USBC, Kegel extend lane maintenance partnership Article Image
ARLINGTON, Texas - Kegel and the United States Bowling Congress extended their partnership agreement to have Kegel as the official lane maintenance provider for USBC Championship Tournaments and a USBC Gold Product Partner.

Since 2006, Kegel has provided lane maintenance equipment and supplies, along with technical and on-site support, for USBC events from the youth to professional level. Kegel also handles lane maintenance for the Professional Women's Bowling Association, which is supported by the Bowling Proprietors' Association of America and USBC.

"USBC is honored to continue and grow its long-standing relationship with Kegel," USBC Executive Director Chad Murphy said. "Kegel's lane machines, lane care products, expertise and on-site processes help provide quality conditions and integrity for USBC Championship Tournaments."

The USBC Open and Women's Championships, the premier events for USBC adult members, the Intercollegiate Team and Singles Championships, plus the four sectional qualifiers, and the Junior Gold Championships and Survivor tournament are among the events Kegel supports with its latest lane machines and cleaners.

"Kegel and USBC have a shared mission to provide bowlers with a fair and reliable playing field in championship events," Kegel CEO Chris Chartrand said. "We appreciate USBC for entrusting Kegel with the responsibility as the official lane maintenance partner at its national events."

Under the direction of Nick Hoagland, who has led pattern development for USBC for the last five years, USBC staff closely works with the Kegel team. USBC determines lane conditions for every USBC national event, while Kegel provides equipment maintenance and technical support.

Other events in which Kegel provides on-site lane maintenance include the USBC Team USA Trials, USBC Masters, USBC Queens, U.S. Open, U.S. Women's Open, USBC Senior Masters, USBC Senior Queens, Super Senior Classic, USBC Senior Championships, Bowlers Journal Championships and the Youth Open Championships.

Founded in 1981, Kegel is based in Lake Wales, Florida, where it has a 74,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility and 12-lane training center.

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