The US Open will be heading back to Woodland Bowl in Indianapolis for all three years, with the 2025 event making the 70-lane venue the host for four consecutive editions of the major championship on the Professional Bowlers Association Tour schedule.
Anthony Simonsen of Las Vegas won the 2022 US Open in February at Woodland Bowl.
The US Women’s Open will be held at ABC Gates Bowl in Rochester, New York, for the 2023 event, before the major on the Professional Women’s Bowling Association Tour schedule makes its own stop at Woodland Bowl in 2024. The 2025 US Women’s Open will be at Sun Valley Lanes and Games in Lincoln, Nebraska.
The US Women’s Open will make its second consecutive stop in New York after Kingpin’s Alley Family Fun Center in South Glens Falls hosts the 2022 edition starting this week. The 2022 event will be held June 15-21, with the finals airing Tuesday at 7 pm Eastern live on CBS Sports Network.
“We’re excited to be able to bring the US Open and US Women’s Open to these great centers and bowling communities,” BPAA Executive Director Frank DeSocio said. “Each of these centers has a history of hosting major events, and we’re ready to continue this tradition looking ahead for the next three years.”
Competitors at both majors will battle some of the most challenging lane conditions in the sport over 56 games of qualifying and round-robin match play to determine the five finalists for the stepladder finals, with the champions earning a spot in each tournament’s long and storied history and the chance to wear the green jacket awarded to the winner.
With four events being held in three years at Woodland Bowl, the venue will continue its own tradition of hosting major championships.
In addition to its history with the US Open, including both the men’s and women’s event in 1996 (qualifying and match play before the finals took place at Market Square Arena), Woodland Bowl has hosted countless PBA Tour stops and previous editions of the USBC Masters and Junior Gold Championships.
Both ABC Gates Bowl and Sun Valley Lanes and Games return to the PWBA Tour schedule after hosting events in previous seasons.
ABC Gates Bowl hosted the PWBA Rochester Open in 2016 and 2017, while Sun Valley Lanes and Games held the PWBA Lincoln Open in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019 and 2021.
Sun Valley Lanes and Games also welcomed the US Open to the 32-lane facility in 2020 and has hosted the Intercollegiate Team and Singles Championships and International Bowling Federation World Youth Championships.
“Some of bowling’s biggest and most memorable moments have taken place at the US Open and US Women’s Open,” USBC Executive Director Chad Murphy said. “We’re proud to be able to continue the history and tradition of these tournaments in these great venues and locations.”