What: The Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Illinois State United States Bowling Congress (USBC) and Don Carter Lanes are pleased to host and welcome back to Rockford the Illinois State 127th Open Tournament.

When: Saturday, March 23 to Sunday, May 24

The tournament will take place over 7 consecutive weekends (skipping Easter weekend).

Where: Don Carter Lanes 

4007 East State Street, Rockford, IL                                          

Why: This large bowling tournament returns to Rockford after a three-year absence. Rockford and RACVB last hosted the Illinois State United States Bowling Congress Bowling Association Championship Tournament in 2021. This tournament travels around the state and Rockford was awarded this year’s tournament. The tournament is expected to see over 1,000 teams registered, with an average of four people per team. More than 4,000 bowlers are expected over the course of the seven-weekend tournament.

“The Illinois USBC tournament will bring thousands of visitors to our region over the course of seven weekends and we want to say thank you to the organizers, facility staff and local volunteers for making this tournament possible,” said Lindsay Arellano, RACVB vice president of sales & servicing. “We expect these visitors to fill over 1,500 hotel room nights booked and while here we estimate they will spend more than $730,000.”

Other: More information about this event can be found at www.illinoisusbcwba.org.                                                                                                        

About RACVB: RACVB is responsible for promoting the Rockford region as an attractive travel destination and enhancing its public image as a dynamic place to live and work. Through the impact of travel, RACVB strengthens the economic position of the region and provides opportunities for people in our communities. www.gorockford.com


Lindsay Arellano, Vice President of Sales and Service: 815.489.1653; larellano@gorockford.com

Brad Sommer, Don Carters Lanes Owner 815.978.6076