Previous to this, Tenpin Bowling was a successful part of the program for the 1998 Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur. Dragon City Lanes in Bendigo will be the venue for the Tenpin Bowling Competition.
The Dragon City Lanes has recently gone through a major upgrade and was re-opened in February 2004. It is now equipped with 16 synthetically surfaced bowling lanes, fully automatic computerised scoring and video presentation scoring system. Locally owned and operated the centralised sporting facility will provide a great venue for the Commonwealth Youth Games first look at Ten Pin Bowling.
Opening & Closing Ceremony
The 2004 Commonwealth Youth Games Opening Ceremony will be held on Tuesday 30 November 2004 at the Tom Flood Sports Centre. The Opening Ceremony will proudly welcome the athletes and team officials from 24 nations to Bendigo, Australia.
The ceremony will present over 1200 local and regional performers and a 100 piece Brass Band celebrating Bendigo's history through music and movement. The Opening Ceremony highlights monumental icons showcasing Bendigo as a major regional city that flourished from its' significant cultural heritage.
The Closing Ceremony will be held on Saturday 4 December as a red carpet affair at the Bendigo Schweppes Centre. The evening will be a musical celebration set in the Gold capital of Australia. Contemporary entertainment will highlight the trials and triumphs of the exceptional young athletes of the 2004 Commonwealth Youth Games.