U.S. Open

United States

06/24/12

Kelly Kulick grabs lead at U.S. Women's Open after second round of qualifying

Lucy Sandelin continues pace at Senior U.S. Women's Open

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Two-time Bowling's U.S. Women's Open champion Kelly Kulick of Union, N.J. (pictured), continued strong as she grabbed the second-round lead at the 2012 event Saturday. Kulick averaged more than 232 in her six-game block Saturday to take hold of the top spot after 12 games with 2,824. Her Team USA teammate Stefanie Nation of Grand Prairie, Texas, sits in second with 2,807. USBC Hall of Famer Lucy Sandelin of Tampa, Fla widened her lead in the Senior U.S. Women's Open.

United States

06/24/12

Erin McCarthy takes first-round lead at U.S. Women's Open

Lucy Sandelin leads Senior U.S. Women's Open

2012USWOErinMcCarthy_small.jpg Two months ago Erin McCarthy (pictured) of Omaha, Neb., was leading Midland to the USBC Intercollegiate Team Championships finals on her way to be named the tournament's most valuable player. On Friday, her success on the big stage continued as she took the opening-round lead of the 2012 Bowling's U.S. Women's Open. McCarthy averaged more than 250 for the opening block with a six-game total of 1,501.  Jodi Woessner of Oregon, Ohio, is second with 1,445.

United States

06/20/12

Leanne Hulsenberg prepares for U.S. Women's Open title defense

National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev. (June 21-27, 2012 - outdoor finals)

2012USWODCLeanneHulsenberg_small.jpgA year after winning Bowling's U.S. Women's Open before a crowd of 8,017 fans, Leanne Hulsenberg of Roseville, Calif., is ready to take on this year's unique challenge - the outdoor finals. Hulsenberg, who last year defeated Kelly Kulick, 218-183, on specially constructed lanes at the 50-yard-line of Cowboys Stadium, will headline a field of more than 200 bowlers competing in the 2012 U.S. Women's Open at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev., starting Friday.

United States

03/16/12

Lipton Iced Tea to become "Official Thirst Quencher" of Bowling's U.S. Women's Open

2012USWOLogo_small.jpg The Bowling Proprietors' Association of America (BPAA) has announced it has formed a partnership with PepsiCo and 100% Natural Lipton Iced Tea, entitling the renowned beverage brand as an official sponsor of the 2012 Bowling's U.S. Women's Open. 100% Natural Lipton Iced Tea will serve as the "Official Thirst Quencher" of the 2012 Bowling's U.S. Women's Open, which will be held under the iconic Virginia Street arch in Reno, Nevada - the "biggest little city in the world."

United States

03/07/12

Reno gets ready for 2012 Bowling's U.S. Women's Open

First look revealed of historic outdoor lane design

2012USWOOutdoorLanesDesign_small.jpg Breaking new ground in bowling and in professional sports history, the bowling industry revealed a "first look" at the historic outdoor lane design for the 2012 Bowling's U.S. Women's Open competition. During a press conference held on Tuesday, March 6, at the Eldorado Hotel Casino Showroom, the City of Reno and the leading entities in the bowling industry unveiled the Open's groundbreaking, outdoor lanes design as part of a formal announcement of the arrival of the Open in Reno.

United States

12/08/11

BPAA announces Brunswick as Official Lane Provider for 2012 Bowling's U.S. Women's Open

Industry leader to construct outdoor bowling lanes for historic women's tournament

2012USWOLogo_small.jpg The BPAA has announced the completion of an agreement with Brunswick Bowling & Billiards that will make Brunswick the official sponsor of the 2012 lane build for the 2012 Bowling's U.S. Women's Open in Reno, NV. For the second consecutive year, bowling is breaking new ground at the Bowling's U.S. Women's Open, the industry's pre-eminent professional women's tournament. This year will mark the first time the tournament will be played outdoors.

United States

11/05/11

Bowling's U.S. Women's Open to set history for a second time

First-ever outdoor finals to be played on historic Virginia Street under the Reno Arch

RenoNevada3_small.jpgFor the second consecutive year, bowling is breaking new ground at Bowling's U.S. Women's Open. Following a landmark television finals event in 2011 that was played at the 50 yard-line in Cowboys Stadium, the Open finals will now - for the first-time ever - be played outdoors on legendary Virginia Street in Reno, Nevada. History will be broken twice, as the event will also feature the introduction of the first-ever Bowling's Senior U.S. Women's Open.

