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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...
With start of 2017 Open Championships, USBC posts procedures for protecting lane pattern information
Saturday, February 18, 2017 11:00 pm
The United States Bowling Congress Open Championships started Saturday night at South Point Bowling Plaza with a range of dignitaries competing that included USBC Executive Director Chad Murphy and...
Reader Richard Nettles offers compromise that should satisfy USBC and foes in Open Championships lane pattern issue — but it’s not possible quite yet
Thursday, February 16, 2017 11:00 am
Richard Nettles, an 11thFrame.com subscriber, has come up with an idea that looks like a perfect compromise that should satisfy both the United State Bowling Congress and foes regarding USBC's Open...
Eagle winners says hidden lane patterns don’t mean much change in their Open Championships preparation
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 7:00 am
A primary reason cited by the United States Bowling Congress in its decision to hide the lane pattern information for the 2017 Open Championships is the perception that those who have been able to...
Update: Extra week added to 2017 USBC Open Championship as team entries approach 10,000
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 10:00 pm
With the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships headed to the new South Point Bowling Plaza in Las Vegas in 2017, I was among many predicting that entries would surge well past 10,000...
Rick Ramsey’s BTM, 9-Pin No Tap, 1-2-3 tournaments set for Orleans during USBC Open Championships in Las Vegas
Friday, January 13, 2017 9:00 am
Rick Ramsey’s BTM, 9-Pin No Tap, and 1-2-3 tournaments will be at the Orleans in Las Vegas while the  USBC Open Championships is being held at South Point Bowling Plaza. Ramsey has picked...
Keith Dumphy's Facebook group page remains the best devoted to USBC Open Championships
Wednesday, January 4, 2017 8:00 am
As I’ve written in the past, I’ve never met Keith Dumphy but he feels like an old friend. Keith is the creator of an annual comprehensive Facebook group for the Open Championships that...
USBC offering tournament-long 8-person brackets in addition to — not instead of — daily 8-person brackets at 2017 Open Championships
Wednesday, December 28, 2016 4:00 pm
One of the much-discussed problems with the new 3-division format for the 2017 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships is what it may do to brackets. The addition of the Standard...
USBC Open Championships VIP program an unchanged solid value; Bowlers Journal Championships to feature fresh oil for all squads
Wednesday, December 21, 2016 5:00 am
The United States Bowling Congress Open Championships VIP program is a solid enough value that I have bought it every year, and with the features and price the same in 2017 as 2016 I plan to buy it...
Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitor’s Authority hires new CEO
Monday, December 19, 2016 10:00 am
The Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitor’s Authority, which is in charge of the National Bowling Stadium, has doubled the term of the contract of its new CEO to four years, according to media...

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