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Henderson beats out the world to host an international bowling championship

Henderson has landed a world-class sporting event that is right up its alleys by earning the right to host the 2013 World Tenpin Bowling Association World Championships.

The event, held every four years, is the sport’s most prestigious international tournament and will bring more than 400 of the globe’s top keglers to Sunset Station’s Strike Zone Bowling Center for two weeks, Aug. 18-31. Henderson beat out Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates and Munich to host the event.

Men and women from the WTBA’s American, Asian and European zones will vie for medals in six categories: singles, doubles, trios, team event, all-events and masters. After the conclusion of the first four events, the all-events medals are presented to the top three bowlers who have accumulated the highest pin fall over 24 games. The masters event then involves the top 16 bowlers from the all-events competition.

The two-week tournament is expected to attract more than 2,000 people to Henderson. No word if Roy Munson will make an appearance.

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