Jacksonville Jr Bowling Tour
Latest JJBT News & Newletters:
32 youth bowlers competed in the October JJBT event at King Pins Bowling Center. 8 bowlers in each division advanced from the qualifying round to the playoff bracket rounds. A total of $646 in SMART scholarships was awarded to the finalists (1st through 3rd in each division). Unfortunately, we experienced an issue with the video camera and are unable to post the final round match this month. Congrats to the 3 Division Champions – Vincent C., Dakota M. & Keelie P.!
***More details of the October JJBT can be viewed in the OCT 2017 JJBT Newsletter.***
The next JJBT event is 11/11 @ Nassau Bowling Center in Yulee. It is the 19th Annual Bill Kuchler Memorial JJBT event, where the Kuchler/Petersen family has donated an additional $300 towards the scholarship awards!
*** Changes made for the 2017-2018 season ***
- Playoff brackets return (no longer using blind draws)
- Reducing games from 6 to 5 (lineage saved goes toward scholarship pool)
- Handicap calculation adjustment (now 100% of 200)
- Your JJBT Tournament Average may be used to determine your division
- Custom certificates awarded instead of medals for 1st through 5th in each division (money saved goes towards scholarship pool)
- Discontinued Player of Year / Rookie of Year awards (may reinstate if sponsors are found to support costs of this program)
2017-2018 JJBT SCHEDULE: (12pm-12:45pm Registration, 1pm Bowling)
SAT SEP 16 @ Batt Family Fun Center – Division Champions: Christian M., John R., and Emerson J.
SAT OCT 14 @ King Pins Bowling Center – Division Champions: Vincent C., Dakota M., and Keelie P.
SAT NOV 11 @ Nassau Bowling Center
(No event in December due to Christmas Classic / Holidays)
(No event in January due to Annual City Championship)
SAT FEB 10 @ Bowl America Orange Park
SAT MAR 10 @ Mayport Bowling Center
SAT APR 14 @ NAS JAX Freedom Lanes
SAT MAY 5 @ Bowl America Southside (Tournament of Champions, Invitational Event)
About the JJBT:
The Jacksonville Jr. Bowling Tour (JJBT) is a monthly scholarship tournament for youth bowlers that have a league average of 120 or greater. The cost to enter each monthly tournament is $40, with registration taking place the day of the event at Noon (bowling begins at 1pm). Participants compete in one of three divisions based on their average — “Major” (120-159 average, handicap format), “Classic” (160-184 average, scratch format) and “Masters” (185+ average, scratch format). Once a participant moves up in divisions during the season they cannot go back down, even if their average drops.
During the qualifying round, each participant bowls five games across five pairs of lanes. High Game and 1st place awards are given out for performance in the Qualifying round. Based on the number of entrants, 50% or more of the entrants in each division will advance to the Brackets round. The Brackets round consists of up to 3 single elimination, head-to-head match-ups. Scholarships are awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each division, along with high game awards. All participants earn tournament points based on their performance each month, which determines their eligibility to the season-ending Tournament of Champions event (where additional scholarships are awarded out).
The 2016-2017 season concluded 5/6/17 with our Tournament of Champions event, where $3,000 in SMART scholarships were awarded along with 3 Junior Gold entries. Also, we awarded the first-ever JJBT Player of the Year & JJBT Rookie of the Year awards! Check out the JJBT Facebook Page for details on the champions.
The 2015-2016 JJBT season concluded on May 7th with the Tournament of Champions. 46 Bowlers competed for $2,700 in scholarships, plus 3 Junior Gold entries were awarded at this event. A total of $6,667 in scholarships was awarded this past year!
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