USBC Open Championships

United States

03/27/06

Michigan group finds success at BJ Championships and USBC Open Championships

Bowling Alley: American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas

2006USBCOpenEwaldWissinger_small.jpg In 2001, Dave Ewald of Macomb, Mich., and Nick Wissinger IV of Utica, Mich., set the Michigan state doubles record with a 1,628 effort. In the process, the pair uncovered a formula for success by using a very simple strategy during competition. Their discovery paid off again Friday as they moved into the top spot in Open Doubles at the 2006 United States Bowling Congress/Storm Bowlers Journal Championships.

United States

03/25/06

Minnesota duo moves into third in Classified Doubles at USBC Open Championships

Bowling Alley: American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas

2006USBCOpenLogo_small.jpg Tim Anderson of Dawson, Minn., and Rob Bennett of Montevideo, Minn., each saved their best performances for doubles as they combined to shoot 1,198 and move into third place in Classified Doubles on Friday. Anderson led the way with 632 and Bennett contributed 566. Robert Stephens and Kevin Mitchell of San Francisco lead with 1,214.


United States

03/24/06

USBC Open Championships by the numbers

Bowling Alley: American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas

2006USBCOpenLogo_small.jpg Although the leaderboards at the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships keep bowlers informed about the event's top scores or what it's going to take to crack the top 10, there are a lot of numbers that don't show up in the standings. For example, the scoring average for the 2006 Open Championships is 173.3 through 41 days (of 143), which includes a 178 mark in the Regular division and 158.7 in the Classified division.

United States

03/24/06

Local bowler enjoys first Open Championships experience

Bowling Alley: American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas

2006USBCOpenGatters_small.jpg Adam Nuse of Corpus Christi, Texas, has very little league or tournament experience, and he would never claim to be a competitive bowler, but now he can say that he was among the 63,000 bowlers participating in the 2006 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships. Nuse jumped at the opportunity to buy one of the canceled team spots for this year's event and used the Open Championships as a reunion of sorts for some of his high school friends.

United States

03/22/06

Hall of Famer climbs career pinfall list at USBC Open Championships

Bowling Alley: American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas

Bill Lillard.jpg For United States Bowling Congress Hall of Famer Bill Lillard wrapped up his 59th consecutive tournament appearance at the American Bank Center Exhibit Hall on Tuesday and moved up two spots on the tournament's career pinfall list. The eight-time Open Championships titlist has toppled 110,106 pins for a career average of 200.5, and now trails only the late Joe Norris, who made 71 tournament appearances and tops the list with 123,770 pins.

United States

03/21/06

Sean Rash makes one last stop at USBC Open Championships

Bowling Alley: American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas

Sean Rash.jpg In February, Sean Rash made PBA history when he became the first non-exempt PBA player to win a Denny's PBA Tour event, capturing the 2006 West Virginia Championship (pictured). As an exempt player, Rash will not be allowed to participate in the USBC Open Championships. This year's trip to the event where's he's had so much success was his last visit, indefinitely.

United States

03/20/06

Hall of Famers reach milestones at USBC Open Championships

Bowling Alley: American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas

Bob Hart.jpg Glenn Allison.jpg While so much attention is given to high scores and lead changes at the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships, it is the history, tradition and personal milestones that keep bowlers coming back. This weekend, USBC Hall of Famers Glenn Allison (left) of Anaheim, Calif., and Bob Hart (right) of Suwanee, Ga., each reached tournament milestones at the American Bank Center Exhibit Hall.

United States

03/19/06

Former PBA member makes comeback at USBC Open Championships

Bowling Alley: American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas

Ted Skrzynecki.jpg In the 1980s Ted Skrzynecki Jr. of Ida, Mich., was toppling pins with world's best bowlers in the Professional Bowlers Association. In the time since, life's responsibilities and a series of health problems have forced his game to suffer. On Saturday, Skrzynecki proved he's one step closer to regaining his old form as he moved into a tie for the lead in Classified Singles at the 2006 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships.

United States

03/18/06

Well-traveled bowling coach makes appearance at USBC Open Championships

Bowling Alley: American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas

2006USBCOpenLogo_small.jpg Most bowlers travel far from home to bowl in the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships each year. This time, Brian Adelgren of Wichita, Kan., definitely logged some miles before making his seventh appearance at the 2006 Open Championships this week. The 36-year-old recently returned from a 15-month stint in the Middle Eastern nation of Qatar, where he was the head coach of the national men's bowling team.

United States

03/17/06

Big week kicks off at USBC Open Championships

Bowling Alley: American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas

Mike_Aulby_2852.jpg If there were ever a time to check out the action at the 2006 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships, this would be the week to take advantage of the free admission at the American Bank Center Exhibit Hall. The roster of this week's participants reads more like a who's who of the bowling world and includes former PBA star Mike Aulby (pictured), past and present Team USA members and two USBC Hall of Famers who will be reaching Open Championships milestones.

