U.S. Women's Open

USBC News

02/17/15

New Jersey and North Texas to host Bowlmor AMF U.S. Opens

Registration for both tournaments will open April 6

2015USOpenLogo_small.jpg2015WUSOLogo_small.jpgBowlmor AMF will host and provide television sponsorship for Bowling's U.S. Open's in 2015. The 2015 Bowlmor AMF U.S. Women's Open will take place at Brunswick Zone Carolier in North Brunswick, New Jersey, Aug. 31-Sept. 6. The 2015 Bowlmor AMF U.S. Open will take place at AMF Garland Lanes in suburban Dallas/Fort Worth from Nov. 2-8. Both events will feature a top prize of $50,000 and will be operated by USBC.

USBC News

12/12/14

Bowlmor AMF becomes title sponsor for 2015 Bowling's U.S. Opens

Partnership includes television production, hosting for women and men

2015USOpenLogo_small.jpg 2015WUSOLogo_small.jpg Bowlmor AMF, the largest operator of bowling centers in the world, has made a commitment to host and provide television sponsorship for Bowling's U.S. Open and Women's U.S Open in 2015. The tournaments will be conducted in AMF and Brunswick centers with more than $250,000 in funding for broadcast television production. Both events will feature a top prize of $50,000 and will be operated by USBC.

United States

05/13/10

Kelly Kulick takes another major title, wins U.S. Women's Open

ImageThe dream season continued to be a reality for Kelly Kulick as she won her second major women's title in 15 days on Wednesday, claiming the U.S. Women's Open, a United States Bowling Congress event. Kulick, of Union, N.J., defeated Liz Johnson of Cheektowaga, N.Y., 233-203, in the first live event televised from the new International Training and Research Center. Kulick also won the event in 2003 and became the 11th player to win the event more than once. Kulick earned $20,000 for the victory. 

United States

05/12/10

Liz Johnson earns top seed for U.S. Women's Open TV finals

Live on ESPN2 at 8 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, May 12

200910PBA03LizJohnson_small.jpgLiz Johnson (pictured) of Cheektowaga, N.Y., earned the top seed Tuesday for the championship round of the 2010 U.S. Women's Open, a United States Bowling Congress event. Johnson will have a shot to win her third U.S. Women's Open title at the International Training and Research Center in Arlington, Texas, live on ESPN2 at 8 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, May 12. Johnson won the event in 2007 and 1996. "This is probably the best female television show we have had in a long time," Johnson said.

United States

05/11/10

Kelly Kulick back on top at U.S. Women's Open

200910PBA10KellyKulick4_small.jpgKelly Kulick (l.) of Union, N.J., finished the opening day of match play frustrated but at the top of the leaderboard Monday at the U.S. Women's Open, a USBC event. After 12 games of match play, Kulick found herself leading with a 5-7 record and a 36-game total of 7,879, including 30 bonus pins for each victory. Liz Johnson of Cheektowaga, N.Y., is second, 11 pins back, and Amanda Beck of Plano, Texas, is third, just 25 pins off the lead. Round robin match play continues Tuesday with the final 12 games.


United States

05/10/10

Liz Johnson has another big day, leads U.S. Women's Open after Qualifying

Five international bowlers among top the 24 players for match play

2009WUSOLizJohnsonKellyKulick_small.jpgLiz Johnson (left) of Cheektowaga, N.Y., posted the day's best block for the second consecutive day to take the lead in qualifying at the 2010 U.S. Women's Open, a United States Bowling Congress event. Johnson's eight-game pinfall total of 1,797 on Sunday at Cityview Lanes pushed her total to 5,307 pins (221.13 average) to give her the lead by nearly 100 pins over Kelly Kulick (right) of Union, N.J. Among the top 24 players, who advanced to match play on Monday and Tuesday, were five international bowlers.

United States

05/09/10

Kelly Kulick continues to lead after Round 2 at U.S. Women's Open

International bowlers are well represented among the top 24

200910PBA06KellyKulick2_small.jpg200910PBA03LizJohnson_small.jpgKelly Kulick (l.) of Union, N.J., continued to set the pace on Saturday during the second day of qualifying at the 2010 U.S. Women's Open, a USBC event. Through 16 qualifying games, Kulick has knocked down 3,594 pins, an average of 224.63, and leads second-place Liz Johnson (right) of Cheektowaga, N.Y., by 84 pins. Qualifying will continue Sunday with a final eight-game block before the field is cut to the top 24.

