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Rockford Rolls a Strike with Bowling Tournaments

12 Mar, 2021


The Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Illinois State United States Bowling Congress (USBC) are pleased to host the Illinois State USBC 92nd Women’s Bowling Association Championship Tournament and the Illinois State 124th Open Tournament (North Sectional) in the Rockford region. This is an opportunity for media to take photos of a unique sports tournament in the Rockford region. Please rsvp to acook@gorockford.com to set up a time.

The tournament will be held now through Sunday, May 2, 2021 (over eight consecutive weekends), skipping Easter weekend April 3 - 4 and March 20 - 21.

The action will take place at the Park Lanes (location for Open tournament), 5318 North 2nd Street, Loves Park, IL 61111; at Cherry Bowl (location for Women’s tournament), 7171 Cherryvale N. Blvd., Rockford, IL 61112, and also at Don Carter Lanes (location for Women’s tournament), 4007 East State Street, Rockford, IL 61108

This is one of the very first large-scale sports tournaments to return to the Rockford region during the Covid-era. The RACVB last hosted the Illinois State United States Bowling Congress Women’s Bowling Association Championship Tournament in 2016. This tournament travels around the state and Rockford was awarded this year’s tournament. To date the tournament has 271 teams registered and bowlers are able to register up until the start of each weekend, so they may see numbers rise over the course of the tournament.

“It’s a very great sign and step in the right direction to see tournaments being hosted once again in the Rockford region since pre-pandemic days. Even though it will look and feel different this year, we are very grateful for the economic impact these championship tournaments will bring to our local economy,” said Lindsay Arellano, RACVB vice president of sales & servicing. “The IL USBC tournaments will bring hundreds of visitors to our region over the course of eight weekends and we want to say thank you to the organizers, facility staff and local volunteers for making this tournament possible.

“Although we know our entries are down due to COVID we are very happy to be in Rockford, with over 200 teams. The Illinois State USBC along with the bowling centers are taking every precaution to keep our bowlers safe,” said Earlene Nelson, Illinois State USBC WBA Association

Manager. “The State Association thanks the Don Carter Lanes, Cherry Bowl, Park Lanes and the Rockford Convention Bureau for all their help in coordinating our functions.”

More information about this event can be found at www.illinoisusbcwba.org.

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