Thursday, January 27, 2011

USBC Open, Women’s Deadlines Extended

Tournament season is right around the corner, and it’s not too late to be part of the action at the 2011 USBC Women’s and Open Championships.

The entry deadline for the Women’s Championships has been extended to March 1, while USBC Open Championships competitors now have until March 4 to submit their entries.

The 2011 Open Championships will begin its 122-day run on March 4. Bowlers from all 50 states and several foreign countries will converge on the 78-lane National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev., before the tournament concludes on July 3.

The Women’s Championships will return to New York state for the first time since 1996 and settle into Syracuse’s Oncenter Complex, where 48 specially-constructed lanes and custom-built, state-of-the-art scoreboards will await more than 30,000 bowlers. The event gets underway April 7 and will run for 88 days, also concluding on July 3.

The Women’s Championships received a makeover in 2010 and now features three average-based divisions that use a 100-percent handicap format.

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