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Shannon Pluhowsky wins 2014 BPAA Women's All-Star

2014BPAAWomensAllStarShannonPluhowsky_small.jpg 2014BPAAWomensAllStarDianaZavjalova_small.jpgIn a week where strikes were hard to come by, Team USA member Shannon Pluhowsky (l.) of Dayton, Ohio, stepped up and delivered one to remember as she defeated Diana Zavjalova (r.) of Latvia, 225-212, in the championship match of the BPAA Women's All-Star Tournament. Zavjalova clung to a one-pin lead until a missed 2-4-8-10 split in the ninth frame gave Pluhowsky a chance to shut her out.

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Shannon Pluhowsky earns top seed for stepladder at BPAA Women's All-Star

2014BPAAWomensAllStarFinalists_small.jpg Team USA member Shannon Pluhowsky of Dayton, Ohio, conquered a challenging lane condition and bested some of the best female bowlers in the world on the way to the top seed for the stepladder finals of the BPAA Women's All-Star Tournament. The 31-year-old left-hander averaged 218.5 in her 16 games of match play Thursday at The Cherry Bowl and settled into the top spot with a 7,713 total for 34 games this week, including a 14-2 match play record.

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Paula Vidad defends title in 2014 Bowling's Senior Women's U.S. Open

Tish Johnson wins Triple Crown Shoot-Out

2014SeniorWUSOPaulaVidad_small.jpgPaula Vidad (pictured) of Sun City, California, successfully defended her title at Bowling's Senior Women's U.S. Open with a 234-210 win Thursday against United States Bowling Congress Hall of Famer Tish Johnson of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Vidad, a 54-year-old right-hander, started the title tilt at The Cherry Bowl with three consecutive strikes and struck on the first shot of her final frame to lock up the green jacket and $3,000 top prize. Johnson received $2,000 for second place.

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Zavjalova, Johnson top qualifiers at BPAA Women's All-Star, Senior Women's U.S. Open

2014BPAAWomensAllStarDianaZavjalova_small.jpg2014BPAAWomensAllStarTishJohnson_small.jpgDiana Zavjalova (l.) of Latvia and Tish Johnson (r.) of Colorado Springs, Colorado, outdistanced their respective fields Wednesday to earn top qualifier honors at the BPAA Women's All-Star Tournament and 2014 Bowling's Senior Women's U.S. Open. Zavjalova, a 22-year-old right-hander, averaged more than 216 at The Cherry Bowl in Rockford, Ill. this week on the way to a 3,893 total for 18 games of qualifying. Johnson had 3,509, a 194.9 average.

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Jodi Woessner extends lead after Qualifying Round Two at BPAA Women's All-Star

Defending champion Paula Vidad climbs to the top at 2014 Bowling's Senior Women's U.S. Open

2014BPAAWomensAllStarJodiWoessner_small.jpg2014BPAAWomensAllStarPaulaVidad_small.jpg Jodi Woessner (l.) of Oregon, Ohio, averaged more than 213 on the second day of qualifying extending her lead at the BPAA Women's All-Star Tournament. Woessner tops the 75-player standings with a 12-game total of 2,629, a 219 average. In the 2014 Bowling's Senior Women's U.S. Open, being held simultaneously at The Cherry Bowl, defending champion Paula Vidad (r.) of Sun City, California, climbed to the top of the leaderboard with 2,394.

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Jodi Woessner leads after opening day at BPAA Women's All-Star

Jan Schmidt atop the 2014 Bowling's Senior Women's U.S. Open standings

2014BPAAWomensAllStarJodiWoessnerJanSchmidt_small.jpg Jodi Woessner (l.) of Oregon, Ohio, leads after the opening round at the BPAA Women's All-Star Tournament, while Jan Schmidt (r.) of Hales Corners, Wisconsin, tops the standings at the 2014 Bowling's Senior Women's U.S. Open. Woessner averaged more than 224 on the way to a 1,347 six-game total Monday at The Cherry Bowl to pace the 75-player BPAA Women's All-Star field. Schmidt's 1,192 leads the 28 bowlers competing in the Senior Women's U.S. Open.



