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Facing long odds, defending champion Team NABR grinds to 3,132 to move into ninth at 2016 Open Championships
Monday, April 18, 2016 11:59 pm
I think most serious United States Bowling Congress Open Championships competitors would agree that the hardest game you bowl all year is the first game of team event at the tournament. The lanes...
Rick Volhard, Derek Eoff narrowly miss doubles lead at 2016 Open Championships
Monday, April 18, 2016 5:00 pm
Going into the 10th frame of their final game of doubles Monday afternoon at the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships, Rick Volhard and Derek Eoff could have struck out for 1,382,...
Robert J. Bures feeling good about singles score, surprised all-events total still leads at 2016 Open Championships
Saturday, April 16, 2016 12:00 pm
When Robert J. “Bobby” Bures walked off the lanes at the National Bowling Stadium on March 15, it was hard to know what to make of his 815 in singles and 2,122 in all-events that were...
Eagle holder Tim Janz fires first perfect game of 2016 Open Championships
Friday, April 15, 2016 11:59 pm
Janz’s Home Improvement has seen the highest of highs and also some heart-wrenching lows at the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships. The highs for the Beaver Dam-based team...
National Bowling Stadium HVAC system due for upgrade, report says
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 7:00 am
The National Bowling Stadium in Reno has undergone numerous improvements in recent years and more are scheduled, but an unscheduled task needs doing as well, according to this story by...
2012 team Eagle winners Andy Mills, Nick Heilman fire 1,341 to tie doubles lead at 2016 Open Championships
Monday, April 11, 2016 7:00 pm
When Andy Mills stepped up in the 10th frame of the third game of doubles Monday at the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships he had no idea where he and Nick Heilman stood. Bowling...
Lefty Keven Williams tells how he shot 1,978 all-events at 2016 Open Championships
Thursday, April 7, 2016 3:00 pm
If you read my analysis here of the 2016 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships lane patterns, you know they are slightly asymmetrical, as my experts explained. In both the team and...
Ten Pin Alley offering Tuesday night practice on 2016 Open Championships lane patterns
Tuesday, April 5, 2016 5:00 am
Ten Pin Alley is offering practice on the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships lane patterns on Tuesdays at 5 p.m. until closing for $5 per person, Ten Pin announced. Chris Pounders of...
Junior Team USA Support 1 rallies to take team all-events lead at 2016 Open Championships, but even they acknowledge it won’t be enough
Sunday, April 3, 2016 10:00 pm
Anthony LaCaze’s run of years winning Eagles almost certainly is going to end at a record-equaling three, but thanks to a gutty rally at the National Bowling Stadium on Sunday he and his Junior...
Junior Team USA Support 1 moves into 3rd in team at 2016 Open Championships with 3,167
Saturday, April 2, 2016 11:00 pm
It is impossible to be at the absolute top of your game and win an Eagle every year at the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships. I have been with two of the greatest groups in Open...
Eddie Byrd shows them who he is with 749 to lead star-studded team into lead at 2016 Open Championships
Thursday, March 31, 2016 11:59 pm
If you’re a decent Midwest bowler who has been around a few years, you know who Eddie Byrd is. Those who didn’t know found out Thursday night at the National Bowling Stadium as the...
Anthony LaCaze — and teammates — shoot for history this weekend at the Open Championships
Thursday, March 31, 2016 8:00 am
When he won his third Eagle at last year’s United States Bowling Congress Open Championships, Anthony LaCaze made himself an almost certain lock for the USBC Hall of Fame once he becomes...
The most amazing thing about Syl Thiel’s record-tying 71 years of Open Championships competition
Thursday, March 17, 2016 4:00 am
Note: I am adding to the story I wrote last year after Sylvester Thiel competed in his 70th USBC Open Championships. On Wednesday at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno, the 93-year-old Thiel...
Robert J. Bures, teammates are latest to re-set top of leaderboards at 2016 Open Championships
Tuesday, March 15, 2016 11:59 pm
As is often the case early in the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships, new leaders have emerged frequently, although perhaps not on quite the near-daily basis of this year. However,...
Wickliffe Lanes of Ohio takes team lead with first 3,200 of 2016 Open Championships
Tuesday, March 15, 2016 4:00 am
If you go back to Facebook in March of last year after ND Storm closed team event with a 1,223 game (for 3,149), you’d probably see a decent amount of speculation about what it meant for scores...

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