FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
AMF BOWLING WORLD CUP INTERNET SITE LAUNCHED
LONDON, ENGLAND, March 30, 2004 - The AMF Bowling World Cup now has its own
Information on the world's largest annual international sports championship in
terms of number of participating nations can now be accessed on the World Wide
Web at www.amfbowlingworldcup.com. Tournament manager Anne-Marie Board made the
announcement today during a press conference held at the Marina Mandarin Hotel
in Singapore, host city for the 40th AMF World Cup.
Board said that the new website contains facts, photos and statistics from each
of the previous 39th championships, as well as bulletins and news for the
current year. It will be updated as news becomes available. It will also be the
official site for the daily results during the tournament, which this year will
be staged December 5-12 at the new SuperBowl at SAFRA, Telok Blangah. "This will
be a boon for journalists-- an online media guide that provides them with all
the information they might need on countries and individuals who have competed
in the World Cup throughout the years."
Board also noted afterward that the website, which can also be accessed through
a link on the AMF Bowling Worldwide website (www.amf.com), is still a work in
progress. "Regrettably, the records of some years have been lost or are
incomplete, and we invite anyone with World Cup archives from those years to
contact us, so we can add that information to the website. We would also love to
hear from the competitors who have special memories and stories to tell from
their participation. We can place these stories in a virtual 'scrapbook' on the
website for all to share."
Roland Teo, director of SuperBowl Management Ptd Ltd, noted that the 34-lane
host center would be the sixth in the SuperBowl Chain and the first with
synthetic lanes (AMF's top-of-the-line 'HPL' series). SuperBowl at SAFRA, Telok
Blangah, is a second-level center that is part of a larger recreational complex.
It is currently under construction and should be completed in September. "This
will be a S$3 million investment (approx. US$1.76 million/£1 million)," said
Teo, whose SuperBowl at Marina South hosted the 1991 FIQ/WTBA World
Teo also announced that the Marina Mandarin Hotel would be the official
headquarters hotel for this year's AMF Bowling World Cup.
Jessie Phua, president of the Singapore Tenpin Bowling Congress, told
journalists that the STBC plans to host a series of qualifying events for its
national team members to ensure "that only our very best don our national colors
in this [World Cup] field."
Also present to answer questions from the media were Bernard Gibbons, World Cup
tournament director; Lydia Rypcinski, World Cup media coordinator; Tony
Davison, director of television for Matchroom Sports, which handles
international TV distribution of the World Cup broadcast; and Remy Ong, a member
of the Singapore national bowling team who has competed in two AMF World Cups.
Jack Oei, chairman of the board of Jackie's Bowl in Singapore and one of the key
figures responsible for bringing the AMF World Cup to the country in 1973,
attended the press conference as an honored guest of this year's organizers.
Henry Tan, former Singapore national team member who finished second in the 1970
AMF Bowling World Cup, was also present.
Bowlers from 77 nations competed in the 2003 AMF Bowling World Cup in
Tegucigalpa, Honduras last fall. Defending women's champion Kerrie Ryan-Ciach of
Canada has already qualified to compete in Singapore. Last year's men's
champion, C.J. Suarez of the Philippines, must still win his national qualifying
later this year to defend his title.
The AMF Bowling World Cup is the world's largest annual international sports
championship in terms of number of participating nations. Additional information
on the tournament is available at www.amfbowlingworldcup.com.
SuperBowl Management Pte Ltd is part of the SuperBowl Group. More information
about the company can be accessed at www.superbowl.com.sg.
AMF Bowling Worldwide Inc., the founder and principal sponsor of the Bowling
World Cup, is the world's largest owner and operator of bowling centers. AMF is
also a leader in the manufacturing and marketing of bowling and billiards
products. More information about AMF is available on the Internet at
NOTE: A photo from the press conference and the architect's renditions of the
interior of the new SuperBowl at SAFRA, Telok Blangah, are available in JPEG
format. Contact World Cup media coordinator Lydia Rypcinski at
email@example.com to obtain any of the photo files. Photo credit for the press
conference photo should be given to SuperBowl Management Pte Ltd.