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Chemistry, teamwork help Connecticut’s Hall of Fame Silver Lanes 1 to team lead with 3,239 at 2017 Open Championships
Thursday, March 30, 2017 11:59 pm
It’s a given that talent is needed to succeed on the tough conditions at the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships. Tony Reynaud thinks chemistry matters as well and his Hall of...
Slow bowling plaguing 2017 USBC Open Championships, leading to squad time changes, late squad relegation for 2018 for slow groups
Thursday, March 30, 2017 8:00 am
There are few issues that get bowlers of all levels riled up more than slow bowling. I definitely am one of those: I don’t anger easily, but one thing that will get me ticked off in PBA and...
Doubles lead changes again at 2017 USBC Open Championships as Robert Leser, Darin Craine total 1,342
Sunday, March 26, 2017 9:00 pm
I might be forgetting something obvious but I can’t remember the last time a first-time bowler won an Eagle at the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships. Perhaps there was a team...
Despite hurting wrist, Matt Gasn takes singles lead, boosts Vanilla Salsa into team all-events lead at 2017 USBC Open Championships
Sunday, March 26, 2017 9:00 am
Those who are serious about winning Eagles at the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships know that even the individual events are a team competition: It takes 10 players in team and six in...
Doubles leader Nick Pate says 'communication was key' in group’s big minor events performance at 2017 USBC Open Championships
Saturday, March 25, 2017 9:00 am
Nick Pate has been on a roll this season and it continued Friday at 2017 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships at South Point Bowling Plaza in Las Vegas. Pate in December dominated the...
USBC Hall of Famer Les Zikes' career reaches new milestone with 65th appearance at Open Championships
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 10:00 pm
Competing for 65 years in the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships (formerly the American Bowling Congress Tournament) indisputably is an amazing accomplishment. What makes it even more...
'A witch hunt that won’t stop': North Dakota bowler will appeal disqualification at 2017 USBC Open Championships
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 8:00 pm
North Dakota Hall of Famer Russ Meyer was suspended by the United States Bowling Congress in 2014 for falsifying his average by recording scores lower than he shot when he was acting secretary of a...
Left-handers working together helps Tony Buck fire 768 to take singles lead at 2017 USBC Open Championships
Sunday, March 19, 2017 11:00 pm
It’s been common knowledge for years that a key to succeeding at the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships is working together as a group to transition the lane pattern, be it 10...
Casey Shephard fires 827 in taking doubles lead with Andrew Klingler at Bowlers Journal Championships, but didn’t enter singles
Sunday, March 19, 2017 7:00 pm
I don’t know Casey Shephard but after seeing how he has handled what could turn out to be a $10,000 mistake, I have great respect for him. According to multiple Facebook posts and messages I...
North Dakota's Kruse's Pro Shop just misses 3,200 in taking lead at 2017 USBC Open Championships
Thursday, March 16, 2017 11:59 pm
The likelihood of 3,198 winning the team Eagle at the 2017 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships might be less than zero, so to speak, but it’s beyond dispute that you can’t...
Texans Chris Hibbitts, Clint Dacy push USBC Open Championships doubles lead to 1,320
Sunday, March 12, 2017 8:00 pm
Jacob Boresch and his dad Lennie Boresch Jr. knew their 1,289 wasn’t going to win the doubles Eagle at the 2017 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships. Their score held the...
Early reports from 2017 USBC Open Championships paint a familiar picture of lane conditions
Thursday, March 9, 2017 5:00 am
In a general sense, there aren’t any tricks to succeeding at the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships: Do a little homework to come up with a game plan that enables you to keep the...
Only time will tell significance of Jacob Boresch’s 2,122 all-events at 2017 USBC Open Championships
Saturday, March 4, 2017 11:00 pm
With the lane pattern information hidden for the 2017 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships, there is no way to confidently judge the Eagle-winning chances of top early scores. Only time...
Update: 2018 USBC Open Championships will return to 5 squads, run March 24 to July 7
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 11:45 am
Update: In late August, USBC announced that it was adding a week to the schedule and that the tournament would start March 24 and have a capacity of more than 8,300 teams. Details are in my story...
Aggressive, targeted marketing that included free rooms, Bowlers Journal entries helped 2017 USBC Open Championships reach 10,000 teams
Sunday, February 19, 2017 10:00 am
The United States Bowling Congress is celebrating the 2017 Open Championships reaching 10,000 teams, as it rightly should.   It is the first time that barrier has been crossed since 2013, when...

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