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Re: Today's news from USBC Open Championships
« Reply #16 on: January 04, 2021, 03:45:36 PM »
We're supposed to go in June.  I hope things are more opened up and normal but who knows....
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Re: Today's news from USBC Open Championships
« Reply #17 on: January 04, 2021, 03:50:11 PM »
Well it has been over 2 weeks since the announcement and I haven't heard anything yet on our squad times. We are going in May so our dates should remain the same. 

My guess is that trying to reschedule the 2 months delay (March, April) has been a bigger chore than expected. I visited the website and nothing is available on it.

I bet they were on holiday break as well. I'm sure they'll respond soon. I'm still waiting to hear back too.




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Re: Today's news from USBC Open Championships
« Reply #18 on: January 05, 2021, 01:48:48 PM »
Ask and you shall receive.

I just got the email from USBC while a little vague it basically stated my team had been moved to the 8:00 am squad.

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Re: Today's news from USBC Open Championships
« Reply #19 on: January 05, 2021, 02:08:28 PM »
Ask and you shall receive.

I just got the email from USBC while a little vague it basically stated my team had been moved to the 8:00 am squad.

Is there such a thing as being up at 8AM in Vegas?   :-\
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Re: Today's news from USBC Open Championships
« Reply #20 on: January 05, 2021, 02:11:34 PM »
I'm an early riser and it is really 10 our time.

We used to bowl the 10:30 pm team squad and it was always late getting started sometimes up to an hour. With the time change by the time we got done it was like 4:00 AM and we were walking zombies.

Nothing on doubles/singles yet.

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Re: Today's news from USBC Open Championships
« Reply #21 on: January 05, 2021, 02:15:27 PM »
We used to bowl the 10:30 pm team squad and it was always late getting started sometimes up to an hour. With the time change by the time we got done it was like 4:00 AM and we were walking zombies.

I have felt that pain before as well.
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Re: Today's news from USBC Open Championships
« Reply #22 on: January 05, 2021, 06:12:40 PM »
We used to bowl the 10:30 pm team squad and it was always late getting started sometimes up to an hour. With the time change by the time we got done it was like 4:00 AM and we were walking zombies.

The last time I bowled nationals(Vegas-09?) we had that shift, finished around 3:30 AM, and had to be on the plane @ 6. Not a lot of fun, that.

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Re: Today's news from USBC Open Championships
« Reply #23 on: January 05, 2021, 06:41:42 PM »
We used to bowl the 10:30 pm team squad and it was always late getting started sometimes up to an hour. With the time change by the time we got done it was like 4:00 AM and we were walking zombies.

The last time I bowled nationals(Vegas-09?) we had that shift, finished around 3:30 AM, and had to be on the plane @ 6. Not a lot of fun, that.

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Plenty of time to catch that flight...  ;D
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Re: Today's news from USBC Open Championships
« Reply #24 on: January 05, 2021, 07:39:20 PM »
We used to bowl the 10:30 pm team squad and it was always late getting started sometimes up to an hour. With the time change by the time we got done it was like 4:00 AM and we were walking zombies.

The last time I bowled nationals(Vegas-09?) we had that shift, finished around 3:30 AM, and had to be on the plane @ 6. Not a lot of fun, that.

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Plenty of time to catch that flight...  ;D

Can't argue that!

Back when National Airlines was still flying, I had a flight to catch for a weekend convention down by LAX that started on Friday, but I still had to bowl league on that Thursday night.

At McCarran in Vegas, you could only check in up to 4 hours ahead of time for your flight. Well, National not only had a deal with the Rio and Harrah's (they were partly owned by them at the time) where you could check your bags in at their ticket counter they had at the Rio, but also check in 8 hours in advance. So I checked in at 4, ate dinner at the Rio, walked back across the street to bowl league at Gold Coast, then drove to the airport (next exit up off the freeway), parked, and went straight to the flight with an hour to spare.

With Vegas, you can definitely get there with plenty of time! If not, just catch a cab; they're trained to run over and through everyone to get to the airport anyway!  ;D

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Re: Today's news from USBC Open Championships
« Reply #25 on: January 18, 2021, 03:26:23 PM »
Well the portal has been opened back up.

Our doubles/singles time remained the same.

Now to see if our team is willing to travel there in early May, wait till later, or just cancel this year.

Current plan is to go in early May but that might change depending on who has gotten the covid vaccination.

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Re: Today's news from USBC Open Championships
« Reply #26 on: January 18, 2021, 04:08:26 PM »
I guess I "bitched" too soon. Our squad times for team actually improved and we kept the original 5 PM squad for Doubles/Singles.
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« Reply #27 on: January 18, 2021, 05:40:07 PM »
I guess I "bitched" too soon. Our squad times for team actually improved and we kept the original 5 PM squad for Doubles/Singles.

Question for you.. I'm assuming you're up in my area (NorCal).. how are you practicing, with everything closed down? Are you making the run over to Reno/Sparks/Carson City? I can't imagine you wanting to drive up to Redding or so just to practice..

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Re: Today's news from USBC Open Championships
« Reply #28 on: January 18, 2021, 09:57:25 PM »
I guess I "bitched" too soon. Our squad times for team actually improved and we kept the original 5 PM squad for Doubles/Singles.


Question for you.. I'm assuming you're up in my area (NorCal).. how are you practicing, with everything closed down? Are you making the run over to Reno/Sparks/Carson City? I can't imagine you wanting to drive up to Redding or so just to practice..

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I'm in Stockton. I have not thrown a bowling ball since last March when our local houses shut down for "Three weeks to lessen the surge on the hospitals".

In late June, we were on our way to Newport Oregon for vacation and traveled through Redding. There was a bowling alley there that was open for business, we stopped in(actually stopped there because of Liquor Barn which shares a parking lot) and checked it out. The bowling alley was open for business at that time. Nice smaller house, probably a nice place to bowl.

The shut down hasn't been that bad for me overall. I work for a very large mental health hospital company that has campuses all over California. We have Skilled Nursing as well as Mental Health treatment. Also having a serious impact on my ability to bowl is I'm taking classes to finish a degree at UC Berkeley. So the shutdown has made life a bit easier since I don't have to drive to Berkeley for classes four days a week.

I'm gonna pay my $185 and bowl like shit in Las Vegas. My Open Championships average is 176, so I figure to knock it down and move me out of the top division.

Yep, I intend to be a sorry-low-down-cheating-sandbagger.  ;D
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Re: Today's news from USBC Open Championships
« Reply #29 on: January 18, 2021, 10:01:17 PM »
On a different note, if anyone wants to join us, I will probably have space available. I usually take four teams, but several of my normal group are not going to make Vegas this year.

Team squad is June 28th at Noon with Doubles/Singles on June 29th @ 5:00 PM.

One thing to consider, if you feel you are in the running to take home an Eagle, we are not the group for you.  ;D
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Re: Today's news from USBC Open Championships
« Reply #30 on: January 19, 2021, 08:09:26 AM »
Our TEAM time on May 12, 2021 got pushed to 8:00 AM. 

Everyone we are with (I think 15 people) just rolled over our 2020 Entries.

Flying in from Richmond, VA and last week several people got
Southwest roundtrip at $175!  I bought airfare the  next day (January 12, 2021)
for $220 roundtrip.