The United States has the largest population of Latinos and Hispanics outside of Latin America. Hispanic Americans and Latino Americans, who are descendants of people from countries of Latin America and Spain, overall are the second-largest ethnic group in the United States and the largest minority group in 191 of 366 metropolitan areas with about 56 million people.
“It seems as if every group has its own event in Las Vegas such amateurs, high rollers, military people, collegiate bowlers, True Amateur Tournaments, Underground Bowling Association, an so on and so on”, said Ildemaro Ruiz of Venezuela, who had the idea for the Storm Latino project together with Arturo Quintero of Mexico.
“We have been working with Gary Hulsenberg (Storm’s VP Business Development) to create an event for everyone, but at the same time giving the Hispanic/Latin bowlers their own event to identify themselves with it.
“We want to establish a special event in our very own style and we hope that everybody will enjoy the Hispanic/Latin culture and our music. We will have an extra booth in the plaza in which people can buy tickets for the Las Vegas shows.
“Sometimes when we bowl, we totally forget that we are in Fabulous Las Vegas. This won’t happen in our tournament,” Ruiz added.
The Las Vegas Super Cup offers total prize fund of $150,000 featuring two events and four divisions, three of whom with handicap:
The Daily $5,000 will be held every day from Sept. 3-8. The divisional winners on each day battle it out for a $5,000 top prize.
The Grand Final $10,000 is the main event on Sunday, Sept. 9, and will be using the same format to find the winner of each division who will determine the Super Cup champion who receives the $10,000 top prize.
Six out of the sixty lanes at South Point Bowling Plaza will be available all week to stage several side events such as ball demos, bowling clinics, professional exhibitions and private classes with a number of top-level coaches and PBA bowlers.
Many of the action, especially the daily finals and the Grand Final, but also some divisional semifinals and finals and even special events will be streamed live on the internet.