International bowlers invited to compete in U.S. Women’s Open

    05/16/09

    United States

    WomensUSOpenLogo.jpgInternational players are welcome to compete in one of the world’s most prestigious tournament’s for women, the U.S. Women’s Open, this August in Las Vegas.

    The U.S. Women’s Open, conducted by the United States Bowling Congress, will be held Aug. 3-9, immediately following the World Tenpin Bowling Association World Women’s Championships.

    Players traveling to Las Vegas to compete in the World Women’s Championships are encouraged to stay and compete in the U.S. Women’s Open, which features a prize fund of $150,000 with $25,000 going to the winner. Players who are not competing in the World Women’s Championships are also able to participate.

    The U.S. Women’s Open features many of the top non-pro and former professional stars in women’s bowling. Last year, several foreign bowlers competed, including Malaysia’s Shalin Zulkifli, who finished tied for third.

    The event will be held at Sunset Station Hotel and Casino’s Strike Zone Bowling Center. The bowling lanes are conveniently located inside the hotel, which provides easy travel arrangements for international competitors.

    Official practice will be held on Aug. 3. Participants bowl three eight-game qualifying blocks over three days (Aug. 4-6). The field is cut to the top 25 percent, who bowl 16 additional games on the fourth day (Aug. 7). The top 12 players advance to the televised quarterfinals, semifinals and final, held over two days (Aug. 8-9). Departures take place Aug. 10.

    International players are also welcome to participate in the PBA Women’s Tour Trials, which uses qualifying scores from the U.S. Women’s Open to determine an elite field of women bowlers who will compete in the PBA Women’s Series immediately following the U.S. Women’s Open. To take part in the PBA Women’s Tour Trials, players must pay a separate entry fee.

    For more information on the U.S. Women’s Open, including an entry form and frequently asked questions about the PBA Women’s Series, click here

    Bowlingdigital Banner.gif Bowlingdigital will cover the event live from Sunset Station Hotel and Casino’s Strike Zone Bowling Center in Las Vegas, Nev. with results and updates after each round commencing August 3 all the way through to the finals on Sunday, August 9.