The event starts on Monday, July 31, with practice rounds and a pro-am where professionals and local amateur bowlers compete. The actual tournament, the penultimate event of the 2017 PWBA (Professional Women’s Bowling Association) Tour, officially begins with qualifying rounds on Tuesday, August 1, and concludes Sunday, August 6, with the event’s step-ladder finals.
On Sunday, the last competitor standing will receive a trophy, prize money and a spot in the PWBA’s final tour event in September, featuring the top 16 performers of the season squaring off in a tournament of champions.
Keep your eyes on one competitor, Liz Johnson, who looks to win her fourth consecutive U.S. Women’s Open. Johnson recalls her first Open victory, “I remember it being such a long tournament,” she said on the PWBA website. “That’s how a U.S. Women’s Open is supposed to be. It’s not supposed to be a cakewalk.”
Tickets for the U.S. Women’s Open can be purchased in person at the Plano Super Bowl or by calling 972-881-0242. A pass for the entire week is your best deal at just $30, which covers practice, qualifying rounds, match play and Sunday’s step ladder championship. Passes for Sunday’s finals are $20 while tickets for Saturday’s match-play are $15. Tickets for Monday’s practice rounds and pro-am are $5.
Located near the Downtown Plano area, the Plano Super Bowl offers free parking and is highly accessible off Highway 75 and Parker Road. Downtown Plano is home to popular restaurants like Lockhart Smokehouse, recently named one of the state’s best barbecue joints by Texas Monthly, wood-fired pizzeria Urban Crust or longtime Plano favorite Ye Olde Butcher Shop, who serves delicious burgers. Plano Super Bowl also has its own in-house restaurant as well, Scratch Kitchen, a fun hang-out that takes bowling alley fare to a new level with favorites like pizza, wings, and burgers, delivered with a chef’s flair.
Make bowling your theme for the week by adding nearby Arlington’s International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame to your itinerary and journey back to where bowling began through an interactive museum experience.