Frequently Asked Questions
ARLINGTON, Texas – Nevada will be a bowling hot spot again in 2023, as the Silver State plays host to both the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships and the USBC Women’s Championships.
The USBC Open Championships will return to the famed National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nevada, for the first time since 2016, and the Women’s Championships will own the spotlight at the South Point Bowling Plaza, also returning after seven years away.
Registration for both events will get underway in the coming weeks, each with a grace period for members of the Captain’s Club.
Registration for the 2023 Open Championships is set to open to current Captain’s Club members Feb. 10. Captains will receive details and instructions by email.
The portal will open to the general public on March 10 at 1 p.m. Eastern.
Captain’s Club members at the Women’s Championships will be able to reserve their spots for 2023, beginning March 24.
The online portal for the Women’s Championships will open to the public April 21 at 1 p.m. EST.
In order to be eligible for the initial registration option at either event, a captain must have five or more teams signed up for the 2022 edition of the tournament.
The upcoming stop for the Open Championships in Reno will mark the tournament’s record 14th trip to the Biggest Little City in the World and 11th visit to the recently renovated NBS.
The 2020 event was scheduled to be held there and was days away from starting, when COVID-19 forced a series of delays and the eventual cancellation.
The 2023 Open Championships will run for 129 consecutive days from March 11-July 17. July 16 will be the final day of team competition.
The event, with three average-based divisions, will follow the same daily schedule being introduced for the 2022 tournament in Las Vegas.
Team bowling (five players) in 2023 will take place at 2 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. (combo), and doubles/singles squads will be held at 7 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 6 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. (combo).
The tournament will continue to feature two oil patterns – one for the team event and one for doubles/singles – and fresh oil for every squad.
The entry fee for the 2022 OC will be $70 per event, plus an optional $15 for all-events – $225 per bowler. There will be a $25 processing fee per team as well.
At the Women’s Championships, which features four average-based divisions for team competition and six for doubles, singles and all-events, bowlers will pay $55 per event and $15 for the optional all-events, for a $180 total. There also will be a $20 processing fee per team.
The 2023 tournament will run for 71 days from April 23-July 1 (last team date). It will be preceded by the 2023 Intercollegiate Singles Championships and Intercollegiate Team Championships and feature an abbreviated schedule during the USBC Queens, scheduled for May 17-23.
Because South Point only has 60 competition lanes, compared to 84 at Stardust Bowl in Addison, Illinois, home of the 2022 event, the squad schedule will be adjusted for the 2023 Women’s Championships.
Team competition will take place at 2:30 p.m. and 6 p.m., and doubles/singles squads will run at 7:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 6 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Initially, the 6 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. options will remain closed and will be opened as they are needed.
The Women’s Championships was the first of the USBC Championship Tournaments to be held at the South Point Bowling Plaza (2016), and it was scheduled to return in 2020, before the event was canceled due to the pandemic.
Present and past Captain’s Club members for both championship tournaments will receive more information in the coming weeks via email, and all public registrations after the March 10 and April 21 dates will be able to be completed through the online portal on BOWL.com. Availability will be shown in real-time.