2012

United States

02/28/12

USBC, Baton Rouge Mayor host charity event

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Baton Rouge has been a gracious host for the 2012 USBC Open Championships, and the event had the chance to make a lasting impact on the local community by helping to raise more than $30,000 for the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank on Friday night. After a short day of tournament competition, the venue was opened to more than 350 bowlers and guests for the Mayor's Celebrity Bowling Challenge to Strike Out Hunger, which generated enough money to serve more than 150,000 meals locally.

United States

02/22/12

109th United States Bowling Congress Open Championships underway

Baton Rouge River Center in Baton Rouge, La., USA (Feb. 11 - July 10, 2012)

2012USBCOCEdSeligaProShop_small.jpgThe 2012 USBC Open Championships has started in Baton Rouge, La., and the first of more than 60,000 bowlers have left their marks on the 109th edition of the tournament. Ed Seliga of Kenosha, Wis., turned in a memorable performance and left the Baton Rouge River Center as the leader in every Regular Division event. He and his Seliga's Pro Shop teammates (pictured) still own the top spot in Team (3,042), Singles (719), All-Events (1,969) and Team All-Events (9,020).

United States

02/17/12

Special Olympics joins USBC Open Championships for 22nd year

2012USBCOCSpecialOlympics2_small.jpgFor more than two decades, the United States Bowling Congress and Special Olympics have teamed up to provide a one-of-a-kind bowling experience to athletes from across the United States, and that partnership continued this week at the Baton Rouge River Center. Nearly 350 bowlers from 15 states made the trip to Baton Rouge to compete in the Special Olympics National Unified Tournament, an event that has shared the stage with the USBC Open Championships every year since 1991.

United States

02/12/12

2012 USBC Open Championships kicks off in Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge River Center in Baton Rouge, La. (Feb. 11 - July 10, 2012)

2012USBCOCJoeBowler_small.jpgWith Mardi Gras floats cruising through the streets just outside of the Baton Rouge River Center, the first of more than 60,000 bowlers paraded down Center Aisle at the 2012 USBC Open Championships on Saturday. The Louisiana State University Tiger Girls, LSU's mascot, Mike the Tiger, and the Krewe of Artemis helped usher in the first 40 teams of the year and entertained a crowd of hundreds, kicking off the 151-day event in style.

United States

12/22/11

Showcase lanes newest addition to USBC Open Championships

2012USBCOCLogo_small.jpg Bowlers headed to the 2012 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships in Baton Rouge, La., will have the opportunity to practice on the same oil pattern and lane surface being featured on the main tournament lanes at the Baton Rouge River Center. In addition to the 48 lanes that will be constructed on the ground floor of the River Center for the USBC Open Championships, USBC will build four showcase lanes on the venue's second level.

United States

12/15/11

Baton Rouge welcomes 2012 USBC Open Championships

Nearly 60,000 bowlers to participate in the 151-day tournament from Feb. 11 to July 10

2012USBCOCBatonRougeRiverCenter_small.jpgWith help from Mayor Kip Holden, construction on the venue that will be home to the 2012 USBC Open Championships got underway in Baton Rouge, La., on Wednesday. Holden helped snap the official string line and turned over the keys to the Baton Rouge River Center as dignitaries, supporters and media got their final look at the empty convention center before construction crews turn it into a state-of-the-art bowling stadium.

United States

11/02/11

VIP package available for USBC Open Championships bowlers

Baton Rouge River Center in Baton Rouge, La. (Feb. 11 - July 9, 2012)

2012USBCOCLogo_small.jpgBowlers headed to the 2012 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships in Baton Rouge, La., will have the chance to be treated like Mardi Gras royalty if they take advantage of the tournament's new VIP program. The USBC Open Championships VIP package includes several gifts, discounts and other features combined into one great deal that can be purchased exclusively on BOWL.com for just $199.95.

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