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The 11th Frame: Computer problems lead to huge delays at USBC Open Championships on Sunday, free 2020 entries for those impacted

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Monday, April 29, 2019 5:00 pm

USBC Executive Director Chad Murphy, seated, keeps score for two teams of Madison area bowlers after a hardware failure knocked out scoring for some pairs and delayed squads at the USBC Open Championships on Sunday. Contributed photo.
The 1998 USBC Open Championships (then the ABC Tournament) were a big deal for our 2-team group as it was the first time our current group (with only one change since and this year's expansion) had bowled together. We were maybe half an hour from taking the lanes for team event at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno when the power went out. We later were told a squirrel had gotten into a transformer and knocked out power for much of the downtown. The power did not come on for almost three...

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