ARLINGTON, Texas – Campus Bowling International Youth Development has eliminated the events of national youth tournaments, including Hammer-presented Youth Gold Championships, recorded in July in Las Vegas.
Elimination events include the U.S. National Bowling Championships, the Bowling.com Youth Open Championships, and the Survivor tournament.
More than 4,000 youngsters had already qualified for the events, to be held at seven bowling alleys in Las Vegas from July 8-26.
“All of us at IBC Youth understand and share the disappointment, as July is our time to celebrate youth bowling with the energies. actors, families, coaches and volunteers, ”said Gary Brown, IBC’s Director of Youth Management. “But this summer is the time to make sure the focus is on the safety and well-being of our bowling families.”
The COVID-19 outbreak has already had a devastating financial impact on families across the country and is likely to affect the ability of many athletes to attend. Others may choose not to attend from travel concerns, and IBC Youth does not feel it is appropriate to put additional pressure on the families of our promoters.
“We value everyone’s understanding and support as we go through this,” said USBC Managing Director Chad Murphy. “The competitions have already been affected by the inability to host local Junior Youth qualifications and USA Bowling regional qualifying events last month, which was the right thing to do in our defense. our families. ”
Over the next few weeks, their warranty fee ($ 100, $ 150 or $ 200) will be deposited into their SMART account. IBC Youth will contribute an additional $ 70,000 to the scholarship pool, which will be distributed fairly to the promoters.
Refunds for Spectator Package, along with Open and Survivor entry fees, will be processed at this time, and any competition coordinator who was unable to attend their event will be reimbursed.
All scholarships and refunds will be completed by the end of April.
IBC Youth considered postponing the events, but once we looked at the uncertainties regarding when local quarantines will be built and the supply features of an event that covers a few weeks and several bowling alleys , it was not possible to move to other dates.
And, of course, bowling alleys were also heavily impacted. As mentioned, local accreditation events have been postponed and, with venues closed for at least a month, it is likely that athletes would have taken part in the biggest competition of the year without the ability to working and training.
“Everyone has seen how businesses have been injured by the COVID-19 pandemic over the past month, and that includes bowling alleys,” said the Managing Director of the Society of owned by American Bowling, Frank DeSocio. “Canceling the events has a financial impact on the centers but everyone understands that the aim is to protect our communities. We hope to be able to open our doors soon and get everyone back on track. ”
The accreditation season for the 2021 Youth Gold Championships still begins on May 1, 2020. IBC Youth Development encourages local coordinators to follow local guidelines before organizing an accreditation event.
Eligible spots won for the 2020 Youth Gold Championships and the 2020 USA National Bowling Championships will not carry over to the 2021 event. 2020-2021.
The teams that qualified for the U.S. 2020 National Bowling Championships are considered champions for their region, and IBC Youth will send their national jerseys to your team.
Indianapolis will be the host capital for the Youth Gold Competitions, U.S. National Bowling Championships, Youth Open Competitions and Survivor competition in 2021.