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Field set for bowling competition at X World Games 2017

The field is set for the bowling competition of the X World Games which will be held from July 20-30, 2017 in Wroclaw, Poland, the capital of Lower Silesian Voivodeship with more than 640.000 residents.

The World Games are an international multi-sport event, meant for sports, or disciplines or events within a sport, which are not contested in the Olympic Games. The World Games are organized and governed by the International World Games Association (IWGA), under the patronage of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Tenpin Bowling has been part of all nine previous World Games:
1981 Santa Clara, California United States
1985 London, England
1989 Karlsruhe, Germany
1993 The Hague, Netherlands
1997 Lahti, Finland
2001 Akita, Japan
2005 Duisburg, Germany
2009 Kaohsiung, Chinese Taipei
2013 Cali, Colombia

The bowling competition of the 10th edition, featuring men’s and women’s singles and doubles, will be contested at Sky Bowling in Wroclaw July 21-24. Each of World Bowling’s three zones, America, Asia and Europe, had its own qualifying events to determine five spots per zone in each gender. The 16th spot went to the host country Poland.

The participating countries are (by zones in alphabetical order):

Men’s Division:
Pan American Bowling Confederation (PABCON): Canada, Colombia, Mexico, United States and Venezuela
Asian Bowling Federation (ABF): Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea and Malaysia
European Tenpin Bowling Federation (ETBF): Denmark, Finland, Germany, Italy (replacing Sweden), Netherlands and Poland (host)

Women’s Division:
Pan American Bowling Confederation (PABCON): Canada, Colombia, Mexico, United States and Venezuela
Asian Bowling Federation (ABF): Chinese Taipei, Japan Korea, Malaysia and Singapore
European Tenpin Bowling Federation (ETBF): Denmark, England, Finland (replacing Sweden), Germany, Ukraine and Poland (host)

World Bowling provides governance to international bowling and is made up of 115 member federations within three geographical zones. For more information on the World Bowling Tour, click here.

Author: Herbert Bickel
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