WTBA invites 36 men's and 36 women's qualifiers to World Championships 2013


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    Combined Championships to be held at 72-lane Sunset Station's Strike Zone in Henderson, Nev., USA from Aug. 18-31, 2013

    2011WTBALogo.jpgThe World Tenpin Bowling Association and Strike Zone Bowling Center have sent out Bulletin No. 1 for the 2013 World Championships to the WTBA member federations, who have qualified for the men's and/or women's competition.

    The World Championships, which will be held from August 16-31 at Sunset Station's Strike Zone bowling center, a 72-laner in Henderson, Nev., in suburban Las Vegas, United States, will be hosted by four partners: the World Tenpin Bowling Association, the United States Bowling Congress, Station Casinos and the City of Henderson, USA.

    For the first time since 2003 in Malaysia, the men will bowl alongside the women in a World Championship. The field will consist of 36 men's and 36' women teams with maximum six players each.

    Eight teams plus host country United States come from the Pan American Bowling Confederation (PABCON). The Asian Bowling Federation (ABF) will be represented by 12 teams and 15 teams qualified from the European Tenpin Bowling Federation (ETBF).

    2012IntMiniStrikeZone.jpg26 countries will participate in both men's and women's division while the other countries send a men's or women's team only.

    Strike Zone Bowling Center (pictured right) was built in 2003 and has hosted the PABCON Championships, the USBC Masters, the PBA Tournament of Champions and the WTBA International Open in its short existence.

    Bulletin No. 1 presents the following items:
    Preliminary Schedule
    Sunset Station Hotel & Casino and the City of Henderson/Las Vegas
    Strike Zone Bowling Center
    Various facilities and services
    Various fees
    Forms and deadlines

    Download Bulletin 1 (MS document).

    Questions about the championship contact WTBA Secretary General Christer Jonsson ([email protected]).
    For all questions about room reservations please contact directly Sunset Station Hotel & Casino ([email protected]).


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    • Friday, Aug. 16 Last Day of Arrival, Opening Ceremonies
    • Saturday, Aug. 17 International Pro-Am, Team Managers Meeting
    • Sunday, Aug. 18 Official Practice Men and Women
    • Monday, Aug. 19 Men's Singles Preliminaries and Finals (shorter oil)
    • Monday, Aug. 19 Men's Singles Preliminaries and Finals (shorter oil)
    • Tuesday, Aug. 20 Women's Singles Preliminaries and Finals (shorter oil)
    • Wednesday, Aug. 21 Men's Doubles Preliminaries and Finals (longer oil)
    • Thursday, Aug. 22 Women's Doubles Preliminaries and Finals (longer oil)
    • Friday, Aug. 23 Men's Trios Preliminaries (shorter oil)
    • Saturday, Aug. 24 Women's Trios Preliminaries (shorter oil)
    • Sunday, Aug. 25 Men's Trios Preliminaries (longer oil) and Finals
    • Monday, Aug. 26 Women's Trios Preliminaries (longer oil) and Finals
    • Tuesday, Aug.27 Men's and Women's Team Preliminaries (shorter oil)
    • Wednesday, Aug. 28 Men's and Women's Team Preliminaries (longer oil)
    • Thursday, Aug. 29 Men's and Women's Team Finals; Men's and Women's Masters Round 1
    • Friday, Aug. 30 Men's and Women's Masters Round 2, Semifinals and Finals; Closing Ceremonies and Farewell Banquet Saturday, Aug. 31 Departure; FIQ Congress, Industry Forum/Social; USBC Queens Official Practice Sunday, Sept. 1 WTBA Congress; USBC Queens first day of competition