Two of the biggest entities in bowling, The Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America (BPAA) and the United States Bowling Congress (USBC), have joined forces to save bowling’s biggest traditions since 1971.
Bowling’s US Open.
The two have agreed to a three-year deal that will allow the USBC to operate the Bowling’s US Open through 2017. Also, as a part of the agreement, each will contribute $100,000 every year towards event operations. Further details on the specifics will be released at a later date.
“USBC as the national governing body for bowling is committed to supporting competitive bowling and the U.S. Open brand plays an important role,” USBC President Andrew Cain said. “We are proud to work alongside our partners at BPAA to secure a certain future for the U.S. Open.”
The agreement, however, does not include any television broadcast partners. If a television sponsor isn’t secured, the events will be broadcast via live-streaming coverage.