2/28/2013

USBC NEWS: xbowling adds excitement to USBC Championships


February 28, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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XBOWLING TOURNAMENT EDITION ADDS EXCITEMENT
TO USBC OPEN AND WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIPS

ARLINGTON, Texas -
xbowling is partnering with the United States BowlingCongress and the International Bowling Campus to deliver a unique newexperience to bowlers and fans at the 2013 USBC Open and Women's Championshipsin Reno, Nev.

xbowling, a free app that allows bowlers using smart phones or other devices tocompete with each other remotely, has created a special Tournament Edition ofthe app for the USBC Championship Tournaments.

The xbowling Tournament Edition will include real-time tournament scores, aplayer stats package, competitive side-games and leaderboard challenges. Thenew technology will allow fans to track games frame-by-frame, along withtournament standings and other statistics - all of which will be availablethrough the xbowling app or online at www.xbowling.com

As an exciting new addition to the 2013 tournaments, xbowling also isintroducing their trademark 90 Frame X GameTM: bowlers who record strikes indesignated frames over nine tournament games will be awarded points byxbowling, and bowlers who achieve a certain amount of points will win cashprizes.

"We're excited to bring a new dimension to the 2013 USBC OpenChampionships and provide bowlers and fans up-to-the-minute access toeverything taking place at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno," saidTimothy Minard, CEO of Sports Challenge Network, which developed xbowling."Best of all, the xbowling app will let bowlers of all levels track theirstats and standings just like the pros and enjoy playing challenges in hundredsof bowling centers that are using the technology."

xbowling ties directly into the scoring systems of technologically-enabledbowling centers and allows bowlers to connect with other players around theworld. The app, which is available free from the Apple Store and Google Play,also allows users to enter challenges, win prizes, track their scores and statson their mobile devices, climb the leaderboards and much more.

"We take pride in being able to showcase new technology at our events, andwe're excited about keeping our bowlers connected even when they're notactually on the lanes competing," said Brian Lewis, USBC Managing Directorof Tournaments. "xbowling combines great interactive features with thespirit of competition and will add a fun new dynamic to our championshiptournaments."

In addition to its partnership with USBC at the Open and Women's Championshipsin Reno, xbowling is the title sponsor of the Intercollegiate TeamChampionships and Intercollegiate Singles Championships and the presentingsponsor of the North Pointe Junior Gold Survivor Tournament. As with the Openand Women's Championships, collegiate fans using the xbowling app will be ableto track players and teams at the ITC and ISC, which take place in Lincoln,Neb., in April.

"Bowling continues to be one of the most popular games in the world thatpeople of all ages can enjoy," added Minard. "xbowling takes thesocial aspect a step further and allows people to compete with friends andfamily in real time, wherever they may be."

The 2013Open Championships will run from March 1 until July 7 at the National BowlingStadium, and the Women's Championships will be held April 12-July 1 at theReno-Sparks Convention Center.

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About xbowling
xbowling is the bowling industry's first mobile-based, sports challengeplatform that is revolutionizing a sport rich in tradition that is also thenumber one participatory sport in the U.S. xbowling offers a multitude of waysto "connect and compete" regardless of skill level and from anylocation. This experience of "bowling without boundaries" presents anexciting new element to the sport via social mobile technology that allowsplayers to enjoy individual, family, league and tournament competition as wellas recreational play both locally and remotely. xbowling is the initialoffering of Sports Challenge Network (SCN) and is available free from the AppleApp Store and Google play. For more information, visit www.xbowling.com and find xbowling onTwitter @xbowling and Facebook.

About Sports ChallengeNetwork
Sports Challenge Network (SCN) specializes in creating new ways for people toconnect and compete in recreational sports through social, mobile-basedtechnology. By developing industry-leading application platforms, SCN isredefining traditional gameplay for some of the world's oldest sports andgames. SCN's team of industry veterans has deep experience in sports, games,technology and digital content from Apple, ESPN, Microsoft, Google, Cisco andMotorola. Privately held, SCN is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia with developmentresources in Silicon Valley. For more information, visit www.scnlive.com.

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