2011 Johannesburg, South Africa
30th November - 7th December 2011 - 47th Bowling World Cup
Bowling World Cup History
The QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup is the most prestigious amateur singles event within the sport of bowling and is the largest annual international sports championship in terms of participating nations. The event brings together the champions of the world so that players from small countries with few bowling facilities rub shoulders with the greats of the sport, all on equal terms and all in a spirit of friendly competition. And, even though only one man and one woman can be crowned as World Champions, just the chance to take part in this weeklong event is, for most, a once in a lifetime opportunity.
Heads of state, members of royal families, government ministers, media personalities and renowned sportspeople have all been to the tournament and even tried their hands at bowling. Strong competition each year from potential hosts makes the selection of venue very tough – a state-of-the-art QubicaAMF bowling centre and good local backing are a must.
It all started in 1965, in Dublin, Ireland. 20 bowlers, all men, arrived to take part in what was then called the International Masters, soon to become the AMF, then the QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup. Since then, we have visited every continent, 38 different cities in 30 different countries, and over 90 countries take part. The first visit to the continent of Africa was in 1993 when we came to Johannesburg in the new rainbow nation of South Africa. Now, in 2011, the 47th tournament is back in Johannesburg. Women first competed in 1972, in Hamburg, Germany. Paeng Nepomoceno of the Philippines has recorded the greatest number of titles with four. Only one bowler has won back-to-back titles and that was Jeanette Baker of Australia. Unusually, both champions from last year will be in Johannesburg to defend their titles: Michael Schmidt of Canada and Aumi Guerra of the Dominican Republic.
The latest list of 2011 Participants is available.
- The 2011 QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup will be broadcasted on Eurosport 2. All times CET.
- TV Schedule: 15th December 2011, 9:30PM to 11:30PM
- More info: www.eurosport.com
Since the first event in 1965, winning AMF’s Bowling World Cup title has been the most coveted goal in amateur bowling. Browse the archives to discover or revisit these moments, competitors, and the great champions that have made up the rich history of AMF’s Bowling World Cup.
We are pleased to announce this year’s official tournament hotels:
- 1. www.southernsun.com/SunSquare/Montecasino, Montecasino Entertainment Complex, Tel: +27 11 557 7007, Fax: +27 11 557 7017
3. www.southernsun.com/Deluxe/The-Palazzo-Montecasino, Montecasino Entertainment Complex, Tel: +27 11 510 3000, Fax: +27 11 510 4001
The hotels form part of the award winning Montecasino Entertainment Complex which offers guests an endless variety of entertainment options including restaurants, cinema, theatres and a vibrant nightlife.
The rates are in Rand (R) and approximate US Dollars ($) and are per room per night and include full breakfast, tax; entry to the Welcome Reception, Victory Banquet; admission to the bowling centre. There will also be free transport to and from the bowling centre and airport.
ALL RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE THROUGH THE WORLD CUP OFFICE
PLEASE NOTE: Bowler’s accommodation is only paid by the local host during the tournament period: arrival 28/29 November - departure 8 December 2011 – 9/10 nights.
GUESTS STAYING AT OTHER HOTELS WILL BE CHARGED ADMISSION FEES TO THE TOURNAMENT, OPENING CEREMONY, WELCOME RECEPTION, VICTORY BANQUET AND WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE FOR FREE TRANSPORTATION.
All guests must supply credit card details to guarantee their hotel accommodation. Bowlers staying outside the tournament period must also guarantee extra nights with a valid credit card. Hotel requirements must be specified on the accommodation form and returned to the Bowling World Cup Office no later than 30th September 2011.
Please remember that all bowlers are required to share twin bedded rooms with another bowler. Any bowler wishing to take a single room or share with a non-bowler must specify on the hotel booking form and supply credit card details (as indicated on the form) to guarantee their hotel accommodation. All hotel requirements must be specified on the accommodation form and returned to the QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup Office no later than 30th September 2011.
Please help us to look after your guests by letting the organisers know well advance any non-bowlers who will be visiting South Africa.
HOTEL BOOKINGS CANNOT BE ACCEPTED WITHOUT VALID CREDIT CARD