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: