Bowling News USA - July 17, 2013 Storm Stars Ready For Bowling's Biggest Stage
Bowling's Men and Women's U.S. Open's will kick off on July 20 at three Ohio host centers – Wayne Webb’s Columbus Bowl, Columbus Western Bowl and Holiday Lanes. The Senior Women's U.S Open begins in Columbus on July 22nd.
In an unprecedented moment for the U.S. Open brand, a first-ever “Battle of the Sexes” U.S. Open exhibition contest will take place during the finals at this year’s competition. Announced by the Bowling Proprietors' Association of America (BPAA), following the completion of the men’s and women’s tournaments at the 2013 Bowling’s U.S. Open, the male and female champions will compete in a historic contest to crown the ultimate Open winner.
The match will be broadcast live on ESPN immediately following the finals of Bowling’s U.S. Open, which will air at 12:00pm EDT on Saturday, July 27th. This groundbreaking match also represents the first time that a U.S. Open brand will put on a “Battle of the Sexes” event, presented by Brunswick Bowling & Billiards.
The Storm staff members who have won the event and are competing this year make up a literal 'who's who' of U.S Open superstars.
Leading the way is Storm's Pete Weber, unquestionably bowling's most recognizable player.
Weber is coming off a PBA Tournament of Champions victory and PBA50 Senior Masters win. The Hall of Famer will be looking for his record sixth U.S Open title. Bowling insiders, including fellow Hall of Famer's Randy Pedersen and Del Ballard Jr., have been on the record as saying that Weber is currently performing better than anytime in his career.
Weber, the defending champion, has won the U.S Open in 1988, 1991, 2004, 2007 and 2012.
"I am practicing one hour a day," said Weber. 'Rich (brother and coach) is saying I look good. I am feeling really good and rested, physically and mentally, ready for bowling."
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