Televised perfect games to pay up to $100,000 at U.S. Women's Open


    USBC News

    WomensUSOpenLogo_small.jpgThe 12 players who advance to the television finals of the 2009 U.S. Women's Open, a United States Bowling Congress event, will have the opportunity to earn a significant cash bonus if they shoot a perfect game on television.

    Any of the 12 bowlers who shoot a 300 game during the five television shows will earn a cash bonus. Perfect games during the championship round (final show) will be worth $100,000 each while 300 games during the first four shows will pay $25,000 each. Participants can earn the bonus prize more than once.

    "This adds another layer of excitement to the televised portion of the U.S. Women's Open," USBC Vice President of Media Pete Tredwell said. "And a perfect game is a real possibility given the level of talent we see in the U.S. Women's Open each year."

    The event, which will be held Aug. 3-9 at Sunset Station Hotel and Casino's Strike Zone Bowling Center in Henderson, Nev., will have a limited field of 288 entries so players are encouraged to enter early to avoid being shut out.

    The U.S. Women's Open, which featured nearly 200 bowlers last year, is expected to have an expanded field this year including many international players. The event immediately follows the 2009 World Tenpin Bowling Association Women's World Championships in Las Vegas.

    Players can save $50 by entering prior to the initial entry deadline of July 10. Prior to July 10, the entry fee is $300; following that date, the fee increases to $350. Entry forms are available on or by contacting tournament director Tom Boedecker at (800) 514-BOWL, ext. 3415.

    The U.S. Women's Open is open to any USBC female member and features an estimated prize fund of $150,000 with $25,000 going to the winner.