2018-2019 Overview and Schedule

The Pepsi USBC Youth Championships begins with league level qualifying. Bowling centers with certified USBC Youth leagues are automatic qualifying sites. Since qualifying begins during league level, there is no entry fee at this level. League level qualifying will be as follows: 1st Window: November 3 through November 16, 2018 and the 2nd Window: January 5 through January 18, 2019. Please note: Please contact State Pepsi Tournament Director if your league needs to take advantage of a window different than the one specified at

Tournament Divisions

Qualifying competition is held in divisions based on the bowler’s age for both boys and girls as of the dates below:

U8 - Bowlers whose birth date is 8/1/2010 or later

U10 - Bowlers whose birthdate is 8/1/2008 thru 7/31/2010

U12 - Bowlers whose birthdate is 8/1/2006 thru 7/31/2008

U15 - Bowlers whose birthdate is 8/1/2003 thru 7/31/2006

U17 - Bowlers whose birthdate is 8/1/2001thru 7/31/2003

U20 - Bowlers whose birthdate is 8/1/1998 thru 7/31/2001

One in Five per league in these divisions will advance to the district/state competition with some earning scholarships.

The U12, U15, U17 and U20 Division Champions from the state finals will receive a berth from USBC into the 2018 Junior Gold Championships. USBC will waive the entry fee for these bowlers.  All advancers must be Junior Gold program members or be eligible and purchase a membership prior to the championships.

Tournament Schedule

OCTOBER 2018 - Pennsylvania State USBC Youth sends approved rules and formats to all coaches from centers having USBC programs the previous season.

NOVEMBER 3, 2018 - 1st Window of league level qualifying begins.

DECEMBER 15 2018 - Entry deadline for 1st Window of Qualifying

JANUARY 5, 2019 - 2nd Level of league level qualifying begins.

FEBRUARY 8, 2019 - Early Bird Entry Deadline for 2nd Window of Qualifying, specific deadline dates are found in the District Schedule.

MARCH, 2019 - District Level of Qualifying Tournaments, see your District Tournament Director or ask the Pennsylvania State USBC Pepsi State Tournament Director for Dates. You may also find the schedule here.

MAY 11-12, 2019 - Pennsylvania State USBC State Finals, bowled in Beaver Falls at Sim's Lanes, 7245 Big Beaver Blvd, Beaver Falls PA 15010, Phone: 724-843-9601

JULY 13-19, 2020 - Junior Gold Championships, Detroit MI.