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Bowling News USA - July 22, 2014 Senior Women's US Open Stepladder Finals Set For Thursday, BPAA All Stars Finals Friday

USBCbowltv_small.jpgThe Senior Women's U.S. Open stepladder finals are scheduled for Thursday, and the BPAA Women's All-Star Tournament finals will be Friday. 

All qualifying, match play and championship-round competition will be broadcast live on's BowlTV. Competition resumes Tuesday at 11 a.m. EDT. 

2014BPAAWomensAllStarLogo.jpgThe Women's All Star Tournament, which began in 1971, was the pre-cursor to Bowling's U.S. Women's Open, which is on hiatus until 2015. This year's event will showcase today's top talent, highlight the history of women's bowling and celebrate the 40th anniversary of formation of the Ladies Pro Bowling Tour. 

The Women's All-Star winner will take home $15,000, while the Senior Women's U.S. Open champion will earn $3,000. 

2014SeniorWomensUSOpenLogo.jpgThe Senior Women's U.S. Open marks the third and final stop of the Senior Women's Triple Crown Series presented by The Orleans. The Triple Crown Series is a special competition for bowlers who compete in the United States Bowling Congress Senior Queens, National Golden Ladies Classic and Senior Women's U.S. Open. 

The top 10 players in the Triple Crown standings, which combines qualifying totals from all three events, will take part in the Triple Crown Shoot-Out presented by The Orleans. The Triple Crown Shoot-Out will be held after the Senior Women's U.S. Open qualifying rounds July 24 at The Cherry Bowl. 

2013USBCTripleCrownShootOutLucySandelin2.jpgPaula Vidad (below left) of Sun City, Calif., is the defending champion at the Senior Women's U.S. Open, while USBC Hall of Famer Lucy Sandelin (right) of Tampa, Fla., won the Triple Crown Shoot-Out in 2013. 


Bowling's U.S. Open officially will return in 2015 after USBC and BPAA agreed to a three-year deal that will see USBC operate and conduct the U.S. Open for men and women in 2015, 2016 and 2017. 

As part of the agreement, USBC and BPAA each will contribute at least $100,000 annually toward operating the events. Further details will be announced at a later date. 

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