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World Bowling Tour announces Preliminary Schedule for 2016

2014WorldBowlingLogo.jpgDue to the recent changes in the leadership of World Bowling, bowling’s world governing body, the announcement of the preliminary schedule for the 2016 World Bowling Tour has been postponed until Monday, Jan. 4.

The schedule currently features 10 tournaments, including six in the Middle East, two in the U.S., and one each in Germany and Thailand.

The WBT kicks off its sixth season with The H.H. Emir Cup 2016 in Doha, Qatar, in February and concludes with the lone WBT “major” on the schedule so far, the PBA World Championship to be held during the PBA World Series of Bowling VIII in Reno, Nev., in December 2016.

WBTLogo.jpgPlayers earn ranking points based on how they finish in each event. “Majors” award double points. The current points system is based on a continuous two-year cycle. The top three men and top three women in the points list will compete in the season-ending World Bowling Tour Finals (date and venue tba).

For more information on the World Bowling Tour, visit WorldBowling.org.

2016 World Bowling Tour Schedule

Subject to change.

2016 World Bowling Tour #1
The H.H. Emir Cup 2016
Qatar Bowling Center in Doha, Qatar (Feb. 24 – March 2, 2016)

2016 World Bowling Tour #2
14th Kingdom of Bahrain International Bowling Championship
Ozone Entertainment Center in Sitra, Bahrain (March 3-9, 2016)

2016 World Bowling Tour #3
Brunswick Euro Challenge
Dream-Bowl Palace in Munich, Germany (March 13-20, 2016)

2016 World Bowling Tour #4
PBA Summer Swing
Venue: tba (May 15-22, 2015)

2016 World Bowling Tour #5
World Bowling Tour Thailand
Blu-O Paragon bowling center in Bangkok, Thailand (August 6-12, 2016)

2016 World Bowling Tour #6
UAE Open
Khalifa International Bowling Center in Abu Dhabi, UAE (November 4-11, 2016)

2016 World Bowling Tour #7
13th Kuwait International Open
Cozmo Bowling Center in Kuwait City, Kuwait (November 12-17, 2016)

2016 World Bowling Tour #8
10th Kingdom International Open
Universal Bowling Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (Nov. 19-24, 2016)

2016 World Bowling Tour #9
Qatar Bowling Open
Qatar Bowling Center in Doha, Qatar (Nov. 25 – Dec. 1, 2016)

2016 World Bowling Tour #10 (WBT Major)
PBA World Series of Bowling VIII
Reno, Nev., USA (Dec. 2016; dates tba).

Author: Herbert Bickel
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