65th Denny’s U.S. Open

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Roster

Current Entries: 488

In The Bag

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Event Dates

From: Sunday, March 23, 2008
To: Sunday, March 30, 2008

Host Center

Brunswick Zone Carolier
790 US Route 1
North Brunswick, NJ 08902
(732) 846-2424

Television Dates

  • 3/30/2008 2:00 PM ET on ESPN
  • 3/31/2008 12:00 PM ET on ESPN Classic
  • 4/4/2008 3:00 AM ET on ESPN2
  • 3/12/2009 4:00 PM ET on ESPN Classic

Oil Pattern Schedule

Prize Fund

Place Winnings*
1 $100,000.00
2 $50,000.00
3 $25,000.00
4 $13,000.00
5 $9,000.00
6 $7,500.00
7 $6,200.00
8 $5,300.00
9 $4,500.00
10 $4,000.00
11 $3,800.00
12 $3,600.00
13 $3,400.00
14 $3,200.00
15 $3,000.00
16 $2,800.00
17 $2,700.00
18 $2,600.00
19 $2,550.00
20 $2,500.00
21 $2,450.00
22 $2,400.00
23 $2,350.00
24 $2,300.00
25 $1,900.00
26 $1,850.00
27 $1,800.00
28 $1,750.00
29 $1,700.00
30 $1,650.00
31 $1,600.00
32 $1,560.00
33 $1,540.00
34 $1,520.00
35 $1,500.00
36 $1,480.00
37 $1,460.00
38 $1,440.00
39 $1,420.00
40 $1,410.00
41 $1,400.00
42 $1,390.00
43 $1,380.00
44 $1,370.00
45 $1,360.00
46 $1,350.00
47 $1,340.00
48 $1,330.00
49 $1,320.00
50 $1,310.00
51 $1,300.00
52 $1,290.00
53 $1,280.00
54 $1,270.00
55 $1,260.00
56 $1,250.00
57 $1,245.00
58 $1,240.00
59 $1,235.00
60 $1,230.00
61 $1,225.00
Place Winnings*
62 $1,220.00
63 $1,215.00
64 $1,210.00
65 $1,205.00
66 $1,200.00
67 $1,195.00
68 $1,190.00
69 $1,185.00
70 $1,180.00
71 $1,175.00
72 $1,170.00
73 $1,165.00
74 $1,160.00
75 $1,155.00
76 $1,150.00
77 $1,145.00
78 $1,140.00
79 $1,135.00
80 $1,130.00
81 $1,125.00
82 $1,120.00
83 $1,115.00
84 $1,110.00
85 $1,105.00
86 $1,100.00
87 $1,095.00
88 $1,090.00
89 $1,085.00
90 $1,080.00
91 $1,075.00
92 $1,070.00
93 $1,065.00
94 $1,060.00
95 $1,055.00
96 $1,050.00
97 $1,045.00
98 $1,040.00
99 $1,035.00
100 $1,030.00
101 $1,025.00
102 $1,020.00
103 $1,015.00
104 $1,010.00
105 $1,005.00
106 $1,000.00
107 $1,000.00
108 $1,000.00
109 $1,000.00
110 $1,000.00
111 $1,000.00
112 $1,000.00
113 $1,000.00
114 $1,000.00
115 $1,000.00
116 $1,000.00
117 $1,000.00
118 $1,000.00
119 $1,000.00
120 $1,000.00
121 $1,000.00
122 $1,000.00

*See Tournament Notes below for Prize Fund details.

Tournament News

A Grand Finish
Sunday, March 30, 2008

The Grand Slam, two Majors in a season, $100,000 and the one accomplishment that has eluded him in his illustrious career. With so much riding on the line, getting a mark in the 10th frame was never more difficult for Norm Duke.

Major Mika Strikes Again
Saturday, March 29, 2008

Last year, Mika Koivuniemi got off to a strong start in the U.S. Open and faded at the end. He learned from his mistakes and is now one win away from his second U.S. Open crown.

