U.S. Women's Open

United States

08/05/09

Tammy Boomershine starts 2009 U.S. Women's Open with a perfect game

Leads Squad A after first round qualifying

2009WUSOTammyHankBoomershine_small.jpgTammy Boomershine, North Ogden, Utah (pictured with husband Hank) took the early lead in the 2009 U.S. Women's Open - A USBC Event Tuesday morning at Strike Zone at Sunset Station in Henderson, Nev. Boomershine finished her 8-game block on the PBA Shark pattern with the sole 300 game of Squad A followed by 277 to set the pace with 1948 pinfall total and an average of 243.50. The 59 international players from 18 countries are well represented among the top 24 led by Shalin Zulkifli, Malaysia,in second place. Players from Squad B will bowl their first qualifying round later Tuesday.

United States

08/04/09

2009 U.S Women's Open set to begin at Strike Zone at Sunset Station in Las Vegas

Televised perfect games to pay up to $100,000

WomensUSOpenLogo_small.jpg When the 2009 U.S. Women's Open, a United States Bowling Congress event, kicks off at Sunset Station Hotel and Casino in Henderson, Nev., on Tuesday, the tournament will have more of an international flavor than ever in the history of the event. Thanks to the World Tenpin Bowling Association World Women's Championships, which concluded it's six-day run at nearby Cashman Center on Sunday, 60 international competitors have decided to spend the extra week in Las Vegas and take a shot at the event's $25,000 top prize.
BowlingdigitalBanner_mini.jpgBowlingdigital will cover the U.S. Women's Open live from Strike Zone at Sunset Station.

United States

08/02/09

Bowlingdigital to provide Live Coverage from the 2009 U.S. Women's Open

Women's World Championships participants stay in Las Vegas to compete in U.S. Women’s Open and PBA Women’s Tour Trials

WomensUSOpenLogo_small.jpg The U.S. Women’s Open, conducted by the United States Bowling Congress, will be held Aug. 3-9, immediately following the WTBA Women’s World Championships. Many international players traveling to Las Vegas for the WWC will stay for another week to compete in one of the world’s most prestigious tournament’s for women. The 2009 U.S. Women’s Open features a prize fund of $150,000 with $25,000 going to the winner.
BowlingdigitalBanner_mini.jpgBowlingdigital will cover the U.S. Women's Open live from Strike Zone at Sunset Station.

USBC News

07/03/09

Televised perfect games to pay up to $100,000 at U.S. Women's Open

WomensUSOpenLogo_small.jpgThe 12 players who advance to the television finals of the 2009 U.S. Women's Open, a United States Bowling Congress event, will have the opportunity to earn a significant cash bonus if they shoot a perfect game on television. Any of the 12 bowlers who shoot a 300 game during the five television shows will earn a cash bonus. Perfect games during the championship round (final show) will be worth $100,000 each while 300 games during the first four shows will pay $25,000 each.

United States

05/16/09

International bowlers invited to compete in U.S. Women’s Open

WomensUSOpenLogo_small.jpgInternational players are welcome to compete in one of the world’s most prestigious tournament’s for women, the U.S. Women’s Open, this August in Las Vegas. The U.S. Women’s Open, conducted by the United States Bowling Congress, will be held Aug. 3-9, immediately following the World Tenpin Bowling Association World Women’s Championships. Players traveling to Las Vegas to compete in the World Women’s Championships are encouraged to stay and compete in the U.S. Women’s Open, which features a prize fund of $150,000 with $25,000 going to the winner. Bowlingdigital will cover the event live from Las Vegas.

USBC News

11/15/08

U.S. Women's Open shifts to Las Vegas in 2009

WomensUSOpenLogo.jpg The U.S. Women's Open, a United States Bowling Congress event, will return in 2009 and will be held in conjunction with the WTBA Women's World Championships in Las Vegas. For the third consecutive year, the U.S. Women's Open will feature five television shows on ESPN, with the air dates to be announced at a future date. The event is scheduled to be held Aug. 3-9 at Sunset Station Hotel and Casino's Strike Zone Bowling Center in Las Vegas. The U.S. Women's Open, which has an entry fee of $300, is open to any USBC female member and features a prize fund of $150,000, with $25,000 going to the champion.

