The United States Bowling Congress has confirmed that it has reached an agreement to bring the 2011 USBC Open Championships to the National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev.
The 2011 tournament was originally scheduled to be held in Osceola County, Fla., at a new 100-lane bowling facility in the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex on land made available by Walt Disney World.
With the Open Championships now set to be held at the National Bowling Stadium in 2010 and 2011, USBC and the Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority are teaming up to provide unprecedented incentives for bowlers who attend both tournaments. At the 2011 Open Championships: Every day, one bowler will win a high-performance bowling ball. Every five weeks, one team captain will win a new car or truck. Team captains bringing four or more teams will receive a VIP stay, complete with limo service and luxury hotel accommodations.
To be eligible for the incentive program, participation in both the 2010 and 2011 Open Championships is required.
“This agreement ensures the Open Championships has a first-rate venue for 2011, and our partners in Reno stepped up to make it happen,” said USBC Vice President of Tournaments and Events Jack Mordini. “The numbers show that the bowlers enjoy going to Reno, and our relationship has been a great one over the years. With these new incentives, USBC bowlers will have a better chance at winning big in Reno than ever before.”