Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi will host two prestigious world tenpin bowling championships, it was announced on Wednesday.
The capital is to stage the 2014 World Tenpin Bowling Association (WTBA) World Men’s Championship and the 2015 WTBA World Women’s Championship. Abu Dhabi last hosted the WTBA World Championships in 1999.
The 2014 and 2015 events will take place in late August or early September at the Khalifa International Bowling Centre in Zayed Sports City.
“We are very pleased to announce that Abu Dhabi will host back-to-back world championships,” said WTBA President Kevin Dornberger.
“A lot of people have fond memories of the UAE hosting the world championships in 1999 and we look forward to two more great events.”