USBC Open Championships

United States

06/17/07

Wisconsin team among top three at USBC Open Championships

National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev. (Feb. 17 - June 30, 2007)

2007USBCOCLogo_small.jpg Most teams at the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships post their final scores after two consecutive days of competition, but Bowlingfordumdums.com of Milwaukee waited almost six weeks to make its move into third place in Team All-Events with a 9,978 total. Team All-Events includes nine-game totals for all five team members.

United States

06/12/07

Nevada bowler adds to legacy at USBC Open Championships

National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev. (Feb. 17 - June 30, 2007)

2007USBCOCLogo_small.jpg Glen Olson of Boulder City, Nev., added to his legacy at the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships when he made his 50th tournament appearance Sunday at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev. The 80-year-old right-hander became the 93rd bowler in USBC Open Championships history to reach the golden milestone and is among elite company as one of only eight bowlers in 104 years of tournament competition with 50 or more years of participation and multiple titles on the championship lanes.

United States

06/09/07

Defending Champions return to USBC Open Championships

National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev. (Feb. 17 - June 30, 2007)

2007USBCOCLogo_small.jpg With a record doubles score already posted at the 2007 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships, Bobby Stives of El Paso, Texas, and Paul Yoder of Albuquerque, N.M., knew they would have an uphill battle if they were going to defend their Regular Doubles title. Yoder finished doubles with 619 and Stives added 583 for a 1,202 total, so there won't be a second title for the pair.

United States

06/08/07

North Dakota duo all Smyles after claiming top spot at USBC Open Championships

National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev. (Feb. 17 - June 30, 2007)

2007USBCOCLogo_small.jpg Propelled by the highest series by a Classified bowler at this year's United States Bowling Congress Open Championships, the father and son tandem of Frank Smyle of Reeder, N.D., and Jesse Smyle of Bowman, N.D., moved into the top spot in Classified Doubles on Wednesday. Jesse led the pair with 698 series and Frank added 589 for a 1,287 total.

United States

06/07/07

Oregon team moves into lead at USBC Open Championships

National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev. (Feb. 17 - June 30, 2007)

2007USBCOCLogo_small.jpg Led by 2003 United States Bowling Congress Masters champion Bryon Smith, Lava Lanes of Medford, Ore., posted the fourth-highest team game of the 2007 USBC Open Championships and moved into the top spot in Regular Team on Tuesday. Smith, a long-time member of the Professional Bowlers Association, made his first-career appearance at the Open Championships and struck 10 times in the final game, including his last four shots, to help the group to a 3,405 team total with games of 1,193, 1,151 and 1,061.

United States

06/04/07

Texas bowler rolls 300 game at USBC Open Championships

National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev. (Feb. 17 - June 30, 2007)

2007USBCOCLogo_small.jpg With a combination of luck, experience and a key adjustment, Waymon Young of Keller, Texas, rolled the 22nd perfect game of the 2007 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships on Sunday. After moving to a deeper line late in his first game of singles, the 59-year-old right-hander struck on 19 of his next 20 shots and finished with games of 175, 300 and 168 for 643, his second-highest singles set in 14 trips to the USBC Open Championships.

United States

06/03/07

Bowlers honor fallen teammate at USBC Open Championships

National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev. (Feb. 17 - June 30, 2007)

2007USBCOCLogo_small.jpg In the months leading up to their appearances at this year's 2007 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships, Paul Enright of Henderson, Nev., was forced to rearrange his team's roster on more than one occasion, but none was more difficult than when he learned his close friend and teammate, Joel Reyes, a 32-year-old left-hander from Chula Vista, Calif., had suffered a heart attack and passed away just a two weeks before he was scheduled to make his seventh USBC Open Championships appearance.

United States

05/29/07

New strategy helps North Carolina bowler achieve perfection at USBC Open Championships

National Bowling Stadium in Reno, NV, USA - Feb. 14 through June 28, 2004

2007USBCOCMikeMoore_small.jpg Mike Moore of Greensboro, N.C., considers himself a goal-oriented person both on and off the lanes, and the 30-year-old right-hander achieved a major goal Sunday when he rolled a perfect game at the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships. After opening his seventh USBC Open Championships appearance with a 200 game, Moore rattled off 15 consecutive strikes, which included the 21st perfect game of this year's event at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev.

United States

05/24/07

Maryland duo takes classified doubles lead at USBC Open Championships

National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev. (Feb. 17 - June 30, 2007)

2007USBCOCLogo_small.jpg Howard Jones Jr. of Damascus, Md., wasn't sure what to expect for his first trip to the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships, but he got more than he could've hoped for when he teamed up with Anthonius Magturo of Derwood, Md., to move into the Classified Doubles lead Wednesday. The pair combined for 1,235 at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev., and slipped past Brett Pfeifer and Larry Harvanko of Minneapolis, who previously held the lead with 1,232.

United States

05/21/07

Illinois bowler cracks top five at USBC Open Championships

National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev. (Feb. 17 - June 30, 2007)

2007USBCOCLogo_small.jpg During the past few seasons, Mark London of Palatine, Ill., has been a regular on the USBC Sport Bowling national average list, and this weekend he used that experience to find success at the USBC Open Championships. Using everything he's learned on the lanes, the 44-year-old right-hander got off to a promising start at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev., with games of 233, 279 and 278 for a 790 series in team and added 682 in doubles and 676 in singles for a 2,148 all-events total.

