ISBPA GRAND PRIX SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
High School Blast Invitational held at Centennial Lanes 2.0, Tinley Park on June 19, 2021
Of the 52 participating centers in the Grand Prix Scholarship Program, 29 of those centers were represented at the tournament. There were 139 bowlers that entered to compete for $4,000.00 in added scholarship money. First Place in each division was $1,000, and the top placing Graduating Senior Bowlers in each of the Girls & Boys division received a $150 scholarship bonus. Remaining prize money was pro-rated by divsion based on total enty percentage.
This was an invitational event for all registered members of the Illinois State BPA's Grand Prix Scholarship Program to those bowlers who are curretnly enrolled in High School - Classes of 2021 to 2024.
CLICK HERE FOR ENTRY FORM AND RULES
2019 Tournament Results
Congratulations to Girl's Divison Champion Mackenzie Ullian (Joliet Town & Country Lanes) and Boy's Division Champion Cameron Crowe (Orland Bowl). Mackenzie bowled games of 299-243-248 for a 790 scratch series plus 10 added pins of handicap. Cameron started with a 300 game follwed by back-to-back 279's for a scratch series of 858!
The 2019 High School Summer Blast Invitational Tournament
was conducted at Arlington Lanes on Saturday, June 22, 2019
2018 Annual Grand Prix Summer Blast Tournament Results
THE 2018 GRAND PRIX H.S. SUMMER BLAST INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENT WAS HELD AT
BEL-AIR BOWL, BELLEVILLE ON SATURDAY, JUNE 16
CLICK HERE for GIRL'S Final Results and Scholarship Prize List for the 2016 Summer High School Blast Tournament
CLICK HERE for BOY'S Final Results and Scholarship Prize List for the 2016 Summer High School Blast Tournament
The WHO - WHAT - WHEN - WHY & HOW of the
ISBPA Grand Prix Scholarship Fund
This brief introduction to the Illinois State Bowling Proprietors Associations Grand Prix Scholarship Program is intended to apprise you of some of the details of this exciting youth scholarship program which is available to all ISBPA member establishments.
Every youth in the state of Illinois can earn ISBPA Grand Prix Scholarship Dollars by bowling in an ISBPA member establishment. This scholarship program rewards participation unlike most that tend to reward size, speed or skill. Since every youth bowler in Illinois is eligible to enroll and participate in this Grand Prix Scholarship Program.... it's truly a program where EVERYONE IS A WINNER. The YOUTH. the PARENTS. and the PROPRIETORS!
This scholarship program is an exclusive activity conducted in ISBPA member bowling centers and is open to all youth bowlers that have not graduated from high school. Pre-school youths are considered eligible to participate. Enrolled youth bowlers accumulate point's in their local bowling center, local and state programs such as league bowling and other related bowling activities. Each year the points are converted into Grand Prix Scholarship Dollars and are credited under the youth bowler's name until they graduate from high school. The more bowling activities a youth participated in each year, the more points (Scholarship Dollars) will be earned and credited to the individual youth's account.
In order to get started in the program, a youth bowler must apply for registration in the program at a participating ISBPA member center. The annual registration fee is $10.00 per youth. To remain eligible, the youth bowler must remain in a local youth bowling program each year until they graduate from high school. When a youth bowler graduates from high school and enrolls in some kind of advanced education beyond the high school level such as a college, university, trade school, or a recognized institution of specialized training, the accumulated scholarship dollars are paid to the educational institution on behalf of the youth bowler. Enrollment must be within 24 months after graduation from high school.
Year in and year out bowling has the largest number of participants of any organized sport. Most athletic scholarships are awarded on the basis of performance, size and special skills. The Grand Prix Scholarship Program concept is based on participation. Bowling is a sport that is lifetime in nature and can be played year-round by boys, girls, men and women of all ages and physical attributes. In addition, the Grand Prix Scholarship Program is designed to keep youth bowlers in a bowling program throughout high school and beyond. It is a program that will provide community awareness and elevate the image of bowling among educators, parents and the general public.
In order to develop and maintain this as the largest scholarship fund in any sport, it will take the combined effort of every ISBPA proprietor on the local and state level. Statewide fund raising programs will be developed and conducted to fund the program. Corporate sponsors will be solicited to enhance the fund raising efforts. 100% of all funds raised will be returned to all registered youth bowlers in the form of Scholarship Dollars.
EVERYONE IS A WINNER!
We hope that this brief outline of the ISBPA Grand Prix Scholarship Program is enough to whet your appetite and get you excited about the opportunities that it will provide in the development and retention of youth bowling.
RELEASE OF SCHOLARSHIP FORM - (Click Here)
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PARTICIPATING GRAND PRIX CENTERS (listed by city)
Addison - Stardust Bowl
Alton - Alton Bowl Haven
Arlington Heights - Arlington Lanes
Aurora - Parkside Lanes
Belleville - Bel-Air Bowl
Bloomington - Pheasant Lanes
Blue Island - Burr Oak Bowl
Carterville - S.I. Bowl
Channahon - Channahon Lanes
Chicago - Bluebird Lanes
Chicago - Habetler Bowl
Chicago - Lawn Lanes
Chicago - Waveland Bowl
Collinsville- Camelot Bowl
Countryside - Rolling Lanes
DeKalb - Mardi Gras Lanes
Decatur - Spare Time Lanes
Dixon - Plum Hollow Family Center
Downer's Grove - Tivoli Bowl
Effingham - Pagel's Silver Dollar Lanes
Elk Grove Village - Elk Grove Bowl
Energy - Herrin Bowl
Fairview Heights - St. Clair Bowl
Harrisburg - Ross Cottom Lanes
Hillside - Hillside Bowl
Hoffman Estates - Poplar Creek Bowl
Jerseyville - Tri-County Bowl
Joliet - Joliet Town & Country Lanes
Ladd - Ladd Lanes
Lisle - Lisle Lanes
Lockport - Strike N' Spare II
Morton Grove - Classic Bowl
Mt. Morris - Town & Country Lanes
Mt. Vernon - Nu Bowl
New Lenox - Laraway Lanes
Oak Forest - Oak Forest Bowl
Oak Lawn - Arena Lanes
Orland Park - Orland Bowl
Pana - Pana Bowl
Peru - Illinois Valley (I.V.) Super Bowl
Plainfield - Plainfield Lanes
Plano - Hometown Lanes
Salem - Salem Bowl
Scott AFB - Stars & Strikes Bowling Lanes
Springfield - King Pin Lanes
Streator - Bowl Mor Lanes
Sycamore - Four Seasons Sports Center
Taylorville - Olde Bowl
Tinley Park - Centennial Lanes
Washington - Plaza Lanes
Wheaton - Fox Bowl
Wilmington - Riverfront Lanes
Wood Dale - Wood Dale Bowl