United States

07/19/11

New World Record for attendance set at 2011 Bowling's U.S. Women's Open

Historic event shatters record for the most attendees at a professional bowling event

2011USWOFinals02_small.jpg2011USWOFinals01_small.jpgThe Bowling Proprietors' Association of America and Cowboys Stadium announced today that history was made at the 2011 Bowling's U.S. Women's Open. The two organizations reported today that the groundbreaking finals on Thursday, June 30 set a new world record with 8,017 individuals in attendance, breaking the previous record of 7,212 that was set at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit in 1995.

2011 U.S. Women's Open

07/02/11

Leanne Hulsenberg triumphs in the 2011 Bowling's U.S. Women's Open

Defeats No. 1 seed Kelly Kulick in the title match, 218-183, to win the $50,000 top prize

2011USWOFinals01_small.jpg2011USWOLeanneHulsenberg3_small.jpgThe 2011 Bowling's U.S. Women's Open came to a spectacular end when the top 5 women battled it out for the title and the $50,000 top prize midfield of the Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. In the title match, Leanne Hulsenberg of Roseville, Calif. defeated defending champion Kelly Kulick of Union, N.J., 218-183, for her first U.S. Open title and the 27th professional title of her career.

2011 U.S. Women's Open

06/30/11

It's down to five at U.S. Women's Open, sponsored by the Brands of Ebonite International

Kulick, Hulsenberg, Johnson, O'Keefe and Barnes to bowl for the title and $50.000 at the Cowboys Stadium Thursday at 7 p.m.

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After a total of 48 games, 24 games of qualigying, eight games in the Round of 32 and 16 games round robin match play the five finalists in the 2011 U.S. Women's Open, sponsored by the Brands of Ebonite International, were determined on Wednesday at AMF Showplace Lanes in Euless, Texas. Kelly Kulick, Leanne Hulsenberg, Liz Johnson, Shannon O'Keefe and Lynda Barnes will battle it out for the title and the $50,000 top prize Thursday evening 7 p.m. midfield of the Dallas Cowboys Stadium in Arlington.


2011 U.S. Women's Open

06/29/11

Kelly Kulick pulls away after first block of match play at U.S. Women's Open

Hulsenberg, O'Keefe bring number of 300 games to 14

2011USWOKellyKulick_small.jpgDefending champion Kelly Kulick (pictured left) of Union, N.J., averaged 231.88 in the first eight games of match play in the U.S. Women's Open, sponsored by the Brands of Ebonite International, to widen her lead to 247 pins Tuesday night at AMF Showplace Lanes in Euless, Texas. Kulickwon six of her eight matches to lead the field with 9812 total. The 16 players will return Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. for the last seven games of match play plus one game position round before the cut to the top 5, who will advance to  the stepladder final on June 30 in the Dallas Cowboys Stadium.

2011 U.S. Women's Open

06/29/11

Kelly Kulick leads top 16 players into match play at Bowling's U.S. Women's Open

Three international players make the second cut; Dane Mai Ginge Jensen shoots the 12th perfecto

2011USWOKellyKulick3_small.jpgFour Team USA members finished atop the leaderboard in the U.S. Women's Open after the Round of 32 Tuesday at AMF Showplace Lanes in Euless, Texas. Defending champion Kelly Kulick (pictured) of Union, N.J., who led the record field of 286 players after qualifying, had eight games between 201 and 278 to widen her lead to 53 pins. The PBA exempt player added an 1857 series to her 5920 qualifying total to lead the top 16 players into match play with 7777 total or an average of 243.03 for 32 games.

2011 U.S. Women's Open

06/28/11

Kelly Kulick wins qualifying in 2011 Bowling's U.S. Women's Open

Defending champion leads top 32 into fourth round on Tuesday morning

2011USWOKellyKulick_small.jpgDefending champion Kelly Kulick (pictured) of Union, N.J. remained unchallenged when Squad B finished qualifying in the 2011 Bowling's U.S. Women's Open, sponsored by the Brands of Ebonite International, Monday evening at AMF Showplace Lanes in Euless, Texas. Kulick, who averaged 262.5 in the last block, won the qualifying with 5920 pinfall total, an average of 246.67 for 24 games, to lead the top 32 of record 286 players into the next round starting Tuesday morning at10 a.m.


2011 U.S. Women's Open

06/28/11

Lynda Barnes moves into third place as Squad A finished qualifying in Women's U.S. Open

Six players crack the top 10; with one squad to go, the cut for 32nd place is 218.83 average

2011USWOLyndaBarnes_small.jpg2011USWOLisanneBreeschoten4_small.jpgLynda Barnes (l.) missed the 12th 300 game of the U.S. Women's Open in the first and sixth game of round three qualifying by one pin but moved into third place in the overall standings with 5652 and an average of 235.50. Barnes trails Squad C leaders, Kelly Kulick (5930) and Shannon Pluhowsky (5808) by 268 and 156 pins, resp. Day one leader Lisanne Breeschoten (r.), Netherlands, is the top foreign bowler in fourth place with 5605.

