2005 Ljubljana, Slovenia 41st AMF Bowling World Cup - November 13th to 20th 2005

2005 Lane Conditions

The Gladiator Bowling Centre is equipped with AMF's High Performance Synthetic Lanes.  AMF Century's latest lane conditioner and cleaner will be used during the tournament.  Reactor , a high tech lane conditioner with synthetic additives, is designed for today's particle enhanced bowling balls.   It may be used in any lane conditioning machine and is formulated to optimize ball reaction on specific lane surfaces.  Formula ACC , a concentrated cleaner, is designed to remove the synthetic additives in today's high performance conditioners.  AMF lane products will ensure that the World Cup lane conditions will be optimal throughout the tournament.


We will be using AMF's Summit lane machine to clean and dress the lanes.  It is the most cost effective  and reliable high volume machine in the bowling business.  The Summit can accurately apply more than 100 units (or 30ml) of conditioner per lane in less than 2 minutes.  The Summit's new Foam Transfer Technology (F.T.T.) uses reticulated foam for more accuracy, consistency, and flow rate during temperature changes. The Summit is the most controllable conditioning machine in terms of lengthwise taper of any machine on the market.  Lane oil applied to the lane is measured zone by zone to ensure accuracy.

Below is a colour graph which shows lane conditions for this year's AMF Bowling World Cup.  Typically the lanes will be conditioned for 39 feet – although the exact distance will be determined on site due to the topography of the lane.  It is not anticipated that there will be more than 1 foot difference either way.

The different colours represent the quantity of Lane Conditioner at various distances down the lane.  The highest colour line on the chart will be around the arrows (at about 15 feet), the second line further down the lane, and the third towards the end of the Conditioner pattern.     The last 20 feet of the lane are clear of any conditioner. The graph represents the amount of conditioner across the lane.  The three coloured lines show a picture of the conditioner down the length of the lane with the most conditioner nearest to the foul line and reducing in height/units/quantity as you go down the lane.


Since the first event in 1965, winning AMF’s Bowling World Cup title has been the most coveted goal in amateur bowling. Whether held in the shadows of the Great Pyramids in or under the bright lights of , each tournament has provided unforgettable moments from competition that has spanned five decades.

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