Junior Gold Championships sites swapped for 2016, 2017 Terry Bigham November 7, 2014 ARLINGTON, Texas – The Junior Gold Championships presented by Storm, Roto Grip and Master will move to Indianapolis in 2016 and the 2017 tournament will be held in Cleveland.Sites for the Junior Gold Championships previously were announced but with Cleveland playing host to a major national convention in the summer of 2016, concerns were raised about the availability and cost of hotel rooms for Junior Gold competitors. Those concerns necessitated swapping the Junior Gold Championships host city sites for 2016 and 2017.“We appreciate that the host cities and centers were agreeable to the change,” said USBC Executive Director Chad Murphy. “Junior Gold continues to grow each year and we want to make certain we have appropriate accommodations available for the competitors and their families.”In 2016, the Junior Gold Championships will take place July 16-22 in Indianapolis with Woodland Bowl, Western Bowl, Expo Bowl, Southern Bowl and All-Star Bowl serving as host centers. Indianapolis also will host the Bowling.com Youth Open Championships from July 14-31.For 2017, the Junior Gold Championships will take place July 15-21 in the Cleveland area. Freeway Lanes of Parma, Game of Mentor, Game of Wickliffe, Roseland Lanes and Yorktown Lanes be the host centers. The Youth Open will be contested July 13-30.The Junior Gold Championships features the top youth bowlers in the nation competing for national titles in six divisions – U12 boys, U12 girls, U15 boys, U15 girls, U20 boys, and U20 girls. Qualifying events for the Junior Gold Championships are held throughout the country for Junior Gold members. Visit BOWL.com/JuniorGold to learn more about the Junior Gold program and the Junior Gold Championships.The Youth Open Championships is open to all USBC Youth members and has four age-based divisions (U8, U12, U15 and U20). Each participant bowls a maximum of nine games – three games each of singles, doubles and four-player team. Go to BOWL.com/YouthOpen for more information on the Youth Open Championships.