45th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup comes to Melaka, Malaysia


    2009 BWC

    Melaka International Bowling Center (Nov. 14-21, 2009)

    QubicaAMF has announced that the 2009 Bowling World Cup will be held in a new 52-lane center in Melaka, Malaysia, from 14th to 21st November.

    "It is 22 years since the Bowling World Cup was in Malaysia," said John Walker, Chief Executive Officer of QubicaAMF, "and it is high time that we came back to a country that holds bowling in such high esteem."

    John Walker went on to say: "We are honored that the tournament will be backed by Chief Minister of Melaka, Datuk Wira Ali Rastam.

    Management Company Benua Aspirasi, a dynamic and professional company headed up by CEO Mr Fadzil Ibrahim, has been entrusted by Melaka State Government to run the new Melaka International Bowling Center (MIBC), the biggest bowling center in Malaysia.

    Mr Ibrahim's team has plenty of experience in running world class sporting events so the 45th edition of the World Cup is set to be a remarkable tournament and one which will live long in the memory of all who visit Melaka."

    The MIBC is located in the city of Melaka, on the west coast of Malaysia which is known as a prime holiday destination. It is the capital of the state of Melaka and home to 700,000 people, only 1 hour from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA).

    The center has 26 lanes on each side of a wide and roomy central concourse, with plenty of ancillary facilities for all to enjoy. Construction is due to be completed in early summer and will be equipped with the latest state of the art QubicaAMF lanes, pinspotters and scoring systems.

    QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup Manager, Anne-Marie Board, added her delight and said: "I am really excited about the prospects for this year's event. Bowling is such an important sport in Malaysia – many of us remember that it was part of the Commonwealth Games in 1998 – and I know that all competitors, officials and supporters can expect a warm welcome from knowledgeable crowds."