BATON ROUGE, La. - The 2012 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships is underway, and live streaming again will be part of the event coverage from the tournament lanes at the Baton Rouge River Center.
Live streaming became a part of the USBC Open Championships in 2010 and provided a number of memorable moments from the National Bowling Stadium's 78 championship lanes in both 2010 and 2011.
Broadcasts from this year's 151-day tournament can be viewed on BOWL.com, or YouTube.com/BowlTV, and will feature both team and doubles/singles competition. They will include the biggest stars from the Open Championships and some of the most recognizable names from across the sport.
The first official broadcast of the 2012 event will be on March 1 at 3:30 p.m. Eastern/2:30 p.m. Central. The featured team will include former Professional Bowlers Association standouts Adam Colton, Rick Sajek, Steve Wilson, Paul Koehler and Mark Booke.
Later broadcasts will include all of the defending Regular Team champions, USBC Hall of Famer and active pinfall leader Bill Lillard Sr., three-time Open Championships titlist John Gaines and many more. There are also a couple of opportunities for bonus coverage, so stay tuned!
Here's the rest of the live streaming schedule:
(All times Eastern; schedule subject to change)
March 1 - 3:30-6:30 p.m. - Colton, Sajek, Wilson, Koehler and Booke (team)
March 10 - 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. - Mark Williams, Croucher, Handley and co. (team)
March 17 - 9:30 p.m. -12:30 a.m. - Jr. Team USA Support (team)
March 20 - 10:20 a.m.-12:40 p.m. - Bill Lillard Sr. (doubles/singles)
April 3 - 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. - John Gaines (team)
April 6 - 3:30-6:30 p.m. - Stefanie Nation (team)
April 12 - 3:30-6:30 p.m. -S&B Pro Shop (team)
April 16 - 3:30-6:30 p.m. -Matt Weggen (team)
April 28 - 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. - Billy Murphy and crew (team)
May 17 - 6:30-8:50 p.m. - Brandon Tarabek and Chad Reiffer (doubles/singles)
May 18 - 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. - Turbo 2-N-1 Grips (team)
May 20 - 3:30-6:30 p.m. - Liz Johnson (team)
May 23 - 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. - Armstrong Printing (team)
May 24 - 6:30-8:50 p.m. - Brett Wolfe (doubles/singles)
May 29 - 6:30-8:50 p.m. - K&K Bowling Services 5 (doubles/singles)
June 8 - 3:30-6:30 p.m. - Del Ballard Jr., Steve Smith, Jason Milligan (team)
June 15 - 9:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m. - Wendy Macpherson and co. (team)
July 2 - 12:40-3 p.m. - Missy Parkin (doubles/singles)
Sponsors for the 2012 USBC Open Championships include Circus Circus Reno, Eldorado Hotel Casino Reno and Silver Legacy Resort Casino Reno. Other sponsors include the Belle of Baton Rouge, official brackets sponsor; Kegel, official lane maintenance provider; Humana, official registration sponsor; Bud Light and Budweiser, official beer sponsors; The Advocate, official publication sponsor; Brunswick, official lane provider; Steltronic, official scoring system; Storm Bowling Products and Nationwide Insurance.