Major Cities Submitting Bids for World Bowling Championships

4 Nov, 2014

Major cities from across the globe have put in their bids to host future World Bowling championship events, World Bowling CEO and President Kevin Dornberger announced.

Earlier this year, World Bowling put out requests for bids for the 2017 World Senior Championships, the 2017 World Championships (men and women), the 2018 World Youth Championships and the 2018 World Men's Championships.

Two cities in the United States have placed bids with the South Point Casino and Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada, bidding for all four events and Detroit, Michigan, putting in bids for the 2018 WYC and 2018 WMC.

Munich, Germany, has bid for the 2017 World Senior and the 2018 WYC, Hong Kong put in a bid for the 2018 WMC and Kuwait has bid for the 2017 WC. In addition, Tokyo has put in an early bid for the 2020 World Singles Championships.

"The quality of cities on this list is a testament to the progress World Bowling has made in taking our championship events to the next level," Dornberger said. "We appreciate the fact that all of these cities are showing their support for the sport of bowling."

The decision on which cities will host the events will be made by the World Bowling Executive Board on Dec. 15 and 16 following the 2014 World Men's Championships in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

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About World Bowling: World Bowling is the official trade name for FIQ, recognized by the International Olympic Committee as the world governing body for the sport of Bowling. World Bowling is autonomous in administering the sport and is responsible to promote the development of bowling throughout the world, promote the Olympic movement, contribute to the achievement of the goals set forth in the Olympic Charter, establish rules for the uniform practice of bowling throughout the world, and ensure that official bowling activities meet the requirements of the Olympic Charter.


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