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Bobby Bures, Brandon Novak, Higgy’s Aquarium hold on for Eagles as USBC Open Championships concludes in Reno
Monday, July 11, 2016 10:00 pm
Bobby Bures will never forget the solid 8-pin in his final frame that cost him possibly a second Eagle at the 2016 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships at the National Bowling Stadium in...
Chris Hill’s journey from tennis dreams to winning an Open Championships Eagle
Monday, July 11, 2016 6:30 pm
Chris Hill once was a very good tennis player, but it didn’t take him long to realize his talent didn’t match up with his dreams. Hill played on a conference championship team in college...
1 out of 2 ain’t bad: BowersBowlingTour.com hangs on for team Eagle at 2016 Open Championships with 3,377
Sunday, July 10, 2016 11:00 pm
When BowersBowlingTour.com took the lead in both team and team all-events at the 2016 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships last month, they might have made a deal with the devil: Give...
Would making all brackets tournament-long for 2017 Open Championships solve 3-division brackets problem?
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 5:00 am
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 division...
Clutch final frame propels amazing Brandon Novak into all-events lead at 2016 Open Championships
Friday, June 17, 2016 9:00 pm
About four or five years ago, Brandon Novak was “real high” on wanting to go to Saginaw Valley State University, where he would bowl for legendary coach Dan Dorion. The two arranged to...
Nearly historic Open Championships likely to result in team all-events Eagle for Higgy's Aquarium — just don’t call it a lock
Friday, June 17, 2016 8:00 pm
Short of a 900 series in singles, there is no such thing as a “lock” score for an Eagle at the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships. I’ve been down that road with the...
USBC clarification of pro rules for 2017 Open Championships means I will be dropping my PBA card to stay with our 11thFrame.com teams
Monday, June 13, 2016 9:00 am
The United States Bowling Congress has modified its rules covering the participation of professionals in the 2017 Open Championships to make the wording match what USBC says its intention was. The...
BowersBowlingTour.com shows how Eagle chances can turn on good, bad breaks in taking team all-events lead at Open Championships
Saturday, June 11, 2016 11:30 pm
When the HornswogglerS edged into the 2016 United States Bowing Congress Open Championships team all-events lead by just nine pins last month, one of the shots that made the difference was a 7-10...
Wichita State alums BowersBowlingTour.com soar to top of Open Championships team event with 3,377
Friday, June 10, 2016 11:30 pm
I met Brent Bowers in 2011 when he was honored as the Chuck Hall Star of Tomorrow and I was inducted into the USBC Hall of Fame during United States Bowling Congress Convention week. We bonded...
Mental error we all make ends up costing Matt Gilman Open Championships singles lead
Wednesday, June 8, 2016 8:00 pm
I imagine that most every top bowler has done it at some point: You leave a single pin, step up to shoot the spare and while you are thinking about why you didn’t carry the strike, you flag the...
Fresh off PBA50 four-peat, Pete Weber returns to USBC Open Championships for first time since 1980
Wednesday, June 8, 2016 9:00 am
Fresh off a record four straight wins on the PBA50 Tour, Pete Weber this week returns to the USBC Open Championships for the first time since 1980, when he was just a teenager and rookie on the PBA...
Lodge Lanes Too returning to Open Championships with lineup that won 2013 team Eagle
Wednesday, June 1, 2016 7:00 am
When Lodge Lanes Too takes to the lanes at the National Bowling Stadium on Tuesday, the team will in a sense have been waiting for the moment for three United States Bowling Congress Open...
Giant final game carries Greg Thomas, Chris Hill to doubles lead at Open Championships
Saturday, May 21, 2016 10:00 pm
In their first time bowling doubles together, a giant 562 final game carried Greg Thomas and Chris Hill to the doubles lead at the 2016 USBC Open Championships and very well might win them a...
Young lefty with unconventional style Jakob Butturff defies conventional wisdom by edging into all-events lead at 2016 Open Championships
Saturday, May 21, 2016 9:00 pm
Jakob Butturff probably has heard it an uncountable number of times: You can’t be successful with that style. The first time I saw Butturff was at the 2015 World Series of Bowling and I have...
11thFrame.com beats H2M Management at Open Championships but Hall of Fame is real winner
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 5:00 am
As I detailed in this story, our 11thFrame.com teams had a bet with my good friend Nick Hoagland’s H2M Management teams based on our Open Championships team all-events totals. The loser had to...

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