On Friday evening,, Sept. 2, at 8.00 p.n. local time, Guest of Honor, Mr. Tsang Tak-sing
, Secretary for Home Affairs, declared open the 2011 Women's World Championships during the Opening Ceremonies at 48-lane Hong Kong Bowling City inside EMAX mall in Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong, China. Players, coaches and officials from 33 countries were officially welcomed by HKTBC chairman. Vivien Lau
, WTBA President Kevin Dornberger
, and the Hon. Timothy Fok
, IOC member and President of Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China.