USBC Open Championships

United States

03/04/06

Tennessee team slides into second at USBC Open Championships

Bowling Alley: American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas

2006USBCOpenGrogansDQ_small.jpg Despite a recent back surgery that will keep him out of doubles and singles at the 2006 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships, Terry Adkins of Dyersburg, Tenn., made sure he was on the lanes to help Grogan's Dairy Queen improve on it's 2005 effort in Classified Team. With last year's 50th-place finish as motivation, the group posted games of 896, 926 and 967 Thursday to move into second place in Classified Team with 2,789.

United States

03/03/06

Iowa man rolls seventh 300 at 2006 USBC Open Championships

Bowling Alley: American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas

2006USBCOpenRichardBarlett_small.jpg With his wife and son cheering him on, Rick Barlett of Davenport, Iowa, shot the seventh perfect game of the 2006 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships on Wednesday at the American Bank Center Exhibit Hall. Barlett's 300 game was the fourth in as many days at the Open Championships, which opened it's 143-day run on Feb. 11, and concludes July 3.


United States

03/02/06

Making adjustments is key to success at USBC Open Championships

Bowling Alley: American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas

2006USBCOpenLogo_small.jpg Since competitors only bowl nine games at the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships and have limited practice time, the key to success is often how quickly they can read their ball reactions and make the necessary adjustments on ever-changing lane conditions. In today's bowling environment, oil moves around with every shot that is thrown

United States

03/02/06

Future tournament sites selected for USBC Open and Women's Championships

Local economic impact between $45-50 and $75-100 million

Three cities have been selected to host flagship events conducted by the United States Bowling Congress. The USBC Women's Championships will be held in 2010 in El Paso and in Syracuse, N.Y., in 2011. The USBC Open Championships will be held in Baton Rouge, La., in 2012. El Paso and Syracuse can expect to realize between $45-50 million in local economic impact, while the USBC Open has a local economic impact between $75-100 million.

United States

03/01/06

Perfect game worth the wait for Oregon bowler at USBC Open Championships

Bowling Alley: American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas

2006USBCOpenGregNewtson_small.jpg Although Team 8 Ball of Klamath Falls, Ore., didn't take the lead Monday, they did shoot the highest team game in this year's tournament (1,145) and finished with 3,126. Greg Newtson (pictured) of Medford, Ore., led the way games of 217, 300 and 249 for a 766 series, putting his name in the record books as the fifth bowler to record a perfect game in this year's Open Championships. Also on Monday, Regular Team-leading Champions Bowling moved into the top spot in Team All-Events with 9,784.  

United States

03/01/06

California team raises the bar at USBC Open Championships

Bowling Alley: American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas

2006USBCOpenChampionsBowling_small.jpg Last year, Tennelle Milligan of Costa Mesa, Calif., won one of the most prestigious women's titles in bowling. Now, she's looking to add a United States Bowling Congress Open Championships title to her resume. Milligan, who won the Women's International Bowling Congress Queens (now USBC Queens) last May, led Champions Bowling of Sacramento, Calif., into the Regular Team lead with 3,319 on Sunday night at the American Bank Center Exhibit Hall.

United States

02/27/06

Minnesota team climbs into top spot at USBC Open Championships

Bowling Alley: American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas

2006USBCOpenTeam11834_small.jpg Although Dennis Dicks of Des Moines, Iowa, has bowled 300 before and nearly added another at the 2006 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships on Saturday, he only needed a near-perfect performance to help Team 11834 of Waterville, Minn., into the lead in Regular Team at the American Bank Center Exhibit Hall.

United States

02/26/06

Wisconsin bowlers shoot 300 at USBC Open Championships

Bowling Alley: American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas

2006USBCOpenLogo_small.jpg Jay Heinzelman of Evansville, Wis., and Ken Duffield Jr. of Madison, Wis., proved that the lanes at the 2006 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships are playable from multiple angles, as they posted the second and third perfect games of this year's event Friday at the American Bank Center Exhibit Hall. Joe Conrad of Melrose Park, Ill., put together games of 248, 237 and 276 to move into third place in Regular Singles with 761.

