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The most amazing thing about Syl Thiel’s record-tying 71 years of Open Championships competition
Thursday, March 17, 2016 4:00 am
Note: I am adding to the story I wrote last year after Sylvester Thiel competed in his 70th USBC Open Championships. On Wednesday at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno, the 93-year-old Thiel...
Robert J. Bures, teammates are latest to re-set top of leaderboards at 2016 Open Championships
Tuesday, March 15, 2016 11:59 pm
As is often the case early in the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships, new leaders have emerged frequently, although perhaps not on quite the near-daily basis of this year. However,...
Wickliffe Lanes of Ohio takes team lead with first 3,200 of 2016 Open Championships
Tuesday, March 15, 2016 4:00 am
If you go back to Facebook in March of last year after ND Storm closed team event with a 1,223 game (for 3,149), you’d probably see a decent amount of speculation about what it meant for scores...
Matt Smallin back in Open Championships headlines, grabbing leads with 785 in singles, 2,060 all-events
Monday, March 14, 2016 7:00 pm
North Dakota’s Matt Smallin is in the headlines at the USBC Open Championships for the second straight year. Smallin took the lead in singles with 785 and all-events with 2,060 on Monday at...
Will Barnes, teammates re-write top of leaderboards in solid weekend at 2016 Open Championships
Saturday, March 12, 2016 10:00 pm
Their scores aren’t going to win Eagles, but Will Barnes and his 5 ICT Bowlers teammates should cash some solid checks after taking over the lead in every event in a solid weekend at the 2016...
Opening webcast of 2016 Open Championships confirms similar toughness of team pattern to 2015
Friday, March 11, 2016 10:00 pm
The experts I talked to for my story analyzing the lane patterns for the 2016 USBC Open Championships all said the patterns should play much like they did in 2015, as they are just slightly tweaked...
Bowl-A-Vard Lanes holding Monday night practice sessions on 2016 Open Championships team pattern
Thursday, March 10, 2016 5:00 am
Bowl-A-Vard Lanes, 2121 E. Springs Drive, again this year will hold Monday night practice sessions on the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships team pattern. A group of lanes will be...
Lefty Mark Stenger with a first report from 2016 Open Championships after 703 in singles, 1,810 all-events
Tuesday, March 8, 2016 7:00 am
Left-hander Mark Stenger, a PBA Regional champion from Washington, Illinois, fired a 703 in singles in 1,810 for all-events to take second in both categories in the opening days of the 2016 USBC Open...
USBC releases last webcast schedule for Open Championships, Women’s Championships
Tuesday, March 1, 2016 5:00 am
The United States Bowling Congress in this news release on Monday announced what will be the last webcast schedule for the Open and Women’s Championships. It will be the last year of...
2016 Open Championships lane patterns offer subtle tweaks to 2015 patterns — here’s what experts say they mean
Thursday, February 25, 2016 2:00 pm
When the lane patterns were released for the 2015 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships just before the tournament started last March, I wrote in this story that I’d bet anyone a...
2017 USBC Open Championships anti-sandbagging rules explained
Thursday, February 25, 2016 1:00 pm
There is nothing more plain and simple than your basic scratch tournament: You show up, bowl the format and the guy with the most pins is the winner. And there are few things more complex than...
Mike Jasnau again offering coaching at National Bowling Stadium's Lane 81 during 2016 USBC Open Championships
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 7:00 pm
If you want to bowl well at the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships, one of my top recommendations is a coaching session with Mike Jasnau, one of the world’s top coaches. The...
Lane Analytics' topography work sets National Bowling Stadium up for Open Championships lane patterns to play as they 'should'
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 9:00 am
Even the most vociferous critics of the United States Bowling Congress must admit that the organization deserves a standing ovation for its emphasis on lane topography for its major events. The most...
Keith Dumphy's Facebook page remains the best devoted to USBC Open Championships — here’s how to join
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 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...
2017 USBC Masters set for Orleans in Vegas at same time as start of Open Championships at South Point
Friday, February 12, 2016 9:30 am
The 2017 United States Bowling Congress Masters will be at the Orleans in Las Vegas at the same time as the USBC Open Championships kick off at South Point Bowling Plaza, USBC announced Friday in...

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