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USBC’s Brian Lewis says there’s ‘lots of interest’ by cities in hosting Open Championships, Women’s Championships
Thursday, October 11, 2012 4:00 am
It sounds like the United States Bowling Congress will have little trouble finding host cities for the Open Championships and Women’s Championships in years the tournament doesn’t go to...
New PBA eligibility rules for USBC Open Championships tied to performance, not participation
Tuesday, October 9, 2012 3:45 pm
The United States Bowling Congress on Tuesday afternoon announced new eligibility rules for PBA members for the Open Championships starting in 2014 and they are based on performance, not...
Max of 64 lanes will be used at Stadium for 2013 Open Championships
Monday, September 24, 2012 7:00 am
One of the remaining questions regarding the 2013 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships in Reno is how many lanes will be used for the tournament. The National Bowling Stadium has 78...
Economic impact study shows why Open Championships goes to places like Baton Rouge
Thursday, August 23, 2012 4:00 am
The 2012 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships generated $113.2 million in local economic impact, The Advocate newspaper of Baton Rouge reported in this story Wednesday. The paper said...
Open Championships minor events pairings will be ‘first paid, first served’
Friday, August 17, 2012 8:00 am
I get a kick out bowlers who pay their entry fees way late and then complain about their squad times at the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships. I’ve lost count of the number of...
USBC to end message boards in favor of Facebook page for championships
Thursday, August 9, 2012 7:00 am
Anyone who doesn’t understand the ever-growing power and reach of Facebook got another lesson this week, this time courtesy of the United States Bowling Congress. Here is what USBC posted on...
Was plastic in practice the key in 2012 Open Championships?
Thursday, August 2, 2012 5:00 am
I’ve always been a skeptic on the use of polyester (usually called plastic) balls in practice to “set up” a lane pattern. Plastic balls drag oil down to the back end of a lane far...
Comparing Open Championships scores from recent years shows how tough 2012 conditions were
Wednesday, August 1, 2012 5:00 am
Update: I am adding the scores from each year after 2012 once the tournaments are over. How tough were the lane conditions at this year’s Open Championships? I predicted when the lane...
Don’t be surprised if Open Championships return to Baton Rouge
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 6:00 am
Back to Baton Rouge? I’ve done no interviewing on the topic and am going solely on what I’ve read and observed and my gut instinct, but I feel confident in saying that no one should be...
2012 Open Championships likely to have Hall of Fame impact
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 11:00 am
Update: PDFs with all of the champions of each event for the USBC Open Championships through 2011 are at the end of this blog. Correction: The original version of this blog missed that it was Chuck...
Nicholas J's Pro Shop 2 of La Crosse holds on for team Eagle at Open Championships
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 4:00 pm
After surviving a minor scare on the last team squad Monday night, Nicholas J's Pro Shop 2 became the latest group of Cheeseheads to win Eagles at the United States Bowling Congress Open...
Bowlingfordumdums.com moves into second at Open Championships with 3,376
Saturday, June 23, 2012 7:00 am
Since Nicholas J's Pro Shop No. 2 of La Crosse blasted a 3,401 on March 5 to take the team event lead at the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships, their lead has never really been...
Myers looking like new Open Championships lifetime average leader
Friday, June 22, 2012 4:00 am
It looks like Gail Myers Jr. will be the new lifetime average leader for the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships when the 2012 tournament ends. Going into this year’s tournament...
An unfathomable 2,843 by Fox Bowl 1 at Open Championships
Thursday, June 21, 2012 10:30 am
Fox Bowl 1 is without question one of the top 10 teams to compete at the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships. Mike Nape is the tournament’s lifetime average leader. Nape, Gregg...
Where are the big scores at the Open Championships?
Monday, June 18, 2012 5:00 am
When we took over 14th place in team event on May 18 at this year’s United States Bowling Congress Open Championships, I figured we would end up about 25th. Historically, scores have gone up...

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• 2017 - Open in Las Vegas, Nev.; Women's in Baton Rouge, La.
• 2018 - Open in Syracuse, N.Y.; Women's in Reno, Nev.
• 2019 - Open in Las Vegas, Nev.; Women's in Wichita, Kan.
• 2020 - Open in Reno, Nev.; Women's in Las Vegas, Nev.
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• 2024 - Open in Las Vegas, Nev.; Women's (to be determined)
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• 2026 - Open in Reno, Nev.; Women's (to be determined)