The United States Bowling Congress announced that registration for the 2022 USBC Open Championships and USBC Women's Championships will open as scheduled in the coming weeks, each with a new fee structure that includes a $15-per-event increase at the Open Championships and $11 at the Women's Championships.
Of the increase at each tournament, 70% will go directly into the respective prize funds. The new fee structure will be the first change at the Open Championships since 2013 and first at the Women's Championships since 2014.
The changes will increase the prize money across the two events by more than $2 million, while also improving the prize fund-to-expense ratios. The Open Championships ratio will improve from 56/44 to 59/41, and the Women's Championships will change from 49/51 to 56/44.
For 2022, the Open Championships will return to the South Point Bowling Plaza in Las Vegas, as announced in June 2020, and will run from March 12 until July 3.
Coordinators at the Open Championships since 2019 have the opportunity to reserve spots for 2022, beginning now. The registration portal will open to the public March 29.
The Women's Championships will head to Stardust Bowl in Addison, Illinois, in 2022 and take place April 24-July 11.
Coordinators at the Women's Championships since 2019 will be able to begin selecting their dates and times for 2022 on March 22, and the registration portal will open to the public on April 19.