All eyes in bowling are focused on Rockford, Illinois

Three major tournaments attract bowling's best and their fans to the City of Gardens

2014BPAAWomensAllStarLogo_small.jpg Rockford, Ill., will be the center of the bowling world July 19-25, when the best women bowlers in the world compete in the BPAA Women's All Star Tournament and Bowling's Senior Women's U.S. Open presented by Storm at The Cherry Bowl, and parents and children team up to bowl for $70,000 in scholarships in the 39th Annual International Family Tournament presented by QubicaAMF July 19-21, at Don Carter Lanes.



USBC, BPAA reach agreement to bring back Bowling's U.S. Open

Agreement does not include a broadcast television partner for the events

BowlingsUSOpenLogo.jpgThe United States Bowling Congress and the Bowling Proprietors' Association of America have joined forces to secure the future of one of bowling's most important brands - Bowling's U.S. Open. In an agreement announced Friday, USBC and BPAA have agreed to a three-year deal that will see USBC operate and conduct the U.S. Open for men and women in 2015, 2016 and 2017.

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Jason Belmonte, Kelly Kulick lead at 2013 U.S. Open after first round of qualifying

201213PBA15JasonBelmonte_small.jpg 2012EBT16KellyKulick_small.jpgAustralian two-hander Jason Belmonte (l.) made light work of the challenging lane condition at the 2013 Lipton Bowling's U.S. Open on Monday as he averaged more than 246 to lead the men's division after the first day of qualifying. The seven-time PBA titlist had a high game of 299 on the way to a 1969 eight-game total, almost 100 pins ahead of the field. In the women's division, defending champion Kelly Kulick (r.) of Union, N.J., leads with 1753.

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Pete Weber, Kelly Kulick gear up for U.S. Open title defense

2013LITUSOpenLogo_small.jpg Pete Weber and Kelly Kulick have made their performances at the U.S. Open the cornerstone of their careers. The defending champions will have a chance to add to their legacy next week. The men and women will compete side by side at this year's Bowling's U.S. Open at three bowling centers in the Columbus, Ohio, area starting Monday. The event will culminate with the live two-hour ESPN finals on July 27. Both tournaments are World Bowling Tour "majors".



Bowling's first-ever U.S. Open "Battle of the Sexes" to make sports history

Game will pit men's and women's U.S. Open champions against one another July 27 live on ESPN for the ultimate championship title at the 2013 Bowling's U.S. Open


In an unprecedented moment for the U.S. Open brand, a first-ever "Battle of the Sexes" U.S. Open exhibition contest will take place during the finals at this year's competition. Announced today by the BPAA, following the completion of the men's and women's tournaments at the 2013 Bowling's U.S. Open, the male and female champions will compete in a historic contest to crown the ultimate Open winner live on ESPN on Saturday July 27, in Columbus, Ohio.

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Lipton Iced Tea named title sponsor of 2013 Bowling's U.S. Open

2013LITUSOpenLogo_small.jpg The BPAA today revealed the official title sponsor of this year's highly anticipated Bowling's U.S. Open tournament Lipton Iced Tea. For the second year in row, the bowling industry has teamed up with the brand's ready-to-drink portfolio for a principal sponsorship deal to lead the industry's preeminent bowling tournament. The 2013 Bowling's U.S. Open will be held in Columbus, Ohio, beginning July 20, and will combine the Men's, Women's and Senior Women's tournaments.



Presenting Sponsors announced for historic 2013 Bowling's U.S. Open

The Brands of Ebonite & Columbia 300, Brunswick Bowling & Billiards, Jani-King and Storm Bowling Products unite to sponsor combined U.S. Open events

2013USOpenLogo2_small.jpg The historic 2013 Bowling's U.S. Open just got even bigger as the BPAA announced today the presenting sponsors for the tournament, which will will combine the Men's, Women's and Senior Women's tournaments. To support this ground-breaking event, the following major global brands have signed on as presenting sponsors: The Brands of Ebonite & Columbia 300, Brunswick Bowling & Billiards, Jani-King and Storm Bowling Products .

