How young? How old?

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Antonieta Costa is an example for us all as we get older. Not content with undertaking research in her chosen subject of anthropology, she continues to bowl and indeed continues to represent her country.

“I believe in staying involved and keeping fit as far as I can – and why should I let age stop me?” Antonieta is 82 – yes, that’s right, 82. She is making her seventh appearance at the Bowling World Cup, and still enjoying it as much as ever.

At the other end of the age scale is Amir Mehmood of Pakistan who is just 15, and indeed just 15 as his birthday is in October. “I’m here with my mother,” he told us. “I am so young still that I can only bowl if someone comes with me.” Amir is coached by his father and shows talent for the sport. He was not overawed in the first block of six, finishing on a 173 average.



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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