United States

05/08/10

Kelly Kulick takes opening round lead at U.S. Women's Open

Singapore's Cherie Tan sits in second place after first 8-game block

2009PBAWWCKellyKulick_small.jpg2009DHCCherieTan_small.jpgKelly Kulick (l.) of Union, N.J., took the opening round lead Friday after eight games of qualifying at the 2010 U.S. Women's Open, a USBC event. Kulick shot 1,838, an average of 229.75, at Cityview Lanes and leads a field of 100 players including the best professional women bowlers in the world and some of the best amateurs. Cherie Tan (r.) of Singapore is second at 1,820.Qualifying will continue with two more eight-game blocks Saturday and Sunday.

United States

05/07/10

BOWL.com to offer live streaming of the U.S. Women's Open

WomensUSOpenLogo_small.jpgUSBCCommentatorLucasWiseman_small.jpgA busy schedule of live streaming events are on tap for bowling fans over the course of the next week on BOWL.com according to Lucas Wiseman (pictured left) of USBC Communications. "We will have complete wire-to-wire coverage of the U.S. Women's Open starting Friday morning, while also streaming live coverage of the USBC Open Championships."

United States

05/05/10

Tammy Boomershine looks to repeat as U.S. Women's Open champion

2009WUSOChampTammyBoomershine_small.jpgTammy Boomershine (pictured) has dealt with injuries and adversity her entire bowling career, but for a short time last August she was able to put all of that our of her mind and bask in her victory at the U.S. Women's Open, a United States Bowling Congress event. Boomershine of North Ogden, Utah, will look to regain that feeling again when she takes on a field of the top women bowlers from around the world at the 2010 U.S. Women's Open, which begins Friday, May 7 at Cityview Lanes in Fort Worth, Texas.

USBC News

04/04/10

Women to bowl for $330,000 in combined prize funds

Bowlfor330000Flyer_small.jpgThe United States Bowling Congress announced that it has designed a program that will give women bowlers from across the globe an opportunity to compete for more than $330,000 in prize money and get expert coaching all in one trip to Texas next spring. Two custom travel packages were created to make travel easier for players interested in competing in the USBC Queens in El Paso, Texas, and the U.S. Women’s Open shortly after in Fort Worth, Texas, while also giving them a chance to receive expert coaching at the new International Training and Research Center.


USBC News

10/28/09

U.S. Women's Open shifts to Texas in 2010 with new format

WomensUSOpenLogo_small.jpgWith a revised format and live televised finals, the U.S. Women's Open, a USBC event, will return in 2010 with the qualifying and match-play rounds hosted by Cityview Lanes in Fort Worth, Texas. The competition at Cityview Lanes kicks off a series of major bowling events in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Following the Hall of Fame ceremony, the live televised finals will take place at the International Training and Research Center in Arlington.

United States

08/12/09

Tammy Boomershine shoots big game to win 2009 U.S. Women's Open

Rolls back-to-back 269 games on the way to the title

2009WUSOChampTammyBoomershine_small.jpgAfter undergoing back surgery in 1997, Tammy Boomershine (l.) of North Ogden, Utah, completed her long recovery by winning the 2009 U.S. Women's Open, a USBC event. Boomershine defeated USBC Hall of Famer Carolyn Dorin-Ballard of Keller, Texas, 269-225, in the championship match at Sunset Station's Strike Zone Bowling Center. She earned $25,000 for the victory, which was televised nationally on ESPN. Dorin-Ballard earned $15,000 for the second place finish, while Shannon Pluhowsky and Missy Bellinder took home $8,500 as they shared third place.

United States

08/08/09

Shannon O' Keefe earns the No. 1 seed for TV finals in 2009 U.S. Women's Open - A USBC Event

Malaysia's Shalin Zulkifli and Clara Juliana Guerrero, Colombia among the 12 finalists

2008WUSOShannonOKeefe4_small.jpgAt the past two major women's championships, Shannon O'Keefe of Arlington, Texas, has suffered heartbreak, just missing the televised portions of last year's U.S. Women's Open and this year's USBC Queens. She was determined not to experience that feeling again. O'Keefe was the top qualifier Friday after 40 games with 8,837, an average of 220.93, and leads a field of the top 12 bowlers who advanced to the ESPN-televised rounds at Sunset Station's Strike Zone Bowling Center. Among those 12 are two international bowlers, No. 5 Shalin Zulkifli of Malaysia and No. 10 Clara Juliana Guerrero of Colombia. Quarterfinal matches will start on Saturday at 3pm Las Vegas.


United States

08/08/09

Dorin-Ballard, O'Keefe lead top 48 after Round 4 in U.S. Women's Open - A USBC Event

Three international bowlers in the top 12 after 32 of 40 games

2009WUSOCarolynDorinBallard2_small.jpgCarolyn Dorin-Ballard (pictured left), Keller, Texas, rolled the second-highest 1992 series Friday morning at 72-lane Strike Zone at Sunset Station in Henderson, Nev. to leap one spot and to overtake the lead in the 2009 U.S. Women's Open after four rounds. Shannon O' Keefe, Arlington, Texas, had the highest 1848 series of all 48 players to move into second place. Third round leader Shalin Zulkifli, Malaysia, slipped to third place and is the best of 20 international players from 13 countries, who survived the first cut. All players return on Friday afternoon for the fifth and final block on Viper before the field will be cut to the top 12. 


United States

08/07/09

Shalin Zulkifli leads 2009 U.S. Women's Open as field is cut to the top 48 players

Kerry Smith beats Danielle van der Meer in roll-off for 48th place, 178-168

2009WUSOShalinZulkifli2_small.jpgMalaysian star Shalin Zulkifli (pictured) was not only the best of the 59 international players in the 2009 U.S. Women's Open but she led the entire 170-player field after the 3-day preliminaries as the field was cut to the top 48 players. Zulkifli had an 1830 8-game series on the PBA Shark oil pattern, 1700 on Chameleon and 1838 on Cheetah to led the Open with 5368 total pinfall and an average of 223.67 for 24 games. Before the 48 players will start with the first of two 8-game blocks on Friday, Danielle van der Meer, Netherlands, and Kerry Smith, New Holland, Pa. will break the tie for 48th place in a one-game roll-off at 8.30am.


United States

08/07/09

International players dominate morning Squad on Cheetah in U.S. Women's Open

Strike Zone at Sunset Station in Henderson, Nev., USA (Aug. 3-9, 2009)

2009WUSOShalinZulkifli_small.jpg2009WWCClaraGuerrero5_small.jpgAll 170 players in the 2009 U.S. Women's Open bowl three 8-game blocks on different PBA Experience oil pattern before the first cut to the top 48 players will be made later today. Tuesday was on Shark, Wednesday on Chameleon and Thursday features the shortest of all pattern, Cheetah. There is no doubt that the 59 international players from 18 countries, who stayed in Las Vegas after the Women's World Championships to bowl in the Open, had an advantage as they are used to bowl on short in the continental and World Championships. Clara Juliana Guerrero (l.), Colombia, led the Squad on Cheetah and Shalin Zulkifli (r.), Malaysia, was next.


United States

08/06/09

Missy Bellinder takes over lead in 2009 U.S. Women's Open after Day Two Qualifying

17 international players among the top 48

2009WUSOMissyBellinder_small.jpgMissy Bellinder (pictured) of Fullerton, Calif., overtook the lead in the 2009 U.S. Women's Open after the second day of qualifying at Strike Zone in Henderson, Nev. Bellinder, who was the first woman who joined the PBA, posted a 1758 (219.75) total in Squad B Wednesday morning in the second 8-game block on the PBA Chameleon pattern to lead the 170 -player field with 3598 or an average of 224.88 for 16 games. First-round leader Tammy Boomershine of North Ogden, Utah, sits in second place with 3782. Third-placed Shalin Zulkifli ,Malaysia, is the best of 17 international players among the top 48. Amanda Fagan rolled the tournament's second perfecto

United States

08/06/09

Australia's Putney sets the pace on the Chameleon pattern at 2009 U.S. Women's Open

Bellinder takes the overall lead as Squad B has completed 16/24 qualifying games

2009WUSOAnnMareePutney_small.jpg2009WUSOMissyBellinder_small.jpgAnn-Maree Putney (l.) from Australia, one of the most experienced players among the 59 international bowlers, who are participating the 2009 U.S. Women's Open posted the highest block of the morning squad on the second day of qualifying at Strike Zone at Sunset Station in Henderson, Nev. Putney led Squad B on the Chameleon pattern with 1796 an average of 224.50.  Missy Bellinder (r.) of Fullerton, Calif. was 38 pins behind with 1758 to lead the overall standings with 3598 total for 16 games (224.88). Putney is second with 3474. 


United States

08/05/09

Bellinder, O'Keefe, Pluhowsky add their names to the leaderboard in U.S. Women's Open

Squad A leader Tammy Boomershine holds on to the lead after Day One

2009WUSOTammyBoomershine_small.jpg2009WUSOKarenMarcanoGilantGonzalezAliciaMarcano_small.jpgPat member Missy Bellinder led Squad B on the first day of qualifying for the 2009 U.S. Women's Open with 1840 pinfall total. Bellinder moved into second place in the overall standings, 108 pins behind Squad A leader Tammy Boomershine (l.). In this squad, the top 3 players from the huge international contingent came from Venezuela and Korea. The Marcano sisters, Alicia and Karen (right with Gilant Gonzalez), moved into 15th and 21st place overall. All 170 players will return on Wednesday for the second block.


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