High school bowlers are eligible to compete in both the South Dakota High School Bowling Association and scholarship tournaments. Outside competition offers great experience that can help strengthen a youth bowler’s game both mentally and physically.
Learn more about some of the biggest and most prestigious youth scholarship bowling tournaments across the region and country.
Frank P. Maltese Youth Championships
The Frank P. Maltese Youth Championships is an annual youth scholarship bowling tournament held at Sport Bowl in Sioux Falls. The scratch event features three divisions based on average (167 and under, 168-194, and 195 and over). In 2018, the event distributed over $2,000 dollars in scholarship money to youth bowlers. Visit Sport Bowl’s website and Facebook page for more information.
Howie Kolhoff Invitational
The Howie Kolhoff Invitational youth scholarship bowling tournament has been held annually at Eastway Bowl in Sioux Falls since 2014 to honor the memory of the late Washington High School bowling coach Howie Kolhoff. This is a team event that takes place in February after the SDHSBA season has ended. Visit Eastway Bowl’s website and Facebook page for more information.
JST of South Dakota
JST of South Dakota is a rotating youth bowling tour hosting scratch singles tournaments at bowling centers in Sioux Falls and the surrounding area. JST offers youth bowlers an opportunity to bowl in tournaments and earn scholarship money. Scholarship money and trophy are awarded every tournament. Visit JST of South Dakota’s Facebook page for a list of upcoming tournaments and more information.
Junior Gold – Las Vegas, NV (2020)
Junior Gold is the premier national youth bowling tournament held annually for the top male and female youth bowlers in the United States. Bowlers compete to earn scholarships and spots on Junior Team USA. Visit the USBC’s website to learn more about Junior Gold.
Pepsi Youth Championships
The Pepsi USBC Youth Championships is a nationwide tournament open to all USBC Youth members. Beginning with qualifying during their leagues, youth bowlers have the opportunity to advance to a state finals event and earn scholarships, where they can compete against bowlers from across their state. Visit the USBC’s website to learn more about the Pepsi Youth Championships.
Star City is an annual team youth bowling tournament held at Sun Valley Lanes in Lincoln, Nebraska. The tournament has offered a minimum of $5,000 dollars each year in scholarships since 1999. Learn more about Star City on Nebraska High School Bowling Federation’s website.
Teen Masters – Richmond, VA (2020)
Teen Masters is America’s longest running national youth championship event and one of the premier high school bowling singles tournaments in the country. The first Teen Masters was held in 1997 in Akron, Ohio with the challenge, “Bring Your Spare Game!” Over twenty years later, the challenge is still the same. Watch a promo video for Teen Masters and visit their website to learn more.