USBC's 2017 U.S. Open brings nation's best bowlers to Flamingo Bowl in Liverpool

Some of the country's top bowlers traveled to Flamingo Bowl in Liverpool this week to compete in the 2017 U.S. Open.

The 2017 U.S. Open brought some of America's most talented bowlers to Central New York this week.

The United States Bowling Congress is in charge of the event from Flamingo Bowl in Liverpool. The tournament began Thursday and will wrap up Wednesday, November 1.

The final round will be televised nationally on CBS Sports Network, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday night.

"It just made a lot of sense," Senior Director of Tournament Programming, Gregory Moore said when asked why the event was brought to Liverpool. "There's a great bowling community here and within an easy drive of Syracuse. It just made a lot of sense to consolidate everything here and really have our flagship events in this region."

Moore was referring to the U.S. Bowling Congress's decision to bring its open championships to the OnCenter in 2018.

An excess of 50,000 bowlers from across the planet will visit Syracuse over the course of a six-month time period, beginning in February 2018 and concluding in July.

In terms of the U.S. Open, the event returned to New York State for the first time since 1993, and the eighth time coming to the Empire State in its history.

A total of 13 countries were represented among the field of bowlers, including a grand total of 24 international players.

The top 36 finishers all earn a paycheck, while the first place finisher earns a pay day of $30,000.

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