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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 'Lefty Mafia' 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...
Matt McNiel in position to go where no bowler has gone before after taking Open Championships all-events lead
Sunday, May 3, 2015 11:00 pm
Conventional wisdom says the nearly flat patterns at the 2015 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships need to be managed properly to create the opportunity for high scores. That should...
7-pin costs Ronnie Sparks Jr. 800, but 793 takes singles lead at Open Championships
Saturday, May 2, 2015 10:00 pm
Only a 7-pin kept Ronnie Sparks Jr. from recording the first 800 series of the 2015 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships, but his 793 was enough to give him the lead in singles, USBC...
Texans Mark Sleeper Jr., Anthony Simonsen grab Open Championships doubles lead with 1st 1,400 of tournament
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 11:00 pm
It was almost certainly a matter of when, not if: Who would shoot the first 1,400 in doubles at the 2015 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships? But as weeks passed and no one could...
SBI of Madison posts huge 3,444 in singles at Open Championships
Monday, April 27, 2015 8:00 pm
SBI of Madison made its USBC Open Championships webcast debut on Sunday, prompting some in the chatroom to ask who the guys were. As usual, Matt Cannizzarro and Aaron Smith of USBC did a great job...
2015 Open Championships conditions stem from tourney’s history, Chad Murphy says
Thursday, April 23, 2015 8:00 am
For most of its history going back to when it was the American Bowling Congress Tournament, the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships was known for its tough conditions and low scores....

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