ADDRESS: 2732 S 11th St, Niles, MI – (269) 687-5555
FORMAT: ONE SHIFT
6 Game Sweeper (ALL DIVISIONS)
88 Bowler Max
ONLINE REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE FRIDAY JULY 28 @ 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.
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
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.
Jr. Gold Spots/SMART Scholarships/Awards 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 Jr. Gold Spot to compete in any of our (GLJGT) tournaments – all tournaments award SMART Scholarships and Awards to top finishers.
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, 2000 TO JULY 31, 2005 ( NO GOLD SPOT AVAILABLE (tbd) – MONIES WILL BE AWARDED IN SMART SCHOLARSHIP ONLY).
NOTE: ADULTS OVER 21 MAY BOWL IN THIS TOURNAMENT (UP TO AGE 26) – BUT AWARDS WILL BE IN SMART SCHOLARSHIP ONLY – NO CASH WILL BE GIVEN
U12 – U15 – U18 – U20+: $60 = (6 Games) – $24 Lineage, $11 misc./awards, $22.00 Scholarship,$2 end of year, $1 progressive 300 jackpot = $60 Entry
$75 – Non Great Lakes Member
WALK – IN /LATE FEE: $15.00 (ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES FRIDAY JULY 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 – CURRENT 2023-2024 MEMBERS 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 CANCEL – 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 $30 (Savings of $30), 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 $50 (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.
3 – 9 Bowlers: Top 3 – 50%-30%-20% = 100%
10 – 24 Bowlers: Top 4 – 40%-30%-20%-10%=100%
25 – 48 Bowlers: Top 6 – 30%-25%-15%-10%-10%-10%=100%
49 + Bowlers: Top 8 – 25%-20%-15%-10%-10%-10%-5%-5 %
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 a GLJGT NON-MEMBER (higher entry cost) this season (2023-2024). 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 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. GLJGT members will be awarded the progressive 300 jackpot for rolling a “300” game – GLJGT will purchase a “300” ring (not to exceed $100) – The late/walk in fee will be waived to any GLJGT member. THE FUNDS FROM THIS MEMBERSHIP HELPS THE GLJGT PROGRAM AND BENEFITS ALL YOUTH BOWLERS – PLEASE CONSIDER BEING A MEMBER OF OUR TOUR.
2023-2024 GLJGT Membership – annual cost : $35.00 (Expires 5-30-2024)
PRINTABLE GLJGT MEMBERSHIP – (CLICK HERE)
WHAT IS A USBC JUNIOR GOLD MEMBERSHIP?
In order to compete for the Jr. Gold Spot (Nationals- Detroit Michigan), you must have a current 2023-2024 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 2024. 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 7-31-2024)
U12=$10.00 U15/U18= $30.00
PRINTABLE USBC JR GOLD MEMBERSHIP – (click here)
Are you competing for a 2024 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 Detroit (Y) or if you are already qualified for Gold (AQ), or if you don’t want to compete for the Jr. Gold Spot in 2024 (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
U20+ – NOTE: DUE TO THE NEW USBC STATEMENT REGARDING THE U20 DIVISION (MAY 16,2023) – WE WILL NOT BE OFFERING U20 JUNIOR GOLD SPOTS UNTIL THE STATEMENT IS CLARIFIED.
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.
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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