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The 11th Frame: Update: Extra week added to 2017 USBC Open Championship as team entries approach 10,000

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Tuesday, January 31, 2017 10:00 pm

With the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships headed to the new South Point Bowling Plaza in Las Vegas in 2017, I was among many predicting that entries would surge well past 10,000 teams. That mark was last reached in 2013 when 10,253 teams competed in Reno. There were 9,024 teams in Reno in 2014, 7,315 in El Paso in 2015, and 8,063 in Reno in 2016, according to USBC records. I forecast 12,000 or more teams this year in Vegas, thinking back to the 17,200 that competed in Las...

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