QubicaAMF World Cup kicks off with Opening Ceremonies, Welcome Reception


    2015 BWC

    51st edition of the prestigious event will be held at Sam's Town Hotel & Gambling Hall in Las Vegas, Nev., USA (Nov. 15-19, 2015)



    2015BWCShannonPluhowskyKamronDoyle.jpg The 51st QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup kicked off on Saturday afternoon, November 14, with the Opening Ceremonies and the Welcome Reception at "Sam's Town Live" ballroom inside Sam's Town Hotel and Gambling Hall in Las Vegas, Nevada.

    Two-time World Cup champion Shannon Pluhowsky (pictured right with her 17-year-old team mate, Kamron Doyle) took the players' oath, while the Technical Official's oath was recited by Southern Nevada USBC President, Vern Vernazzaro.

    Pictured above with the World Cup trophies are from left to right: Martin Faba, president of the Pan American Bowling Confederation (PABCON), Emanuele Govoni, CEO of QubicaAMF Worldwide, Team USA's Doyle and Pluhowsky and Bernard Gibbons, who emceed the Opening Ceremonies.

    Prior to the opening, 156 bowlers from 88 countries, 86 men and 70 women, had 1 and a half hours of practice before all athletes and the team managers met for a briefing at 2 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST).

     The Opening Ceremonies for the 51st edition of tenpin bowling's largest event in terms of number of countries competing took place from 4 to 5 p.m. and were followed by the traditional Welcome Reception.

    Players and guest had the opportunity to take photos with a Las Vegas show girl. Pictured here is Erik Garder, team manager and former Norwegian standout, whose highest finish in the World Cup was a fifth place in Mexico City in 1983. Click image to enlarge.

    It marks the third time in the history of the Bowling World Cup that the tournament visits the United States after 1981 in New York and 1999 in Las Vegas, also at Sam's Town.

    Real action starts on Sunday morning at 8 a.m. PST with the first qualifying round.

    BowlingdigitalBanner.gif Bowlingdigital.com will provide onsite coverage of the 51st QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup from Las Vegas including reports, photos and results after each round.

    Onsite coverage will commence on Saturday, November 14th with the opening ceremony and concludes on Thursday 19th with the stepladder finals.

    2015BWCLogo.jpg All competitors at the 2015 QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup will bowl 24 qualifying games over three days, before the field is cut to the top 24 for eight additional games. Men and women bowl in separate divisions.

    The 32-game pinfall totals will determine the 8 players for the round-robin match-play portion of the tournament, after which the top three will advance to the stepladder finals based on their 40-game totals.

    The United States Bowling Congress will provide live streaming on BowlTV.

    2014BowlTVLogo_small.jpg BowlTV Live Schedule:
    (All times Eastern; subject to change)
    Nov. 15, 10:30 AM - 8:15 PM - Qualifying Round 1
    Nov. 16, 10:30 AM - 8:15 PM - Qualifying Round 2
    Nov. 17, 10:30 AM - 8:15 PM - Qualifying Round 3
    Nov. 18, 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM - Round of 24
    Nov. 19, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM - Round of 8
    Nov. 19, 3:30 PM - 7:30 PM - Stepladder Finals


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    2015 BWC Schedule at a Glance

    • Friday, Nov. 13, 2015 - Arrival, Acclimatization, Unofficial Practice, Ball Control
    • Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015 - Ball Control, Official Practice, Bowlers' Briefing; Opening Ceremony and Welcome Reception
    • Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015 - Qualifying Day 1 (Games 1-8)
    • Monday, Nov. 16, 2015 - Qualifying Day 2 (Games 9-16)
    • Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015 - Qualifying Day 3 (Games 17-24); Cut to Top 24 Men and Women
    • Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015 - Round of 24 (Games 25-32); Cut to Top 8 Men and Women
    • Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015 - Round Robin Match Play (Games 33-40); Cut to Top 3 Men and Women
    • Semifinal & Finals; Presentation of Trophies; Victory Banquet
    • Friday, Nov. 20, 2015 - Departure
    To view the detailed schedule please click here.


    51st QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup - Participating Players and Countries (as of Nov. 14, 2015)