ARLINGTON, Texas – The 2012 United States Bowling Congress Intercollegiate Singles Championships will have a new format and be held in conjunction with USBC Intercollegiate Team Championships at Sun Valley Lanes in Lincoln, Neb. The singles event will take place April 17; team competition begins April 19.
The new one-day format will consist of six games of qualifying followed by head-to-head match play. The match-play portion will feature three-game total pinfall matches.
“We are excited to be marrying the USBC Intercollegiate Team Championships with the singles championship,” International Bowling Campus Collegiate Manager Gary Brown said. “This change will add more energy and exposure to the singles championships as many of the fans and media attending the team championships will now see both events.”
Qualifying for the USBC Intercollegiate Singles Championships takes place through one of the four sectional qualifiers. Bowlers at each sectional location bowl six games of qualifying and a total of 24 men and 16 women will advance. At each sectional, the top four men and top four women advance; the additional eight men’s spots will be based on the size of the field at each location.
Airfare, hotel, transportation and meals for each national finalist is paid for by USBC. The men’s and women’s USBC Intercollegiate Singles champions will also receive a paid entry into the USBC Masters and Queens respectively.
USBC will provide live video coverage of the ITC and ISC on BOWL.com.