Grand Rapids is to become the center of the bowling universe. The Junior Gold Championships, the USA Bowling National Championships and Youth Open Championships are all to be held in West Michigan.


The Junior Gold Championships will take place across eight centers in the Grand Rapids area from July 11-23, 2022. The USA Bowling National Championships is scheduled for July 13-15, 2022 and the Youth Open Championships will take place July 13-15, 22-24 and 30-31, 2022.

International Bowling Campus Youth Development Managing Director Gary Brown told Fox 17,

"We’re excited to bring the Junior Gold Championships back to Michigan in 2022. 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.”

Close up of bowling balls with bowling lane in the background.

The top female and male youth bowlers will compete at the 2022 Junior Gold Championships. West Michigan Sports Commission President Mike Guswiler said the group has partnered with the best regional bowling centers. He expects the families and bowlers who attend the Junior Gold Championships will experience first-class facilities and staff.

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For this year, the 2021 Junior Gold Championships is less than a week from getting underway across six centers in the Indianapolis area. More than 3,500 bowlers have qualified for the 2021 event, which runs from July 5-17.

Bowling Centers in West Michigan that will host the champions in competition in 2022 include:

  • 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
  • AMF Eastbrook Lanes in Grand Rapids

Information about the Junior Gold Championships and other events can be found here.

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