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]

  • 2016 Event: The 2016 U.S. Women's Open was held August 1-7 at Stardust Bowl in Addison, IL, with the live finals broadcast August 7 on CBS Sports Network. Liz Johnson won her third consecutive U.S. Women's Open by winning four consecutive stepladder matches. Johnson defeated the top overall seed Shannon Pluhowsky in the finals 208-143. The victory made Johnson just the second player to own at least five U.S. Women's Open titles in her career, joining Marion Ladewig who won this tournament eight times.[5]

2016 Championship Round Results

A five-person stepladder final format was used.

  • Match 1: (4) Liz Johnson defeated (5) Kelly Kulick, 207-168
  • Match 2: Johnson defeated (3) New Hui Fen, 215-200
  • Match 3: Johnson defeated (2) Shayna Ng, 209-180
  • Final Match: Johnson defeated (1) Shannon Pluhowsky, 208-143.

Final Standings

1. Liz Johnson (USA), $20,000
2. Shannon Pluhowsky (USA), $10,000
3. Shayna Ng (Singapore), $7,000
4. New Hui Fen (Singapore), $6,000
5. Kelly Kulick (USA), $5,000


U.S. Women's Open[6]

BPAA Women's All-Star


  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. ^ "Liz Johnson claims fifth U.S. Women's Open title". bowlingdigital.com. August 8, 2016. Retrieved April 24, 2017. 
  6. ^ Top Finishers By Year – U.S. Women's Open (Bowling), [1]

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