To achieve the maximum potential, WTBA must show its true spirit of unity hence he and Sheikh Talal have reached an agreement that this could only be accomplished by combining their abilities within the organization and that the best way to accomplish this would be for Sheikh Talal to become Preseident of World Bowling.
Upon becoming President, Sheikh Talal would propose to the Executive Board that Mr Dornberger continue to serve the organization as CEO of World Bowling for a period of three years.
The out-going president, during the FIQ Congress in the morning, proposed under resolution 12.1 statues that FIQ and WTBA merged into one entity. This was subsequently approved for adoption with 77 votes in favour and 2 abstentions.
After the adjournment for lunch, the WTBA Congress started by going through numerous proposals. One of the major proposal was amending the announcement of lane patterns for World Championships from 60 days to 90 days. This proposal was approved for adoption with 77 for and 3 against.
Several other notable proposal for adoptions were: Amending the proposed 8-games qualifying block to three 4-games qualifying block for the World Singles which was approved. The congress also approved that there will be no Doubles event in the next World Games.
Proposal was received to extend the age limit in the World Youth Championships from 21 to 23 but was rejected. And lastly the main office for World Bowling remained in Lausane, Switzerland was also approved.
With the merging of FIQ and WTBA, the new organization will now be called World Bowling with its logo that has been used in many world event this two past years.
Before the final item in the WTBA Congress agenda, Ms Megan Tidbury, Public Relations & Marketing Director for WTBA shared her views on the efforts and processes involved during WTBA's bid in getting bowling into the Tokyo 2020.
Mr Niel Stremmer, Chairman of WTBA Technical Committee elaborated on the issues of lane patterns and that his committee has made several proposals to the Executive Board, which were subsequently adopted in the earlier congress.