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The 11th Frame: Open Championships host El Paso a gem off the lanes

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Monday, May 18, 2015 7:00 am

The tap wall at the Hoppy Monk in El Paso, Texas. Photo by Hoppy Monk.
Before this year’s United States Bowling Congress Open Championships, my experience with El Paso consisted of driving through it while I was on the PBA Tour in 1987 and 1988. But I’d heard it was a nice place and knew the crime fears were way overblown because I’d read the statistical crime rankings that show El Paso is the safest U.S. city of 500,000 population or greater.  Just don’t cross the border into Mexico. The one negative for many is getting there,...

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