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Update: USBC announces Open Championships to Syracuse in 2018, Baton Rouge in 2025; Women's Championships to Baton Rouge in 2017, Wichita in 2019, Mobile in 2021
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 8:30 am
Update Wednesday 11:30 a.m. — The United States Bowling Congress on Wednesday morning announced that the USBC Open Championships will be in Syracuse, N.Y., in 2018 and Baton Rouge, La., in...
Keith Dumphy's Facebook page the best devoted to USBC Open Championships
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 6:00 am
As I wrote last year, I’ve never met Keith Dumphy but he feels like an old friend. Keith is the creator of a comprehensive Facebook group for the Open Championships that is an absolute gem,...
2013 Open Championships coaching options feature world renowned Mike Jasnau and OC dominator Matt McNiel
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 8:00 am
The coach our 11thFrame.com (formerly Turbo 2-N-1 Grips) teams turn to before we bowl the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships is Mike Jasnau. While several of us have personal...
USBC releases webcast schedule for 2013 Open, Women's Championships
Tuesday, February 5, 2013 8:00 pm
The United States Bowling Congress has released the initial schedule for live webcasts of competition at the 2013 Open Championships, with an added bonus of coverage of some Women’s...
Lane patterns to be unveiled in Open Championships kickoff show webcast Feb. 28
Tuesday, February 5, 2013 11:00 am
The lane patterns for the 2013 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships will be unveiled the same way the single pattern was unveiled last year: in a live webcast the day before the...
USBC Women's Championships moving to 4-person teams in 2014 with entry fee hike
Monday, February 4, 2013 12:00 pm
I’ve often been asked what I think of the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships moving to 4-player teams. Those who favor the move cite the hassle of finding a sixth player for the...
Syracuse bidding for 2018 Open Championships, 2019 Women's Championships, report says
Saturday, February 2, 2013 6:00 am
Syracuse is trying to secure the 2018 USBC Open Championships and the 2019 USBC Women’s Championship, according to this report at Syracuse.com. Syracuse hosted the Open Championships in 1999...
USBC hikes fee for online registration for 2014 Open Championships
Friday, February 1, 2013 4:00 am
The United States Bowling Congress took a lot of grief last year for charging fees of 2 percent for registering for the 2013 Open Championships online and 5 percent offline. For example, I paid...
USBC adds weekend of July 5-7 to Open Championships
Tuesday, December 18, 2012 1:00 pm
The United States Bowling Congress announced on Tuesday the addition of the weekend of July 5-7 to the 2013 Open Championships at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev. There will be a single...
Update: USBC makes it official that Matt McNiel will be Open Championships Showcase Lanes coach
Monday, November 19, 2012 12:00 pm
Update: USBC made it official in this news release that Matt McNiel will be the coach for the 900 Global Showcase Lanes at the 2013 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships. Eric Thomas...
USBC VIP program again a value for serious competitors of Open, Women’s Championships
Thursday, November 8, 2012 6:00 pm
When the United States Bowling Congress announced its inaugural VIP program for the Open Championships in Baton Rouge last year, I analyzed it in this blog and deemed the $199.95 package a decent...
2013 USBC Open Championships to feature different lane patterns for team, minors
Thursday, November 8, 2012 11:00 am
Using separate lane patterns for team and minors (doubles and singles) at the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships, which USBC announced Thursday it would do starting in 2013, could be...
Discounts being offered for USBC Open, Women’s Championships
Monday, October 22, 2012 5:00 am
The United States Bowling Congress again is offering discounts in an effort to boost entries in its Championships. As I detailed in this blog in January, USBC offered reduced entry fees for teams...
Update: Details released on new Open/Women’s Championships side events
Thursday, October 18, 2012 12:00 pm
The United States Bowling Congress gave Open Championships bowlers a nice tease on Monday when it announced that 900 Global would sponsor the Showcase Lanes and two new side events at the 2013 USBC...
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...

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Upcoming Tournaments
• 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.
• 2021 - Open in Las Vegas, Nev.; Women's in Mobile, Ala.
• 2022 - Open in (to be determined); Women's in Reno, Nev.
• 2023 - Open in Reno, Nev.; Women's in Las Vegas, Nev.
• 2024 - Open in Las Vegas, Nev.; Women's (to be determined)
• 2025 - Open in Baton Rouge, La.; Women's in Reno, Nev.
• 2026 - Open in Reno, Nev.; Women's (to be determined)