Team all-events record falls at USBC Open Championships in Las Vegas


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[reprinted from USBC's Webb site]

LAS VEGAS - The longest-standing scoring record at the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships fell Saturday night, as Mento Produce of Baldwinsville, New York, posted a 10,444 Team All-Events total at the South Point Bowling Plaza.

The group averaged more than 238 over six games of doubles and singles, and more than 232 across two days and two oil patterns to solidify its place in history.

They topped the previous mark of 10,425, set by Pollard's Bowl of Versailles, Indiana, at the 1996 event in Salt Lake City.

Team All-Events includes the combined all-events totals of all five team members, and while the category does not offer any prize money, it often is regarded as the most prestigious title available at the USBC Open Championships. It first was awarded in 1947.

Brett Cunningham of Clay, New York, led the way for Mento Produce on Saturday with a 2,220 all-events total. His performance included sets of 799 in doubles, 761 in singles and 660 in team and also earned him a spot at the top of the Regular All-Events standings.

The 33-year-old right-hander was a new addition to a team that has enjoyed recent success at the Open Championships, much of which has come at South Point.

Cunningham was joined in the effort by Derek Magno (2,111), Steve Meyer (2,073), Anthony Pepe (2,029) and Joseph Conti Jr. (2,011). The latter four helped Mento Produce to the Team All-Events title in the same venue in 2019.