ADDRESS: 1935 Cleveland Rd Sandusky, OH (419) 626-9077
FORMAT: ONE SHIFT
4 Bagger (U12 Division)/ 6 Game Sweeper ( U15 – U18 – U23 Division) (NOTE U20 WILL BE INCLUDED WITH U23 DIVISION)
84 Bowler Max
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.
THIS IS THE FIRST “EARLY BIRD” TOURNAMENT FOR JUNIOR GOLD NATIONALS 2023 (TBD)
Entry form (printable )
If you are mailing your entry, please keep in mind online entries will be in the order of received, before the mail comes every day (2pm). If we fill up before we receive your mail in entry you will be put on our online waiting list or notified and your entry will be refunded.
MAIL ENTRY TO: 150 CARLETON DR S. BATTLE CREEK MICHIGAN 49017
Check-In: ALL BOWLERS @ 8:00 am – 8:45 am
8:00 am – 8:45 am : Bowlers check in
8:45 am – 9:00 am : Announcements
9:00 am – 9:05 am : National Anthem
9:05 am – 9:15 am : 10 Minutes of practice
9:15 am – 1:45 pm : 4 (U12) – 6 (U15-U18-U23) games qualifying moving to the next pair on the right after 1 game
1:45 pm – 2:15 pm : scores tallied and posted.
Jr. Gold Spots/SMART Scholarships/Awards will be awarded based on the 4-6 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, 2002 TO JULY 31, 2004 ( JUNIOR GOLD ONLY)
U23 – JANUARY 1, 2000 TO JULY 31, 2002 (CANNOT COMPETE FOR THE JUNIOR GOLD SPOT – WILL BE AWARDED SMART SCHOLARSHIPS ONLY)
NOTE: U20 AND U23 WILL BE A COMBINED DIVISION
U12: $45 = (4 Games) – $15 Lineage, $10 misc./awards, $17 Scholarship,$2 end of year,$1 progressive 300 jackpot = $45 Entry
$60 – Non Great Lakes Member
U15 – U18 – U23: $55 = (6 Games) – $20 Lineage, $10 misc./awards, $22.00 Scholarship,$2 end of year, $1 progressive 300 jackpot = $55 Entry
$70 – Non Great Lakes Member
WALK – IN /LATE FEE: $15.00
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.
2022-2023 GLJGT Membership – annual : $30.00 (Expires 5-30-2023)
PRINTABLE GLJGT MEMBERSHIP – (CLICK HERE)
Bowlers can choose to bowl as a GLJGT MEMBER (lower entry cost + perks) or a GLJGT NON-MEMBER (higher entry cost) this season (2021-2022). 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 USBC Junior Gold Membership – annual: (Expires 7-31-2023)
U12=$10.00 U15/U18/U20= $30.00
PRINTABLE USBC JR GOLD MEMBERSHIP – (CLICK HERE) Form will be updated when USBC bowl.com updates it, for now just use the 2021-2022 form if mailing.
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.
Are you competing for a 2023 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
U20 Jr. Gold option 1:4 ratio-$50.00 (U20 AGE GROUP ONLY)
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.
COVID – 19 : Our guidelines can be found on our home page under the “ABOUT” tab
Keep in mind once you win your Jr. Gold Spot your entry fee will be lower. It always seems to be more expensive for the first few tournaments since you are paying for memberships and to Bowl for Gold.