The wild and wacky 2020-2021 bowling season is underway. And the 2021 Virginia State Pepsi USBC Youth Bowling Championships planning is moving along. Squad times are presently shown as the usual 10am and 2pm. This could change based on government and center guidance continue to change. Final squad times will be announced prior to the completion of the Jan-Feb qualifying window. Expect spectators (family members) to be limited. Guidance on this to be issued later also. Check-in procedures are being reviewed, so expect changes there also. By now, you have figured out that changes and updates could be many. Stay flexible and hopefully the 2021 Pepsi will happen.
PLEASE NOTE: The advancement ratio has been dropped to least one (1) for every seven (7) entries per division, or major fraction thereof, including last-place ties. At the 8 th entry, you will have 2 qualifiers in that division.
Attached information includes cover letter, November qualifier form, State Level rules, and State Level qualifier form.
First qualifying windows are 1 Nov – 14 Nov, 2020.
Second qualifying window is 24 Jan – 6 Feb 2021.
Remember qualifying at the League Level is still by SCRATCH scores. If a bowler qualifies to advance to the STATE LEVEL and pays the appropriate entry fee, he or she can then pay an additional $10 to participate in the optional handicap side event in the same age division. All divisions are based solely on the bowler’s birthday, not their ages as of 1 August. See the dates in the rules.
LEAGUE LEVEL qualifiers advance to the STATE LEVEL which will be held at AMF Hanover in Mechanicsville, Virginia outside Richmond. The 2021 dates are as follows:
- April 10 and 11
- April 17 and 18
- April 24 and 25
The champions in the U12, U15 and U18 divisions will advance to the Junior Gold Championships in Indianapolis in July 2021. Champions in the optional handicap divisions do NOT advance to the Junior Gold Championships.
Thanks once again for your support of the Pepsi tournament. As a reminder, we awarded over $25,000 in scholarships in the 2019 tournament.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. If you want a hard copy mailed to you, let me know also and I’ll drop a copy in the mail. If you are no longer the proper contact for your center or league, please let me know and if possible, provide the new contact and their contact information. If your league is not bowling, let me know. You will still get the updates, but I won’t bother you at the deadline.
Thanks for your continued support of this tournament.