U.S. Women's Open (bowling)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

The United States Women's Open, a.k.a. U.S. Women's Open or Women's U.S. Open, is an annual tournament for women, dedicated to ten-pin bowling in the United States. From its inception in 1949 until its cancellation in 2004 (when the Professional Women's Bowling Association folded), the event was held every year except for 1953, 1997 and 2002. From 1949 through 1970, the tournament was known as the Bowling Proprietors' Association of America (BPAA) Women's All-Star. From 1971 on, it became known as the U.S. Women's Open.

The U.S. Women's Open returned in 2007, being conducted by the United States Bowling Congress (USBC).[1] The BPAA announced in June, 2010, that it would resume conducting the tournament, beginning in 2011. The TV finals for the 2011 event took place at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.[2]

Tournament history[edit]

  • 2013 Event: The 2013 U.S. Women's Open held qualifying rounds at three bowling centers in Columbus, Ohio, with the live televised stepladder finals being held at Columbus Western Bowl on July 27, 2013. Liz Johnson was victorious in the final match against defending champion Kelly Kulick. The victory gave Johnson three U.S. Women's Open titles in her career, having also won in 1996 and 2007.[3]

2013 Championship Round Results

A four-person stepladder final format was used.


U.S. Women's Open[4]

BPAA Women's All-Star


  1. ^ Official web site
  2. ^ BPAA press release
  3. ^ Malott, Johnson Capture Lipton Bowling's U.S. Open Titles Jerry Schneider at pba.com on July 27, 2013.
  4. ^ Sports History – U.S. Women's Open (Bowling), HickokSports.com [1]

External links[edit]