Each year, more than 16,000 bowlers compete at the USBC Women's Championships, the world's largest participatory sporting event for women.
From a convention and tourism perspective, the influx of all these bowlers plus family and friends provides a large economic boost to the host city during the course of the event.
The tournament is the highlight of the bowling season for USBC female members. It's a vacation as well as an opportunity to compete in one of the sport's most prestigious tournaments.
The entry fee is $44 per event, per bowler. All-events is optional and is $8. The total cost is $140 PER BOWLER, which allows them to compete in team, doubles, singles and all-events. Team squads are held at 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., and doubles/singles squads will be at 7 a.m., 10 a.m. and 8:30 p.m.