In addition to the Junior Gold Championships, the USA Bowling National Championships and Bowling.com Youth Open Championships also will be conducted in western Michigan in 2022.
USBC youth members will be able to compete at those national events July 11–31. The Junior Gold Championships will be staged July 11–23, with U20 competition held July 11–15. The USA Bowling National Championships will be held July 13–15, and the Youth Open Championships will take place July 13–15, 22–24 and 30–31.
Michigan previously hosted the Junior Gold Championships in 2008, 2013 and 2019, with the Detroit area serving as host.
“We’re excited to bring the Junior Gold Championships back to Michigan in 2022,” International Bowling Campus Youth Development Managing Director Gary Brown said. “We’re visiting a new part of the state, which also holds a rich tradition and history in the sport. We’ve enjoyed the opportunity to work with the West Michigan Sports Commission and the bowling centers in the Grand Rapids area to prepare for next year’s events.”
The West Michigan Sports Commission hosted the 2021 Intercollegiate Team Championships and Intercollegiate Singles Championships at the Spectrum Entertainment Complex in Wyoming, Michigan. The other venues scheduled to host in 2022 are Northway Lanes and Sherman Bowling Center in Muskegon; Royal Scot Golf & Bowl and Spare Time Entertainment Center in Lansing; Westgate Bowl in Comstock Park; Fairlanes Bowling Center in Grandville; and AMF Eastbrook Lanes in Grand Rapids.
“We look forward to hosting the top female and male youth bowlers at the 2022 Junior Gold Championships,” West Michigan Sports Commission President Mike Guswiler said. “We’ve partnered with our best regional bowling centers and know the many families and bowlers who attend the Junior Gold Championships will experience first-class facilities and staff. When bowling is complete, families will find many other activities throughout West Michigan, whether they’re competing in Lansing, Kalamazoo, Muskegon or any of the other Junior Gold centers within the Greater Grand Rapids area.”