ARLINGTON, Texas – Bowling’s U.S. Senior Women’s Open, presented by Storm Bowling Products, is set to roll in Columbus, Ohio this summer. According to the Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America (BPAA) two days of qualifying followed by stepladder championship matches will be contested July 21-24 at Sequoia Bowl. The entry fee is $250 with an expected top prize of $5000 to be awarded to the champion.
“We are pleased to be a part of the U.S. Senior Women’s Open,” said Dave Symes, president of Storm Bowling Products, “Storm has always been dedicated to growing the sport of bowling by holding the highest standards of innovation, quality, workmanship and performance to inspiring existing bowlers and develop new ones. We are proud to sponsor a showcase of women bowlers who exemplify these ideals in every category.”
The second jewel in the Senior Ladies Triple Crown is expected to attract the best senior women bowlers in the country and will be held the same week as the Bowling’s U.S. Men’s and Women’s Opens, and the International Family Tournament.
“This will be a unique opportunity for bowlers and bowling fans to see some of the best men and women bowlers in the world in one city, at one time.” said John Losito, BPAA Tournament Committee chair. “The extra excitement of the International Family Tournament will make this a truly super bowling week in Columbus.”
Bowling’s U.S. Senior Women’s Open kicks off Sunday, July 21 at Sequoia Bowl, with a two-hour practice session starting at noon, (all times local). Two rounds of six-game qualifying matches will roll off on Monday, July 22, at 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., respectively, with the top qualifiers advancing to Round 3.
On Tuesday, July 23, Round 3 qualifying begins at 9:00 a.m. and the top 16 bowlers will face-off at 2:00 p.m. in Round 1 of match play. The second round of match play will roll off at 9:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 24, and the top four finalists will advance to the stepladder finals at 2:00 p.m.
The Senior Women’s Triple Crown consists of the National Golden Ladies Classic at The Orleans, Las Vegas, March 18-21 and the Senior Queens at the International Training and Research Center (ITRC) in Arlington, Texas, October 24-29. The Senior Women’s Triple Crown Shoot-out, presented by The Orleans, will be held at the ITRC Oct. 27.; To be eligible for the Shoot-out, bowlers must compete in all three Triple Crown events.