The event spans 11 weekends, from now through May 12 – with the exception of Easter weekend – with men and women battling for statewide bragging rights. Those competitors, however, will likely do more than bowl.
“It’s thrilling to see hundreds of these talented bowlers coming to the Dayton region during the Ohio State USBC State Open Championships,” said Jacquelyn Y. Powell, president and CEO of the Dayton Convention & Visitors Bureau. “These athletes, members and guests are staying at our hotels, eating in our local restaurants and shopping in our stores.”
While Wilson is excited to play host, the longtime proprietor knows his staff will have their hands full for the next few months.
“We’re doubling up as far as mechanics and the rest of our staff,” he said. “And we’re very fortunate to have a nucleus of amazing volunteers who have done this before.”
The Greater Dayton USBC will also be instrumental in helping to fill the many volunteer positions.
“It’s a lot of work, but definitely worth it,” Wilson said. “We want every bowler to have a great time while they’re here.”
2019 Ohio State USBC State Open Championship
What: Open state championship with 5,550 men and women competing in singles, doubles, team and all-events
When: Weekends Feb. 23-May 12 (no bowling Easter weekend, April 20-21)
Where: Team event – Pla-Mor Lanes, 4901 Linden Ave.; Singles/doubles events – Beaver-Vu Bowl, 1238 N. Fairfield Road
Updates: Results posted on Wednesdays at www.ohiostateusbc.com