On Tuesday, January 31st, the U.S. Open 2023 has begun, giving a start on this year's PBA Tour. A total of 108 participants, who got their invitations based on their on-lane performances during 2022, and those who have earned their spot through direct qualifiers, are now showing their best at the qualification round in Woodland Bowl, Indianapolis.
Before the field is reduced to the top 24 players for round-robin match play, competitors at the U.S. Open bowl 24 qualifying games over the course of three days. The five players moving on to the stepladder finals after match play are determined by 48-game totals, which include 30 bonus pins for each win.
Ten European bowling sharks are competing in the U.S. Open this year - Richard Teece, Kim Bolleby, Martin Larsen, Thomas Larsen, Osku Palermaa, Christopher Sloan, Jesper Svensson, Richard Teece, and Dominic Barrett, who is the only one knowing the sweet taste of victory in this tournament, winning it in 2018.
The U.S. Open, which features a 48-game marathon on difficult playing conditions to select the finalists and winner of the desired green jacket, is frequently regarded as one of the most difficult competitions in the sport of bowling. In 2022, Anthony Simonsen defeated EJ Tackett to win the 2022 U.S. Open.
The total prize fund for the U.S. Open 2023 is $300,750.