Last chance to register for the 1st World Senior Championships in Las Vegas


    2013 WSrC

    World Tenpin Bowling Association extends entry deadline for Aug. 10-16 event and releases Bulletin No. 2; 210 players from 32 federations have registered so far

    2011WTBALogo.jpgThe World Tenpin Bowling Association has announced that it has extended the entry deadline for the 1st World Senior Championships. The event will be conducted Aug. 10-16, 2013 at 72-lane Red Rock Lanes inside the famous Red Rock Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.

    "Some federations have asked for more time to decide if they can participate and we can accept new registrations some more days," WTBA Secretary General Christer Jonsson said. As of July 10, 210 players - 124 men and 86 women - from 32 WTBA member federations have registered for the event.

    To participate in the first edition of the championships for men and women 50 years of age or above, players must be born December 31st, 1963 or before.

    The WTBA, tenpin bowling's governing body, and co-host Red Rock Resort and Casino have also released Bulletin No. 2, which contains the Preliminary Schedule; Information about Red Rock Resort & Casino; Information about Red Rock lanes and oiling conditions; Various facilities and services; Various Fees; Flags and national anthems; Registration form for administration; Unofficial practice; Activities August 16-17; and Forms and deadlines.

    Click here to download Bulletin No. 2 (MS document).

     2010MWCWTBAPresidentKevinDornberger.jpg"This will be the first opportunity for senior bowlers to win world champion medals," WTBA President and CEO Kevin Dornberger (pictured left) 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.

    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.

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    "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, go to


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    2013 World Senior Championships - Schedule of Events

    Red Rock Lanes in Las Vegas, Nev., USA (Aug. 10-16, 2013)

    Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013
    09:30-10:30 Lane maintenance
    10:30-12:00 Official practice (squad A)
    12:30-13:30 Lane maintenance
    14:00-15:30 Official practice (squad B)
    16:00-17:00 Opening ceremony

    Monday, Aug. 12, 2013
    07:30-08:30 Lane maintenance
    08:30-12:00 Men's and Women's Singles (Squad A)
    12:00-13:00 Lane maintenance
    13:00-16:30 Men's and Women's Singles (Squad B)
    16:30-17:00 Lane maintenance
    17:00-18:00 Men's and Women's Singles Semifinals and Finals
    18:00-18:30 Singles Medal Ceremony

    Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013
    07:30-08:30 Lane maintenance
    08:30-12:00 Men's and Women's Doubles (Squad A)
    12:00-13:00 Lane maintenance
    13:00-16:30 Men's and Women's Doubles (Squad B)
    16:30-17:00 Lane maintenance
    17:00-18:00 Men's and Women's Doubles Semifinals and Finals 18:00-18:30 Doubles Medal Ceremony

    Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013
    08:00-09:00 Lane maintenance
    09:00-12:00 Men's and Women's Team (first block)
    12:00-14:00 Lane maintenance 14:00-17:00 Men's and Women's Team (second block)

    Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013
    08:00-09:00 Lane maintenance
    09:00-11:00 Men's and Women's Team Semifinals and Finals
    11:00-11:30 Team Medal Ceremony
    11:20-12:30 Lane maintenance
    14:00-16:30 Men's and Women's Masters Round 1
    16:30-17:00 All-Events Medal Ceremony

    Friday, Aug. 16, 2013
    07:30-08:30 Lane maintenance
    08:30-11:00 Men's and Women's Masters Round 2
    11:00-12:00 Lane maintenance
    12:00-13:00 Men's and Women's Masters Semifinals and Finals
    13:00-13:30 Masters Medal Ceremony
    14:30 Farewell Celebration
    19:00 Opening ceremony for 2013 Combined World Championships (Sunset Station)