World Bowling Women’s Championships Officially Open
LAS VEGAS, August 24 – 177 athletes from 34 countries, local and world officials, spectators and fans were welcomed to the South Point Bowling Plaza in Las Vegas last night for the World Bowling Women’s Championships. The 45 minute Opening Ceremony marked the beginning of five days of qualifying and two days of finals.
World Bowling CEO, Kevin Dornberger gave special welcome to athletes and officials from Mongolia and Saudi Arabia who are participating in the event for the first time. “This is an historic event for a couple of reasons,” said Dornberger. “First, we welcome two teams from Mongolia and Saudi Arabia who are with us for the first time . . . and the other reason it is historic is that this event will be broadcast live globally for 9 1/2 hours next Thursday and 6 hours Friday, so it will be seen by a lot of bowling fans around the world. We also thank our friends here at South Point. Welcome to the best bowling facility in the world.”
South Point Director of Bowling Mike Monyak also welcomed the athletes.
“I have been watching all of you practice, and I admire your incredible talent and enthusiasm and how you represent your countries. It makes us feel really great about being involved in this sport.”
After the USA National Anthem, Team USA member Stefanie Johnson read the athletes pledge, and Southern Nevada USBC President Vern Vernazzaro read the officials oath, and the event was declared officially open by Pan American Zone President Martin Faba.
Seven days of competition begins Saturday morning and continues through Friday, August 30.
Where to watch the World Bowling Women’s Championships:
Qualifying broadcast: worldbowling.sport
Live scoring: Lanetalk App
Social: @worldbowling #WBWC2019
Event website for results & schedule: https://2019wwc.worldbowling.org/
About the World Bowling Women’s Championships: The World Bowling Women’s Championships is bowling’s most prestigious event for women athletes. This championship takes place from 23 – 30th of August 2019. The best female bowlers from around the world will compete in singles, doubles, trios, all events, team of five and masters.
About World Bowling: World Bowling is the governing body for the sport of tenpin bowling and heads 114 national federations from five confederations. Bowling is played in the Asian Games, the Pan American Games and The World Games.