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USBC Senior Championships heads to Cincinnati in 2019, Louisville in 2020


Cincinnati and Louisville, Kentucky, will be the next stops for the United States Bowling Congress Senior Championships, a national event for bowlers age 50 and over, as part of a two-year agreement with S&S Family Entertainment.

The 2019 Senior Championships will take place at Western Bowl in Cincinnati from Aug. 6-9. The 68-lane center also will be the host center for the 2024 USBC Women’s Championships.

Executive Strike and Spare in Louisville will host the 2020 Senior Championships from July 28-31. Executive Strike and Spare also is the site for the Professional Women’s Bowling Association (PWBA) Louisville Open in 2019.

To compete in the Senior Championships, bowlers must qualify through their state’s senior tournament. There are Open or Women’s divisions in six age classifications – 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75 and above.

Nearly 400 bowlers from across the United States and Canada competed in the 2018 event at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nevada. Competitors bowled a pair of three-game qualifying blocks over two days to determine the six players in each division for the medal round. The six qualifiers from each division were determined by total pinfall, including handicap.

The finals were an additional three-game block. Players dropped their pinfall from the six qualifying games but received bonus pins based on their qualifying position (50 pins for first, 40 pins for second, etc.), in addition to their three-game pinfall and handicap, to determine the winner in each division and classification.

Senior bowlers interested in competing in the Senior Championships should contact their state association manager. Each state association is permitted to send a maximum of 12 men and women bowlers to the national event, one representative for each of the six age groups in each division.

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