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USBC adopting strong conflict of interest policy banning employees from staff contracts, winning money at USBC events
Friday, October 16, 2015 4:30 pm
The United States Bowling Congress on Friday adopted a strong conflict of interest policy that, in general terms, bans its employees from having staff contracts with USBC partners such as ball...
USBC, Bowlmor AMF take historical step in bringing high level of topographical integrity to U.S. Open
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 1:00 pm
It was just last year that the folks at Kegel and Lane Analytics spent hours explaining lane topography and its importance to me so I could attempt to explain it in plain English via this story:...
USBC makes slight tweaks to pro eligibility rules for 2016 Open Championships
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 11:00 am
The United States Bowling Congress has made slight tweaks to its eligibility rules for professionals for the 2016 USBC Open Championships. Any USBC member who won a PBA national title during the...
15 years of perspective shows how low Open Championships scores were this year
Monday, July 13, 2015 10:00 pm
If you want to see how low scores were at the 2015 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships in El Paso, you can gain some perspective from looking at scores over the past several years. At...
Anthony LaCaze enters bowling history books — and likely the USBC Hall of Fame — with 3rd straight year winning Eagle
Saturday, July 11, 2015 4:30 pm
Anthony LaCaze learned the meaning of a bowling Eagle as a young bowler. “Growing up my dad and my uncles used to bowl league together and they always went to the ABC Tournament,” LaCaze...
Matt McNiel makes bowling history with 3rd all-events Eagle at Open Championships; Ronnie Sparks Jr., Mark Sleeper, Anthony Simonsen also win Eagles
Saturday, July 11, 2015 4:15 pm
Heading into the 112th year of the ABC Tournament/USBC Open Championships, no one had ever won three all-events Eagles. Matt McNiel came close with wins in 2010 in Reno and 2012 in Baton...
Could team Eagle be start of Open Championships run for Team NABR?
Saturday, July 11, 2015 4:00 pm
In any other year of the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships, Team NABR might be THE story. With its star-studded line-up and winning the team title in such dramatic fashion, Team NABR...
Kenosha’s Ryan Zagar caps memorable run in El Paso with near-miss in Open Championships singles
Sunday, July 5, 2015 10:00 pm
Ryan Zagar almost couldn’t have scripted his first trip to the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships any better. There’s just one shot he’d change … or perhaps...
Scroggins brothers’ 10-lefty group ready to go again in 2016 Open Championships
Monday, June 29, 2015 5:00 am
If you don’t know what team bowling really is about and how tough the lane conditions are at the 2015 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships, you might look at the scores the...
Open Championships host El Paso a gem off the lanes
Monday, May 18, 2015 7:00 am
Before this year’s United States Bowling Congress Open Championships, my experience with El Paso consisted of driving through it while I was on the PBA Tour in 1987 and 1988. But I’d...
Our Open Championships minor events as good as team was bad for us
Saturday, May 16, 2015 11:00 pm
If you read my blog on our 11thFrame.com group’s  team event Friday at the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships, you know how poorly we performed by the standards we set for...
Our Open Championships team event a clinic in how not to win an Eagle
Friday, May 15, 2015 11:00 pm
If you watched Friday night’s BowlTV webcast of our team event at the 2015 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships, we’re sorry. But hopefully you did learn at least one thing:...
Open Championships team practice shows our game plan looks perfect — for our group
Friday, May 15, 2015 12:00 pm
Our 11thFrame.com group paid for a double practice session for the USBC Open Championships team event on Friday morning and it went about as well as we could hope for. I detailed our game plan in...
Bowlers Journal Championships has problems that need fixing
Friday, May 15, 2015 4:00 am
The United States Bowling Congress has made the Bowlers Journal Championships almost a great preparation for the Open Championships minor events but it has a couple of problems that could easily be...
Solving the hardest Open Championships puzzles in years
Monday, May 11, 2015 8:00 am
I’ve always said the hardest game to bowl every year is the first game of team event at the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships. In my career going back to when I was a young...

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