2013 Krasnoyarsk, Russian Federation
November 15-24, 2013
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.
Round robin complete: South Africa and Canada go to finals as top seeds11/22/2013
Caroline Lagrange of Canada, remains on top of the leader board in the 49th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup in Krasnoyarsk, Russia11/22/2013
And now for the top 24 men11/21/2013
Women Top 24 decided11/21/2013
More 300s but Sweden still in the lead
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.
Official Tournament Hotel:
HILTON GARDEN INN HOTEL, 37 Molokovo, Krasnoyarsk, Russia.
The rates are in Russian Rubles RUB and US$ and are per room per night and include full breakfast and tax.
Prices also include complimentary tickets to the Welcome Reception and Victory Banquet, admission to the bowling centre and free transport to and from Krasnoyarsk Airport on 15/16 November and 24 November 2013.
ARRIVAL 15/16 NOVEMBER DEPARTURE 24 NOVEMBER 2013 - 8/9 NIGHTS
Bowler sharing with another bowler RUB0/US$0
Bowler single room with suplemment RUB1800/US$55
Bowler sharing with one guest supplement RUB2500/US$75
Non Bowler: Single Room RUB3300/US$100
Non Bowler: Double Room RUB4300/US$130
Non Bowler: Superior Double Room US$150
RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE THROUGH THE WORLD CUP OFFICE AND ARRIVE NO LATER THAN 30TH SEPTEMBER 2013.