The 2012 United States Bowling Congress (USBC) Intercollegiate Singles Championships will have a new format and be held in conjunction with USBC Intercollegiate Team Championships at Sun Valley Lanes in Lincoln, Neb. The singles event will take place April 17; team competition begins April 19.
The new one-day format
will consist of six games of qualifying followed by head-to-head match play. The
match-play portion will feature three-game total pinfall matches.
excited to be marrying the USBC Intercollegiate Team Championships with the
singles championship,” International Bowling Campus Collegiate Manager Gary
Brown said. “This change will add more energy and exposure to the singles
championships as many of the fans and media attending the team championships
will now see both events.”
Qualifying for the USBC Intercollegiate
Singles Championships takes place through one of the four sectional qualifiers.
Bowlers at each sectional location bowl six games of qualifying and a total of
24 men and 16 women will advance. At each sectional, the top four men and top
four women advance; the additional eight men’s spots will be based on the size
of the field at each location.
Airfare, hotel, transportation and meals
for each national finalist is paid for by USBC. The men’s and women’s USBC
Intercollegiate Singles champions will also receive a paid entry into the USBC
Masters and Queens respectively.
USBC will provide live video coverage of
the ITC and ISC on BOWL.com.