Sneak Peek: South Point Bowling Plaza Opens Its Doors

by Bob Johnson 0

This is the sign bowlers and fans will look for when entering the South Point Bowling Plaza.
This is the sign bowlers and fans will look for when entering the South Point Bowling Plaza.

 

Eight months ahead of schedule, the $35 million South Point Bowling Plaza opened its doors this morning for a media preview.

On hand were representatives of the South Point Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas Events and the United States Bowling Congress. USBC will stage five Open Championships and four Women’s Championships at the 60-lane facility from 2016 through 2027, and other Las Vegas bowling centers will host an array of other events over the span of the USBC contract.

The Bowling Plaza scoreboard tells the story: Las Vegas will be hosting dozens of top bowling events.
The Bowling Plaza scoreboard tells the story: Las Vegas will be hosting dozens of top bowling events.

 

 

 

 

Top-level bowling will make its debut at the Bowling Plaza this weekend when the PBA tapes a number of World Series of Bowling tournament championship rounds for later airing on ESPN. Originally scheduled to take place in the South Point Arena, the tapings were moved to the Bowling Plaza when construction work was completed well ahead of schedule.

Bowlers Journal will have full coverage of the opening in the December issue of the magazine.

Bob Johnson

Bob Johnson has received more national writing awards than any other bowling writer — close to 70 over the course of his 40-year career. He began at age 16 as a staff writer and then assistant editor for the weekly Pacific Bowler newspaper in his native California, and within three years was writing feature stories for Bowlers Journal. He has written for the magazine ever since, except for a five-year span when he was hired as the founding editor of another magazine. He moved to Chicago in 2000 and spent 13 years in the Windy City, including five as Bowlers Journal’s Editor. In 1975, Johnson received the Robert E. Kennedy Award as California’s top undergraduate high school journalist. Five years earlier, on the lanes, he had shared the Bantam Division Doubles championship in the Orange County Junior Bowling Association Championships. Today, he continues to work full-time for Bowlers Journal as its Senior Editor, to write his popular “Strikes Me” column, and to edit Luby Publishing Inc.’s weekly business-to-business Cyber Report.

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