USBC News

09/10/08

Premiere of 2008 U.S. Women's Open to re-air on ESPN2

WomensUSOpenLogo_small.jpg Bowling fans who missed the premiere of the 2008 U.S. Women's Open, a United States Bowling Congress event, last Sunday will have a second opportunity to catch the debut of the five-part series when it re-airs on ESPN2 on Monday, Sept. 15 at 3 p.m. EDT. The four remaining U.S. Women's Open shows will air as planned at 2 p.m. EDT on each Sunday until Oct. 5 with one additional change to the schedule. The Sept. 21 show will air on ESPN2, while the Sept. 14, 28 and Oct. 5 shows will be shown on ESPN.

USBC News

09/07/08

U.S. Women's Open to air after Nascar this Sunday

WomensUSOpenLogo_small.jpg The first U.S. Women's Open telecast, scheduled for this Sunday, Sept. 7, will now follow the postponed NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on ESPN. As Tropical Storm Hanna moved toward the Richmond, Va., area, the host of this week's Chevrolet 400, the event was pushed back from Saturday to Sunday at 1 p.m. EDT, in turn moving the U.S. Women's Open to a tentative start of 5 p.m. EDT following the live NASCAR event. The U.S. Women's Open will return to its regularly scheduled time slot on Sunday, Sept. 14, at 2 p.m. EDT and will continue each Sunday until Oct. 5.

United States

08/07/08

History made as Terrell-Kearney wins U.S. Women's Open

2008WUSOKimTerrellKearney2_small.jpg 2008WUSOTrishaReid2_small.jpg In the first matchup of black athletes for a professional title in the history of bowling, Kim Terrell-Kearney of Dover, Del., defeated Trisha Reid of Columbus, Ohio, 216-189, Wednesday night to win the 2008 U.S. Women's Open, a United States Bowling Congress event. Terrell-Kearney built an early lead and held on to win her second U.S. Women's Open and her third career major title. She earned $25,000 for the victory, which will be featured on a tape-delayed basis by ESPN for five consecutive weeks at 1 p.m. Eastern beginning Sept. 7.

United States

08/06/08

Terrell, Zulkifli advance to semifinals at U.S. Women's Open

Brunswick Zone XL in Romeoville, Ill., United States (July 31-Aug. 6, 2008)

2008WUSOShalinZulkifli_small.jpg 2008WUSOKimTerrell_small.jpg Kim Terrell-Kearney (left) of Dover, Del., and Shalin Zulkifli (right) of Malaysia advanced to the semifinals Tuesday at the 2008 U.S. Women's Open, a United States Bowling Congress event. Terrell-Kearney defeated Diandra Asbaty of Chicago, 194-191, while Zulkifli defeated Jodi Woessner of Oregon, Ohio, 266-194, as both winners moved on to Wednesday night's semifinals. The two players who will join them will be determined Wednesday afternoon.

United States

08/05/08

Field set for Round of 16 at U.S. Women's Open

Brunswick Zone XL in Romeoville, Ill., United States (July 31-Aug. 6, 2008)

WomensUSOpenLogo_small.jpg Tested by four tough lane conditions over four days, the field for the ESPN-televised Round of 16 was determined Monday at the 2008 U.S. Women's Open, a United States Bowling Congress event. Carolyn Dorin-Ballard held onto the top qualifier spot after 32 games with 6,963, an average of 217.59, and leads the field of 16 players who advanced. 50 participants elected to pay a separate entry fee and use their U.S. Women's Open qualifying scores in the PBA Women's Tour Trials. The top 12 players who entered advanced to the PBA Women's Series.

United States

08/04/08

Dorin-Ballard still on top at U.S. Women's Open

Brunswick Zone XL in Romeoville, Ill., United States (July 31-Aug. 6, 2008)

2008WUSOBrendaMack_small.jpg 2008WUSOCarolynDorinBallard_small.jpg On a quest to secure a title that has eluded her throughout her career, USBC Hall of Famer Carolyn Dorin-Ballard (l.) maintained her lead after three rounds of qualifying at the 2008 U.S. Women's Open, a USBC event. Dorin-Ballard, whose best finish at the U.S. Women's Open was second in 2003, has totaled 5,255 over 24 games, an average of 218.96, and leads the field of 186 players by more than 100 pins. Brenda Mack (r.), who is second with 5,146, overtook the lead in the PBA Women's Tour Trials.

