March 21, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Terry Bigham
On the Web: BOWL.com
BOWLING’S U.S. OPEN HEADS TO NORTH CAROLINA IN 2019
ARLINGTON, Texas – The U.S. Open, a major event and one of the toughest tests in the sport of bowling, will take place at Victory Lanes in Mooresville, North Carolina, in 2019.
The 2019 U.S. Open will run from Oct. 23-30, and the stepladder finals will be televised on CBS Sports Network.
A 40-lane center located just north of Charlotte, North Carolina, Victory Lanes has been an annual stop on the Professional Bowlers Association 50 Tour for the last decade. It also has served as the host center of several PBA regional events.
“We’re excited for the opportunity to host the best bowlers in the world, and we appreciate the Mooresville Convention and Visitors Bureau for its help in bringing this event to Victory Lanes,” said Paul Kreins, general manager of the center. “The U.S. Open has provided so many great moments in bowling, and we expect another great event in 2019.”
The U.S. Open became a limited-field event in 2017. Various criteria, such as leaders on the PBA Tour money list, and top performers at United States Bowling Congress and international events, is used to determine bowlers who qualify for invitation. Additionalspots are awarded to past U.S. Open winners, Team USA and Junior Team USA members, PBA regional leaders and special tournament-management invitees.
The U.S. Open competition includes 24 games of qualifying over three days to determine the 36 players to advance to the cashers’ round. After eight additional games, the field is cut to the top 24 players for round-robin match play, and the five finalists for the televised stepladder finals are determined by total pinfall, including bonus pins, for 56 games.
The U.S. Open is a collaborative effort of the Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America and USBC. The 2018 U.S. Open will take place Oct. 24-31 at Northrock Lanes in Wichita, Kansas.
Visit BOWL.com/USOpen to learn more about the U.S. Open.
About International Bowling Campus
The International Bowling Campus (IBC) is the headquarters for the bowling industry and directly serves the more than 69 million bowlers in the United States. The IBC houses the resources of the United States Bowling Congress, the governing body and membership organization for the sport; the Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America, representing the business interests of bowling centers; IBC Youth Development; Strike Ten Entertainment, the marketing arm for the industry; the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame; the International Bowling Pro Shop and Instructors Association; the International Bowling Media Association; the Bowling News Network; the Billiard and Bowling Institute of America; and the International Training and Research Center.
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