Opening Ceremony

Sunday, July 14

Eastern Michigan University Convocation Center
799 North Hewitt Rd.
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
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2019 Opening Ceremony

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The Junior Gold Opening Ceremony is a special event where we celebrate the athletes participating in the Junior Gold Championships. The event includes several special recognition opportunities for athletes, a gift for those who attend, chances to participate and earn scholarships and prizes, along with several entertaining segments including a main headline event.

Join us at the Eastern Michigan University Convocation Center for this year's Opening Ceremony. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the show begins promptly at 7 p.m. This event is open to all, but please register in advance for us so we know who will be attending. Registration will open on Friday May 31, 2019. Athletes and spectators must wear their credentials (badge and lanyard) to get in the doors. No bags or purses are permitted in the facility. 
Athlete Talent Showcase

Do you sing? Breakdance? Or know magic? Junior Gold is looking for athletes who have special talents and would like the opportunity to perform on stage for the second annual Athlete Talent Showcase. 

Submissions are now closed. 
Opening Ceremony 2019

The third annual Bowler's Choice Awards (BCA), will take place during the 2019 Junior Gold Opening Ceremony.

What are BCA? They are five fun awards designed to give youth bowlers the opportunity to express themselves in a different way than just bowling.

How does it work? We have chosen five categories of awards and you can enter yourself or a friend. All you will need to do is submit the needed information for each award before the June 23, 2019, deadline, and a team of experts will select the top five nominees from each category.

Then, we'll need your help. The five nominees will be posted online for you - the fans - to vote on. The winners will be announced and awarded during the Junior Gold Opening Ceremony. Award nominees have the chance to win a special award.

Below you will find details about each category. Make sure to stop by the Opening Ceremony booth for last-minute voting and don't forget to follow us on Facebook (@USBCYouthBowling), Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat (Youth_Bowling) for up-to-date details about Junior Gold.

Submissions are closed.

2019 BCA Social Do you have a friend who literally lives on social media? Do you feel like you can’t go more than a few hours without posting your most recent meal? Submit a screen shot of the full day’s social post!
2019 BCA Selfie We all have that friend, the person who has more solo pictures on their Instagram over group photos! Maybe, this is you and you can’t help it - you need to take a photo with every new Snapchat filter. If so, submit 5 selfie posts from your social media.
2019 BCA Epic Swag Do you love to be a trendsetter? Do you know that person who always has the most outrageous bowling gear? Submit 3 photos for someone who loves to stand out and is not afraid to express themselves through their style. 
2019 BCA Craziest Celebration What is your go-to move when you get a turkey? What about your friends, do they dap or just make up any random move? We want to see your victory video! Submit a video (min. five seconds) of your celebration endzone dance!!
2019 BCA Breakout Star Is there a bowler that has had an all-around amazing year? Maybe someone in your league who started from the bottom and now is leading the pack? Nominate a rock star bowler by writing a small sentence about them and submitting their photo.


Social King - Louis Luna
Selfie Queen - Renee Seebacher
Epic Swag - Jayce Roller
Craziest Celebration - Abbie Leiendecker
Breakout Star - Katarina Hagler

Social King - Justin Bohn
Selfie Queen - Brooke Bryan
Epic Swag - Jacob Perry
Craziest Celebration - Nick Penny
Breaking Star - Jos Luc Weems