The United States Bowling Congress Open Championships concluded earlier this month at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev. Matt Weggen of Muscatine, Iowa, made history by rolling the first back-to-back 800 series in the event's 108-year history.
Weggen won the Regular Singles title and the Regular All-Events crown on the strength of his two series.
Weggen rolled a 636 in the team event and then followed with an 806 in the Doubles and 826 in the singles for a 2,268 all-events total. He is the first person to claim both the Regular Singles and Regular All-Events since John Janawicz of Winter Haven, Fla., did it in the 2004 tournament, which was also held at the National Bowling Stadium.
The Regular Team title went to Turbo 2-N-1 Grips 1 of Madison, Wis., on the strength of the highest team game in tournament history at 1,281. The game paced a 3,473 total.
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The Team All-Events title was claimed by K&K Bowling Services 5 of Las Vegas with a 10,283. Chad Reiffer of Kentwood, Mich., and Brandon Tarabek of Grand Rapids, Mich., won the Regular Doubles with a 1,497. Reiffer rolled a 752 in the effort and Tarabek a 745.
The Classified team crown went to Paradise Lanes of Walden, Colo., which posted a 2,910 total on March 26. The Classified Doubles went to Velvet Sanderson of Norco, Calif., and Gary Weldon of Temple City, Calif., who combined for a 1,223.
Glen Brown of Renton, Wash., won the Classified Singles with a 690 series, and the Classified All-Events went to Miguel Sanchez of Chicago with a nine-game total of 1,853.
The tournament began March 4 and ran until July 3, and this was the 10th visit to Reno for the event and seventh at the National Bowling Stadium.
During the course of the tournament a record 16 800 series were rolled along with 52 perfect games. The perfect game total is the second-highest in tournament history behind the 64 rolled in the 2002 event in Billings, Mont. Next year's tournament returns to the East Coast in Baton Rouge, La. The 2012 event will begin on Feb. 11 and run 151 days, concluding on July 10.