Twenty-four countries and territories comprising of 135 men, 65 women and 79 team officials from Australia, China, DPR Korea, Egypt, Guam, India, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Kuwait, Macau, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Chinese Taipei, Thailand, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan and host, Hong Kong.
Teams will compete in Singles, Doubles, Trios, Team of Five, All Events and Masters. There will be a three-hour live broadcast of the Women's and Men's Masters Stepladder finals on Hong Kong NOW TV (Now Sport Station) from 1.00 pm to 4.00 pm on Wednesday, September 28.
The championships will kick off with the Official Parctice in the morning of September 19, followed by the Opening Ceremony at 7.00 pm at SCAA Bowling Centre. The ceremony will be officiated by Mr Karl Kwok, MH, Vice President of Sports Federation and Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China and Mrs Florence Hui, SBS, JP, Acting Secretary for Home Affairs of Home Affairs Bureau.
The first event, Singles will commence on September 20 and will culminate with the prestigious Masters Stepladder Finals on Septmber 28.
Photos by Terence Yaw in Hong Kong.