How to 'fix' the USBC Open Championships with a new form of the old Classic division
JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Sunday, July 25, 2021 11:00 am
The National Bowling Stadium in Reno will host the 2023 USBC Open Championships. Photo by Photo by Jay Kersting.
As Bob Johnson explained in this Bowlers Journal column back in 2012, the American Bowling Congress in the early years of the ABC Tournament (now the USBC Open Championships) had a bizarre rule called the Alleyman Rule.
Early ABC leaders tried to discourage professional bowling and the Alleyman Rule limited a team to one player who earned the majority of his income from bowling, but that included proprietors, adult pinboys, and even bartenders who worked in a bowling center, as Johnson...