GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The Junior Gold Championships will return to Michigan in July 2022, with competition taking place across eight centers in the Grand Rapids area.
In addition to the Junior Gold Championships, the USA Bowling National Championships and Bowling.com Youth Open Championships also will be conducted in western Michigan in 2022.
United States Bowling Congress Youth members will have the opportunity to compete at these national events from July 11-31.
The 2022 Junior Gold Championships will be conducted July 11-23, with U20 competition kicking things off July 11-15. The USA Bowling National Championships is scheduled for July 13-15, and the Youth Open Championships will take place July 13-15, 22-24 and 30-31.
The Junior Gold Championships previously traveled to Michigan in 2008, 2013 and 2019, with the Detroit area serving as the host for the premier national events for USBC Youth members.
“We’re excited to bring the Junior Gold Championships back to Michigan in 2022,” International Bowling Campus Youth Development Managing Director Gary Brown said. “We’re visiting a new part of the state, which also holds a rich tradition and history in the sport. We’ve enjoyed the opportunity to work with the West Michigan Sports Commission and the bowling centers in the Grand Rapids area to prepare for next year’s events.”
The other centers scheduled to host in 2022 include Northway Lanes and Sherman Bowling Center in Muskegon; Royal Scot Golf & Bowl and Spare Time Entertainment Center in Lansing; Westgate Bowl in Comstock Park; Fairlanes Bowling Center in Grandville; and AMF Eastbrook Lanes in Grand Rapids.
“We look forward to hosting the top female and male youth bowlers at the 2022 Junior Gold Championships,” West Michigan Sports Commission President Mike Guswiler said. “We’ve partnered with our best regional bowling centers and know the many families and bowlers who attend the Junior Gold Championships will experience first-class facilities and staff. When bowling is complete, families will find many other activities throughout West Michigan, whether they’re competing in Lansing, Kalamazoo, Muskegon or any of the other Junior Gold centers within the Greater Grand Rapids area.”