Las Vegas to host Senior Masters in June

ARLINGTON, Texas - The 2012 United States Bowling Congress Senior Masters, one of the sport's premier events for senior bowlers, will take place June 10-15 at South Point Bowling Center in Las Vegas.

The Senior Masters, which is part of the Professional Bowlers Association Senior Tour, will showcase about 300 of the top senior bowlers in the world competing for an estimated overall prize fund of $125,000.

"It's great to be getting back to South Point," USBC Managing Director of Media and Events Pete Tredwell said. "Mike Monyak and his staff treated the bowlers very well in 2009 and 2010, and we look forward to another great event in 2012."

The 2012 event, which will be broadcast live on BowlTV, will have an increased first-place prize of $16,000 and the winner also will receive a paid entry into the 2013 USBC Masters.

For bowlers age 60 and over competing in the event, there are special prize opportunities. The top 10 Super Seniors outside of the event's prize fund each will earn a special prize of $500.

For more information on the 2012 USBC Senior Masters, visit