"Hosting the World Youth Championships is no simple task," said Mr Kevin Dornberger, President of WTBA and FIQ in his speech. "We have no doubt about HKTBC having the ability to host such a huge tournament, as shown in previous event such as the World Championships for Women in 2011.
"This is due to capable leadership of its Chairman, Ms Vivien Lau. Although she has had sleepless nights leading to the championships, I'm sure with a capable committee under her, this championship will be highly successful.
Ms Petty Lai presented bouquet of flowers to the boys team of USA while Mr Haywood Cheung presented bouquet of flowers to the girls team of USA. Team USA has been invited for the Fundraising Bowling Tournament held yesterday as well as the demonstration and coaching clinic to be held after the press conference at SCAA Bowling Centre.
Dintiguished guests, athletes and represenatives of co-sponsors were treated to a buffet luncheon at Regal Hong Kong Hotel after the press conference ended. There will be a third fringe event - Demonstration for Secondary School students and youths from the Tung Wah Group of Hospital to be held on August 5 also at SCAA Bowling Centre.
An official opening ceremony will be held on August 6 at SCAA Bowling Centre commencing at 1830 hrs. Official practice for teams will be held on August 7 and the competition will kick off on August 8.
Entrance to the competition venue is free and all are invited to lend support to both the local Hong Kong team as well as your favourite teams.
Photos by Terence Yaw in Hong Kong.