Program Objectives

The purpose of the Junior Bowling Program of the National Bowling Association, Inc. is to foster and promote the game of Ten Pins among both boys and girls. Membership is open to both USBC certified youth bowlers and non-bowlers.

The TNBA Junior Bowling Program promotes the slogan of the National organization – “Promoter of Sportsmanship, Fellowship and Friendship”.  The TNBA Junior program serves as a recruiting agency and point-of-entry for all youth bowlers to receive the guidance and encouragement needed to learn the game and develop the skills that are essential to full enjoyment and successful competition. Such encouragement and training prepares TNBA youth bowlers to compete on equal terms in tournaments and competitions, as well as earn college scholarships.

In addition to bowling, TNBA Junior Bowlers are given instructions in the basics of everyday living, such as: a sense of fair play in sports and daily habits, respect for others, leadership, responsibility and honesty.

Membership in the National Bowling Association Junior Bowling Program is open to all children who have not reached their 20th birthday on or before August 2nd of the upcoming bowling season. Once certified under this rule, a TNBA Junior Bowler is an eligible bowler until July 31 unless under suspension.

Individual membership in the National Bowling Association Junior Bowling Program can be obtained only through bowling in a TNBA certified league, or through participation in a TNBA certified event.


Junior Tournaments

2019 Karl Downs' Doubles Handicap Scholarship Tournament

 The third annual Karl Downs’ Doubles Scholarship Tournament held at Victor Bowl on Sunday, August 25, 2019 was a hit!!  30 teams across five divisions bowled, using a hybrid format of a paired, 3-game singles series, followed by two baker doubles games. Multiple honor scores were achieved.



The Inland Empire Senate's Youth Program Director, Terry Lankster  said he would like to thank the parents for their amazing support.  It was an exciting day, whereas spirits were high and bowling was TNBA-style at its best, demonstrating good “Sportsmanship, Fellowship and Friendship!” Results are pending, and will be posted at

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2019 Karl Downs Doubles Scholarship Tournament

A shout out goes out to all the parents for all of their amazing support for this junior tournament.

2018 Karl Downs Doubles Handicap Scholarship Tournament  Pictorial