There were no proposed expulsion of member federations but proposal for the admission of Nigeria and Ehtiopia as new membegrs was unanimously approved. Presentation of Financial Report and Auditor's Report were distributed and were also unanimously apporoved.
Before the legislative session begun, the first proposal from the out-going Executive Board members was to expand the number of members 10 to 12 which will now include the President of the newly-formed Oceanic Zone, Mr Michael Seymour and the President of the newly-formed African Zone, Mr Farouk Haridi. This was approved without any objections.
Five major proposals were received for the lesgislative session some of which were fairly straight forward and some generated a fair bit of discussions. A few major proposals were accepted and some rejected.
Among them were the return of dual lane conditions for World Championships, the reduction of 36 to 32 countries for the World Championships (Combined). Playing format for World Men's and World Women's Championships to be changed commencing in 2022.
The proposal to use the World Bowling new scoring system was also accepted which will be implemented in the World Youth and World Junior Championships commencing in 2020. Japan Bowling Congress' proposal to have two divisions - 65 & Under and 65 & Over be introduced at the next World Senior Championships was also accepted.
Two of the five proposals put forward by the European Tenpin Bowling Federation were accepted. The accepted ones were changing the Team events preliminaries into Baker format (i.e. 20 games from 6 bowlers) and to add to the Technical Delegate, an IT/Adminstrative Director for all World Championships.
USBC's proposal to eliminate proxies for Congresses were rejected while the final proposal put forward by Oceanic Zone/African Zone were that they be allowed to continue to participate in the Asian/European Zone championships.
With the legislative session out of the way, it was time for the election of the President and the two Vice Presidents. Sheikh Talal were re-elected President. Out-going 1st Vice President, Ms Suwalai Satrulee withdrew her candidacy for the Vice President post while out-going 2nd Vice President, Mr Ulf Sjoblom, Mr Marios Nicolaides from Cyprus and Mr Martin Faba of Costa Rica, PANAM President contested the post.
In the first voting process, Mr Faba received 58 votes, Mr Nicolaides 33 and Mr Sjoblom 13. Mr Faba was then declared the 1st Vice President. In the second voting process between Mr Nicolaides and Mr Sjoblom, Mr Nicolaides received 82 votes and Mr Sjoblom 22, hence Mr Nicolaides was declared the 2nd Vice President.
There being no other matters, the congress was called to a close at 6.25 pm. The next congress will be held in the 2021 World Championships in Kuwait.
Photos by Terence Yaw in Las Vegas, USA.