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Starting this season sanctioned YBCs will receive tour points for tournaments their bowlers participate in.
At the end of the season, the winning YBC will receive a winners shield and a prize.
YBC tour points will be awarded on attendance levels, the more bowlers the YBC enters the more points, and the results of their bowlers.
The points system will operate as follows:
- For tournaments marked as North (-N) or South (-S) any YBCs entering both will only receive points from the tournament where the most of their bowlers entered
- 10 points awarded for each ranking tournament entered (as shown on calendar)
- Points awarded for the overall percentage of bowlers at a YBC that enter the tournament:
- Points awarded for the top 20 YBCs combined average score of their bowlers at the tournament.
- 1st: 41 points, 2nd 38 points, 3rd 35 points, 4th 32 points, dropping by 2 points for subsequent place until 20th place receiving 1 point.
- The YBC tour table will be updated on the NAYBC Tour Ranking website after each tournament.
The Tour will be divided into average based divisions for both boys and girls.
These average divisions will be calculated from the end of season YBC standing sheets, current tour rankings.
A season-long starting average will be published for each bowler which will be used as the entering average for any youth tournament using the average as the entry criteria. A bowler can be requested to produce current average evidence if, in the opinion of the NAYBC Tour Manager or a Tournament Manager, the average set at the start of the season and the current average differs by 10 or more pins.
Results in these ranking tables will be used to qualify for tour finals events.
Youth Bowling Tour Average Division Allocation:
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In addition to average ranking tables, the tour will produce age-based ranking tables which will award prizes at the end of the season.
The age tables will be Boys and Girls U11, U13, U15, U17, U19, and U22.
Everything listed on the calendar should be treated as provisional until the sanctioned entry form is published on this website.
There will be changes from time to time, we recommend that you check the tournaments page on a regular basis and always read the rules of entry for each event.
NAYBC Youth Tour:
There will be a Tour Final, currently being planned for September 2020.
To be eligible, at least 12 events from the current tour calendar must have been entered, along with any other requirements as stated on the calendar.
The number of bowlers who will qualify and the format of the tour finals will be announced as soon as the information is available.
On the BTBA Youth Tour points will be awarded in each division, based on the difference between the scoring pace average for the division and the actual average the bowler attained.
For meeting the scoring pace average 50 points will be awarded.
Points will then be added or deducted based on the average difference.
- Scoring pace average for division: 150
- Bowler scores 178 average, points awarded: 50 + 28 = 78
- Bowler scores 134 average, points awarded: 50 – 16 = 34
Separate tables will be maintained for bowlers grouped by Average and by Age.
This year’s NAYBC Tours (YBT and BTBA Tour) are being supported by our partners at BowlTrack. There is a small cost, but this equates to pence per player across the season and is outweighed by the benefits of our partnership.
BowlTrack are making an investment in Youth Bowling in the UK to help ensure a strong future for the sport. Part of this is the provision of a dedicated online portal to display event rankings, results, and bowler statistics.
The BTBA is committed to protecting your privacy. We do not pass any personal information to our partners without your consent.
The NAYBC Tours ranking system does not display or store your contact information or date of birth. Bowlers are allocated to the appropriate division before the event results data is loaded in the rankings portal.
We do not currently display the location (YBC name), exact age, or photos of any of our members on the rankings portal. This may be reviewed in the future, in which case our members will be consulted and informed of any action they need to take.
For more information on the BTBA’s privacy notice for members please go to our Members Privacy Notice.
The BTBA website contains links to other websites. The BTBA is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of external web sites.
We will be updating rankings and statistics within a few days of receiving the verified results from the tournament manager.
There may be some delays while the results are checked, for example if an entering average is challenged, but we will try to resolve these as quickly as possible.
The NAYBC has limited resources and need to ensure we can offer the best value solutions for our members. This means that from time to time we will be working with partners, sponsors, and supporters.
This year’s NAYBC Tours (YBT and BTBA Tour) are being supported by our partners at BowlTrack. They are making an investment in Youth Bowling in the UK to help ensure a strong future for the sport. Part of this is the provision of a dedicated online portal to display event rankings, results, and bowler statistics.
The NAYBC is excited to announce the BTBA Youth Bowling Tour powered by DV8 (“the Tour”) for the 2019/2020 season.
Each season across the country tournaments are arranged, independently of the NAYBC, that enable bowlers to explorer their horizons beyond that of their YBCs and to pitch their skills against their peers. Each tournament has its own format, entry-level criteria, finals format, and prize allocation. Any youth bowler that has a valid BTBA card is eligible to enter youth tournaments.
The Tour augments these tournaments by awarding ranking points and maintaining ranking tables based on performance to all bowlers that enter. Every season the NAYBC review the available tournaments and in discussion with the tournament managers decide which tournaments will be eligible for tour ranking points. The Tour Calendar will show these tournaments.
The Tour groups bowlers into divisions, both male and female, and the first goal of those following the tour is to finish in the top 3 on points to receive a tour prize. At the end of the season, a Tour Finals playoff session is held and bowlers attaining a certain level within their division will be invited. Full details of this will be published later in the season.
The 2019/2020 season combines the previous separate BTBA and YBT Tours into one, bringing all bowlers together. All BTBA registered youth bowlers will automatically be entered onto the tour and after completing their first tour ranking tournament they will appear on the tour ranking website.
There is no additional charge to join the tour, a valid and current BTBA member card and registration at a sanctioned YBC is all that is required.
Following a review of the 2018/2019 season, results from the recent online survey, and ongoing discussions with bowlers and parents alike this season’s tour will see some changes introduced.
The key features of previous tours remain in The Tournaments; the Ranking Points; the ranking tables; and qualifying goals.
However, they have been reworked to help deliver on our key objectives:
- Increase bowler participation
- Reduce overall costs
- Develop a club culture within the YBC
The details of the Tour are available on the following FAQ Pages: