USBC Open Championships

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.

United States

04/02/14

Hall of Famer Bob Hart joins 100,000-Pin Club at USBC Open Championships

Minnesota bowler rolls perfect game at National Bowling Stadium; Father and son take Regular Doubles lead

2014USBCOCBeverlyandBobHart_small.jpgUnited States Bowling Congress Hall of Famer Bob Hart (pictured left with wife Beverly) of Suwanee, Ga., became the 14th bowler in 111 years of USBC Open Championships history to join the tournament's elite 100,000-Pin Club. The 76-year-old right-hander entered the event just 472 pins shy of the milestone and solidified his place in the records books with a ringing 10 pin in the fifth frame of his third team game at the National Bowling Stadium on April 1.

United States

03/26/14

Oregon group excels at USBC Open Championships

Three bowlers celebrate 50 years of participation

2014USBCOCTimMyersRyanLosli_small.jpgAfter just missing the top spot in Regular Team the day before, Ryan Losli of Hillsboro, Ore., and Tim Myers of Milwaukie, Ore. (pictured, r-l), returned to the National Bowling Stadium on March 23 and left with the Regular Doubles lead at the 2014 USBC Open Championships. Losli and Myers held off three other pairings from their four-team group to take the top spot with a 1,343 total. Kathy Tribbey of Cornelius, Ore., and Wade Rees of Spokane Valley, Wash., were close behind with 1,342.

United States

03/19/14

Lindsay Boomershine leads Team Storm Products Inc. into top spot at USBC Open Championships

Wisconsin's Towne & Country Lanes 1 leads Team All-Events; First-timer Darryl Carreon rolls perfect game in tournament debut; Indiana's Raymond Jensen joins 50-Year Club; next live stream broadcast will be March 22 at 10 p.m. EDT

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Three-time USBC Women's Championships winner Lindsay Boomershine (second from right) now is in position to claim a title at the USBC Open Championships after leading Storm Products Inc. of Brigham City, Utah, into the top spot in Regular Team on March 18. The 28-year-old right-hander helped the team to games of 1,109, 1,158 and 1,074 for a 3,341 total. Towne & Country Lanes 1 of Hartland, Wis., previously held the lead with 3,311.

United States

03/12/14

Terrence Blevins of Illinois rolls first perfect game at 2014 USBC Open Championships

Former PBA standout Curtis Odom leads Regular All-Events; Arizona bowler Keith Miller first to reach 50 years in 2014; first official live stream broadcast will take place March 14 at 2 p.m. EDT

2014USBCOCTerrenceBlevins_small.jpgTerrence Blevins (pictured) of Chicago rolled the first perfect game of the 2014 USBC Open Championships on March 8 and catapulted into the lead in Regular Singles. The 44-year-old right-hander put together 18 consecutive strikes on the way to games of 257 and 300 at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev., but he came up short in his bid for the event's first 800 series, finishing with 226 for a 783 set. With a career-best all-events total of 2,001, Blevins now is second overall.

United States

03/01/14

Reno welcomes USBC Open Championships for record 12th time

2014USBCOCLogo_small.jpgThe National Bowling Stadium has played a big role in the history of the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships, and that tradition continued Friday as the 111th edition of the tournament kicked off in The Biggest Little City in the World. Hundreds of bowlers, fans, friends, family and dignitaries helped usher in the 2014 USBC Open Championships, which will run for 136 days, concluding July 13. It is the event's record 12th trip to Reno and ninth visit to the NBS.

USBC News

02/22/14

New squad times and tiered pricing for 2015 USBC Open Championships

Online registration will begin at 11 a.m. EDT on March 13

2015USBCOCLogo_small.jpg Registration for the 2015 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships is set to begin March 13, and changes for the tournament's first visit to El Paso, Texas, include variable pricing and new squad times. USBC will implement a tiered pricing structure for entry fees based on the day of the week teams choose to compete. The new squad schedule means no early mornings or late nights for competitors.

United States

01/28/14

Track Bowling to sponsor Showcase Lanes and BowlTV in 2014

2014OCTrackShowcaseLanesLogo_small.jpg The United States Bowling Congress and Track Bowling have reached an agreement making Track the official sponsor of the Showcase Lanes and BowlTV during the 2014 USBC Open and Women's Championships in Reno, Nev. The Track Showcase Lanes, located on the ground floor of Reno's National Bowling Stadium, will be home to The Columbia 300 Forty Frame Game and again will be available for bowlers to book practice sessions to sharpen their skills or finalize their game plans.

United States

01/24/14

The Columbia 300 Forty Frame Game to join USBC Open Championships at NBS

The tournament has welcomed more than 300,000 bowlers and paid more than $10.5 million in 25 years of competition

2014OCFortyFrameGameLogo_small.jpg The Forty Frame Game and the United States Bowling Congress have agreed on a partnership that will bring the popular tournament to the National Bowling Stadium's Showcase Lanes in 2014, and Columbia 300 will serve as the event's title sponsor. The Columbia 300 Forty Frame Game, which started in 1989, has been held in the same host city as the USBC Open Championships since 1992, but Reno, Nev., in 2014 will mark the first time for the two events to be held in the same venue.

USBC News

11/21/13

USBC Championships VIP program returns with new features for 2014

2014USBCWCLogo_small.jpgThe USBC Women's Championships is as much about camaraderie as it is about competition, and the event's VIP program will reflect that with a new team concept. The program will enter its second year with an emphasis on team pride and spending time together while in Reno, Nev., to compete in the world's largest participatory sporting event for women. The 2014 USBC Women's Championships VIP package will retail for $399.96.

United States

07/08/13

Champions celebrate as 2013 USBC Open Championships ends its 125-day run

2013USBCOCLodgeLanesToo_small.jpgWhen Lodge Lanes Too of Orlando, Fla., rolled the highest team score in 110 years of USBC Open Championships history, team captain John Gaines was excited, but he wanted to save the celebration for when the feat also meant the team title at the 2013 event. The conclusion of this year's USBC Open Championships at the NBS on Sunday earned him his fourth win on the championship lanes.

United States

07/03/13

Companion team members roll perfect games at USBC Open Championships

USBC Hall of Famer Lowell Rothschild celebrates five decades at Open Championships

2013USBCOCMiguelLopezBenLaughlin_small.jpg Perfect games have come in bunches a few times during the 2013 USBC Open Championships, and Miguel Lopez (l.) of Wichita, Kan., and Ben Laughlin (r.) of Chandler, Ariz., managed to shoot 300 on the same pair of lanes at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev., on June 28. Lopez was the first to accomplish the feat as he rolled 12 consecutive strikes in the second game of team event. Laughlin then rolled the 33rd perfect game of the 2013 event.

United States

06/26/13

Craig Szplett becomes first bowler in USBC Open Championships history with three 300s

Three more bowlers toss perfect games at National Bowling Stadium

2013USBCOCCraigSzplett_small.jpgCraig Szplett (pictured) of Beecher, Ill., rolled a perfect game during his team event at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev., on June 20 and became the first bowler in USBC Open Championships history with three 300s on the championship lanes. The 43-year-old right-hander also had 300s at the 1996 event in Salt Lake City and 2005 tournament in Baton Rouge, La. His effort this year marked the 30th perfect game in 2013 and 800th in the event's 110-year history.

United States

06/19/13

Ohio's Zeke Bayt takes over lead in Regular Singles at USBC Open Championships

Jared Zitek, Lee Vanderhoef roll perfect games #26 and #27 at National Bowling Stadium; final live stream broadcast from the 2013 USBC Open Championships will take place June 25

2013USBCOCZekeBayt_small.jpg201213PBAJohnSzczerbinski_small.jpgZeke Bayt (l.) of Westerville, Ohio, rolled games of 288, 268 and 239 on June 16 to move into the top spot in Regular Singles at the 2013 USBC Open Championships with a 795 series. The 20-year-old right-hander passed Team USA member John Szczerbinski of North Tonawanda, N.Y., who set the bar April 21 with a 789 set. Szczerbinski (r.) leads Regular All-Events with 2,228.

United States

06/12/13

New Mexico bowler Eric Espinda breaks triplicate record at USBC Open Championships

Two-hander Chris Schuch rolls 25th perfect game at National Bowling Stadium

2013USBCOCEricEspinda_small.jpgEric Espinda (pictured) of Albuquerque, N.M., rolled the highest triplicate in 110 years of USBC Open Championships competition June 5 on the way to an 837 series at the NBS in Reno, Nev. The 29-year-old right-hander struck 30 times during his team event, and his trio of 279 games tops Kevin Shafer and Gary Exner Jr., who previously held the triplicate record with 248. Espinda added 719 in singles and 627 in doubles for a 2,183 total, which is third overall this year.

United States

06/05/13

California bowler rolls 24th perfect game of the 110th USBC Open Championships

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Larry Rumple (pictured) of Malibu, Calif., finished his team event at the National Bowling Stadium on May 30 with the 24th perfect game of the 2013 USBC Open Championships. The 66-year-old right-hander started with games of 183 and 202 before firing 12 consecutive strikes for a 685 series. Three months of competition at the 2013 USBC Open Championships are in the books, and there have also been a dozen 299s and one 298, while 22 other bowlers have thrown 11 strikes in a row.

United States

05/29/13

New doubles leaders emerge at USBC Open Championships

Three more bowlers roll perfect games; Ohio bowler reaches 65 years of participation

2013USBCOCBrianBurkhardtRickGatlin_small.jpgBrian Burkhardt of St. Louis and Rick Gatlin of Eureka, Mo. (l-r), claimed the Regular Doubles lead at the USBC Open Championships with a 1,440 total May 21 at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev. Burkhardt, a 39-year-old right-hander, picked up the 3-4-6-7 split in the ninth frame, and Gatlin closed with seven strikes to lift the pair past Alex Aguiar of Dartmouth, Mass., and Brian LeClair of Albany, N.Y., who previously held the lead with 1,422.

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