USBC Open Championships

United States

07/14/14

Oklahoma team tops list of winners at 2014 USBC Open Championships

2014USBCOCArtisticExpressions1_small.jpgThe members of Artistic Expressions 1 of Oklahoma City (pictured left) already were well-known throughout the Southwest, but they've gained international notoriety since rolling the highest team score in 111 years of USBC Open Championships history. Their 3,720 team total at the National Bowling Stadium on June 23 earned them a whirlwind of media and bowling-community attention that will continue now that they're officially this year's Regular Team champions.

United States

07/09/14

Two bowlers roll perfect games at 2014 USBC Open Championships

National Bowling Stadium welcomes the 2014 USBC Senior Championships on July 8-9; final squad of the 2014 Open Championships will hit the lanes at 2 p.m. EDT on July 13

2014USBCOCEdwardRondot_small.jpgThe 2014 USBC Open Championships returned from a brief hiatus in exciting fashion as Edward Rondot (pictured) of Ypsilanti, Mich., and Team USA member Shannon Pluhowsky of Dayton, Ohio, rolled perfect games on July 5 and July 6, respectively. Both bowlers competed on the first team squad following the USBC Queens, and it didn't take long for Rondot to find his way into the record books. He posted games of 233, 195 and 300 for the 34th perfect game of the 2014 event.

United States

07/07/14

Shannon Pluhowsky bowls perfect game at 2014 USBC Open

Team USA member becomes the 10th woman in tournament history, and second this year, to roll 300

2014USBCOCShannonPluhowsky_small.jpg Team USA member Shannon Pluhowsky (pictured) of Dayton, Ohio, started and finished her trip to Reno this year in memorable fashion, including a 300 game at the 2014 USBC Open Championships. The 31-year-old left-hander became the 10th woman in tournament history, and second this year, to achieve the milestone, which came in her second game of singles Sunday. She sandwiched the 35th perfect game of this year's event between games of 180 and 236 for a 716 series.

United States

07/02/14

Homestretch begins at 2014 USBC Open Championships

The final squad of the 111th edition of the event will hit the lanes at 2 p.m. EDT on July 13

2014USBCOCLogo_small.jpgThere was an abbreviated schedule this week at the USBC Open Championships as the National Bowling Stadium played host to the 2014 USBC Queens and USBC Senior Queens. The 111th edition of the Open Championships kicked off Feb. 28, and so far, more than 45,000 bowlers have competed on the championship lanes at the NBS. There are 9,024 teams scheduled to compete this year before the event concludes July 13.

United States

06/25/14

Defending Singles champion Zeke Bayt won't repeat at 2014 USBC Open Championships

Summer Jasmin becomes the ninth woman in USBC Open Championships history to roll a perfect game

2014USBCOCZekeBayt_small.jpgZeke Bayt (pictured) of Westerville, Ohio, may not have been able to find his way back to the top of the standings at the USBC Open Championships, but he definitely didn't leave Reno, Nev., empty-handed. Although his Regular Singles title defense at the NBS on June 21 only resulted in games of 196, 192 and 217 for a 605 series, well short of the lead this year, Bayt did help his team to the highest single game in tournament history the night before.

United States

06/24/14

Oklahoma Team shatters record at USBC Open Championships

Artistic Expressions 1 of Oklahoma City rolls games of 1,255, 1,188 and 1,277 for 3,720 team tally (248 average) to break the previous record by 159 pins

2014USBCOCArtisticExpressions1_small.jpg Even with a half game to go, there was little doubt Artistic Expressions 1 of Oklahoma City was going to finish the day atop the standings at the 2014 USBC Open Championships with the highest score in 111 years of tournament history. The group finished with a 1,277 final game and 3,720 team tally, 159 pins better than Motion Plus Lanes of Cudahy, Wis., which previously held the lead and top spot in the record books with 3,561.

United States

06/21/14

Indiana Team rolls highest game in USBC Open Championships history

Team Turbo Grips of Fort Wayne fire 1,318 to become the first team to surpass the 1,300 mark in the 111-year history of the event; group's Doubles and Singles performance will be featured live on BowlTV Saturday at 2 p.m. EDT

2014USBCOCTeamTurboGrips_small.jpg Team Turbo Grips of Fort Wayne, Ind. (pictured), rallied back from a disappointing opening game at the 2014 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships by rolling the first 1,300 team game in the 111-year history of the event. Led by Terry Rohrer's 298, Team Turbo Grips fired 1,318 at the National Bowling Stadium to surpass the 1,299 posted by 123Bowl.com of Naugatuck, Conn., on May 2.

