Senior women bowlers will have the opportunity to compete in three national tournaments next year in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
The 2017 United States Bowling Congress Senior Queens will take place May 23-26 at Circle Bowl in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and $20,000 has been added to the prize fund. The 32 bowlers who advance to match play will cash at the event.
The USBC Senior Queens immediately will follow the USBC Queens, allowing senior competitors the opportunity to bowl in both events. The event previously had been scheduled to run alongside the Queens at the Baton Rouge River Center, but a change was made to better manage capacity.
The Senior Queens also will feature a new Super Senior element in 2017. The top eight non-cashing Super Seniors (age 60 and older) will bowl in a bracket for a special prize fund.
Senior Queens bowlers who also want to bowl in the USBC Women’s Championships can take advantage of a limited number of spots being held in the event. USBC has spots reserved on May 26-27 just for Senior Queens competitors, and bowlers interested in moving their Women’s Championships dates to these days will need to call 817-385-8325 or 817-385-8257 by Dec. 1.
Open to USBC members age 50 or older, the Senior Queens was first contested in 2000 and attracts an outstanding field from all over the world.
Qualifying for the 2017 Senior Queens will consist of 15 qualifying games before the field is cut to the top 31 players, plus three-time defending champion Robin Romeo of Newhall, California, for match play. Match play will determine the top five bowlers for the stepladder finals that will be shown live on BowlTV, the official YouTube channel of USBC.
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