Officials estimate the five-month tournament will bring about 130,000 visitors to the Nevada town with an overall economic impact of up to $127 million.
The Bowling Congress had made plans to hold the 2011 championship at a new facility in Orlando, Fla. But the sour economy has caused that project to be shelved. Wichita, Kan., had also made a bid for the 2011 event.
The announcement yesterday means the National Bowling Stadium in Reno will host the championship for five consecutive years running from 2009 to 2013.