United States

06/18/14

Two bowlers shoot 800 at 2014 USBC Open Championships

Another two bowlers toss perfect games at National Bowling Stadium; three live stream broadcasts from Reno this week

2014USBCOCJonTrzcinski_small.jpgJon Trzcinski (pictured left) of Bay Shore, N.Y., and Chris Nielson of Livonia, Mich., brought the number of 800 series rolled at this year's United States Bowling Congress Open Championships to six on June 11 and June 12, respectively. A day removed from leading Lodge Lanes Kids of Orlando, Fla. (right), into third place in Regular Team with a 3,527 total, Trzcinski rolled games of 243, 289 and 270 for an 802 series and moved into a tie for second place in Regular Singles.

United States

06/11/14

Defending team champion falls short at 2014 USBC Open Championships

Arizona's Michael Tountas joins father in record books at USBC Open Championships; two live stream broadcasts this week

2014USBCOCLodgeLanesToo_small.jpgThe members of Lodge Lanes Too of Orlando, Fla., rolled the highest score in USBC Open Championships history, 3,538, on their way to the Regular Team title at the 2013 event, and they returned to the National Bowling Stadium on June 10 to put that title on the line. With the bar even higher this year, they knew it would take another record performance, but they fell short with games of 1,155, 1,067 and 1,099 for a 3,321 total.

United States

06/04/14

Two perfect games highlight week at 2014 USBC Open Championships

2014USBCOCBillBruce2_small.jpg2014USBCOCJonPokorny2_small.jpg Bill Bruce (.) of Howell, Mich., and Jon Pokorny (r.) of Converse, Texas, each found their way into the record books at the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships with perfect games this week at the National Bowling Stadium. Bruce, a 42-year-old right-hander, accomplished the feat May 30 during singles. Pokorny, a 31-year-old right-hander, matched Bruce's feat later that night, starting his singles set with a 300 game.

United States

05/28/14

New Jersey's Anthony Cerrato celebrates 50 years at USBC Open Championships

Rick Gatlin, Brian Burkhardt fall short in their quest for a second consecutive Regular Doubles title; number of perfect games at the 2014 USBC Open Championships increases to 27; two live stream broadcasts from Reno this week

2014USBCOCAnthonyCerrato_small.jpgAnthony Cerrato (pictured left with wife Christine) of East Hanover, N.J., celebrated two milestones in Reno on May 20. The 77-year-old became the 174th bowler in history, and last of 10 this year, to reach 50 years of participation at the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships. The day also marked the 50th wedding anniversary for Cerrato and his wife, Christine. In 50 tournament appearances, he has knocked down 82,713 pins for a career average of 183.8.

United States

05/21/14

Five bowlers roll perfect games at 2014 USBC Open Championships

Number of perfect games at the 111th Open Championships increases to 21; wwo teams crack 3,500 mark at National Bowling Stadium

2014USBCOCChristopherSmith_small.jpgThe number of perfect games at the 2014 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships increased to 21 this week at the National Bowling Stadium. The first to roll 12 consecutive strikes was Christopher Smith (pictured) of Madison Heights, Mich., a 27-year-old right-hander who started his team event May 14 with games of 180 and 195 before finishing with the 300 game for a 675 series.

United States

05/14/14

Two bowlers roll perfect games No. 15 and No. 16 at the 2014 USBC Open Championships

Wisconsin's Dennis Lecher makes 50th tournament appearance; Warriors of Lake Wales, Fla., make run at National Bowling Stadium

2014USBCOCKevinVonderHaar_small.jpg2014USBCOCMarkSleeper_small.jpg Kevin VonderHaar of Hibbing, Minn., and Mark Sleeper Jr. of Rowlett, Texas, became the 15th and 16th bowlers of the 2014 USBC Open Championships to achieve perfection. VonderHaar (l.) sandwiched his perfect game between games of 188 and 180 for a 668 series during his team event. Sleeper (r.) rolled games of 187, 300 and 266 for a 753 singles series.

