XBowling, USBC Extend Live Scoring Partnership

by Bob Johnson 0

Sports Challenge Network’s XBowling and the United States Bowling Congress have announced that for the third consecutive year, XBowling is the official live scoring partner of the USBC Open Championships.

Approximately 40,000 bowlers will participate in the world's largest bowling tournament from through July 12, and they’ll have access to a real-time display of their bowling scores by XBowling.

Tournament-goers and their friends and family back home can follow the action in the free XBowling App, available at www.XBowling.com/download, or on the web at www.XBowling.com/OC2015. From there, they can view scores of all tournament bowlers as they compete.

They also can view the leader boards for the tournament, broken out by event and division. In addition, each tournament bowler has a dedicated results page that shows their frame-by-frame results for all nine of their tournament games — the only online location where this individual view is available.

“The XBowling App is all about sharing your bowling scores, so that you can challenge yourself or compete head-to-head with other bowlers around the world,” said XBowling CEO Tim Minard. “So, it's only natural for us to share real-time scoring from the USBC Open Championships with people anywhere, as it happens.”

USBC Executive Director Chad Murphy agreed, saying, “This is a great example of how USBC’s focus on technology partnerships can help build a strong future for the sport in collaboration with XBowling. We’re pleased to enhance the experience of our USBC Open Championships bowlers and those watching at home in partnership with XBowling, which also provides USBC’s official statistics package, XB Pro Stats.”

The XB Pro Stats product is available as an in-app upgrade to users of the XBowling App. The XBowling App enables tracking of basic scoring history and facilitates head-to-head challenges against XBowlers anywhere in the world, either in real-time or asynchronously. XBowling App users also earn reward points they can redeem for prizes.

Bob Johnson

Bob Johnson has received more national writing awards than any other bowling writer — close to 70 over the course of his 40-year career. He began at age 16 as a staff writer and then assistant editor for the weekly Pacific Bowler newspaper in his native California, and within three years was writing feature stories for Bowlers Journal. He has written for the magazine ever since, except for a five-year span when he was hired as the founding editor of another magazine. He moved to Chicago in 2000 and spent 13 years in the Windy City, including five as Bowlers Journal’s Editor. In 1975, Johnson received the Robert E. Kennedy Award as California’s top undergraduate high school journalist. Five years earlier, on the lanes, he had shared the Bantam Division Doubles championship in the Orange County Junior Bowling Association Championships. Today, he continues to work full-time for Bowlers Journal as its Senior Editor, to write his popular “Strikes Me” column, and to edit Luby Publishing Inc.’s weekly business-to-business Cyber Report.

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