United States

08/03/08

Dorin-Ballard moves into lead at U.S. Women's Open

Brunswick Zone XL in Romeoville, Ill., United States (July 31-Aug. 6, 2008)

2007PBA03CarolynDorinBallard_small.jpg Carolyn Dorin-Ballard of North Richland Hills, Texas, knew that if she was going to find success this week at the 2008 U.S. Women's Open, it would depend on her ability to quickly understand the lane conditions each day. By dissecting each day's lane condition swiftly, Dorin-Ballard moved into the overall lead against a field of 186 of the best female bowlers in the world after round 2 of qualifying, finishing with a 16-game total of 3,502, an average of 218.88. Round One leader Stefanie Nation leads the field of 50 players who elected to pay a separate entry fee and use their U.S. Women's Open qualifying scores in the PBA Women's Tour Trials.

United States

08/02/08

Nation on top after opening round at U.S. Women's Open

Brunswick Zone XL in Romeoville, Ill., United States (July 31-Aug. 6, 2008)

2007WTTStefanieNation_small.jpg Relying on her experience and trusting her instincts, Stefanie Nation of Miami dominated the opening round Friday at the 2008 U.S. Women's Open, a United States Bowling Congress event. Nation totaled 1,821 for eight games, an average of 227.63, on the Viper lane condition to lead a field of 186 of the best women bowlers in the world at Brunswick Zone XL. Carolyn Dorin-Ballard of North Richland Hills, Texas, is second at 1,760. Competition continues Saturday with the second of four eight-game qualifying rounds. After 32 games, the field will be cut to the top 16. 

2008 U.S. Women's Open

07/30/08

Liz Johnson looking for third U.S. Women's Open title

Brunswick Zone XL in Romeoville, Ill., United States (July 31-Aug. 6, 2008)

2007USWOLizJohnson2_small.jpg Last year's U.S. Women's Open champion Liz Johnson (l.) of Cheektowaga, N.Y., will look to defend her title this week at Brunswick Zone XL in Romeoville, Ill., where a field of more than 170 of the best women bowlers in the world will battle for one of the most prestigious titles in bowling at the 2008 U.S. Women's Open. Players will compete in four eight-game qualifying blocks over four days beginning Aug. 1. The field then will be cut to the top 16, who will compete in ESPN-taped television matches on Aug. 5 and 6. The winner will take home a $25,000 first prize (based on 200 entries).

United States

07/26/08

U.S. Women's Open offers more than a prestigious title

WomensUSOpenLogo_small.jpg In addition to competing for one of the most prestigious titles in women's bowling, the participants in the U.S. Women's Open, a United States Bowling Congress event, will have the opportunity to qualify for berths in the expanded Professional Bowlers Association Women's Series to be held in conjunction with the 2008-09 Denny's PBA Tour this fall. The qualifying portion of the U.S. Women's Open, which will be conducted Aug. 1-Aug. 4 at the Brunswick Zone XL bowling center in Romeoville, Ill., will also serve as the PBA Women's Tour Trials.

USBC News

04/09/08

U.S. Women's Open, PBA Women's Series to return this Fall

2007USWOLizJohnsonChamp2_small.jpg The U.S. Women's Open, a United States Bowling Congress event, will return this fall with five consecutive weeks of telecasts on ESPN, showcasing the world's best women bowlers on national television for the second consecutive year. The event will take place July 31-Aug. 6 in the Chicago suburb of Romeoville, Ill., at Brunswick Zone XL. All five telecasts will be taped Aug. 5-6 and will air for five consecutive weeks beginning Sunday, Sept. 7 on ESPN at 1 p.m. Eastern. The picture shows defending champion Liz Johnson.

USBC Event

10/15/07

Liz Johnson claims U.S. Women's Open title

National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev.

2007USBCQShannonOKeefe_small.jpg 2007USWOLizJohnsonChamp_small.jpg With the crowd roaring around her, television cameras in her face and bright lights shining down on her, Liz Johnson (l.) of Cheektowaga, N.Y., managed to block it all out. As far as she was concerned, she was the only person inside the National Bowling Stadium on Sunday. Johnson's intense focus paid off as she defeated Team USA's Shannon O'Keefe (r.) of Rochester, N.Y., 248-215 to win the 2007 U.S. Women's Open, a United States Bowling Congress event.

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