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2010 USBC Open Championships
Feb. 20 - July 10, 2010 (unless extended)
The USBC Open Championships (formerly the ABC Championships Tournament) is widely recognized as the largest participatory sporting event in the world. Consisting of team, doubles, singles and optional all-events competition, the USBC Open Championships is held in an arena or convention center setting in a different city each year.
All you have to do to participate is become a USBC member. If you want to experience competition in a stadium-like atmosphere while combining your bowling experience with a vacation to the tournament city, this is the event for you.
Would you believe that the Open Championships (formerly called the ABC Championships Tournament) has a long and storied tradition older than football’s Rose Bowl, baseball’s World Series and auto racing’s Indianapolis 500? It’s true. The ABC Championships Tournament was born in 1901 when six lanes were installed in the Welsbach Building in downtown Chicago. The tournament ran four days, hosting 41 teams from nine states and offering a $1,592 prize fund. Tournament organizers leased the second floor of the Welsbach Building in Chicago, a brick structure located behind the Marshall Field’s store on Wabash Avenue. The Brunswick Balke-Collender Corp. agreed to donate six lanes and all the necessary furnishings.
Today, this four-and-a-half-month annual bowling celebration attracts between 60,000 and 90,000 participants from all 50 states and several foreign countries. Bowlers compete for a mammoth prize fund that tops $6 million.
2010 USBC Women's Championships
March 27-July 9, 2010
El Paso Convention and Performing Arts Center
El Paso, TX
Experience the flavor of the Southwest in 2010. El Paso offers you a chance to soak up the sun and culture while bowling with your friends. While partaking in YOUR national championship, you’ll also be able to explore Spanish missions, hike in the Franklin Mountains, enjoy regional cuisine and delicious margaritas, shop authentic Mexican markets, relax at luxurious spas and pools and experience the music and nightlife of El Paso.
In 2010, the USBC Women’s Championships moves to an arena-like setting that will exceed your wildest expectations. Located in the El Paso Convention and Performing Arts Center, the stadium will feature the world’s largest mobile LED scoreboard (unveiled at the 2009 Open Championships), newly-installed synthetic lanes, exciting vendors, merchandise stands, great food and more!
USBC is ready to crown new champions in 2010 with division changes that are sure to make your game shine. The 2010 tournament will feature a format makeover from previous years, providing bowlers with a new tournament experience. Past tournaments featured five average-based divisions. In 2010, the tournament will move to handicap competition, new divisions and more prize money than ever before.
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