Bowling's US Open Canceled—Due to Disinterest
No one will sponsor the big tournament
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted May 6, 2014 8:55 AM CDT
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(Newser) – Just how bad have things gotten for professional bowling? So bad that the sport's governing body just canceled one of its biggest tournaments for the second year in a row because they couldn't find anyone willing to sponsor it. The 2014 US Open had already been canceled, but now the Bowling Proprietors Association of America says it's giving up on the 2015 edition as well, CBS News reports. The group says it needs about $500,000 to run the tournament, and no advertisers are stepping up to provide it.

The bowling community is "in an uproar" over the decision, according to Daily Advance bowling columnist Lee Owen. "You have to wonder what this means for the sport of competitive bowling as we know it," he writes. One top pro said on Facebook that he was "disappointed and frustrated" that the BPAA had given up on 2015 so early. But a BPAA official says sponsors simply aren't interested in bowling's aging fan base. "Bowling isn't what it was 10, 20, or 30 years ago … you can't make money magically appear."

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FRT BOWLING TEAM
May 7, 2014 10:45 AM CDT
COME TO PUERTO RICO... WE HAVE PLENY OF INTEREST HERE!!! PLEASE CALL FEDERATION BOWLING OF PUERTO RICO OR USBC PUERTO RICO REGIONAL. ANY DOUBT: WWW.MEETPUERTORICO.COM
JERZJOE
May 7, 2014 7:16 AM CDT
the only bowling i want to see is the knocking down of the DUMOCRATS pins for a double STRIKE in the next elections!! cause that's.... When the DUMOCRATS LOSE & the REP WIN BIG on NOV 4, 2014 &.the REP will 1-GROW the economy & create good-paying AMERICAN jobs!! 2-GET to repeal OBAMACARE & replace it with reforms that truly LOWER COSTS!!! 3-BALANCE the budget IN 10 YEARS,reduce debt & ease TAXES in the middle-class!! 4-PROTECT social security & medicare for current & future retirees!!! 5-STRENGTHEN the military, honor our vets & restore RESPECT FOR AMERICA!!! 6-FIGHT for our individual freedoms & defend the CONSTITUTION!! 7-Then in Nov. 08, 2016 Gov. Christie will be prez!!!! and everything will be AOK in the USA on Jan 20, 2017!! THERE YA GO!!
FUBABY
May 7, 2014 6:06 AM CDT
Bowling, good by old friend