Salute Raises $30,000 for Bowling Museum
USBC Hall of Famer Mort Luby Jr.’s painting pulls in $20,000 bid from European distributor Hans Krol at 23rd Salute to Bowling to benefi t International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame.
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NATIONAL NEWS Ushered in by a parade of Mardi Gras fl oats and Louisiana State University cheerleaders, the
fi rst wave of bowlers hit the lanes at the Baton Rouge River Center to signal the opening of the 2012 USBC Open Championships on Feb. 11. The 151-day tournament, which will feature more than 60,000 bowlers, offi cially got underway when Louisiana native Floyd Patterson, wearing the signature crown and cape, threw the ceremonial fi rst ball as 2012 “Joe Bowler.” It marks the second time that Baton Rouge has hosted the annual event, having previously done so in 2005. Visit Baton Rouge President and CEO Paul Arrigo, Baton Rouge Chief Administrative Of- fi cer John Carpenter and a host of USBC offi cials and bowling dignitaries joined in the ribbon cutting, which was followed by the traditional Mass Ball Shot. The 2012 USBC Open Champion- ships run through July 10.
USA Bowling Develops Youth Summer Camps International Bowling Campus Youth Development team unveils a step-by-step guide to implementing a successful USA Bowling Summer Camp program.
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Pete Weber surpassed his father Dick and Don Carter with his record fi fth U.S. Open title. Weber, 49, also be- came the oldest player to win the crown.
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Donna Conners (left) and Sue Hunter (right) will receive 2012 USBC Recognition Awards for leadership and contributions to bowling.
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Dates are set for appearances by professional bowlers, past champions and USBC Hall of Famers at the 2012 Open Championships
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LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL: 2012 Open Championships underway in Baton Rouge. CLICK ON THE PLAY BUTTON ABOVE FOR A VIDEO OF OPENING CEREMONIES.
5 USBOWLER MARCH 2012
More than 40 varsity teams from Louisiana converged on the USBC Open Championships venue to compete in the 2012 Coca-Cola High School Invitational.
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