Could Wichita’s on-again, off-again courtship of the 2011 United States Bowling Congress Championship still have a happy ending? Wichita should do whatever possible to see that it does – no small task, given the numbers of bookings now in place for Century II during the tournament’s time period of January to July 2011. But events involving 60,000 visitors and an estimated $100 million in tourism dollars to the city don’t come along every day. Having won the 2011 tournament in 2004, lost it in 2007 over contractual hassles and then lost out to the Orlando, Fla., area in the rebidding late last year, Wichita should seize this rare opportunity to get the bowlers back.
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