South Point Bowling Plaza welcomes 2019 Open Championships
The atmosphere Saturday at the South Point Bowling Plaza was a combination of United States Bowling Congress Open Championships tradition and Las Vegas flair, mixed with the warmth and familiarity of a homecoming parade.
The first of more than 10,200 five-player teams, their friends and family, supporters, bowling fans and curious South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa guests were on-hand to help usher in the 116th edition of the USBC Open Championships.
This year’s event marks the tournament’s fourth trip to the Entertainment Capital of the World and second visit to the Bowling Plaza, where it first was held in 2017. Nearby Cashman Center played host in 1986 and 2009.
The 2019 Open Championships will run daily until July 8 and bring more than 50,000 bowlers, in three average-based divisions, to South Point.