2020 U.S. OPEN
Feb. 16-23, 2020
Sun Valley Lanes
Lincoln, Neb.

The U.S. Open often is regarded as one of the most challenging events in the sport of bowling, featuring a 56-game marathon on demanding playing conditions to determine the finalists and winner of the coveted green jacket.

Competitors at the U.S. Open bowl 24 qualifying games over three days before the field is cut to the top 36 players for an eight-game cashers' round. The top 24 bowlers after 32 games advance to round-robin match play, and 56-game totals, including 30 bonus pins for each win in match play, determine the five players advancing to the stepladder finals.

Participants in the 108-player select field earn their spots primarily through invitations based on their on-lane performances during the previous year. Players also can earn their spot through direct qualifiers around the country leading up to the event and a pre-tournament qualifier before the start of the tournament.  

COVID-19 has forced the cancellation of all the USBC Championship events that followed the U.S. Open in 2020.

Read about USBC's best practices for tournament competition during COVID-19 here.


Regional qualifying sites
Direct Entries
Prize Fund
Field to have 108 competitors
Results, lane assignments and oil patterns
Pre-Tournament Qualifier (PTQ)
PTQ Rules
PTQ Oil Pattern 
PTQ Roster
PTQ Pairings 

Tennelle Milligan
PWBA Director of Operations
Phone: 817-385-8226
Email: Tennelle.Milligan@bowl.com