Eight centers across the country will hold USA Bowling Regional events this fall and registration now is underway for the team-based competitions.
The USA Bowling Regional events were introduced last year to provide additional opportunities for team competition. The eight centers that will host USA Bowling Regional events in 2014:
- Oct. 4-5: Mike Aulby's Arrowhead Bowl, Lafayette, Ind.
- Oct. 11-12: Paradise Bowl, Tacoma, Wash.
- Oct. 18-19: Don Carter Lanes, Rockford, Ill.
- Oct. 25-26: Pin Chasers Midtown, Tampa, Fla.
- Nov. 1-2: Northrock Lanes, Wichita, Kan.
- Nov. 8-9: Rab’s Country Lanes, Staten Island, N.Y.
- Nov. 15-16: Fountain Bowl, Fountain Valley, Calif.
- Nov. 22-23: Vestavia Bowl, Birmingham, Ala.
Rosters can have up to six bowlers, though only four will compete at a time, and teams do not have to be a member of a USA Bowling league to compete in the events.
There will be two divisions at each USA Bowling Regional – Under 12 (born Aug. 1, 2002 or later) and Under 15 (born between Aug. 1, 1999 and July 31, 2002).
At each regional, the first day of competition will consist of eight round-robin Baker matches and teams will be seeded into tiered brackets based on match-play records. On Day 2, teams will compete in double-elimination match play with each match a best-of-three games format. Competition will continue until each tiered bracket has a winner. The team winning the Tier 1 bracket will be named tournament champion.
The cost to compete in a USA Bowling Regional event is $110 per team. All participants will receive an event gift and trophies will be awarded to the top teams.
Eight team champions were crowned as the USA Bowling program held its first regional tournaments in 2013.
USA Bowling, a team-based youth program offered through the International Bowling Campus, held four USA Bowling Regional Tournaments and crowned team champions in Under 15 and Under 12 divisions at each tournament.
- East: October 12-13, Rab's Country Lanes, Staten Island, N.Y. | Results
- Midwest: October 26-27, Northrock Lanes, Wichita, Kan. | Results
- South: November 2-3, Vestavia Lane, Birmingham, Ala. | Results
- West: November 9-10, Irvine Lanes, Irvine, Calif. | Results
To read more and see photos of the champions, click here.