The record for participating countries at the QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup was set in the year 2004, when bowlers from 95 countries and regions participated in the 40th edidion of the prestigious event.
Prime among these participants will be Mel Oates who, as Mel Isaacs, won the title for Wales in Portugal in 2000 (pictured right). “We are absolutely delighted that Mel will be with us again this year,” said Anne-Marie Board, QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup Manager.
“She was a great champion and also took part in 2001 and 2002. It will be lovely to meet up with her again.” At the moment, Mel is the only previous champion who will be in Sam’s Town this year, but several countries have yet to hold their elimination competition.
As usual many of the players will have competed a number of times. Sue Abela (left), who won the Sportswoman of the Tournament prize in 1991,will be representing Malta for the 13th time while Northern Ireland’s Kevin Horton will be there for the 11th time.
The family connections of many players continue. Husband and wife Hela and Khaled Meziou will be with us from Tunisia for the 9th and 10th time respectively. And Israel’s female competitor will be Sara Aviram whose son, Or Aviram (right), won the title in Krasnoyarsk, Russia, in 2013.
Among those to watch will surely be the U.S. pair of Kyle Troup and Shannon O’Keefe (left) while no-one would discount the Australians Sam Cooley and Rebecca Whiting, both of whom have made it to the round robin final in the past.
Anne-Marie commented further: “The staff at Sam’s Town bowling center are so helpful and welcoming that I am sure our competitors, coaches, officials and guests will all have a wonderful time in fabulous Las Vegas.”
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