ENTRY FEES GOING UP FOR USBC OPEN, WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIPS IN 2022

The United States Bowling Congress announced today that registration for the 2022 USBC Open Championships and USBC Women’s Championships will open as scheduled in the coming weeks, each with a new fee structure that includes a $15-per-event increase at the Open Championships and an $11-per-event increase at the Women’s Championships. 

Bowling centers that floor “trip leagues” around the tournaments will need to build these increases into their weekly fees or registration fees.

Of the increase at each tournament, 70% will go directly into the respective prize funds. The changes will increase the prize money across the two events by more than $2 million, while also improving the prize fund-to-expense ratios. The Open Championships ratio will change from 56:44 to 59:41, and the Women’s Championships will change from 49:51 to 56:44. 

The Open Championships will return to the South Point Bowling Plaza in Las Vegas in 2022, and will run from March 12 until July 3. Coordinators at the Open Championships since 2019 will have the opportunity to reserve spots for 2022 beginning March 1. The registration portal will open to the public on March 29.

The 2022 Women’s Championships will head to Stardust Bowl in Addison, Ill., and take place April 24-July 11. Coordinators at the Women’s Championships since 2019 will be able to begin selecting their dates and times for 2022 on March 22, and the registration portal will open to the public on April 19. 

The entry fees for the 2022 Open Championships will be $70 per event (Team, Doubles and Singles), plus an optional $15 for All-Events, for a total of $225 per bowler. The Open Championships has three average-based divisions. 

For All-Events, while the entry fee won’t change, the payout ratio will revert to 1:8, meaning fewer payouts but bigger payouts.

At the Women’s Championships, which features four average-based divisions for Team competition and six for Doubles, Singles and All-Events, bowlers will pay $55 per event and $15 for the optional All-Events, for a total of $180.
Consistent with the Open Championships, 70% of the increase for Team, Doubles and Singles will go to the prize fund, while the entire increase for All-Events entries will be added to the respective All-Events prize lists.

The new fee structure will be the first change at the Open Championships since 2013 and first at the Women’s Championships since 2014.

Read more about the changes, as well as an update on the 2021 tournaments, here: https://bowl.com/News/NewsDetails.aspx?id=23622335220

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