2,500 Bowlers From All Over TX Expected to Compete in Lubbock

Published 04/19 2014 12:58PM

Updated 04/19 2014 01:17PM

LUBBOCK, TX (PRESS RELEASE)-- The top female bowlers in the state will compete at the 77th Annual Texas State United States Bowling Congress (USBC) Women’s Championship Tournament in Lubbock beginning on Saturday, May 3. This is the third time Lubbock has hosted the event.

Around 2,500 bowlers will compete in team, doubles and singles competitions over a series of weekends through May and July. Lubbock Sports estimates the local economic impact of the tournament will be $1.5 million the for Lubbock community.

“Lubbock USBC always puts on a first class tournament for our ladies in Texas,” Donna Lonon, Texas State USBC Women’s Championship Tournament director, said. “We’ve worked closely with the local bowling association and the Lubbock Sports Team in the past and always look forward to doing business with the organizations.”

Approximately 500 teams from around the state are expected to compete in the event. The tournament will take place at Whitewood Lanes for the team competitions and South Plains Lanes for single and doubles competitions.

“An event like this is always good for Lubbock, because these ladies will be staying in our hotels, eating in our restaurants and shopping in our stores,” Becky Jones, Lubbock USBC 1st vice president, said. “In the past, this event has generated half a million dollars for our city.”

The Texas State USBC Women’s Championship Tournament is open to the public, and no admission fee is required. The tournament will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on May 3-4, May 10-11, May 24-25, May 31-June 1, June 7-8, June 14-15 and June 21-22.

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