Live Coverage of the WTBA World Championships in Las Vegas

    08/10/13

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    First combined World Championships since 2003 to be held at 72-lane Sunset Station's Strike Zone in Henderson, Nev., USA from Aug. 18-31, 2013

    2013WCLogo.jpg The WTBA World Championships will be held from August 16-31, 2013 at Sunset Station's Strike Zone bowling center, a 72-laner in Henderson, Nev., in suburban Las Vegas, United States.

    The Championships 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).

    26 countries will participate in both men's and women's division. Those countries are: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Denmark, Dominican Republic, England, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Korea, Macau, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Poland, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Sweden, United States (Host), and Venezuela.

    Ten countries (Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Greece, Kuwait, Norway, South Africa, Switzerland, Thailand, and UAE) will send a men's team and ten countries (Catalonia, China, Chinese Taipei, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, New Zealand, Philippines, Russia, and Ukraine) will send a women's team.

    2011WTBALogo.jpgThe 2013 World Championships will award medals in six disciplines in each division - Singles, Doubles, Trios, Team, All Events and Masters.

    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 Championships - Schedule of Events


    2013WCLogo.jpg Friday, Aug. 16, 2013
    All day - Last day of arrival/unofficial practice
    19:30-21:00 - Opening ceremony
    21:00 - Music concert

    Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013
    10:00-16:00 - International pro-am
    16:00-22:00 - Unofficial practice 18:00-19:30 - Team Manager meeting

    Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013
    09:00-10:30 - Official practice (men)
    10:30-12:00 - Lane maintenance
    12:00-13:30 - Official practice (men)
    13:30-15:00 - Lane maintenance
    15:00-16:30 - Official practice (women)
    16:30-18:00 - Lane maintenance
    18:00-19:30 - Official practice (women)

    Monday, Aug. 19, 2013
    08:00-11:30 - Men's Singles Squad 1 (shorter oil)
    11:30-13:00 - Lane maintenance
    13:00-16:30 - Men's Singles Squad 2 (shorter oil)
    16:30-17:00 - Lane maintenance
    17:00-17:30 - Men's Singles Semifinals (shorter oil)
    17:30-18:00 - Men's Singles Final (shorter oil)

    Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013
    08:00-11:30 - Women's Singles Squad 1 (shorter oil)
    11:30-13:00 - Lane maintenance
    13:00-16:30 - Women's Singles Squad 2 (shorter oil)
    16:30-17:00 - Men's Singles Medal Ceremony and lane maintenance
    17:00-17:30 - Women's Singles Semifinals (shorter oil)
    17:30-18:00 - Women's Singles Final (shorter oil)

    Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013
    08:00-11:30 - Men's Doubles Squad 1 (longer oil)
    11:30-13:00 - Lane maintenance
    13:00-16:30 - Men's Doubles Squad 2 (longer oil)
    16:30-17:00 - Women's singles medal ceremony and lane maintenance
    17:00-18:00 - Men's Doubles Semifinals (longer oil)
    18:00-19:00 - Men's Doubles Final (longer oil)

    Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013
    08:00-11:30 - Women's Doubles Squad 1 (longer oil)
    11:30-13:00 - Lane maintenance
    13:00-16:30 - Women's Doubles Squad 2 (longer oil)
    16:30-17:00 - Men's Doubles Medal Ceremony and lane maintenance
    17:00-18:00 - Women's Doubles Semifinals (longer oil)
    18:00-19:00 - Women's Doubles Final (longer oil)

    Friday, Aug. 23, 2013
    09:00-11:30 - Men's Trios Round 1, Squad 1 (shorter oil)
    11:30-13:00 - Women's Doubles Medal Ceremony and lane maintenance
    13:00-15:30 - Men's Trios Round 1, Squad 2 (shorter oil)

    Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013
    09:00-11:30 - Women's Trios Round 1, Squad 1 (shorter oil)
    11:30-13:00 - Lane maintenance
    13:00-15:30 - Women's Trios Round 1, Squad 2 (shorter oil)

    Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013
    08:00-10:30 - Men's Trios Round 2, Squad 2 (longer oil)
    10:30-12:00 - Lane maintenance
    12:00-14:30 - Men's Trios Round 2, Squad 1 (longer oil)
    14:30-15:00 - Lane maintenance
    15:00-16:15 - Men's Trios Semifinals
    16:15-17:30 - Men's Trios Final
    17:30-18:15 - Men's Trios Medal Ceremony

    Monday, Aug. 26, 2013
    08:00-10:30 - Women's Trios Round 2, Squad 2 (longer oil)
    10:30-12:00 - Lane maintenance
    12:00-14:30 - Women's Trios Round 2, Squad 1 (longer oil)
    14:30-15:00 - Lane maintenance
    15:00-16:15 - Women's Trios Semifinals
    16:15-17:30 - Women's Trios Final
    17:30-18:15 - Women's Trios Medal Ceremony

    Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013
    08:00-12:30 - Men's Team Round 1 (shorter oil)
    12:30-14:00 - Lane maintenance
    14:00-18:30 - Women's Team Round 1 (shorter oil)

    Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013
    08:00-12:30 - Men's Team Round 2 (longer oil)
    12:30-14:00 - Lane maintenance
    14:00-18:30 - Women's Team Round 2 (longer oil)

    Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013
    08:00-11:00 - Masters Round 1
    11:00-12:30 - Lane maintenance
    12:30-16:00 - Masters Round 2
    16:00-17:00 - Lane maintenance
    17:00-18:45 - Women's team semifinals
    18:45-19:15 - Lane maintenance
    19:15-21:00 - Men's team semifinals

    Friday, Aug. 30, 2013
    08:30-09:30 - Men's and Women's Masters Semifinals
    09:30-09:45 - Lane maintenance
    09:45-10:45 - Women's Masters Final
    10:45-11:45 - Men's Masters Final
    11:45-12:45 - Lane maintenance
    12:45-14:00 - Women's Team Final
    14:00-14:30 - Lane maintenance
    14:30-16:00 - Men's Team Final
    19:00 - Farewell Banquet, Closing Ceremony, Masters Medal Ceremony

    Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013
    09:00-18:00 - FIQ Congress and Industry forum/social
    15:00-18:00 - USBC Queens official practice (times estimated)

    Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013
    09:00-17:00 - WTBA Congress
    09:00-17:00 - USBC Queens first round (times estimated)

     


    Note: The USBC Queens, a World Bowling Tour event for women, will immediately follow the 2013 WTBA World Championships at the same bowling center. For more information click here.