Tenpin Bowling Australia (TBA) has been awarded the hosting rights to the 2022 International Bowling Federation (IBF) World Cup and International Bowling Federation Para Bowling World Cup 2022. The events are set to take place from 3-23 November.
Staged biennially, the World Cup presented by QubicaAMF will see the best of the best compete for the most prestigious titles in world bowling.
The pinnacle event will bring together the top bowling nations in the world whilst showcasing individual performances. Australia currently boasts both the World Number One Bowler Jason Belmonte and reigning World Cup champion Bec Whiting.
The sport is enjoyed by over 224 million people worldwide and one million people hit the lanes in Australia each year.
TBA Chair Jerome Joseph said it was wonderful news for Australia to win the World Cup rights.
“It is great recognition for the sport in Australia and great reward for the many thousands of people who compete each week across the nation, particularly as we look ahead to inclusion in the Brisbane Olympic Games in 2032.”
Over 750 participants will arrive in Australia in November with 48 teams (24 men’s and 24 women’s) for the World Cup from 3-16 November 2022. The Para World Cup, featuring 24 nations, takes place between 16-23 November 2022.
IBF CEO Andrew Oram said Australia has been leading the way with many innovations and enhancements to bring to life the sport of tenpin bowling in the country.
“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,” he said.
“We are excited about the prospect of launching the new format in a great sports fan and elite participation country such as Australia.”
Full details will be released regarding the format and location of the events over coming weeks.