Duke Dashes to Lead
Friday, March 28, 2008

Norm Duke has had one of the most interesting seasons of his 26-year career. He’s now put himself in position to make it one of the most memorable.

Stayin' Alive
Thursday, March 27, 2008

As late as Thursday evening, it was looking as if an exciting finish to the 2007-08 PBA Player of the Year race was going to end with a whimper instead of a bang. Instead, Chris Barnes and Walter Ray Williams Jr. made late runs to stay alive in the 65th Denny’s U.S. Open.

Barnes Answers Your Questions
Wednesday, March 26, 2008

The Player of the Year race on the Denny's PBA Tour is coming down to the wire. With one event left on the schedule Chris Barnes holds a slim 2-point advantage over all-time titles leader Walter Ray Williams Jr. Barnes stopped by USAToday.com today to chat with fans.

Bad Brad on the Loose
Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Brad Angelo has quietly been one of the most consistent bowlers on the Denny’s PBA Tour this season, he just hasn’t had enough breaks go his way to get him over the hump. He’s hoping they all fall into place this week in the most prestigious tournament of the season.

Valenta Leaps to Lead
Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Brian Valenta doesn’t have a whole lot of experience bowling on the Denny’s PBA Tour, but he does have the distinction of being doubles partners with one of the greatest bowlers of all-time.

Denny’s PBA Tour star Chris Barnes will participate in a live national online chat this Wednesday, March 26 at 11 a.m. ET on USAToday.com to promote this week’s 65th Denny’s U.S. Open which will determine the 2007-08 PBA Player of the Year award.

The PBA announced today it has signed a three-year contract with Brunswick Zone Carolier in North Brunswick, N.J., to serve as the host of the prestigious U.S. Open event, one of four majors on the Denny’s PBA Tour, for the next three seasons.

Tournament Schedule / Notes

Pattern and Lane Conditioner:
U.S. Open with Brunswick Absolute Control

SUNDAY, MARCH 23, 2008
Non-Exempt Player Pro-Ams
Pro-Am Times: NOON and 3:00PM
ALL NON-EXEMPT ENTRANTS MUST BE AVAILABLE FOR SUNDAY PRO-AMS. PRO-AM ASSIGNMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE UNTIL SUNDAY, MARCH 17, 2008. PLEASE CHECK FOR DAILY UPDATES

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM / Non-PBA member meeting.
Non-member meeting to be held at Brunswick Zone Carolier

MONDAY, MARCH 24, 2008
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM / Practice (A Squad, B Squad A-L)
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM / Practice (B Squad M-Z, C Squad)

Exempt Player Pro-Ams: 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM

TUESDAY, MARCH 25, 2008
8:00 AM - 11:45 AM / A Squad Qualifying (6 Games)
Noon - 3:45 PM / B Squad Qualifying (6 Games)
RE-OIL
6:00 PM - 9:45 PM / C Squad Qualifying (6 Games)
Roll-Call will be 30 minutes prior to each first round qualifying squad.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26, 2008
8:00 AM - 11:45 AM / B Squad Qualifying (6 Games)
Noon - 3:45 PM / C Squad Qualifying (6 Games)
RE-OIL
6:00 PM - 9:45 PM / A Squad Qualifying (6 Games)

THURSDAY, MARCH 27, 2008
8:00 AM - 11:45 AM / C Squad Qualifying (6 Games)
Noon - 3:45 PM / A Squad Qualifying (6 Games)
RE-OIL
6:00 PM - 9:45 PM / B Squad Qualifying (6 Games)
CUT TO TOP 25% OF FIELD (Cashers)

FRIDAY, MARCH 28, 2008
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM / Cashers Qualifying (9 Games)
CUT TO TOP 24
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM / BPAA Consolation Shoot Out
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM / Match Play Round 1 (8 Games)

SATURDAY, MARCH 29, 2008
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM / Match Play Round 2 (8 Games)
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM / Match Play Round 3 (8 Games)
TOP 4 ADVANCE TO LIVE ESPN STEPLADDER FINALS

SUNDAY, MARCH 30, 2008
Live ESPN television finals from Brunswick Zone Carolier, North Brunswick, NJ