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USBC Championships Returns to Reno for 2014

22 Nov, 2013


New VIP Features Await Athletes

The 2014 USBC Women's Championships will be held on 44 specially-constructed lanes at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center in Reno, Nev., and run from April 11 until June 29 (last team date).

This national tournament boasts more than 90 years of tradition and routinely attracts bowlers from across the country. It's an unforgettable experience that many bowlers refuse to miss each year.

There are some big changes on tap for 2014 Women's Championships, including a move to four-players teams, new divisions and an all-scratch format.

There also will be new squad times in 2014: Team (4 p.m. and 7 p.m.) and Doubles/Singles (8 a.m., noon and 7 p.m.)

Information on registration is available at the site. http://www.bowl.com/Womens_Championships/Womens_Championship_Home/Register_Now/

The Women's Championships is as much about camaraderie as it is about competition, and the event's VIP program will reflect that with a new team concept.

The program will enter its second year with an emphasis on team pride and spending time together while in Reno, Nev., to compete in the world's largest participatory sporting event for women. The 2014 USBC Women's Championships VIP package will retail for $399.96.

Each member of a VIP team at the 2014 Women's Championships will receive a VIP polo shirt and membership credential, $25 meal voucher to be used at the nearby Ruby River Steakhouse, tournament photo package, Bowling Ball Express discount and unlimited use of a VIP locker at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center.

"The VIP concept was introduced at the Women's Championships in 2013, and our bowlers told us they would be interested in a package that provided exclusive benefits for the entire team," said Brian Lewis, USBC Managing Director of Tournaments. "Sharing friendships is a big part of the Women's Championships, and we are excited to introduce this package as a special way for women to celebrate their trip together."

Bowlers at the nearby USBC Open Championships again will have the chance to be VIPs for $229.99, which now includes the choice of a one-hour team practice session on the Showcase Lanes or a one-on-one coaching session with USBC Silver coach Mike Jasnau at Lane 81 inside the pro shop area at the National Bowling Stadium.

Jasnau is a Professional Bowlers Association champion, Bowlers Journal International Top 100 coach and has done more than 9,000 lessons. The 90-minute session will include video analysis with a take-home DVD and statistical data provided by C.A.T.S (Computer Aided Tracking System).

Also new in 2014, VIP membership at the Open Championships will feature a singles entry at the Storm Bowlers Journal Championships presented by USBC, being held on lanes 69-78 at the NBS. A bowler's first singles entry each year includes a one-year subscription to Bowlers Journal International magazine.

The cost of the VIP package does not include entry fees for the Open or Women's Championships. And because certain portions of the program must be scheduled, bowlers are required to purchase their VIP memberships at least 30 days prior to their dates of competition in Reno.

VIP registration for the Open and Women's Championships is open.

To get complete details or become a VIP, visit BOWL.com/openvip or BOWL.com/womensvip or call 800-514-2695, ext. 8418.

Dedicated group coordinators will enjoy a few additional incentives in 2014 as a reward for signing up and paying early.

Open and Women's Championships coordinators with six teams, who paid in full by July 1, 2013, will receive complimentary membership into the USBC Championship Tournaments Captain's Club.

Each Captain's Club member will get a USBC polo shirt and credential, Bowling Ball Express discount, photo package, VIP locker access and a special thank-you gift for their hard work.

United States Bowling Congress: The United States Bowling Congress serves as the national governing body for the sport. USBC is a membership organization that provides standardized rules, regulations and benefits to make bowling fair and fun for everyone.

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