot (Nationals) in 2025 GREEN BAY WISCONSIN, you must have a current 2024-2025 USBC Junior 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 2025. You have the option to purchase it with your entry or print a copy and bring it to the tournament at check in or fill the printable form out and send it to USBC.

USBC  Junior Gold Membership – annual – EXPIRES JULY 31, 2025
U12=$10.00          U15/U18 = $30.00
Download Mail-in USBC junior Gold Membership Application (click here) – (only use if you DO NOT want to order online)

ARE YOU COMPETING FOR A JUNIOR GOLD SPOT AND WHAT IS IT?

This option tells us if you would like to compete for a Junior Gold Spot to the National Championships in GREEN BAY WISCONSIN (Y) or if you are already qualified for 2025 NATIONALS (AQ), or if you don’t want to compete for the Junior Gold Spot in 2025 (N). This event is a Junior Gold Qualifier: There is a separate cost for the option to bowl for a
Junior Gold Spot and is not included with your entry fee:

U12 Junior Gold option 1:4 ratio-$25.00
U15 Junior Gold option 1:4 ratio-$37.50
U18 Junior Gold option 1:5 ratio-$40.00
NO JUNIOR GOLD OPTION FOR COLLEGIATE ADULT.

JUNIOR GOLD NATIONALS IS HEALD 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 YOUR BOWLER DO NOT WANT TO MISS. QUALIFY FOR YOUR JUNIOR GOLD SPOT TO GO TO THE NATIONALS THROUGH OUR TOURNAMENT COMPETETIONS.

PLEASE READ OUR RULES– HOVER CURSOR OVER THE  ABOUT TAB AT THE TOP OF OUR WEBSITE.

IF YOU HAVE MADE 3 OR MORE ATTEMPTS AND STILL CANT GET THE ONLINE PAYMENT  TO WORK CALL US!!

269-579-1368

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