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South Point arena in Las Vegas to become a reality

May 1st, 2013 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

The United States Bowling Congress has added another western gambling hub to its rotation of national tournaments and events. USBC, the South Point Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas Events and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority have announced a 12-year deal to host several annual USBC events — including the USBC Open Championships and […]

PBA League champ takes over 2 top spots in Reno

April 24th, 2013 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

John Szczerbinski of North Tonawanda, N.Y., threw 31 strikes in his final set at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno on Sunday to take the lead in Regular Singles and All-Events at the 2013 USBC Open Championships. The 25-year-old right-hander — a member of the winning WTT New York City KingPins in the inaugural season […]

2 Bowlers Hit Participation Milestones at USBC Open

April 17th, 2013 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Maynard Johnson of Crystal, Minn., and Dale Diamond of Chatham, Ill., each reached participation milestones at the USBC Open Championships this past week in Reno. Johnson, an 82-year-old right-hander, became the 17th bowler in 110 years of USBC Open Championships history to participate 60 times, while Diamond, a 71-year-old right-hander, added his name to the […]

New Team All-Events leader at USBC Open

April 10th, 2013 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

After moving into second place in Regular Team at the USBC Open Championships on April 7, Junior Team USA Support 1 of Mansfield, Texas, returned to the National Bowling Stadium lanes on Monday take the Team All-Events lead with a 10,247 total, the 10th-highest in tournament history. Steve Novak led the way with a 2153 […]

Team series record falls at USBC Open

April 3rd, 2013 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Lodge Lanes Too of Orlando, Fla., rolled the highest team series in the 110-year history of the USBC Open Championships on Tuesday, totaling 3538 at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno. That broke the 20-year-old record by a single pin. Five-time Team USA member and two-time Open Championships titlist John Janawicz threw three strikes in […]

Preview: PBA League Elias Cup finals Sunday on ESPN

April 2nd, 2013 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

The quest to determine the first Professional Bowlers Assn. League champion culminates Sunday when the Elias Cup Finals airs on ESPN at 1 p.m. Eastern from Woodland Bowl in Indianapolis. Fresh off his history-making win in the Barbasol PBA Tournament of Champions, Hall of Famer Pete Weber will try to make it two historic titles […]

Kansas bowlers lead in 3 ‘Open’ events in Reno

March 27th, 2013 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Joe Keltner of Wichita, Kan., turned in a career-best performance at the 2013 USBC Open Championships as he and his teammates left the National Bowling Stadium in Reno leading in three events. The 32-year-old right-hander put together sets of 736 in doubles, 735 in team and 683 in singles to secure the Regular All-Events lead […]

Lots of Early Lead Changes at USBC Open

March 20th, 2013 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

The Regular Team lead changed hands five times over the past week at the USBC Open Championships, with Breakpoint Pro Shop 2 of Sartell, Minn., settling into the top spot with a 3358 total on Sunday. Consistent games of 1128, 1124 and 1106 helped Breakpoint move just ahead of Towne and Country Lanes 1 of […]

Eldorado Named Official Hotel of BJ Championships

March 19th, 2013 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

The Eldorado Hotel Casino has been named the host hotel of the 67th Storm Bowlers Journal Championships, presented by USBC. “We are thrilled to be partnering with such a long-standing, prominent tournament,” said Rick Murdock, Vice President of Sales at the Eldorado. “We’ve put together a great benefit package for tournament bowlers who stay at […]

USBC Open and ‘The BJ’ Under Way in Reno

March 6th, 2013 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

USBC Open and 'The BJ' Under Way in Reno

The 2013 USBC Open Championships kicked off its 125-day run Friday as the first of more than 10,000 teams hit the lanes at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno. The tournament is making its record 11th visit to “The Biggest Little City in the World” and its eighth trip to the Stadium, where more than […]

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