GREENDALE, Wisc. -- Young American Bowling Alliance members from around the world will compete for $20,000 in scholarships at the 2002 Coca-Cola International Youth Bowling Championship, the premier international tournament for youth bowlers.
Nearly 200 youth athletes will descend on Cypress Lanes in Winter Haven, Fla., from July 15-17.
Tournament participants hail from all 50 states, U.S. military zones around the world, Puerto Rico and each of the Canadian provinces.
Bowlers will be divided into four handicap divisions for boys and girls in divisions I and II and will begin competition by rolling two four-game blocks.
The field will then be cut to the top 16 from each division and 64 athletes will advance.
The champions for each division will be determined by single-game, double-elimination match play. Overall winners from divisions I and II will receive $2,000, $1,500, $1,000 and $500, respectively.
The Coca-Cola Youth Bowling Championships is conducted by YABA and is sponsored by Coca-Cola USA and presented by Storm Bowling Products, Inc.
YABA is the premier international youth organization in the sport of tenpin bowling.
YABA is committed to providing exciting opportunities for the personal development of youth. YABA has more than 413,000 members who enjoy benefits such as: awards, rules interpretation, championship tournaments, a special membership publication and opportunities to earn educational scholarships.