We are pleased to announce that details are now available on our
www.bowljbt.com, for the 2009 JBT Las Vegas Main
Event! Right off the bat, you'll notice the new second name for our
The Under-22 World Championship!
The 2009 Main Event is open to ANY BOWLER age 21 or under as of
8/28/09, regardless of their 'youth' or 'adult' status in the rest
of the bowling world. So, for example, if you're 20 and were shoved into
adult bowling by usbc because of their age change, the Main Event is still
Plus, here's a great discount offer: ENTER THE MAIN EVENT
BETWEEN NOW AND JULY 15, AND TAKE $20 OFF YOUR FIRST SINGLES ENTRY! That's
only $80 for scratch singles, and $60 for handicap singles. What a great
incentive to enter early! Contact me with any questions on this great
Even if you're over 22, or can't make this year's event, we really need
you to spread the word about the 2009 Main Event. Forward this email, ask
for copies of our flyers, show folks our website-- this is the only way we
can continue to exist, and the only way we can remind folks that the Main
Event is for EVERYONE under 22, all averages. Yes, it's that important.
Thanks in advance for your help.
Would you like a pack of flyers to distribute at Junior Gold? Teen
Masters? Buddies Open? College Tournaments? Your local Tours and
leagues? Other big events? Just email me and we'll send however many you
think you can get into folks' hands. Thanks!!!!!!!!!!
Top scholarship prizes remain at $5,000 for first in Scratch Singles,
$2,000 for first in Handicap Singles, and $1,500 for first in Girls Scratch
Singles. The Doubles event also returns, guaranteeing $1,000 for first in
scratch and handicap, and our popular 2008 addition- the Team event-
returns, guaranteeing $500 for first. The all-events prize will be back as
well, and we will again have a Junior Gold qualifier. We strongly feel this
is the very best prize fund to entry fee ratio in any open-field junior
Our website continues to be the best way to find out everything you need
to know about the Main Event. Visit us at
, and click on the Main Event section to get started.
You can pay for the event online, as well as print out the entry form that
you mail in to us, and check out your confirmation too!
To accommodate all this and to make sure each squad runs on time, we've
added an extra day to qualifying, with a 3 PM Singles and Doubles squad on
December 24. You can, however, still show up as late as December 27 and
qualify for December 28's semifinals. But the more squads and events you
bowl, the more you can potentially win, and the more fun and excitement
you'll have! Be sure to check out the new squad times on the website.
Texas Station is offering even better hotel rates for the Main Event, and
those rooms are available now. They are $30 for 12/24, $75 for 12/25, $60
for 12/26, and $30 for 12/27 and 28. Not bad. It's only a 200 room hotel,
so book soon. You can also check out our travel search engine,
, to look for details on other hotels.
At the Main Event section of the website, be sure to read the FAQ page,
even if you're a returning bowler. It has tons of information about the
details of the tournament. Be sure to scan through previous years' Main
Event results also. If I can answer any questions, or if anything is
unclear, please contact me anytime.
We run tournaments on a smaller scale nearly every weekend, and we have
no membership fee, so we'd love to see you at one of our JBT events
throughout the year. We have an event December 29 at Cerbat Lanes in
Kingman AZ, about 90 minutes away from Vegas, that is a popular wrapup to
Main Event week. Over the summer, we have the Desert Open - Tour Trials
Marathon, a potentially 50+ game test on 5 different sport patterns. And
the east coast JBT runs their Las Vegas Open in August, featuring $4,000 for
scratch first and $2,500 for handicap first. Please check out the
'schedule' section of our website for all the details on our 90+ other great
December will be here before we know it- the time to make December
successful is right now! Let us know how we can help you spread the word
about Main Event, and in return I promise we're working harder than ever
behind the scenes to make the Main Event nothing short of the best junior
bowling tournament you've ever been to, period.
I hope you've all had a safe and healthy time since we've last chatted,
and we look forward to seeing you soon.
All the best,
Jeff Hemer, JBT