All-American Family Bowling Tournament to receive $50,000 in guaranteed scholarships

The Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America and International Bowling Campus Youth Development project, All-American Family Bowling Tournament, will receive $50,000 in guaranteed scholarships. The premiere annual bowling event, set to start in Chicago next summer, is to showcase the more recreational side of bowling.

The event, which we highlighted back in June, will include one adult and one youth bowling team and consist of four divisions based on age of the youth bowler (under 8, 12, 15, 17yrs) and the adult must be at least 24 years old. The tournament will be handicapped-based and teams must qualify through a local league or tournament in order to advance to the national finals. Local and league play must be completed by May 31, 2015.

The Junior Gold Championships will also be in the area during the tournament and those attending the AFBT will have access to the Collegiate Experience and trade show as a part of the Junior Gold Championship week. BPAA Executive Director, Frank DeSocio commented about the tournament to

The All American Family Tournament gives families time together on the lanes and now more young bowlers can earn scholarships,” DeSocio said. “This event also will show more families the many opportunities for young athletes through bowling.

The first day of qualifying for the tournament will feature two three-game blocks. The total pin count plus handicap will determine the standings, with the top 12 advancing to the second round. The second round will feature a three-game block with the winner of nine games will move on to the stepladder finals. The final teams will face-off for games using the Baker format

You can learn more about the All-American Family Bowling Tournament, including how to qualify or conduct a league, visit

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