Three Penguins Set to Compete at Junior Gold Championships

Emma Dockery
Emma Dockery

Three members of the Youngstown State bowling team will compete in the U20 division of the 2019 Junior Gold Championships next week in the Detroit, Mich., area.

Juniors Emma Dockery and Sarah Florence and sophomore Emma Wrenn will each bowl in squad 23 in their division.

The trio will have official practice sessions at Bowl One Lanes in Troy, Mich., and Astro Lanes in Madison Heights, Mich. on Saturday, and they will practice at Skore Lanes in Taylor, Mich., and AMF Rose Bowl Lanes in Roseville, Mich., on Sunday.

Their first of four qualifying rounds will be at AMF Rose Bowl Lanes on Monday at 4 p.m., and the group will also bowl at Skore Lanes on Tuesday, Astro Lanes on Wednesday and Bowl One Lanes on Thursday. Dockery, Florence and Wrenn will bowl four games on each of the four days, and total pinfall will decide who will advance with a 1:7 ratio. After five additional games, there will be a second cut with a maximum of 64 advancers in each division. The remaining bowlers will then bowl five more games to determine the final advancers, who will move on into a match-play bracket final.

Scores and results throughout the week will be posted on

Dockery averaged 189 over 42 team games last season, and her 12 games of at least 200 tied for the second-most on the team. Florence and Wrenn are transfers who will be Penguins for the first time in 2019-20. Florence bowled at LIU Brooklyn the past two years, and Wrenn competed at Saint Francis U in 2017-18.

Full schedule

Saturday, July 13

  • 10:20 a.m. - Practice #1 at Bowl One Lanes
  • 5 p.m. - Practice #2 at Astro Lanes

Sunday, July 14

  • 8:40 a.m. -  Practice #3 at Skore Lanes
  • 3:20 p.m. - Practice #4 at AMF Rose Bowl Lanes

Monday, July 15

  • 4 p.m. - Qualifying Round #1 at AMF Rose Bowl Lanes

Tuesday, July 16

  • 11:30 a.m. - Qualifying Round #2 at Skore Lanes

Wednesday, July 17

  • 7 a.m. - Qualifying Round #3 at Astro Lanes

Thursday, July 18

  • 8:30 p.m. - Qualifying Round #4 at Bowl One Lanes

Friday, July 19

  • 7:30 a.m. - Advancers Round at Skore Lanes
  • 1:30 p.m. - Final Advancers Round at Skore Lanes
  • 7:30 p.m. - Match Play Round #1 at Skore Lanes
  • 8:30 p.m. - Match Play Round #2 at Skore Lanes

Saturday, July 20

  • 7:30 a.m. - Match Play Round #3 at Skore Lanes
  • 8:30 a.m. - Match Play Round #4 at Skore Lanes
  • 9:30 a.m. - Match Play Round #5 at Skore Lanes
  • 11 a.m. - Match Play Round #6 at Skore Lanes
  • 5 p.m. - Match Play Finals at Thunderbowl Lanes (Allen Park, Mich.)