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Henderson Welcomes Top International Bowlers for WTBA World Championships
Opening ceremony at Henderson Pavilion kicks off international bowling tournament

August 01, 2013



Nations unite when Henderson hosts the World Tenpin Bowling Association (WTBA) World Championships Opening Ceremony. The celebration features a parade of nations, remarks by WTBA President Kevin Dornberger and city officials, as well as a live performance by Grooveline, a high energy disco cover band. Admission to the opening ceremony and concert is complimentary.

WHAT: WTBA World Championships Opening Ceremony

WHEN: Friday, August 16
8 p.m., Opening Ceremony & Parade of Nations
9 p.m., Concert

WHERE: Henderson Pavilion, 200 S. Green Valley Pkwy.

WHY: The opening ceremony serves as the official kick off to the 2013 WTBA World Championships, scheduled for August 16-30 at the Strike Zone Bowling Center inside Sunset Station Hotel & Casino, 1301 W. Sunset Rd. Spectator admission to the tournament is $10 daily or $75 for the two-week event.

In 2011, Henderson was chosen over Abu Dhabi and Munich, Germany to host the WTBA World Championships, the most elite kingpin competitions of all time. During the two-week event, hundreds of the globe’s best men and women bowlers go head-to-head for a chance to win gold in a number of disciplines, including singles, doubles and teams.

Other festivities include the Strike Gold Celebrity Challenge, which teams up Special Olympics bowlers with celebrities, professional bowlers and the general public, and bowling clinics for local youngsters.

For more information on the WTBA World Championships Opening Ceremony or tournament play, visit For ticket information, please call Sunset Station’s Strike Zone Bowling Center at (702) 547-7467. Find us on Facebook and follow us Twitter.

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