U.S. Women's Open (bowling)

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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, after the Professional Women's Bowling Association (PWBA) 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]

The tournament was not held in 2014, due to lack of viable sponsorship. Instead, the BPAA Women's Allstar returned for a year along with the Senior Women's US Open. The U.S. Women's Open returned for 2015, as the USBC and BPAA announced that Bowlmor AMF, the largest operator of bowling centers in the world, had signed on as the title sponsor.[3] The 2015 U.S. Women's Open took place August 31 through September 6 in North Brunswick, New Jersey, as part of the re-launched PWBA Tour.[4]

Tournament history[edit]

  • 2015 Event: The 2015 U.S. Women's Open was held August 31-September 6 in North Brunswick, NJ, with the live finals broadcast September 6 on CBS Sports Network. Liz Johnson was victorious in the final match against Shannon O'Keefe, whom she also defeated to take the title in 2007. The victory made Johnson just the second player to own at least four U.S. Women's Open titles in her career, joining Marion Ladewig who won this tournament eight times.[5]

2015 Championship Round Results

A five-person stepladder final format was used.

Final Standings

1. Liz Johnson (USA), $50,000
2. Shannon O'Keefe (USA), $25,000
3. Jazreel Tan (Singapore), $14,500
4. Danielle McEwan (USA), $7,500
5. Kelly Kulick (USA), $5,500

Winners[edit]

U.S. Women's Open[6]

BPAA Women's All-Star

References[edit]

  1. ^ Official web site
  2. ^ BPAA press release
  3. ^ "Bowlmor AMF becomes title sponsor for 2015 Bowling's U.S. Opens". bowlingdigital.com. December 12, 2014. Retrieved January 7, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Professional Women’s Bowling Association Tour schedule set". United States Bowling Congress. February 17, 2015. 
  5. ^ Cannizzaro, Matt (September 6, 2015). "Liz Johnson wins 2015 U.S. Women's Open". bowl.com. Retrieved September 7, 2015. 
  6. ^ Sports History – U.S. Women's Open (Bowling), HickokSports.com [1]

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