ARLINGTON, Texas - The inaugural World Tenpin Bowling Association World Senior Championships will be held at Red Rock Lanes in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States next year.
The event, which will feature the world's top bowlers age 50 and older, will take place Aug. 10-16 at the Red Rock Resort, just before the 2013 WTBA World Championships.
"This will be the first opportunity for senior bowlers to win world champion medals," WTBA President and CEO Kevin Dornberger said. "Red Rock is one of the most stunning bowling centers in the entire world, and we look forward to them hosting the best senior bowlers in the world."
The format on the World Senior Championships will pattern after the WTBA World Youth Championships, with four men and four women eligible from each country. The competitors will face off for medals in singles, doubles, team, all-events and Masters.
The 72-lane Red Rock Lanes opened in 2007 to much fanfare as one of the most expensive bowling centers ever built. Red Rock Vice President Bryan Lindsey said they look forward to hosting the World Senior Championships.
"When the top senior bowlers in the world descend upon Las Vegas for the World Senior Championships, they will have a world-class experience at Red Rock Resort," Lindsey said. "Red Rock Lanes is second to none with cutting edge technology, sharp decor and one-of-a-kind VIP lanes. In addition to bowling, Red Rock Resort offers more than a dozen dining options ranging from a quick bite to upscale, state-of-the-art gaming, movie theaters and stunning pool area. This will be more than a competition, it will be a complete travel experience for competitors and their guests."
The World Tenpin Bowling Association, which is made up of 115 bowling federations, governs the sport throughout the world. For more information on WTBA, visit WorldTenpinBowling.com.