Intercollegiate Team, Singles titles up for grabs this week in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS – The top student-athletes are on their way to Las Vegas this week to compete in the 2023 Intercollegiate Team Championships and Intercollegiate Singles Championships.

The journey to take home the top team and individual titles of the 2022-2023 USBC Collegiate season begins Monday at the South Point Bowling Plaza with the official practice session for the 24 male and 24 female qualifiers for the ISC.

The week will wrap Saturday with four taped televised finals, which will air on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. Eastern in April and May on CBS Sports Network.

The women’s ISC final will air April 25 with the men’s ISC final following on May 2. The first ITC show will be the women’s title match, which will air on May 9, and the run of collegiate broadcasts will close May 16 with the men’s ITC finals.

All qualifying and match-play rounds at the ISC and ITC will be streamed live on

Competition at the ISC kicks off Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. Eastern with a six-game qualifying block to determine seeding for the single-elimination bracket. The top eight qualifiers in both the men’s and women’s divisions will receive first-round byes with the first three rounds of match play featuring a three-game total-pinfall format to determine which player advances.

The final four players in each division after three rounds will advance to the semifinals with one-game matches determining the 2023 champions.

There will definitely be a new men’s national champion this year as 2022 winner Brandon Vallone of William Paterson placed ninth and failed to advance out of the Dayton Sectional in March.

The possibility of a repeat champion still exists on the women’s side, however, as Stephen F. Austin senior Chloe Skurzynski, a former Team USA member and the 2022 U.S. Amateur champion, won the Dallas Sectional to earn the right to defend her 2022 ISC title.

The ITC will welcome the top 16 men’s and 16 women’s collegiate programs to South Point Bowling Plaza starting Wednesday for the official practice session before qualifying begins Thursday at 11 a.m. Eastern.

Qualifying will consist of 24 Baker games to determine seeding for the double-elimination match-play bracket. All matches leading up to the title match will be contested in a best-of-seven Baker format.

The championship round will feature a best-of-five Baker final in each division.

The Wisconsin-Whitewater men and Stephen F. Austin women will have the opportunity to defend their ITC titles from the 2022 event in Addison, Illinois.

Whitewater punched its ticket back to nationals by winning this year’s men’s sectional qualifier in Smyrna, Tennessee, while Stephen F. Austin made it back to ITCs by taking second place at the women’s sectional in Dallas.

Teams and individuals qualified for the ITC and ISC through four sectional qualifiers held in March. The sectionals were contested in Smyrna; Addison; Dayton, Ohio; and Dallas.

To qualify for the ISC, women’s competitors needed to finish in the top five at the Dallas and Smyrna sectionals based on six-game pinfall totals. The Dayton Sectional took the top six women, and eight ladies advanced out of Addison.

Men’s qualifiers had to finish no worse than fifth in Dayton and Dallas in order to advance to ISCs while the top six moved on from Smyrna and the top eight from Addison.

Teams qualifying for the ITC had to finish in the top four of their sectionals based on 64-game Baker pinfall totals.

The men’s teams from Saint Xavier, Trine and Ottawa will be making their first ITC appearances this season. Each will have its work cut out as there are several perennial powerhouses among the remaining 13 teams in the men’s field.  

No first-time qualifiers made it through sectionals on the women’s side this year; instead, 14 of the 16 spots were taken by teams ranked in the top 25 of either the USBC Collegiate or NCAA rankings, which should make the battle for the national title fierce from start to finish.

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