LAS VEGAS - More than 200 athletes from 32 countries will compete in the World Senior Championships of Tenpin Bowling at Sam’s Town Hotel and Gambling Hall on Aug. 23-30.
“The World Senior Championships are the pinnacle of the senior competitive bowling world and as the sport of bowling works toward attaining our place as part of the Olympic Games, events that showcase our best senior athletes is important and helps our sport earn even more respect throughout the world,” said Kevin Dornberger, President of the World Tenpin Bowling Association.
The World Bowling Senior Championship event includes the top international senior bowlers age 50 or older. Four men and four women per country will compete for gold, silver and bronze medals in five categories. Categories include singles, doubles, four-player teams, all-events and masters. In 2013, the United States team led the medal tally with six gold, three silver and six bronze medals; followed by Sweden, with three gold, five silver and five bronze medals.
The events will be held at the Sam’s Town Bowling Center, which features 56 lanes. For more information on World Bowling, visit http://www.worldbowling.org/.
About Sam’s Town Hotel and Gambling Hall
Located at 5111 Boulder Highway, Sam’s Town offers more than eight restaurants, an 18-screen movie theater, 56-lane bowling center, a 12,000 square foot entertainment center and the beautiful indoor atrium Mystic Falls Park. The property has a 133,000-square foot casino with 29 table games, more than 2,000 slot and video poker machines, a bingo parlor, keno lounge, poker room and race and sports book. For more information visit www.samstownlv.com, on Facebook (www.facebook.com/samstownlv), and Twitter (@samstownlv). Headquartered in Las Vegas, Boyd Gaming is a leading diversified owner and operator of 22 gaming entertainment properties located in Nevada, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and New Jersey. Additional news and information on Boyd Gaming can be found at www.boydgaming.com.