2013 USBC Open Kickoff Show set for February 28


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    2013USBCOCLogo.jpg If you're curious about the lane conditions being used for the 2013 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships, tune in for the 2013 USBC Open Championships Kickoff Show live from the National Bowling Stadium on Thursday, Feb. 28 at 4 p.m. EST.

    For the first time in 110 years of Open Championships competition, the tournament will feature two lane conditions - one for the team event and one for doubles and singles - and both will be unveiled on BowlTV.

    Long-time lane man Eric Pierson and three-time Open Championships titlist Matt McNiel, also the featured coach at the 900 Global Showcase Lanes this year, will be on to discuss the patterns and potential strategies.

    2013USBCOCNBS.jpg USBC's Managing Director of Tournaments, Brian Lewis, and Open Championships Tournament Manager Duane Hagen will be on talk about the ins and outs of the 2013 Open Championships and what to expect at the NBS this year.

    The show will feature a virtual tour of the one-of-a-kind venue (pictured right), that also will be home to the Storm Bowlers Journal Championships presented by USBC, and include a look at the new Showcase Lanes on the ground floor, which will feature two unique side tournaments - the 900 Global Two-Game Challenge and Who's Got the Look Baker Bonanza presented by 900 Global - as well as the opportunity for coaching and practice sessions on the team event lane condition.

    The 2013 Open Championships Kickoff Show will be the first of nearly two dozen live broadcasts from the Open and Women's Championships this year.


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    Live Stream Schedule for 2013 USBC Open and Women's Championships

    All times Eastern; subject to changes/additions; bold dates are for Women's Championships

    • Feb. 28 (4 p.m.) - 2013 USBC Open Championships Kickoff Show
    • March 7 (6 p.m.) - Vayle Floria & Legend of Dung Ho (team)
    • March 10 ( 2 p.m.) - Former PBA standout Curtis Odom (D/S)
    • March 18 (10 a.m.) - 2007 Regular Singles champion Chip Aki (D/S)
    • March 29 (10 p.m.) - Defending Regular Team champion: Nicholas J's Pro Shop 2 (team)
    • April 3 (2 p.m.) - USBC Hall of Famer Leanne Hulsenberg (D/S)
    • April 6 (2 p.m.) - Defending Regular Singles champion Henry Teetz III (D/S)
    • April 13 (10 p.m.) - Team USA's Shannon and Bryan O'Keefe (team)
    • April 20 (6 p.m.) - Rick Steelsmith, John Szczerbinski, Jesse Buss (team)
    • April 23 (2 p.m.) - Mike Rose Jr., Rob Gotchall, Scott Pohl, Brian Waliczek, Adam Barta (D/S)
    • April 27 (2 p.m.) - Matt McNiel and Linds Lakers (D/S)
    • May 3 (10 p.m.) - Chad Nelson and Dan Bock (team)
    • May 4 (9 p.m.) - Carolyn Dorin-Ballard and co. (team)
    • May 17 (10 p.m.) - USBC Hall of Famer Jeff Richgels and 11thFrame.com 1 & 2 (team)
    • May 21 (2 p.m.) - Defending Diamond All-Events champion Joey Biondo (team)
    • May 23 (2 p.m.) - PBA50 stars Kenny Parks and Bob Learn Jr. (D/S)
    • May 25 (2 p.m.) - Paula Vidad and Lucy Sandelin at Women's Championships (team)
    • May 25 (5 p.m.) - Defending champion Lindsay Boomershine at WC (D/S)
    • June 2 (10 p.m.) - T.J. Schmidt (855 series in 2011 and 300 game in 2012) (team)
    • June 15 (10 p.m.) - Chris Hester, Mike Wolfe, Art Brown (team)
    • June 25 (2 p.m.) - Pete Thomas, Xeno Garcia (D/S)
    • June 30 (2 p.m.) - Two-time Women's Championships titlist Jodi Woessner at WC (team)