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USBC makes restrictive video policy official for 2017 Open Championships
Sunday, November 20, 2016 11:00 am
The United States Bowling Congress has confirmed what was hinted at and widely expected: with lane patterns being secret, the video policy for the 2017 Open Championships will be far more restrictive...
Mike Shady elected to USBC Hall of Fame; National ballot has 6 men, 2 women
Sunday, November 20, 2016 8:00 am
The last week of April 2017 is going to be very special for our 11thFrame.com team: Before we compete in the 2017 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships on Friday-Saturday, April 28-29, at...
Matt McNiel, teammates announce new 2-team group for USBC Open Championships
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 8:00 am
New United States Bowling Congress Open Championships rules I detailed in this story are sure to lead to some interesting new line-ups for the 2017 tournament  in Las Vegas. One of those...
USBC soliciting bids for 2022 Open Championships, 2021 and 2024 Women’s Championships, so Mobile out for women in 2021
Friday, September 16, 2016 12:30 pm
The United States Bowling Congress is soliciting bids for the 2022 Open Championships, and the 2021 and 2024 Women’s Championships, according to ads in SportsTravel magazine that were first...
Matt McNiel departs Linds Lakers, becoming the Kevin Durant of the USBC Open Championships
Friday, July 15, 2016 3:00 am
Matt McNiel has departed the Linds Lakers and is a free agent for the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships. Considering his incredible record at the tournament that includes being the...
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...

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