Registration underway for VIP program at 2015 USBC Open

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ARLINGTON, Texas - The VIP program at the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships has provided an enhanced tournament experience for hundreds of competitors, and the program is set to return for its fourth year with some exciting new features.

The 2015 USBC Open Championships VIP package includes program staples, such as a membership credential, VIP locker access at the El Paso Convention Center, photo and video discount package and Bowling Ball Express discount. Other package highlights are a singles entry into the Bowlers Journal Championships presented by USBC and a team practice session for up to 10 people. Both are being held on the on-site Showcase Lanes.

New for 2015, VIPs all will receive an upgraded performance jersey featuring the skyline of El Paso, Texas, and one singles entry into The Forty Frame Game, which is being run at nearby Fiesta Lanes.

Bowlers can become VIPs in 2015 for $229.95.

"The VIP program at the Open Championships has allowed bowlers to enjoy the many aspects of the tournament experience in one convenient package," USBC's Senior Director of Tournament Planning Greg Moore said. "It continues to evolve based on bowler feedback, and we're proud of how well the program has been received."

The cost of the VIP package does not include entry fees for the Open Championships, but the VIP lockers feature unlimited in-and-out privileges, and each bowler's first Bowlers Journal singles entry each year comes with a one-year subscription to Bowlers Journal International.

Because certain portions of the program must be scheduled, bowlers are required to purchase their VIP memberships at least 30 days prior to their dates of competition in El Paso.

VIP registration for the 2015 Open Championships is open.

To get complete details or become a VIP, visit BOWL.com/OpenVIP or call 817-385-8583.

CAPTAIN'S CLUB ALSO BACK IN 2015

Being a team captain nearly is a full-time job, so upon arrival at the El Paso Convention Center the most-dedicated captains at the 2015 USBC Open Championships will enjoy a few rewards for their hard work.

Captains with six or more teams will earn entrance into the Captain's Club, and benefits include a premium USBC Captain's Club polo shirt, MyBowlingVacation.com bag tag, official Captain's Club messenger bag, Bowling Ball Express discount ($25 each way), custom photo package, special locker access and a $25 restaurant voucher.

The Captain's Club also is available for the USBC Women's Championships and new USBC Mixed, and there's still time to add more teams to take advantage of the terrific benefits.