WTBA announces preliminary 2014 World Bowling Tour Schedule

    10/17/13

    2014 World Bowling Tour

    WBTLogo.jpgThe World Tenpin Bowling Association, bowling's governing body, has announced the preliminary 2014 World Bowling Tour schedule. The 2014 WBT will start with the PBA World Championship in Las Vegas later this month.

    The schedule currently features up to 17 events including up to 10 events in Arabic countries, three in the U.S., two in Europe and up to two in Asia.

    Some of the events are still pending and the Professional Bowlers Association has not yet decided when the 2014 WBT Finals will be held. If the WBT finals will be moved to the beginning of 2015, the qualification period may be extended until December 31, 2014.

    The final schedule will be announced at a later date.

    Tentative 2014 World Bowling Tour Schedule
    • Oct. 25-Nov. 3, 2013 - PBA World Championship in Las Vegas, Nev., USA
    • Nov. 30 - Dec. 6, 2013 - 1st Abu Dhabi WBT in Abu Dhabi, UAE
    • Dec. 4-10, 2013 - Qatar Open in Doha, Qatar
    • Dec. 11-16, 2013 - 7th Kingdom International Open in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    • Jan. 3-12, 2014 - Brunswick Ballmaster Open in Helsinki, Finland
    • Feb. 17-23, 2014 - USBC Masters in North Brunswick, N.J., USA
    • Feb. 22-27, 2014 - H.H. Emir Cup 2014 in Doha, Qatar
    • March 1-7, 2014 - Kingdom of Bahrain Open in Manama, Bahrain
    • March 10-14, 2014 - Kuwait International Open in Kuwait City, Kuwait
    • March 15-23, 2014 - Brunswick Euro Challenge in Munich, Germany
    • June 27-July 3, 2014 - USBC Queens in Reno, Nev., USA
    • Oct. 6-11, 2014 - WBT Thailand in Bangkok, Thailand TBD - Indonesian Open in Jakarta, Indonesia

    The following events may be included in 2014 WBT if the WBT finals will be moved to the beginning of 2015:

    • Nov 8-19 WTBA World Men Championships Abu Dhabi, UAE Dec. 2014 - 2nd Abu Dhabi WBT in Abu Dhabi, UAE
    • Dec. 2014 - Qatar Open in Doha, Qatar
    • Dec. 2014 - 8th Kingdom International Open in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia