Heavy Metal Bowling Series
News and Updates
Heavy metal bowling partners with ten pin events for the 2023-2024 bowling season
June 27, 2023
Starting July 1, 2023, Heavy Metal Bowling will partner with Ten Pin Events to power their tournament and event registration and player tracking for the 2023-2024 bowling season.
Ten Pin Events' new Tournament Information Tracking And Networking ("TITAN") system will allow Heavy Metal Bowling to more efficiently handle pre-registration and player tracking, simplifying the process for the event organizers and bowlers alike.
With the growing number of bowlers, and additional events added to the 2023-2024 bowling season, a new system was needed to handle the growing tournament series. Heavy Metal Bowling hopes that this partnership will lead to continued success for both organizations.
Head over to Ten Pin Events for more informaton on their TITAN system.
HIGH DEMAND LEADS TO EXTRA WEEK OF COMPETITION AT 2024 OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS
May 25, 2023
The 2024 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships will be extended by a week and now conclude July 22 for the 120th edition of the event.
The 2024 event is headed to the South Point Bowling Plaza in Las Vegas and originally was scheduled to run from March 2 to July 15. With the extension, the 2024 event now will last for 143 consecutive days and can accommodate more than 10,700 five-player teams.
More than 8,000 teams already are registered for the 2024 tournament, and the current demand to get teams together has the 2024 event trending ahead of the 2023 pace to register during the same time frame by more than 34%.
Teams interested in registering can visit BOWL.com/OpenChamp to sign up.
Team competition will be scheduled daily at 2 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., while doubles and singles squads will take place at 7 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 6 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
The 9:30 p.m. squad will be a combination squad with up to 30 lanes for team and 30 lanes for doubles and singles at the 60-lane venue.
The USBC Open Championships will be contested at the Bowling Plaza for the fifth time in 2024 and mark the tournament’s seventh visit to Las Vegas.
The 2023 Open Championships is past its halfway point at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nevada. The 2023 event also is running for 143 consecutive days and concludes July 24.
Visit us on Facebook at the official USBC Open Championships page.
U20 DIVISION TO SHIFT OUTSIDE OF JUNIOR GOLD CHAMPIONSHIPS IN 2024
May 16, 2023
The United States Bowling Congress will shift the U20 division historically included in the Junior Gold Championships to a new event outside the structure of the Junior Gold program beginning in 2024.
The 2023 Junior Gold Championships in Indianapolis will be the last year for the U20 division to be conducted at Junior Gold. Starting at the 2024 Junior Gold Championships in Detroit, the event will be a youth-only event with U18 being the oldest division.
A new event will be launched in 2024 for young adults to continue competing on the national level. The new event will include a U20 division and introduce a U22 division.
The creation of this new event allows the Junior Gold Championships to retain its identity as the premier youth bowling event in the country, while creating a new opportunity and event experience designed specifically for young adults in the collegiate age range.
The new event will feature a direct buy-in feature for all competitors.
“For the last 25 years, Junior Gold has been the premier event for youth members to showcase their talents,” said Gary Brown, Managing Director of USBC Short-Duration Tournaments and Collegiate. “The goal is to continue that tradition of Junior Gold, while providing a new opportunity for our U20 and U22 adult members to compete in a premier event of their own.”
More detailed information about the new event will be provided at a later date.
Qualifying for the 2024 Junior Gold Championships began on May 1, and Spectator Passes for the 2023 Junior Gold Championships will be available beginning May 16.
The 2023 Junior Gold Championships will be contested from July 10-14 (U20) and July 14-22 (U12, U15 and U18) with competition for boys and girls in each division.
For more information on the Junior Gold Championships, head to BOWL.com/JuniorGold.