United States

02/25/06

1992 Classified Team Champions back on top at USBC Open Championships

Bowling Alley: American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas

2006USBCOpenLogo_small.jpg In 1992, Gary Mead and his Suburban Lanes teammates from Meade, Kan., left Corpus Christi, Texas, as the Booster Team champions at the American Bowling Congress Championships Tournament. Fourteen years later, Suburban Lanes is back atop the standings, taking the lead in Classified Team with 2,851 at the 2006 USBC Open Championships on Thursday.

United States

02/25/06

Reno teams shake up leaderboards at USBC Open Championships

Bowling Alley: American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas

2006USBCOpenLogo_small.jpg Although Dave Hewitt of Fremont, Calif., missed two spares to open his singles event Thursday, he quickly regrouped and strung together enough strikes to take the lead in Regular All-Events and move into second place in Regular Singles at the 2006 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships.

United States

02/21/06

Defending champion doesn't repeat but looks forward to next USBC Open Championships

Bowling Alley: American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas - Feb. 11 - July 3, 2006

David Adam.jpg Although 2005 Regular Singles champion David Adam was unable to become the first repeat singles winner in the 103-year history of the USBC Open Championships, shooting 628 on Sunday, Adam can still say he has accomplished something that only 102 other bowlers have achieved. Janette Pieczynski of Cheektowaga, N.Y., who bowled just hours before Adam, took the lead in Regular Singles with 789, the highest series ever posted by a woman at the Open Championships.

United States

02/20/06

Janette Piesczynski becomes second woman to achieve perfection in USBC Open Championships history

Bowling Alley: American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas

Janette_Piesczynski_2703.jpg Janette Piesczynski of Cheektowaga, N.Y., made history Sunday night when she rolled the first perfect game of the 2006 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships. Piesczynski opened her singles event with 12 consecutive strikes, making her just the second woman in the 103-year history of the Open Championships (formerly the American Bowling Congress Championships Tournament) to achieve perfection.

United States

02/19/06

David Adam first to attempt title defense at USBC Open Championships

Bowling Alley: American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas - Feb. 11 - July 3, 2006

David Adam.jpg After bowling at the 2005 American Bowling Congress Championships Tournament, David Adam of Maryland Heights, Mo., had to wait more than three months to find out that his 791 was good enough to claim the Regular Singles title. On Sunday, Adam becomes the first of the 2005 champions to make the trip to the 2006 USBC Open Championships at the American Bank Center Exhibit Hall in Corpus Christi, Texas.

United States

02/10/06

2006 USBC Open Championships to kick off with mass ball shot, Joe Bowler

Bowling Alley: American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas

2006USBCOpenLogo_small.jpg The USBC Open Championships (formerly the ABC Championships Tournament) is one of the largest participatory events in all of sports and one of bowling's true spectacles. On Saturday, the first of 12,606 five-player teams will invade the American Bank Center Exhibit Hall. The 2006 edition of the USBC Open Championships will be held from Feb. 11-July 3, a run of 143 consecutive days. This year's field will compete for a prize fund of $4.6 million.

United States

01/31/06

Special Olympics athletes to help usher in 2006 USBC Open Championships

American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas

2006USBCOpenLogo_small.jpg Before the 2006 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships (formerly the ABC Championships Tournament) kicks off at the American Bank Center Exhibit Hall on Feb. 11, the newly built 48-lane installation and custom scoring system will be put to the test by more than 200 Special Olympics athletes, their friends and families.

United States

01/20/06

Final numbers are in as entries close for 2006 USBC Open Championships

American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas, Feb. 11 - July 3, 2006

2006USBCOpenLogo_small.jpg Entries are now closed for the 2006 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships, and this year's event will be the second largest ever held outside of Reno, Nev., when competition begins Feb. 11 at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas. This year, 12,606 five-player teams or 63,030 players will compete for a prize fund of nearly $5 million.

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