VIP package available at 2012 USBC Open Championships

Bowlers headed to the 2012 USBC Open Championships in Baton Rouge, La., will have the chance to be treated like Mardi Gras royalty if they take advantage of the tournament's new VIP program. This includes the chance to be coached by international coach Bill Hall on the tournament's new showcase lanes, which will be located on the second floor of the Baton Rouge River Center.

The Open Championships VIP package includes several gifts, discounts and other features combined into one great deal that can be purchased exclusively on for just $199.95. It is perfect as a holiday gift or a special opportunity for a veteran competitor looking to enhance the tournament experience.

Because certain portions of the program must be scheduled, bowlers are required to purchase their VIP memberships at least 30 days prior to their dates of competition in Baton Rouge.

'The Open Championships experience already is unique and exciting for our bowlers, but we're hoping to make the 2012 event even more memorable with our VIP package,' said Kevin Terry, USBC's Managing Director of Marketing and Membership. 'We've combined all the best things from the tournament into one great package and added some special gifts and value for our most dedicated bowlers.'

Here's a look at the components of the VIP package:

•    Member polo shirt
•    One-hour coaching session with international coach Bill Hall on the new showcase lanes, which will feature the tournament lane condition
•    VIP Welcome/Express tournament check-in
•    VIP photo/video package
•    Complimentary locker
•    Express weigh-in
•    Complimentary seating at USBC-televised events
•    25% discount at the on-site USBC SportStore
•    $50 Bowling Ball Express discount
•    VIP membership card

The VIP package does not include entry fees for the event. To get complete details and become an Open Championships VIP, click here, or call (800) 514-2695, ext. 3151.