Official Practice is underway at the 42nd QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

    11/06/06

    Venezuela

     The 42nd QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup started this morning with the official practice at the Centro Nacional de Bowling Mampote.

    This is the first test for the fully refurbished 40-laner which is located several miles outside Caracas. The 73 women (pictured, click on the image to view full size) took on the lanes first for a 2-hour practice session.

    The men will follow this afternoon. The real action starts on Monday morning with the first of three 8-game qualifying blocks.

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    42nd QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup - Schedule as of Nov. 4, 2006


    Friday, November 3, 2006
    Arrival of Competitors
    Acclimatisation and Unofficial Practice
    Ball Control

    Saturday, November 4, 2006
    16:00 Bowlers' Briefing Meeting
    17:00 Rehearsal for Opening Ceremony
    18:00-19:00 Grand Opening Ceremony
    19:00-20:30 Welcome Reception

    Sunday, November 5, 2006
    Ball Control
    10:00-12:00 Official Practice - All Women (Lanes 1-40)
    12:00-13:30 Lane Maintenance
    14:00-16:00 Official Practice - All Men (Lanes 1- 40)

    Monday, November 6, 2006
    08:00-12:00 Women First 8 Games (moving lanes after each game)
    12:30-13:30 Lane Maintenance
    13:30-17:00 Men Squad A First 8 Games (moving lanes after each game)
    17:00-18:30 Lane Maintenance
    18:30-22:00 Men Squad B First 8 Games (moving lanes after each game)

    Tuesday, November 7, 2006
    08:00-11:30 Men Squad A Second 8 Games
    11:30-13:00 Lane Maintenance
    13:00-16:30 Men Squad B Second 8 Games
    16:30-18:00 Lane Maintenance
    18:00-22:00 Women Second 8 Games

    Wednesday, November 8, 2006
    08:00-11:30 Men Squad B Third 8 Games
    11:30-13:00 Lane Maintenance
    13:00-17:00 Women Third 8 Games and Cut to Top 24 Women
    17:00-18:30 Lane Maintenance
    18:30-22:00 Men Squad B Third 8 Games and Cut to Top 24 Men

    Thursday, November 9, 2006 - Quarterfinals
    08:00-10:30 Women Top 24 8 Games and Cut to Top 8 Women
    10:30-11:30 Lane Maintenance
    11:30-14:00 Men Top 24 8 Games and Cut to Top 8 Men
    14:00-15:30 Lane Maintenance
    15:30-18:00 Men and Women Top 8 - 8 Games
    Cut to Top 3 Men and Women
    Optional Sightseeing Tour

    Friday, November 10, 2006 - Semis and Finals
    10:00 Women's Semi Finals & Finals
    Presentation of Trophies
    14:00 Men's Semi Finals & Finals
    Presentation of Trophies
    20:00 Victory Banquet

    Saturday, November 11, 2006
    Departure