Buddies Pro Shop, located at Nutmeg Bowl in Fairfield, CT, has been a major supporter and sponsor of the Junior Bowlers Tour for many years. Owner Chris Forry, an 11-time JBT champion, has followed in the footsteps of his father Paul in providing expert service at very competitive prices. Along with on-the-spot service (the JBT visits Nutmeg Bowl three times a season), Buddies Pro Shop can also take care of bowlers' needs by mail. Click on the link to the left to visit Buddies on-line store.
The Buddies Pro Shop Open, one of the most well-known and prestigious junior tournaments in the country, is sponsored by www.BuddiesProShop.com. Buddies also sponsors the Buddies Pro Shop Bowler-of-the-Year awards for the Junior Bowlers Tour.
JBT bowlers can now order their bowling shirts through K&K Bowling Services, which offers a wide selection at very reasonable prices. The shirts will include the JBT logo and the EBONITE logo and K&K Embroidery Services offers several options to include your name on the back of your shirt. Many of your fellow bowlers are wearing these shirts and this is where you can place your order. Just click on the logo for K&K to go to their catalog page.
The JBT currently has three conferences (New Jersey, New England, Delaware Valley) and covers nine states, conducting tournaments on a weekly basis. Approximately 80 tournaments are conducted during the season, with the results published on this website and in the JBT News, which is available at each tournament.
ENTRY BLANKS AND RULES
Entry blanks for upcoming events and the general rules of the Junior Bowlers Tour are available on this web site. Rules on several optional programs which offer additional scholarship opportunities are also available. We urge everyone to read about the various programs available through the Junior Bowlers Tour and feel free to ask questions. Any additional information which may be needed can be obtained by contacting the JBT through e-mail or by telephone.
Each conference maintains a point standings for all bowlers, (in both the scratch and the handicap division), which are earned based on the bowler's final position finish in each event. The leaders are posted on this website and in the JBT News. These point standings help determine eligibility for special events, as well as helping to determine the end-of-the-season award winners.
JBT UPCOMING SCHEDULE
The JBT season begins in mid-September and continues through the following August. Along with the standard one-day singles events, the JBT offers special events such as Adult-Junior Tournaments, The Thanksgiving Classic, the Super-Match Game Tournament, the JBT Masters Tournament, the Buddies Pro Shop Open, the Conference Invitational Tournaments, The Nerve-Wracker, the One-Ball Tournament, the Las Vegas Open and the JBT Challenge Tournament.
JBT HONOR ROLL
The high-scoring accomplishments of Junior Bowlers Tour bowlers are located on the Honor Roll page. High games, high series and high tournament totals will be recognized here.
JBT SCHOLARSHIP INFO
The Junior Bowlers Tour has awarded more scholarship money than any tournament organization in the world. During the 2014-15 season, the JBT broke the six figure mark for the 19th consecutive year in scholarship money awarded with a total of $100,965. As of September 1, 2015 the JBT has awarded a total of $2,828,335.
JBT LAS VEGAS OPEN
The Junior Bowlers Tour Las Vegas Open is one of the premier junior bowling events of the year. The Las Vegas Open offers the unique opportunity of combining an exciting tournament with a great family vacation. If you've been to this tournament in the past, you don't need to be convinced. If you haven't been to this tournament, speak to somebody who has! The 19th Annual JBT Las Vegas Open will return to The Orleans Bowling Center August 2016.
The Junior Bowlers Tour is now in it's 41st season. Much has happened over the years, with many of the top pros and collegiate bowlers from the east getting their start or testing their skills in the JBT events. A season-by-season recap will highlight some of the events of the past.
Buddies Pro Shop, located at Nutmeg Bowl in Fairfield, CT, has been a major supporter and sponsor of the Junior Bowlers Tour for many years. Owner Chris Forry, an 11-time JBT champion, has followed in the footsteps of his father Paul in providing expert service at very competitive prices. Along with on-the-spot service (the JBT visits Nutmeg Bowl three times a season), Buddies Pro Shop can also take care of bowlers' needs by mail. Click on the link above to visit Buddies on-line store.
*** IMPORTANT ***
With the start of the 2006-07 season, the Junior Bowlers Tour and almost every large tournament group in the country has elected not to have their events USBC-certified. The USBC now requires that all certified events deposit their scholarship money with them. This would cost the JBT scholarship fund a huge amount of interest, based on the USBC's "administrative fees" and their investing practices. The JBT would lose the Challenge Tournament, the Masters and some other events that are funded by the interest earned throughout the year. We are not willing to sacrifice those events.
There have been some FALSE RUMORS circulating that bowling in the JBT would make you ineligible for USBC-certified events or for college bowling. This, of course, is NOT TRUE. As long as we do not break any of their eligibility rules (which we won't), this will not happen. Almost all high school leagues and tournaments throughout the country are not certified and there are many uncertified leagues and tournaments. THIS BREAKS NO RULES; YOU ARE IN NO JEOPARDY!
The people spreading these rumors are uneducated in the rules of junior bowling. We have been running the JBT for 40 years and would never jeopardize our bowlers in any way. If anyone has any questions regarding this matter, feel free to contact us at JBTBoss1@aol.com or (973) 423-3339. This invitation is also extended to those people who are spreading these rumors....give us a call and we'll clear up whatever has confused you.
PLEASE PASS THIS INFORMATION ON TO YOUR FELLOW BOWLERS. We do not want them to miss out on bowling in Junior Bowlers Tour tournaments because they have been given incorrect information by misguided individuals who do not understand the rules.
Feel free to contact the Junior Bowlers Tour at any time with questions, suggestions, etc.
JUNIOR BOWLERS TOUR
Now in our 41st season of offering the finest in tournament competition to junior bowlers of all ages and averages
TEN PIN PHOTOS
At various events throughout the JBT season, our very own expert photographer will stop by for a visit and start taking pictures of the tournament bowlers in action. Sometimes you'll see him coming and sometimes you won't! Eleven-time JBT champion Kyle Handoga is the man behind the camera and the results of his efforts will be posted for your viewing pleasure at the Ten Pin Photos website and Facebook page.
Photos for the past six seasons are available, so make sure you take a look and enjoy them. The photos are also great to put up on the mantel, include with your resume or hand out to your fans. The photos can be purchased at very reasonable prices, with the profits going into the JBT scholarship fund. Kyle is another example of a former JBT bowler giving back to the program and we thank him for his efforts.