Welcome to the official Website of the International Candlepin
Youth Bowling Association!
Please scroll down for our background
and mission statement
In addition to league bowling, ALL league bowlers are eligible to participate in the Massachusetts
State Tournament in May, which is hosted by Pilgrim Lanes. Also, bowlers may pay $2.00/week dues to be an ICYBA member which
means you may fundraise to go on the annual trip to Nova Scotia, Canada to participate in International competition. ICYBA
members may also bowl in the international tournament at Bowl-O-Rama in Portsmouth, NH in November.
is proud to have a staff of the finest bowlers, coaches, mentors, and teachers anywhere. Be sure to thank them for volunteering
their time to help your kids! They do it because they love it, but a word of thanks also goes a long way. We
are here for you all and we want to help and get to know everyone. For any of the new people, you will soon find out
how much they do for the kids! Please thank them, thanks are the only payment they receive, and it's more rewarding than
any sum of money.
So get ready for a great time with lots of fun and learning this year! And as always, KID
International Candlepin Youth Bowling Association (ICYBA) is a non-profit youth bowling organization based in Haverhill, MA.
It was founded to help institute youths in the candlepin bowling industry, and make possibilities more available to these
young bowlers. The ICYBA originated at Pilgrim Lanes in Haverhill and was founded by Toni-Marie Baldinelli in 1991.
The organization helps provide opportunities for competition for youth bowlers
such as state tournaments, scholarship tournaments, and international competitions. Since Toni-Marie stepped down from the
program, it has been taken over by a board of directors including Marianne Kelly, Pam Emery, and Beth Richards. In addition
to running the ICYBA, these VOLUNTEERS as well as many others donate countless hours coaching the youth bowlers on Saturday
mornings at Pilgrim Lanes in Haverhill, MA. Although these wonderful people do all of the behind the scenes work including
financial organization, membership, tournament entries, travel, and expenses, they are backed by a large coaching staff which
grows each year.
The International Candlepin Youth Bowling Association is committed to the involvement of kids in the
sport of candlepin bowling. We, the board of directors and coaches seek to expand youth participation in candlepin bowling
and provide opportunities for young bowlers to compete, such as state tournaments, scholarship tournaments, and international
competitions. In addition, the ICYBA helps the kids by providing many fundraising opportunities to raise money that will allow
them to travel and compete internationally. Most importantly, we are dedicated to improving our youths' skills, sportsmanship,
and overall attitude. The main goal of the ICYBA is to help spread candlepin bowling to the young generation, as they are
the future of the game.
|This site is dedicated to the life of our good friend, Linda deBoer