2011 U.S. Women's Open

06/28/11

Kelly Kulick powers her way into the lead in U.S. Women's Open qualifying

Defending champion averages 262 in third round to pace Squad C bowlers with 1120 over after 24 games; Dorin-Ballard; Blankenfeld achieve perfection

2011USWOKellyKulick2_small.jpgDefending champion Kelly Kulick (l.) is in a familiar position in the U.S. Women's Open, sponsored by the Brands of Ebonite International, after the 98 bowlers of Squad C having completed their 24 games qualifying Monday morning at AMF Showplace Lanes in Euless, Texas. Kulick averaged 262.50 for the day including high games of 279, 278 to shoot into the lead with 5920 and an average of 246.67 for 24 games. Squads A and B will complete their 24 games of qualifying later today after which the first cut will be made.

2011 U.S. Women's Open

06/27/11

Shannon Pluhowsky leads field of 284 players into final day of qualifying

Brittani Scruggs-Barb shoots ninth 300 game at 2011 U.S. Women's Open

200910PBA05ShannonPluhowsky_small.jpgShannon Pluhowsky (l.) of Kettering, Ohio, leaped one spot during the second round to lead a field of 284 players from the original 291 including five no-shows into the final day of qualifying at the U.S. Women's Open, sponsored by the Brands of Ebonite International. Pluhowsky finisher her second block with 268, 204, 277 and 269 for 3872 total and an average of 242 for sixteen games. Brittani Scruggs-Barb rolled the ninth 300 game of this Year's U.S. Open. Players will return on Monday for the third and last qualifying block before the first cut to the top 32.

2011 U.S. Women's Open

06/27/11

Pluhowsky, Kulick move to the top as Squad C has completed 16 games in U.S. Women's Open

Feldman, Woessner and Schmidt bring number of 300 games to eight

2011USWOShannonPluhowsky2_small.jpg2011USWOKellyKulick2_small.jpgShannon Pluhowsky (l.) and defending champion Kelly Kulick (r.) overtook the lead in the qualifying of the U.S. Women's Open as the bowlers of Squad C have completed their second eight-game round Sunday afternoon at AMF Showplace Lanes in Euless, Texas. Pluhowsky, who was second to leader Lisanne Breeschoten of the Netherlands after day one with 1974 pinfall added 1898 on Sunday en route to overtake Squad A leader Liz Johnson by 67 pins.

2011 U.S. Women's Open

06/27/11

Liz Johnson paces Squad B after second round at 2011 Bowling's U.S. Women's Open

Venezuela's Patricia De Faria shoots fifth perfect game

20110327LizJohnson_small.jpg2011USWOShannonOKeefe_small.jpgTeam USA member Liz Johnson (l.) paced a field of 92 bowlers after Squad B has completed the second round of qualifying the 2011 Bowling's U.S. Women's Open. Starting the day in fifth place with 1919 the two-time U.S. Open champion averaged 235.75 in the second round to add 1886 pins for 3805 total (237.81). Johnson leads fellow Team USA member, Shannon O'Keefe (right), by 91 pins.

2011 U.S. Women's Open

06/26/11

Netherlands' Lisanne Breeschoten leads field of 286 after Day One at U.S. Women's Open

Pluhowsky, Ellis, Kulick move into top 10 in Saturday evening squad

2011USWOLisanneBreeschoten_small.jpgLisanne Breeschoten (pictured left) of the Netherlands leads a record field of 286 players after the first round of qualifying in Bowling's U.S. Women's Open which got underway on Saturday at AMF Showplace Lanes in Euless, Texas. Breeschoten totaled 1997 pins, an average of 249.63, to lead Team USA members Shannon Pluhowsky and Shannon O'Keefe by 23 and 40 pins. All 286 players will return on Sunday for the second block: Squad B at 8 a.m., Squad C at noon and Squad A at 4 p.m.

2011 U.S. Women's Open

06/26/11

Dutch Lisanne Breeschoten averages almost 250 to set the pace in U.S. Women's Open

Breeschoten, Asbaty, Vargas and Earnest shoot 300 games on Day One Qualifying

2011USWOLisanneBreeschoten2_small.jpgLisanne Breeschoten (pictured left) of the Netherlands took the lead in the first round of Bowling's U.S. Women's Open after two of three squads Saturday at AMF Showplace Lanes in Euless, Texas. The Dutch national team member had games of 233, 289, 247, 251, 203 and 247 before she rolled one of four 300 games on day one qualifying and closed out the eight-game block with 227 for 1997 and an average of 249.63. With 188 players in the books, Breeschoten leads Team USA member Shannon O'Keefe by 40 pins.

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