12th May, Lausanne: Australia, one of the prominent sporting countries of the world, is set to host from November 3 to 16, 2022 the new format International Bowling Federation World Cup presented by QubicaAMF.
Australia has a vast history in bowling with records showing that the game of tenpin bowling commenced in Australia in 1885 at the Washington Bowling Saloon in Ballarat, Victoria. With the advent of automatic pinsetting machinery (AMF 82/30s) in 1960 at Hurstville Bowl New South Wales, the popularity of the game exploded throughout Australia.
The World Cup is designed to create a long term pathway and be a true test to crown the best bowling federation in the world.
Occurring biannually starting from 2022, the World Cups presented by QubicaAMF will see the best of the best compete for the most prestigious team award in bowling. Working both individually and as a team (four athletes) to create epic contests between individuals and nations.
The format is designed to showcase individual performance and teamwork with skill, endurance, knowledge and strategy key ingredients to be able to walk as champions. For 2022 the IBF world Cup and Para Bowling World Cup will be open to all IBF Member Bowling Federations.
IBF President H.E. Sheikh Talal Mohammad Al-Sabah commented "Under the leadership of Jerome Joseph and Rohan O'Neill, Tenpin Bowling Australia (TBA) are going from strength to strength. Leading the way with many innovations and enhancements to bring to life a mature sport in Australia.
The hosting of the inaugural IBF World Cup presented by QubicaAMF allows for TBA to build out a full athlete pathway and event portfolio over many years. We are excited about the prospect of launching the new format in a tough sports fan and elite participation country such as Australia."
TBA Chairman Jerome Joseph said it was wonderful news for the sport of tenpin bowling in Australia to be able to host the World Cup. As the host national federation, Tenpin Bowling Australia will announce the venues to be used.
"To have a strong recognised world sport, we need to have a well-recognised world event where the best bowlers from all corners of the globe can participate at the highest level," he said. Special thanks to the IBF and QubicaAMF for making this possible.
"Having the IBF World Cup and IBF Para Bowling World Cup in Australia will truly deliver this. The announcement will also give the sport great recognition in this country particularly as we look ahead to the 2032 Summer Olympic Games in Australia."