To become a member of the Buffaloe Lanes Junior Gold Team the requirements are:
As a gentlemen; you should average 170 or above with 21 games bowled in a Buffaloe Lanes Youth League. This includes the previous year or the current year.
As a lady; you should average 150 or above with 21 games bowled in a Buffaloe Lanes Youth league. This includes the previous year or the current year.
The U12 division requires that ladies and gentlemen average 140 or above with 21 games bowled in a Buffaloe Lanes Youth League. This includes the previous year or the current year.
Good Standing and Character
Standard Requirements for participation in Buffaloe Lanes Junior Gold Tournaments:
To compete in the Buffaloe Lanes Junior Gold Tournaments the requirements are:
All items above that correspond with being a Buffaloe Lanes Junior Gold Member. The registration fee for the National program is $ 30.00 for ages 13-20. The U12 registration is $10.
Collegiate Bowlers & High School Graduates:
The Collegiate attendee is not required to be in a Buffaloe Lanes Youth program league currently. Bowler’s that have graduated high school but do not attend college are required to participate in a Buffaloe Lanes Youth program league. (All collegiate and graduates should be a past member of the Buffaloe Lanes Junior Gold Team or a Buffaloe Lanes Youth League.)As far as the premier spots and premier money is concerned, the bowler has to be a past member in good standing with the Buffaloe Lanes Junior Gold program. To be eligible for the premier spot the bowler has to participate in 2 practices before the premier tournament and they must participate in all fundraising activities. If a bowler wins a premier spot and does not participate in all fundraising activities, the premier spot will be forfeited. If these requirements are met; then the bowler is eligible for the premier spots and monies.
(1) To reward high end youth bowlers with a prestigious status and setting a goal for younger or lesser talented bowlers.
(2) To give proper support, practice time and encouragement to youth bowlers
(3) To attract new bowlers to our youth program
Team Shirt with Buffaloe Lanes Junior Gold Team Logo
Team Recognition with photo
Entry into Annual Buffaloe Lanes USBC Junior Gold Qualifier (only with National Membership)
Practice sessions with team coaches & different lane patterns to prepare for upcoming tournaments and events
Regular updating on USBC Junior Gold events
Potential nomination for national, state and/or local scholarship
Coaching opportunities and youth bowling leadership
Buffaloe Lanes Junior Gold Program Only - $50
Annual National USBC Junior Gold Membership - $30 (optional)
Practice Card - $10 (optional - Practice per game price of $1.25 per game. No Valid Friday & Saturday after 6pm)
Each Team is selected in August based on the previous year's averages. Once selected a member remains on the team for the season even if their average dips below the required average.