2013 World Bowling Championships awarded to Henderson (Las Vegas), USA

Henderson (Las Vegas) has been selected to host the World Bowling Championships in 2013. The decision was taken by the Executive Board of the World Tenpin Bowling Association (WTBA) during their meetings in Lausanne from December 1-3.

Henderson, Las Vegas, was selected following the exciting bidding process facilitated by TSE Consulting launched in April 2010. The new host city was selected by WTBA due to its innovation on how it will enhance the scope, presentation and marketing of the World Championships and the sport of bowling.

Henderson’s bid boasted top facilities with state of the art technology, including a 77,000 square foot bowling centre with 72 lanes, 36” colour monitors at every lane and a 42” plasma television between each pair of lanes. And with eight 16 foot projection screens, fans and media will be able to experience bowling in a whole new way.

WTBA President, Mr. Kevin Dornberger, said, “I congratulate the City of Henderson whose bid shows that they have both the vision and capacity to organise a fantastic event in 2013 and raise the World Bowling Championships to new standards. This for us is an important step towards our continual development as a global sport and our drive towards Olympic inclusion.”

The combined Men-Women World Bowling Championships are held once every four years and is the most prestigious international event in bowling, where the best bowlers from around the world compete over a two week period.


For further information, please contact:
World Tenpin Bowling Association
Kevin Dornberger, President
Tel: +1 800 514 2695

TSE Consulting
Kenneth Quah, Consultant
Tel: +41 21 313 23 00