278 players from 50 countries have registered for the event.
Maximum six men per country will compete for gold, silver and bronze medals in Singles, Doubles, Trios, five-player Teams, All-Events and Masters in the 11-day competition (Nov. 25-Dec. 5).
As of November 15, the following countries have registered:
Afghanistan, Australia, Belarus, Bermuda, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Denmark, DPR North Korea, England, Finland, France, Germany, Guam, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Macau (China), Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Sierra Leone, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Taipei Chinese, Thailand, UAE, USA, Uzbekistan, and the host country Hong Kong, China.
The Championships will be conducted in accordance with Chapter 4 and Chapter 5 of World Bowling Statutes and Playing Rules as of May 2018. As advised to all World Bowling member federations, the Oil Pattern Bank 30 (33-39 feet) will be used for the WMC 2018.
Bowlingdigital will provide on-site coverage of the 2018 World Men Championships featuring reports, results and photos commencing with the 2018 World Bowling Coaching Conference “Youth Development and Coaching” at the Hong Kong Sports Institute Nov. 20-21, followed by the Opening Ceremonies (Nov. 24), the preliminaries in Singles, Doubles, Trios (Nov. 24-30), the Team preliminaries (Dec. 1-4), during which the Singles and Doubles Finals will be contested, followed by the Trios and Team Finals, all the way through to the Masters finals (Dec. 4-5).
The Hong Kong WMC is the fifth World Championships for men only since the World Tenpin Bowling Association (WTBA), the world’s governing body for the sport of tenpin bowling at the time, has decided to split the men’s and women’s events at the WTBA Congress in the year 2003.
The inaugural World Men Championship took place 2006 in Busan, Korea, and was followed by Bangkok, Thailand (2008) and Munich, Germany (2010). In 2012, the WTBA switched back to a four-year cycle which allowed the organization to add a new World Singles Championships and a combined World Championships for men and women to its schedule.
For more information on the World Men Championships, click here
2018 World Bowling Coaching Conference to be held in Hong Kong in November
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