Yorktown Lanes Welcomes The 2017 Junior Gold Championships To Parma Heights July 15-21, 2017

Yorktown Lanes, 6218 Pearl Road, Parma Heights, will be one of seven area facilities to welcome the 2017 Junior Gold Championships, July 15-21, 2017. 

The Junior Gold Championships is an annual national tournament for the top male and female youth bowlers in the United States. The tournament awards scholarships and youth bowlers competing in the U20 and U15 divisions also have the opportunity to earn a spot on Junior Team USA. The tournament has six divisions – U12 Boys, U12 Girls, U15 Boys, U15 Girls, U20 Boys and U20 Girls.

Other Host Centers will include the following locations:  Freeway Lanes, 12859 Brookpark Road, Cleveland; Wickliffe Lanes, 30315 Euclid Avenue, Wickliffe; Game of Mentor, 7300 Palisades Parkway, Mentor; Roseland Lanes, 26383 Broadway Avenue, Bedford; and AMF Brookgate Lanes, 14950 Snow Road, Brook Park.

Finals in the Championships will be held Saturday, July 22 at Game of Wickliffe, and will be recorded for TV to air at a later date on ESPN.

“Yorktown Lanes will be hosting the U12, U15, U17 Girls divisions, as well as being one of the host centers for the USA Bowling championships” said Jeremy Cottrell, whose family owns Yorktown Lanes.  “During this time we will not be open for public recreation, but there will be spectator passes available at the door for those wishing to watch the competition.”

The tournament itself will be running from 7a.m. to Midnight, from July 15 through July 21.  Cottrell said he anticipates more than 13,000 visitors to Parma Heights during the tournament week.  Numbers will, of course, vary from day to day.

“This is a big deal for Parma Heights,” said Mayor Michael P. Byrne.  “It has the potential for some significant economic impact for our local businesses.  We couldn’t be more excited about it.  We welcome the bowlers their families and friends.”

You can purchase a Spectator Pass for the tournament at:


For additional information, Contact Jeremy Cottrell at Yorktown Lanes at (440) 886-5300, or visit www.yorktownlanes.com.

Rick Haase

Rick Haase handles Public Relations and Special Projects in the Office of Parma Heights Mayor Michael P. Byrne

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