The 2022-2023 bowling season is underway. And the 2023 Virginia State Pepsi USBC Youth Bowling Championships plans are underway also. We are maintaining the advancement ratio to the STATE LEVEL at least one (1) for every seven (7) per division including last-place ties. To accommodate the increase in bowling lineage fees, entry fees have increased to $22.00 for the U8 and U10 divisions and $37.00 for the U12, U15 and U18 divisions. The optional handicap divisions remain $10.00.
Attached information includes cover letter, November qualifier form, State Level rules, and State Level qualifier form.
First qualifying window is 6 Nov – 19 Nov 2022.
Second qualifying window is 22 Jan – 4 Feb 2023.
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, the bowler 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 Bowlero Mechanicsville, 7317 Bell Creek Road, Mechanicsville, VA. The 2023 dates are as follows:
- April 15, 16, 22, 23, 29 and 30, 2023
The champions in the U12, U15 and U18 divisions will advance to the Junior Gold Championships in Indianapolis, Indiana in July 2023. 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 $45,000 in scholarships in the 2022 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.
Thanks for your continued support of this tournament. Information will be posted to https://vastateusbc.com/ and http://www.bowl.com/pepsiyouth/. Check under ‘Information’ tab for links.