Sports Challenge Network's XBowling and the United States Bowling Congress announced that for the third consecutive year, XBowling is the official live scoring partner of the USBC Open Championships.
Approximately 40,000 bowlers will participate in the world's largest bowling tournament from March 7 through July 12 and now will have access to a real-time display of their bowling scores by XBowling.
Tournament-goers and their friends and family back home can follow the action in the free XBowling App, available at www.XBowling.com/download, or on the web at www.XBowling.com/OC2015. From there, they can view scores of all tournament bowlers as they compete. They also can view the leaderboards for the tournament, broken out by event and division. In addition, each tournament bowler has a dedicated results page that shows their frame-by-frame results for all nine of their tournament games - the only online location where this individual view is available.
"The XBowling App is all about sharing your bowling scores, so that you can challenge yourself or compete head-to-head with other bowlers around the world," said XBowling CEO Tim Minard. "So, it's only natural for us to share real-time scoring from the USBC Open Championships with people anywhere, as it happens."
USBC Executive Director Chad Murphy agreed, "This is a great example of how USBC's focus on technology partnerships can help build strong a future for the sport in collaboration with XBowling. We're pleased to enhance the experience of our USBC Open Championships bowlers and those watching at home in partnership with XBowling, which also provides USBC's official statistics package, XB Pro Stats."
The XB Pro Stats product is available as an in-app upgrade to users of the free XBowling App. The free XBowling App enables tracking of basic scoring history and facilitates head-to-head challenges against XBowlers anywhere in the world, either in real-time or asynchronously. XBowling App users also earn reward points they can redeem for valuable prizes.
About the Sports Challenge Network: SCN develops social mobile apps such as XBowling designed to drive increases in the physical participation and engagement of players in recreational sports around the world. The Atlanta, Georgia based company uses mobile platforms for social connection, gaming, and loyalty and redemption programs including opportunities for skill-based cash prize challenges. More information can be found at http://www.xbowling.com.
About the United States Bowling Congress: The United States Bowling Congress serves as the national governing body of bowling as recognized by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC). USBC conducts championship events nationwide including the largest participation sporting events in the world - the USBC Open and Women's Championships - and professional events such as the USBC Masters and USBC Queens.
Founded in 1895, today USBC and its 2,500 state and local associations proudly serve more than a million members. USBC is headquartered in Arlington, Texas, working toward a future for the sport. The online home for USBC is BOWL.com