213 players to compete in inaugural WTBA World Senior Championships

    08/08/13

    2013 WSrC

    124 men and 89 women from 33 countries to compete in Singles, Doubles, Team, All Events and Masters at Red Rock Lanes from August 10-16, 2013

    2013WSrCLogo.jpgThe 1st WTBA World Senior Championships, which will be held from Aug. 10-16, 2013 at 72-lane Red Rock Lanes in Las Vegas, Nev., United States, will draw 213 players - 124 men and 89 women - from 33 countries according to the World Tenpin Bowling Association.

    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.

    Women's Division (89 players from 27 countries):
    Australia - Jeanette Baker, Robyn Flynn, Jill Morris, Heather Robertson
    Austria - Gabriele Bruckner, Christine Gablek, Gabriele Loos, Herta Perschy
    Brazil - Marlene Bonacina, LĂ©a Castro, Sarah Gutermann, LĂșcia Vieira
    Canada - Jill Friis, Cathy Harvey, France Joubert, Sharon Tataryn
    Chile - Filomena Arenas, Maria Contreras, Cleo Quintanilla, Veronica Rajii
    China - Li Xiaolin, Wang Daqiang
    Colombia - Yira Perea
    Czech Republic - Blanka Hanusikova, Dana Hanusova, Eva Stefkova, Dagmar Stulikova
    England - Angie Brown, Jan Hodge, Tricia Lloyd, Jan Steiner
    Finland - Aira Helaakoski, Riitta Nikupeteri, Raija Pöntinen, Tuula Tamminen
    Germany - Ursula Diekhoff, Gisela Insinger, Ingrid Rux, Marett Schiller
    Israel - Sara Aviram Harlap, Hana Duanis, Rhona Gill
    Japan - Chieko Hirata, Misako Karatsu, Nobuko Miyake, Michiyo Teramura
    Mexico - Veronica Berumen, Teresa Piccini, Margarita Ramos, Fransuesa Sacre
    Netherlands - Marga Kruemmel
    New Zealand - Natalie Adams, Lyanairre Churchill, Donna Flechter, Alison Hayward
    Norway - Sylvi Bergtun Berge, Gerd Brandett, Ragnhild Elisabeth Kristoffersen, Merethe Nilsen
    Panama - Lissette Abood, Elia Bennett, Sherlie Charles, Nereyda Mock
    Puerto Rico - Ana Bermudez, Myrna Flores, Marta Ramos, Nora Serracin
    Russia - Tatiana Sherstneva, Tatiana Sheshenya
    Scotland - Margaret Rae
    Sweden - Christel Carlsson, Ann-Ki Larsson Carlsson, Susanne Olsson, Lena Sulkanen
    United States - Anne Marie Duggan, Tish Johnson, Robin Romeo, Lucy Sandelin
    Uruguay - Silvia Juarez
    Venezuela - Mariela Alarza, Suzanne Algernon, Milda Dos Ramos, Ivette Gonzalez
    Virgin Islands - Juanita Lambert, Winona Lester, Elaine Springer, Sheryl Williams
    Wales - Pauline McDonald, Angie Morgan

    Men's Division (124 players from 33 countries):
    Australia - Robert Chinner, Warren Stewart, Mick Talevski, Bob Whybrow
    Austria - Christian Broinger, Dusan Kometter, Manfred Panzenböck, Wolfgang Wondratsch
    Brazil - Jamil Sales, Paulo Soares, Marco TĂșlio, MĂĄrcio Vieira
    Canada - Jack Brace, Randy Kostenuck, Russell Serwetnyk, Ray Vervynck
    Chile - Guillermo Blanco, Enrique Fernandez, Jorge Mandiola, Fernando Pena
    China - Luo Jinhua, Ding Tianbao, Qin Xiaogang, Zhu Yongqiu
    Colombia - NĂ©stor Barrantes, Edgar GĂłmez, David Romero, NicolĂĄs Ruiz
    Czech Republic - Frantisek Brokes, Jan Fleischmann, Jaroslav Moravek, Petr Tomasek
    Dominican Republic - Domingo Castro, Jose Luis Infante, Hilton Nunez, Rolando Sebelen
    England - Gary Barlow, Geoff Brown, Mark Fullbrook, Ian Lee
    Finland - Pentti Laine, Timo MÀkelÀ, Teemu Raatikainen, Esa SievÀnen
    Germany - Erich Behrends, Jochen Diekhoff, Arthur DĂ€hn, Karl-Heinz Gaiser
    Israel - Eliezer Shienman, Izhak Dekel, Meir Cohen, Mordechai Levy
    Italy - Sergio Fabbietti, Lorenzo Fiorentin, Gastone Pertegato, Santo Provenzi
    Japan - Satoru Ando, Kokichi Itagaki, Takeo Murakami, Tadashi Ogata
    Kazachstan - Sergey Kuzovkin
    Mexico - Isaac Amkie, Manuel Garcia, Jesus Guitierrez, Victor Mar
    Netherlands - Jan de Bruijn, Harold Jablonski, Paul Kruemmel, Hans Sommer
    New Zealand - German Ebue, Delfin Guzman, Gregorio Nicholas, Alan Vermaak
    Norway - Per E Fjordheim, Ingar Gabrielsen, Robert Lind, Tom Nilsen
    Panama - Eric Lanuza, Alexis Moreno, Jorge Quintero, Jose Zambrano
    Puerto Rico - Edward Roncoli, Edgardo Ruiz, Antonio Santa, Antonio Velez
    Romania - Corneliu Antimirescu, Marcel Tarase, Florian Mihailescu, Valentin Fatu
    Russia - Salavat Adiatulin, Oleg Kozyrev, Iurri Sizov, Revkat Vakhidov
    Scotland - Alan Keddie
    Slovakia - Milan Cepregi, Peter Pargac
    Sweden - Christer Danielsson, Jan Nordberg, Christer Pettersson, Stefan Yngström
    Ukraine - Aleksej Asajewicz, Sergii Diachuk, Fedir Mitsyk, Mykhaylo Scherbinin
    United States - Del Ballard Jr. Hugh Miller, Ron Mohr, Ed Roberts
    Uruguay - Fernando Alfonzo, Denis Arbulo, Gustavo Garcia, William Rodriguez
    Venezuela - Pedro Cardozo, Arturo Hernandez, Alejandro Nieto, Antonio Ochoa
    Virgin Islands - Vincent Ebbersen, Valencio Jackson, Hugo Moorehead Jr. Jackie Ross
    Wales - Graham Dalton, Richard Morgan, Terry Richards, Gareth Roberts

    2011WTBALogo.jpg The World Tenpin Bowling Association, tenpin bowling's governing body, and co-host Red Rock Resort and Casino have released two Bulletin, which contain the Preliminary Schedule (see the revised schedule below); 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).

     "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.

    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.

    Click on the image to enlarge it.

    "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 112 bowling federations, governs the sport throughout the world. For more information on WTBA, go to WorldTenpinBowling.com.

     


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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)