Welcome!

Microsoft Cloud Authors: Pat Romanski, Srinivasan Sundara Rajan, Glenn Rossman, Janakiram MSV, Steven Mandel

News Feed Item

Xbowling Tournament Edition Brings Exciting New Dimension to 2013 USBC Open Championships in Reno

Unique interactive bowling app allows bowlers and fans to track tournament games, leaderboards and stats in real-time using their smartphones and computers

ATLANTA, Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- xbowling is partnering with the United States Bowling Congress (USBC) and the International Bowling Campus to deliver a unique new experience to bowlers and fans at the 2013 Open Championships and the 2013 Women's Open Championships beginning March 1 in Reno, Nev.

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130228/CL68537LOGO-a)
(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130228/CL68537LOGO-b)

xbowling, a free app that allows bowlers using smart phones or other devices to compete with each other remotely, has created a special Tournament Edition of the app for the USBC championships. The xbowling Tournament Edition will include real-time tournament scores, a player stats package, competitive side-games and leaderboard challenges. The new technology will allow fans to track games frame-by-frame along with tournament standings and other statistics – all of which will be available through the xbowling app or online at www.xbowling.com.  

As an exciting new addition to the 2013 Championships, xbowling is also introducing their trademark 90 Frame X Game: bowlers who record strikes in designated frames over nine tournament games will be awarded points by xbowling, and bowlers who achieve a certain amount of points will win cash prizes.

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

xbowling ties directly into the scoring systems of technologically-enabled bowling centers and allows bowlers to connect with other players around the world. 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 stats on their mobile device, climb the leaderboards and much more.

"We take pride in being able to showcase new technology at our events, and we're excited about keeping our bowlers connected even when they're not actually on the lanes competing," said Brian Lewis, USBC managing director of tournaments. "xbowling combines great interactive features with the spirit of competition and will add a fun new dynamic to our championship tournaments."

In addition to its partnership with USBC at the Championships in Reno, this year xbowling is the title sponsor of the Intercollegiate Team Championships (ITC), the Intercollegiate Singles Championships (ISC) and the presenting sponsor of the North Pointe Junior Gold Survivor Tournament. As with the Open and Women's Championships, collegiate fans using the xbowling app will be able to 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 that people of all ages can enjoy," added Minard. "xbowling takes the social aspect a step further and allows people to compete with friends and family in real time, wherever they may be."

About xbowling
xbowling is the bowling industry's first mobile-based, sports challenge platform that is revolutionizing a sport rich in tradition that is also the number one participatory sport in the U.S. xbowling offers a multitude of ways to "connect and compete" regardless of skill level and from any location. This experience of "bowling without boundaries" presents an exciting new element to the sport via social mobile technology that allows players to enjoy individual, family, league and tournament competition as well as recreational play both locally and remotely. xbowling is the initial offering of Sports Challenge Network (SCN) and is available free from the Apple App Store and Google play. For more information, visit www.xbowling.com and find xbowling on Twitter @xbowling and Facebook.

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

United States Bowling Congress
The United States Bowling Congress serves as the national governing body for the sport. USBC is a membership organization that provides standardized rules, regulations and benefits to make bowling fair and fun for everyone. For more information, visit www.bowl.com.

Contact:
Cory Stewart
Cookerly Public Relations
(404) 816-2037        
[email protected]  

