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USBC steps up for 2018 Open Championships bowlers delayed by fire alarm, offers free singles entry for 2019 Open Championships
Friday, May 11, 2018 8:00 am
As I detailed in this story, a fire alarm cleared the Oncenter toward the end of the 7 p.m. team squad on Thursday, May 3, which had started roughly a half hour late, according to reports I received...
Our expanded 4-team 11thFrame.com group is set for the 2019 USBC Open Championships
Thursday, May 10, 2018 4:00 pm
Sixteen years of USBC Open Championships history ended last year due to the ridiculous rule that gave Mike Shady and Marc McDowell — seniors who hadn’t been on the PBA Tour for more than...
Jeremy Bartz offers a report from the left side at the 2018 USBC Open Championships
Thursday, May 10, 2018 5:00 am
After their group competed early in the 2017 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships with left-hander Tony Buck taking the singles lead with 768, I wrote this story that included a report...
Red Carpet Lanes (likely) erases years of heartbreak with gigantic 10,252 to soar into team all-events lead at 2018 USBC Open Championships
Saturday, May 5, 2018 9:30 am
If there is one thing I've learned over the years at the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships, it’s never to say that a score is a lock to win. Few teams know that more than Red...
Fire alarm clearing Oncenter Thursday night caps wild few days at 2018 USBC Open Championships headlined by Tom Hess firing perfect game, nearly taking all-events lead
Friday, May 4, 2018 8:00 am
Fire alarms that cleared the Oncenter late Thursday night capped a wild and wacky couple of days at the 2018 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships. Tom Hess, the 2011 USBC Masters...
Keith Dumphy's Facebook group page remains the best devoted to USBC Open Championships
Monday, April 23, 2018 4:00 pm
Keith Dumphy tried to give it up and actually did quit. But he couldn’t stay away and eventually resumed the habit. This one is a good habit, however. At least for those who bowl the United...
Despite opening his final frame, Cotie Holbek fires 802 to take singles lead at 2018 USBC Open Championships
Monday, April 23, 2018 9:00 am
If Cotie Holbek holds on to win the singles Eagle at the 2018 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships with the 802 series he fired on Monday morning, the 2-10 split and open in his final...
Nick Heilman tells how Nicholas J's Pro Shop group again found USBC Open Championships success
Thursday, April 12, 2018 8:00 am
Forgive me if I take some pride in the continuing success of the Nicholas J’s Pro Shop group based out of La Crosse, Wisconsin. They burst on the national scene when the first team of their...
David Haynes, USBC Hall of Famer Steve Kloempken push doubles lead to 1,453 at 2018 Open Championships
Sunday, April 8, 2018 11:00 pm
Former long-time Team USA member David Haynes and United States Bowling Congress Hall of Famer Steve Kloempken on Sunday pushed the doubles lead to 1,453 at the 2018 USBC Open Championships. Haynes...
USBC Hall of Famer Lennie Boresch tells how he took the singles lead at the 2018 USBC Open Championships
Sunday, April 8, 2018 2:00 pm
In a decades-long career that earned him a spot in the United States Bowling Congress Hall of Fame, Lennie Boresch Jr. has seen his share of ups and downs. But there hasn’t been much to...
Madison Area USBC Hall of Famers Bob Ruhland, Chuck Johnston reach 50 years at USBC Open Championships
Saturday, April 7, 2018 9:00 pm
Madison Area USBC Hall of Famers Bob Ruhland and Chuck Johnston are too of the most unassuming, quiet, quality gentleman I’ve met in my long career in bowling. I met both as a young teenage...
International duo Francis Louw and Michael Mak take doubles lead at 2018 USBC Open Championships with 1,437
Thursday, April 5, 2018 11:00 pm
Presuming they are on their respective national teams, South Africa's Francois Louw and Hong Kong's Michael Mak would not be able to defend the 2018 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships...
In wild day of doubles action at 2018 USBC Open Championships, solid veterans Bill Webb and Ron Nelson emerge with lead
Wednesday, April 4, 2018 5:00 pm
One of my old sayings back in the day when I actually was capable of taking the lead was, “You can’t win an Eagle if you don’t leave with the lead.” Five times that worked...
Rameses Chambers caps strike-filled trip to Syracuse by taking lead in singles at 2018 USBC Open Championships
Sunday, April 1, 2018 11:55 pm
Rameses Chambers capped a strike-filled trip to Syracuse by firing a 771 on Sunday to take the lead in singles at the 2018 USBC Open Championships. Chambers, who before competing in the Open...
Joshua Volk pushes singles lead to 744 at 2018 USBC Open Championships
Saturday, March 31, 2018 11:00 pm
Joshua Volk’s 744 isn’t going to win the singles Eagle at the 2018 USBC Open Championships. But the 30-year-old right-hander from Jamestown, New York, gets to enjoy the limelight for a...

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