Defending champions Ronnie Sparks Jr.
of Redford, Michigan, and Matt McNiel
of Minneapolis, returned to the USBC Open Championships to put their respective titles on the line this week at the National Bowling Stadium. Sparks (pictured), the 2015 Regular Singles winner (793), made his title defense April 29. After a 243 start, he had games of 217 and 204 for a 664 series, short
of last year's winning mark and this year's leader, Robert J. Bures of
Painesville, Ohio (815).