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Helena USBC Scholarship Information

     League                          Day and Time 

Monday Bantam/Juniors    Monday @ 3:45 pm

Saturday Bantam/Juniors  Saturday @ 9:30 am 

League Schedules

Big Sky Tour (Travel) League 
Schedule  2022 - 23

September 25, 2022

October 9, 2022

October 23, 2022

November 6, 2022

December 11, 2022

January 8, 2023

February 5, 2023

February 19, 2023

March 5, 2023

Grizzly Lanes- Bigfork
​(6GmRL / Top 8 LMO)

El cor Del Lanes - Glasgow
(6GmRL/top 5 LMO)​

Westside Lanes - Missoula
​(H2H/Top 8 bracket)

Town & Country Lanes - Billings
​(6GMRL/Top 8 LMO)

Little's Lanes - Great Falls
​(6GMRL/To 5 Stepladder)

Cedar Park Lanes - Anaconda
​(6GMRL/Top 5 LMO)

Fireside Lanes - Billings
​(H2H / Top 8 Bracket)

Star Lanes - Butte
(HWH / Top 5 Stepladder)

FINALS - Sleeping Giant Lanes - Helena
(8 Games) 
Master/Masterette's Scholarship Tournament
    January 14 & 15, 2023

Helena USBC Youth City Tournament
   February 11 & 12, 2023

Youth Tournaments at Sleeping Giant Lanes
6 GM Stop = $40
8 GM Stop = $50

Majors - U20 (8/1/02 - 7/31/07)
Juniors - U15 (8/1/07 or later)
Minions - U12 (born 8/1/2011)

Check-in no later than 8:45 am    
Practice from 8:45 am - 9:00 am

Competition play begins @ 9:00 am

6 games scratch competition for 1st eight (8) stops with stepladder

8 games scratch competition for the 9th and final stop.

***New Points System – Each athlete will earn 5 pts for each stop they compete at, 1 pt. for high game each game, 1 pt. for high series, 3 pts for #1 qualifying seed, 2pts for #2 qualifying seed, 1 pt. for #3 qualifying seed, and 3 pts to champion. Prizes (TBD) for athletes with the most points.

Format: This is a certified Adult/Youth The first eight stops will consist of 6 qualifying games either bowled in a 6gm qualifying set moving lanes each games (right moves right/left moves left) or 3 sets of 2 head-to-head scratch matches (30 pins bonus to the winner of each game). For 6 Gm Qualifying set, starting lanes are random for H2H bowlers will be paired off by average for the first match and then by total pins with bonus pins for the remaining matches. The final stop will consist of 8 qualifying games or 4 H2H sets. There are three age divisions. Bowlers born between 8/1/02 and 7/31/07 will be placed in the U20 Major Division. Bowlers born between 8/1/07 and 7/31/2010 will be placed in the U15 Junior Division and bowlers born on 8/1/2010 or later will be placed in the U12 Minion Division. Rotation of different stepladder types. Final Stop will be a JR GOLD Qualifier. Call or email Terri Johnson if you have any questions.

Dress Code – Goal of this dress code is to prepare bowlers for tournament competition in which a professional athletic dress is standard. Appropriate bowling competition attire must be worn (knee length cargo or walking shorts are allowed but no basketball shorts or yoga pants and skirts must be longer than fingertip length), no hats. Youth participants shall not wear apparel or use bowling equipment depicting alcohol, tobacco, gambling, an illegal substance, or inappropriate language/gestures during competition.

18-20 Year-Old and older Athletes: Must complete the free U.S. Center for SafeSport online education program in to compete with participants under the age of 18. Bowlers who turn 18 during this league season will have to complete the training before the next Big Sky Tour Event upon turning 18. Minor athletes are also able to take SafeSport but not required.

Terri Johnson - League Adviser

Click for 2021-2022 Big Sky Tour Format & Rules