February 28 – July 12 (last day of team competition)
National Bowling Stadium
300 North Center Street
Reno, NV 89501
The USBC Open Championships is widely recognized as the largest participatory sporting event in the world. Consisting of team, doubles, singles and optional all-events competition, the Open Championships is held in an arena or convention center setting 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.
There are two divisions based on skill level: The Regular Division, for those who average higher than 180, and the Classified Division, for bowlers who average 180 or below.
- 2014 Rules
- New professional bowlers rule for 2014
- 2013 Estimated Prize Fund
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Lane Conditions
- 2013 Program Book
- 2013 Yearbook
- 2013 Sample Coupon Book
- Participation Card
- Green Sheet
- Sub Board
- Bowling Ball Express
- Prize Check Replacement Form
Open Championships VIP Program
By popular demand, the Open Championships VIP program returns in 2014 with a new look geared toward the serious tournament bowler. In 2014, VIPs will have their choice of a one-hour team practice session (up to 10 bowlers) on the tournament lane condition or an individual coaching session with USBC Silver coach Mike Jasnau on the tournament lane condition.
2014 VIP Package Details
*Callaway premium polo shirt
*Team practice or coach session on the tournament lane condition at the Track Showcase Lanes
*Singles entry into the 2014 Storm Bowlers Journal Championships presented by USBC
*VIP locker access
*VIP photo/video package
*Bowling Ball Express discount
About Mike Jasnau
*USBC Silver coach
*PBA national and regional champion
*20+ years coaching experience
*Bowlers Journal Top 100 coach
*Storm instructional staff member
To gain the VIP advantage, visit BOWL.com/OpenVIP or call 800-514-2695, ext. 8418.
Track Showcase Lanes
Through the VIP package, or separately, bowlers can practice on the tournament (team) lane condition on the Track Showcase Lanes, 10 lanes located on the first floor of the National Bowling Stadium. Practice will be accommodated on an as-available basis. The Track Showcase Lanes also will be home to The Columbia 300 Forty Frame Game. For more information, visit BOWL.com/ShowcaseLanes.
The 68th Storm Bowlers Journal Championships presented by USBC returns to the National Bowling Stadium in 2014. With six squad times per day, bowlers will have the chance to compete in singles, doubles or both, as well as fun special events. More information on the Storm Bowlers Journal Championships presented by USBC will come at a later date.
The Columbia 300 Forty Frame Game is a handicap singles tournament of 40 continuous frames that includes no-tap frames, mulligans, bonus pins and other fun challenges. It will be the premier side event on the Track Showcase Lanes on the ground floor of the NBS.
Schedule and Contact Information
*schedule subject to change
Practice sessions on the Track Showcase Lanes will available at the following times: 9-10 a.m.; 10:30-11:30 a.m.; Noon-1 p.m.; 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Squads for The Columbia 300 Forty Frame Game will be held daily at: Noon; 2:30 p.m.; 5 p.m.; 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Coaching sessions with USBC Silver coach Mike Jasnau (for VIPs as well as individuals looking to book) will take place on Lane 81 inside the pro shop area at: 9 a.m.; 10:30 a.m.; Noon; 2 p.m.; 3:30 p.m. and 5 p.m.
For more information about the Track Showcase Lanes or to schedule an practice or coaching session, call 866-977-7433