SOURCE Sports Challenge Network

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

@ThingsExpo Stories
The Jevons Paradox suggests that when technological advances increase efficiency of a resource, it results in an overall increase in consumption. Writing on the increased use of coal as a result of technological improvements, 19th-century economist William Stanley Jevons found that these improvements led to the development of new ways to utilize coal. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Mark Thiele, Chief Strategy Officer for Apcera, will compare the Jevons Paradox to modern-day enterprise IT, e...
Complete Internet of Things (IoT) embedded device security is not just about the device but involves the entire product’s identity, data and control integrity, and services traversing the cloud. A device can no longer be looked at as an island; it is a part of a system. In fact, given the cross-domain interactions enabled by IoT it could be a part of many systems. Also, depending on where the device is deployed, for example, in the office building versus a factory floor or oil field, security ha...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Bsquare has been named “Silver Sponsor” of SYS-CON's @ThingsExpo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. For more than two decades, Bsquare has helped its customers extract business value from a broad array of physical assets by making them intelligent, connecting them, and using the data they generate to optimize business processes.
Identity is in everything and customers are looking to their providers to ensure the security of their identities, transactions and data. With the increased reliance on cloud-based services, service providers must build security and trust into their offerings, adding value to customers and improving the user experience. Making identity, security and privacy easy for customers provides a unique advantage over the competition.
There are several IoTs: the Industrial Internet, Consumer Wearables, Wearables and Healthcare, Supply Chains, and the movement toward Smart Grids, Cities, Regions, and Nations. There are competing communications standards every step of the way, a bewildering array of sensors and devices, and an entire world of competing data analytics platforms. To some this appears to be chaos. In this power panel at @ThingsExpo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, Bradley Holt, Developer Advocate a...
If you’re responsible for an application that depends on the data or functionality of various IoT endpoints – either sensors or devices – your brand reputation depends on the security, reliability, and compliance of its many integrated parts. If your application fails to deliver the expected business results, your customers and partners won't care if that failure stems from the code you developed or from a component that you integrated. What can you do to ensure that the endpoints work as expect...
So, you bought into the current machine learning craze and went on to collect millions/billions of records from this promising new data source. Now, what do you do with them? Too often, the abundance of data quickly turns into an abundance of problems. How do you extract that "magic essence" from your data without falling into the common pitfalls? In her session at @ThingsExpo, Natalia Ponomareva, Software Engineer at Google, provided tips on how to be successful in large scale machine learning...
If you had a chance to enter on the ground level of the largest e-commerce market in the world – would you? China is the world’s most populated country with the second largest economy and the world’s fastest growing market. It is estimated that by 2018 the Chinese market will be reaching over $30 billion in gaming revenue alone. Admittedly for a foreign company, doing business in China can be challenging. Often changing laws, administrative regulations and the often inscrutable Chinese Interne...
In his general session at 18th Cloud Expo, Lee Atchison, Principal Cloud Architect and Advocate at New Relic, discussed cloud as a ‘better data center’ and how it adds new capacity (faster) and improves application availability (redundancy). The cloud is a ‘Dynamic Tool for Dynamic Apps’ and resource allocation is an integral part of your application architecture, so use only the resources you need and allocate /de-allocate resources on the fly.
Enterprise IT has been in the era of Hybrid Cloud for some time now. But it seems most conversations about Hybrid are focused on integrating AWS, Microsoft Azure, or Google ECM into existing on-premises systems. Where is all the Private Cloud? What do technology providers need to do to make their offerings more compelling? How should enterprise IT executives and buyers define their focus, needs, and roadmap, and communicate that clearly to the providers?
SYS-CON Events announced today that Commvault, a global leader in enterprise data protection and information management, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Commvault is a leading provider of data protection and information management solutions, helping companies worldwide activate their data to drive more value and business insight and to transform moder...
The many IoT deployments around the world are busy integrating smart devices and sensors into their enterprise IT infrastructures. Yet all of this technology – and there are an amazing number of choices – is of no use without the software to gather, communicate, and analyze the new data flows. Without software, there is no IT. In this power panel at @ThingsExpo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, panelists will look at the protocols that communicate data and the emerging data analy...
Fifty billion connected devices and still no winning protocols standards. HTTP, WebSockets, MQTT, and CoAP seem to be leading in the IoT protocol race at the moment but many more protocols are getting introduced on a regular basis. Each protocol has its pros and cons depending on the nature of the communications. Does there really need to be only one protocol to rule them all? Of course not. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Chris Matthieu, co-founder and CTO of Octoblu, walk you through how Oct...
Digital innovation is the next big wave of business transformation based on digital technologies of which IoT and Big Data are key components, For example: Business boundary innovation is a challenge to excavate third-party business value using IoT and BigData, like Nest Business structure innovation may propose re-building business structure from scratch, as Uber does in the taxicab industry The social model innovation is also a big challenge to the new social architecture with the design fr...
Is your aging software platform suffering from technical debt while the market changes and demands new solutions at a faster clip? It’s a bold move, but you might consider walking away from your core platform and starting fresh. ReadyTalk did exactly that. In his General Session at 19th Cloud Expo, Michael Chambliss, Head of Engineering at ReadyTalk, will discuss why and how ReadyTalk diverted from healthy revenue and over a decade of audio conferencing product development to start an innovati...
Data is an unusual currency; it is not restricted by the same transactional limitations as money or people. In fact, the more that you leverage your data across multiple business use cases, the more valuable it becomes to the organization. And the same can be said about the organization’s analytics. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Bill Schmarzo, CTO for the Big Data Practice at EMC, will introduce a methodology for capturing, enriching and sharing data (and analytics) across the organizati...
IoT is fundamentally transforming the auto industry, turning the vehicle into a hub for connected services, including safety, infotainment and usage-based insurance. Auto manufacturers – and businesses across all verticals – have built an entire ecosystem around the Connected Car, creating new customer touch points and revenue streams. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Macario Namie, Head of IoT Strategy at Cisco Jasper, will share real-world examples of how IoT transforms the car from a static p...
There is little doubt that Big Data solutions will have an increasing role in the Enterprise IT mainstream over time. Big Data at Cloud Expo - to be held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA - has announced its Call for Papers is open. Cloud computing is being adopted in one form or another by 94% of enterprises today. Tens of billions of new devices are being connected to The Internet of Things. And Big Data is driving this bus. An exponential increase is...
SYS-CON Events has announced today that Roger Strukhoff has been named conference chair of Cloud Expo and @ThingsExpo 2016 Silicon Valley. The 19th Cloud Expo and 6th @ThingsExpo will take place on November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. "The Internet of Things brings trillions of dollars of opportunity to developers and enterprise IT, no matter how you measure it," stated Roger Strukhoff. "More importantly, it leverages the power of devices and the Interne...
Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with the 19th International Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world and ThingsExpo Silicon Valley Call for Papers is now open.