Bowling World Cup family welcomes two new members

It’s not often nowadays that countries make their debut in the Bowling World Cup. After all, many, many countries have played at some time or another, in the order of 150! So there can’t be many left to come.



And that is why we are delighted to welcome two new countries this year – Nigeria and Turkmenistan.


Gabriel Olubunmi lives in Abuja, the capital of this large west African country. “Bowling is very much a minority sport here,” he said. “It’s football, football, football! And we only have 18 lanes in the whole country, four in Lagos, two in Ibadan and 12 in my home city of Abuja but unfortunately six of those were in one centre which is closing.

So we are looking to see how we can best promote bowling. “










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Turkmenistan on the other hand can boast a lovely 32-lane centre in the capital of Ashgabat and the centre has already hosted major events.

Turkmenistan has two players here: Serdar Atayev in the men’s section and Nasiba Orazmedova in the women’s.

Nasiba is the first ever two-handed player in the women’s section. Serdar has already won gold in four national championships in singles and doubles. “I am so pleased to be able to represent my country in such an important event,” said Serdar. “I am loving the tournament!”





By Judy Howlett


judy_howlett photo credit Terrence Yaw ABF online.jpgJudy Howlett has represented England and Great Britain several times in her bowling career. She played in the Bowling World Cup twice, coming second in 1985 (Seoul, South Korea). She has been in part of the organising team since 2001.


"I can't believe I am lucky enough still to be involved in the best tournament in the world - the QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup."



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