Major Bowling Tournament Under Way in Reno

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RENO, Nev. (AP) - A bowling tournament expected to draw more than 52,000 bowlers to Reno over its 125-day run is under way.

The 2013 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships began Friday at the National Bowling Stadium.

The Reno Gazette-Journal reports ( ) more than 10,500 teams will take to the lanes through July.

Bowlers will compete for $4.5 million to $7.5 million in estimated prize money.

Bowlers will compete in three events - team, doubles and singles.