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Bowling Industry unites to host Men's and Women's Bowling's U.S. Open

Four leading entities in bowling join forces to host both events side-by-side

2013USOpenLogo_small.jpg In an unprecedented showing of industry solidarity, the four leading entities of the bowling industry have come together today to introduce Bowling's U.S. Open. Hosted in the great bowling city of Columbus, Ohio, from July 21 to July 27, the entire bowling industry will be facilitating the men's and women's competitions side-by-side.



Kulick overcomes tough conditions to win U.S. Women's Open in Reno By Mark Miller

Republished courtesy of Examiner.com (June 27, 2012)

2012USWOKellyKulickChampion2_small.jpg In conditions better suited for the beach than a bowling tournament, Kelly Kulick showed once again Wednesday night why she's among the world's best bowlers. The Union, N.J., right-hander found her way past the windy, dusty conditions of a Reno, Nev., night to capture the 2012 U.S. Women's Open and the $40,000 top prize. The event was conducted on four specially-installed lanes under the famous Reno Arch on Virginia Street in the city's downtown.

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Kelly Kulick claims third U.S. Women's Open title under the famed Reno Arch

Players battle challenging lane conditions over the course of the evening


Professional sports history was made Wednesday night when Bowling's U.S. Women's Open was held outdoors on Virginia Street under the iconic Reno Arch. Kelly Kulick of Union, N.J., defeated Missy Parkin of Lake Forest, Calif., 170-160, to win the major title. Playing against the wind, dust and the setting desert sun, Kulick won her third career U.S. Women's Open title while overcoming some of the most challenging lane conditions in the history of professional bowling.

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Kelly Kulick grabs top seed at U.S. Women's Open for second consecutive year

Parkin, O'Keefe, Nation and Barnes also advance to the TV Finals on four specially-constructed lanes located outside underneath the famed Reno Arch

2012USWOFinalists_small.jpgKelly Kulick is just one win away from claiming her third Bowling's U.S. Women's Open title after grabbing the top seed for the stepladder finals for the TV Finals on Wednesday. Kulick continued strong during the final eight games of round robin match play to finish 425 pins ahead of 2011 USBC Queens champion Missy Parkin. Also advancing were Shannon O'Keefe, Stefanie Nation and Lynda Barnes (l-r).

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Robin Romeo wins inaugural Senior U.S. Women's Open

2012SeniorUSWORobinRomeo_small.jpgUnited States Bowling Congress Hall of Famer Robin Romeo of Newhall, Calif. (pictured left), added another green jacket to her collection as she won the 2012 Bowling's Senior U.S. Women's Open at the National Bowling Stadium on Tuesday. The 1989 U.S. Women's Open champion defeated fellow Hall of Famer Lucy Sandelin of Tampa, Fla., 225-188 to claim the championship trophy, green jacket and $5,000 top prize.

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Kelly Kulick continues to lead U.S. Women's Open for third straight day

Lucy Sandelin earns top seed for Senior U.S. Women's Open finals

2012BridgestoneAdKellyKulick_small.jpgKelly Kulick (pictured) of Union, N.J., finds herself just eight games away from making the finals at the 2012 Bowling's U.S. Women's Open as she continued her dominant performance at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev., on Monday. For the third straight day, Kulick is atop the standings after going 6-2 in match play to finish with a 32-game total of 7,689, more than 150 pins ahead of Missy Parkin of Lake Forest, Calif., who is second at 7,537.

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Kelly Kulick maintains lead at U.S. Women's Open after Round 3 Qualifying

Lucy Sandelin still rolling at Senior U.S. Women's Open

201112PBAKellyKulick_small.jpgKelly Kulick of Union, N.J. (pictured), continued her dominance at the 2012 Bowling's U.S. Women's Open as she retained the top spot after the third round of qualifying Sunday. The two-time U.S. Women's Open champion averaged 245 during her six-game block to finish with an 18-game total of 4,294 (238.5 average). Team USA's Stefanie Nation of Grand Prairie, Texas, is second with 4,224. The field of 201 players was cut to the top 50, who will bowl an additional six-game block Monday afternoon.

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