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'Coach' Brad Angelo fires 2,176 to soar into all-events lead at USBC Open Championships, ending Jacob Boresch's 3-month run at top
Sunday, June 4, 2017 4:00 am
When Jacob Boresch shot 2,122 all-events on March 3-4 as the 2017 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships was just getting started, I wrote in this story what was obvious: there...
USBC upholds Open Championships disqualifications of North Dakota bowlers Brad Nordick, Russ Meyer; Nordick also faces suspension
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 6:30 pm
The United States Bowling Congress announced Wednesday that it has upheld the disqualifications of North Dakota bowlers Brad Nordick and Russ Meyer at the 2017 Open Championships, with Nordick also...
Another father and son claim doubles lead as Vince Biondo, Brandon Biondo slam 1,452 at 2017 Open Championships
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 4:00 am
Lennie Boresch Jr. and Jacob Boresch started it when they totaled 1,289 to take the doubles lead in the first days of the 2017 United State Bowling Congress Open Championships, as detailed...
Twist of good fortune puts John Nolen, Mike Reasoner in doubles lead at 2017 USBC Open Championships
Friday, May 26, 2017 11:00 pm
The nature of bowling is that “luck” — good and bad — often to arguably all of the time plays a part in determining the results. It’s simply the way it is when a...
Doug Kent, son Jacob Kent and teammates Chris Bardol, Tim Pfeifer take top 2 spots in doubles in potentially historic day at Open Championships
Saturday, May 20, 2017 11:15 pm
Anyone who closely follows the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships knows that Carl and Clark Poelzer earned a slice of tournament history in 2014 when they became the second father and...
More than 3 weeks later, Mike Rose Jr. and Scott Pohl complete Team NABR’s journey to top of Open Championships team all-events standings
Sunday, May 7, 2017 10:00 am
On Saturday night in Las Vegas, Mike Rose Jr. and Scott Pohl completed an Open Championships for their team that should be remembered for as long as the tournament continues. And if Team NABR holds...
How lane assignments are done at the USBC Open Championships
Saturday, May 6, 2017 10:00 pm
Who bowls on what lanes at the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships long has been a topic that brings out what I call the #TinfoilHat crowd — those who see a conspiracy in...
Madison’s Chris Gibbons falls just short of Jacob Boresch’s all-events lead at 2017 Open Championships
Sunday, April 30, 2017 11:00 pm
Madison Bowling Association Hall of Famer Chris Gibbons started his USBC Open Championships minor events on Sunday with two opens, failing to convert 2-4-8-10 and 2-7 splits. “I had 18 in the...
New USBC Open Championships challenges handled successfully by our 11thFrame.com teams
Saturday, April 29, 2017 6:00 pm
When I told my girlfriend Susie “Fever” Dyhr that our 11thFrame.com teams had a successful 2017 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships, she disagreed with a simple statement:...
Our approach to the 2017 Open Championships
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 8:00 am
How should someone intelligently approach the USBC Open Championships with its hidden lane pattern data? The easy answer is with an open mind — not that you shouldn’t have had an open...
2 years after near-miss, Ryan Zagar may have found redemption in amazing potential doubles Eagle with Tylor Greene at 2017 Open Championships
Saturday, April 22, 2017 2:00 pm
In July 2015 in El Paso, Ryan Zagar came one strike from winning the singles Eagle at the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships. That story was especially noteworthy because it was...
Drawing strength from tragedy, Team NABR takes lead in performance that could go down as one of most memorable in Open Championships history
Friday, April 14, 2017 10:00 am
Sports history is filled with stories of amazing performances by athletes amid tragedy, as the emotions of awful circumstances push them to great heights. One of the most memorable was Hall of Fame...
Using topography charts in crafting a USBC Open Championships game plan
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 7:00 am
The United States Bowling Congress might not be providing lane pattern data for the 2017 Open Championships, but it is providing something that experts say can be even more valuable: topographical...
'1,430 is out there,' Chris Hans says after 1,385 by Steven Arehart-Chuck Richey Jr. and 1,365 by Hans-Kyle Troup take top 2 doubles spots at 2017 Open Championships
Sunday, April 2, 2017 11:59 pm
After Before The First Frame 1 struggled to an 881 opening game and totaled 2,988 in team event Saturday at the 2017 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships, and companion team Before The...
With clutch finish, Steve De Kerf Jr. ties Matt Gasn’s 802 for 2017 Open Championships singles lead
Friday, March 31, 2017 11:59 pm
It’s one of the oldest axioms in bowling: When you need multiple strikes at the end to win, stay calm until after the last one to avoid getting over-amped and ruining a shot you need....

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