International Bowling Tournament To Foster Sports Tourism
November 21, 2011
The reach of sports tourism reach will be expanded once again next year when the country hosts the Bahamas International Bowling Classic (BIBC).
This is the first time the event will be held outside of the United States, but still in the Americas Zone. The May 14-20 tournament will bring some of the top bowlers from the World Bowling Tour, and their fans to the shores of The Bahamas. The attractive World Tenpin Bowling Association (WTBA) event is being endorsed by the Government of The Bahamas under the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture and the Ministry of Tourism. It has a prize purse of$125,000 and will take place at the famous Mario’s Bowling and Entertainment Palace.
Owner of the 50-lane facility, Leslie Miller said he was pleased that the government has launched their support behind the tournament, and the steps taken by the staff at the facility in promoting bowling in the country and worldwide. He is confident that the international event will boost tourism, raise the level and knowledge of the game and will create more opportunities for Bahamians.