United States

05/07/14

Chris Murray rolls fourth 800 series at 2014 USBC Open Championships

California bowler moves into second place in Regular Singles; two bowlers roll perfect games at National Bowling Stadium; 60-Year Club welcomes two new members

2014USBCOCChrisMurray_small.jpgChris Murray (pictured) of San Jose, Calif., fired the fourth 800 series of the 2014 USBC Open Championships. The 42-year-old right-hander struggled to string strikes in doubles but found success after getting the right ball in his hands. He rolled games of 268, 266 and 268 to finish his 11th Championships appearance April 30 with an 802 series, which is second in Regular Singles this year at the National Bowling Stadium. Louis Jenkins Jr. of Warr Acres, Okla., leads with 826.

United States

05/03/14

123Bowl.com of Naugatuck, Conn., rolls highest game in USBC Open Championships history

2014USBCOC123Bowlcom_small.jpg The highest team game in 111 years of USBC Open Championships history was rolled Friday night as 123Bowl.com of Naugatuck, Conn. (pictured left), shot 1,299 at the National Bowling Stadium. Beginning in the second frame, the team rallied for 32 consecutive strikes, and 34 out of 35, before a few bad breaks slowed the pace. The group's record effort came between games of 1,009 and 1,073 for a 3,381 total, which is just outside the top 10 in Regular Team.

United States

04/30/14

Father and son take Regular Doubles lead at 2014 USBC Open Championships

Bill Nesbitt makes 50th appearance at Open Championship; Robert McFadden rolls 11th perfect game at National Bowling Stadium

2014USBCOCCarlandClarkPoelzer_small.jpg The father and son duo of Clark and Carl Poelzer of Arden Hills, Minn., raced to the top of the leaderboard at the 2014 USBC Open Championships on April 25 with a 1,465 doubles total. Carl (l.), a 30-year-old right-hander, fired games of 238, 254 and 269 for a 761 set to lead the effort at the National Bowling Stadium, while Clark (r.), a 62-year-old right-hander, added games of 214, 248 and 242 for 704. Scott Pohl and Mike Rose Jr. previously held the Regular Doubles lead with 1,403.

United States

04/23/14

Anthony LaCaze takes All-Events lead at USBC Open Championships

New leaders in Regular Singles and Regular Doubles emerge at National Bowling Stadium; two more 800s rolled

2014USBCOCAnthonyLaCaze_small.jpgAnthony LaCaze (pictured) recorded the fourth-highest All-Events total in 111 years of USBC Open Championships history on his way to the Regular All-Events lead at the 2014 tournament April 21. The 31-year-old right-hander fired sets of 766 in Doubles, 765 in Team and 742 in Singles for a 2,273 total and an average of 252.56. The USBC Open Championships all-events record belongs to Matt McNiel, who shot 2,326 (258.44) to win the 2010 Regular All-Events title.

United States

04/17/14

Maynard Johnson joins 100,000-Pin Club at USBC Open Championships

Three more bowlers celebrate milestones at 2014 event; Jeff Grego tops singles standings at National Bowling Stadium; Three bowlers roll perfect games at 2014 Open Championships

2014USBCOCMaynardJohnson_small.jpgMaynard Johnson of Crystal, Minn., became the 15th member of the 100,000-Pin Club at the USBC Open Championships during his singles event April 13 at the NBS. The 83-year-old right-hander entered the 2014 tournament with a career pinfall of 98,753 and needed 1,247 pins to reach the milestone in his 61st USBC Open Championships appearance. At the 2013 event, Johnson became the 17th bowler in tournament history to reach 60 years of participation.

United States

04/09/14

Wisconsin group leads three events at USBC Open Championships

New York's Derek Magno tops singles standings; New York's Michael Walker II rolls fifth perfect game of 2014 event

2014USBCOCJanzsHI_small.jpgTim Damerow of Waupun, Wis., posted a career-best 2,228 all-events total to secure the Regular All-Events lead at the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships on April 4, and he lifted Janz's H.I. of Beaver Dam, Wis. (pictured left), into the top spot in Team All-Events with a 10,363 total, the fourth-highest score in tournament history. Damerow also teamed with Beaver Dam's Joe Janz to take the Regular Doubles lead with 1,378.

United States

04/05/14

Wisconsin team breaks record at 2014 USBC Open Championships

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After a close call last year, Motion Plus Lanes of Greenfield, Wis. (pictured), returned to the National Bowling Stadium and left its mark in the USBC Open Championships record books with the highest team score in 111 years of tournament competition. The group posted games of 1,269, 1,177 and 1,115 for a 3,561 total, 23 pins better than the previous record of 3,538, rolled by 2013 Regular Team champion Lodge Lanes Too of Orlando, Fla.

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