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The 11th Frame: Defending Open Championships team champions make a run, but run out of steam in third game

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Saturday, March 30, 2013 1:00 pm

Nicholas J's Pro Shop 2 being honored for their 2012 team title before taking the lanes to defend it Friday night. Photo by United States Bowling Congress.
To win an Eagle at the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships you not only have to bowl great, you have to have fortune on your side. A messenger that hits or misses the 10-pin. A 4-pin that trips or doesn't trip. A face shot that splits or doesn't split. A spare that chops or doesn't chop. All can spell the difference between winning and coming agonizingly close. Winning Eagles in consecutive years is almost unimaginable and has been done few times in the history of the Regular...

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