Bowlin’ On the River

That's me during the team event.

Remember last year? I traveled to Reno, Nevada, to bowl in the USBC (United States Bowling Congress) Open Championships. Every so often the USBC ventures out of Reno (home of the National Bowling Stadium) to various cities that are willing to "tie up" a civic center for about half a year to host this mammoth tournament. This year Baton Rouge, Louisiana, was the lucky chosen city. The USBC constructed 48 lanes in the River Center Baton Rouge located on the banks of the Mississippi River. That in itself is pretty amazing — a bowling lane has pretty tight specifications, not to mention all the electronic scorekeeping needs ... [Read More]

78 lanes. No waiting.

I’m a bowler. Yep, I’m a beer-drinking, gambling, 200-average, card–carrying member of the USBC (United States Bowling Congress). This fact allows me the opportunity to try my skills against some of the best bowlers in the world in the annual USBC Open Championships. The Championships have been held for 108 years in 48 different cities in 26 states which also gives me and my wife, Sue, a reason to see parts of the United States that we probably wouldn’t normally visit. We’ve been to Niagara Falls, N.Y.; Las Vegas, Nev.; Billings, Mont.; Albuquerque, N.M.; Knoxville, Tenn.; Huntsville, Ala.; Baton Rouge, La.; and Reno, Nev., all ... [Read More]