United States

03/16/06

Wichita teams top each other for lead at USBC Open Championships

Bowling Alley: American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas

2006USBCOpenBrunswickShox_small.jpg Tyson Branagan of Phoenix had a performance that most bowlers only dream about as he rolled the first 800-series of the 2006 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships and helped Brunswick Shox of Wichita, Kan., into the Regular Team lead with 3,436 at the American Bank Center Exhibit Hall on Tuesday night. Branagan shot 268, 278 and 277 for an 823 series, while his team posted games of 1,055, 1,120 and 1,261.

United States

03/14/06

Former PWBA star makes first USBC Open Championships appearance

Bowling Alley: American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas

Leanne_Barrette_2767.jpg Last year, Leanne Barrette of Elk Grove, Calif., rewrote the record books on the way to two titles at the Women's International Bowling Congress Championship Tournament. This weekend, the 26-time Professional Women's Bowling Association titlist shot 718 in singles, 688 in doubles and 563 in team for a 1,969 all-events total at the USBC Open Championships and although she didn't break any records, she was just glad to be competing again.

United States

03/13/06

Hall of Famer/former Executive Secretary-Treasurer makes 50th USBC Open Championships appearance

Bowling Alley: American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas

Roger Tessman.jpg Even though Roger Tessman of Homosassa, Fla., is legally blind and walks with a cane after two hip replacements, walking down the center aisle at the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships still provides the same thrill as it did more than 50 years ago. Tessman, 78, marched for the first time just minutes from his home in St. Paul, Minn., in 1951, and has been to every Open Championships (formerly the American Bowling Congress Championships Tournament) since 1959.

United States

03/13/06

Iowa bowler shoots 300, takes Singles lead at USBC Open Championships

Bowling Alley: American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas

Tom Hess.jpg After a 224 and then three spares to start the second game of Singles, Tom Hess of Urbandale, Iowa, switched balls and rattled off 21 consecutive strikes to shoot 268 and 300 for 792, to take the lead in Regular Singles at the 2006 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships.

United States

03/11/06

Illinois team boasts nearly 200 years of USBC Open Championships experience

Bowling Alley: American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas

2006USBCOpenLogo_small.jpg The United States Bowling Congress Open Championships (formerly the American Bowling Congress Championships Tournament) is a tradition that is often shared across the generations. Currently there are more than 3,500 active bowlers who have competed in 25 or more Open Championships. With 58 tournament appearances, Earl Ebers Sr. was the most experienced one on the Lee Miller's Highlifes on Thursday, but not by much. All together, the team boasts 195 years of Open Championships experience.

United States

03/10/06

Former collegiate bowling pioneer makes appearance at USBC Open Championships

Bowling Alley: American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas

2006USBCOpenLogo_small.jpg Nearly 10 years after becoming the first woman to receive a full college scholarship for bowling, Jennifer Murphy (formerly Daugherty) of Helotes, Texas, was knocking down pins at the 2006 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships. The former University of Nebraska star won two Intercollegiate Bowling Championships titles with the Huskers before graduating with a degree in communications studies, and she has recently returned to the lanes after a two and a half year hiatus.


United States

03/09/06

Reunited teammates find top spot at USBC Open Championships

Bowling Alley: American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas

2006USBCOpenWichitaBowlingSupply1_small.jpg Brothers Billy and Chad Murphy, who teamed up to claim World Team Challenge Grand Championships titles in 1994 and 1996, joined forces again Tuesday to help Wichita Bowling Supply 1 of Wichita, Kan., into the top spot in Regular Team with 3,355 at the American Bank Center Exhibit Hall.

United States

03/08/06

Spares are key to success for Iowa team at USBC Open Championships

Bowling Alley: American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas

2006USBCOpenLogo_small.jpg Before coming to the 2006 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships, Troy Schultz of Clarion, Iowa, told his teammates that making spares would be the key to their success on the tournament's challenging lane condition. Schultz, 35, took his own advice and was clean through 29 frames as he helped Torkelson Construction of Clarion, Iowa, into the Classified Team lead with 2,878 Monday at the American Bank Center Exhibit Hall.

United States

03/07/06

Former University of Nebraska bowlers reunite at USBC Open Championships

Bowling Alley: American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas

Derek Eoff.jpg Most people don't get the opportunity to relive their college days, but for Derek Eoff of Greenfield, Wis., and some of his fellow University of Nebraska alumni, that rare opportunity became a reality at the 2006 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships on Sunday. With a few e-mails and some paperwork, Eoff, a USBC Sport Bowling Coordinator, was able to put together two teams of former Huskers who now hail from nine different states.


United States

03/05/06

Illinois bowler makes run at All-Events lead at USBC Open Championships

Bowling Alley: American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas

2006USBCOpenMichaelLicko_small.jpg When Michael Licko of Carol Stream, Ill., picked up his score sheet after bowling doubles and singles at the 2006 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships on Friday, he was excited and disappointed at the same time. The upside was that his 1,787 all-events total was a sign of progress following a recent rotator cuff surgery. The downside was that his efforts left him one pin shy of Billy Haferkamp of Clifton, Texas, who leads Classified All-Events with 1,788.

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