United States

05/19/07

New Yorker is new leader at USBC Open Championships

National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev. (Feb. 17 - June 30, 2007)

2007USBCOCLogo_small.jpg With a little bit of luck on his side, Jim Shara of Endicott, N.Y., moved into the top spot in Classified All-Events at the USBC Open Championships on Thursday. On the way to the top of the leaderboard, the 37-year-old right-hander opened his 2007 campaign with 567 in team, but steadily improved with 616 in doubles and 654 in Singles at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev.Shara needed every pin along the way, as his 1,837 all-events total was just one pin better than previous leader, Larry Harvanko of Minneapolis.

United States

05/16/07

Ohio bowler still rolling at USBC Open Championships

National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev. (Feb. 17 - June 30, 2007)

2007USBCOCLogo_small.jpg With 63 tournament appearances, Les Berry of Wooster, Ohio, entered the year as the active leader in tournament participation at the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships and added another successful trip to his record this week. The 91-year-old right-hander still has a long road ahead of him as he tries to catch late USBC Hall of Famers Bill Doehrman of Fort Wayne, Ind., and Joe Norris of San Diego, who each competed in 71 tournaments, but Berry has no plans to stop competing anytime soon.

United States

05/14/07

Detroit team lands in third at USBC Open Championships

National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev. (Feb. 17 - June 30, 2007)

2007USBCOCLogo_small.jpg Although everything seemed to go wrong for Ansara Restaurant Group 1 of Detroit on the way to the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships this week, nearly everything went right on the lanes at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev. With help from five-time Professional Bowlers Association titlist Harry Sullins of Chesterfield, Mich., the team overcame a little jet lag and moved into third place in Regular Team with games of 1,068, 1,093 and 1,191 for a 3,352 total Saturday. Barney's 1 of Rogersville, Mo., leads with 3,368.

United States

05/13/07

Arizona bowler perfect again at USBC Open Championships

National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev. (Feb. 17 - June 30, 2007)

2007USBCOCLogo_small.jpg During his 22-year career at the USBC Open Championships, David Cirigliano of Phoenix has enjoyed a handful of top 20 finishes, with a number of those successes coming at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev. On Saturday, the 41-year-old right-hander continued his prosperity in Reno and added his name to the tournament record books as the second bowler to own two 300 games at the one-of-a-kind Stadium, which first opened its doors in 1995. It was the 19th perfect game of this year's event, and 103rd in five trips to the Stadium.

United States

05/10/07

Missouri team moves into lead at USBC Open Championships

National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev. (Feb. 17 - June 30, 2007)

2007USBCOCLogo_small.jpg So many teams come to the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships with well-planned strategies that dictate how they are going to play the lanes and break down the oil pattern as a team, but it takes a talented and experienced squad to abandon those plans at the last minute and regroup quickly enough to make a run at the team title. Barney's 1 of Rogersville, Mo., did just that at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev., on Tuesday when the lanes seems to be hooking more than anticipated right from the start.

United States

05/09/07

New Jersey duo breaks doubles record at USBC Open Championships

National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev. (Feb. 17 - June 30, 2007)

2007USBCOCMasurButler_small.jpg There were more than just pins falling at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev., on Monday night as Jonathan Masur of West Orange, N.J., and Jeffrey Butler of Garfield, N.J., combined to shoot 1,544, the highest doubles total in 104 years of competition at the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships.

United States

05/07/07

New Yorker soars into All Events lead at USBC Open Championships

National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev. (Feb. 17 - June 30, 2007)

2007USBCOCLogo_small.jpg During his eight-year career at the USBC Open Championships, Mike Rose Jr. of West Henrietta, N.Y., has been consistent overall, but considerably better during singles. He proved that to be true again this year at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev. The 36-year-old right-hander entered this year's event averaging 220 in singles, compared to 208 in doubles and 205 in team, and rolled games of 280, 259 and 248 for a 787 singles series Sunday. He catapulted himself into fourth place in Regular Singles and into the top spot in Regular All-Events with 2,198.

United States

05/05/07

Experience helps Wisconsin bowler shoot perfect game at USBC Open Championships

National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev. (Feb. 17 - June 30, 2007)

2007USBCOCPaulBloemer_small.jpg During his bowling career, Paul Bloemer of Grafton, Wis., has found repeated success and satisfaction in team bowling and revels in the camaraderie and teamwork required to triumph as a group. But despite being partial to the team atmosphere, the 37-year-old right-hander found individual fulfillment when he rolled a perfect game during singles at the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships on Thursday night.

United States

05/03/07

Classified champion makes Regular Division debut at USBC Open Championships

National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev. (Feb. 17 - June 30, 2007)

2007USBCOCLogo_small.jpg Almost a year ago, Shawn Fisher of Albuquerque, N.M., showed the bowling world exactly what practice and dedication can accomplish when he took home the Classified Singles title from the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships in Corpus Christi, Texas. This year, the 23-year-old right-hander returned to the tournament lanes at the USBC Open Championships unable to defend his title because the Classified Division is open only to bowlers who average 180 or less, and since his win, Fisher has improved to well beyond that mark.

United States

05/02/07

Pennsylvania bowler perfect at USBC Open Championships

National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev. (Feb. 17 - June 30, 2007)

2007USBCOCLogo_small.jpg Thomas Fry of Butler, Pa., has had steady success during his 22-year career at the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships and added a new highlight Monday when he rolled a perfect game at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev. The 45-year-old left-hander tossed 12 consecutive strikes during his second game of doubles and sandwiched the 13th 300 of this year's USBC Open Championships between games of 190 and 183 for a 673 set.

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