World Bowling, the international governing body for tenpin, ninepin and ParaBowling, and QubicaAMF Worldwide, the largest bowling products company in the world, are excited to announce they have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding to form a new partnership where QubicaAMF will become the exclusive bowling equipment, lane maintenance and technology innovation partner for World Bowling and all World Bowling Championships, World Bowling Tour Finals and WBX.
Andrew Oram, CEO of World Bowling comments, “This is momentous for World Bowling. Engaging with QubicaAMF, the leader and innovator in the bowling industry, who share a similar philosophy and passion for the sport, will help to bring greater alignment and awareness of the needs of bowling proprietors from around the world to increase the levels of participation globally. “
As part of the agreement, World Bowling will host all World Championships within QubicaAMF equipped centers and use QubicaAMF equipment for all World Level events, including continental zone championships. World Bowling’s new commercial and strategic plan will allow direct invitation to bowling center proprietors to host events in preference to the historic method of responding to a bidding process. Events will be spread across all five World Bowling Zones with a focus on expanding relationships with its 114 Member Federations and Bowling proprietors.
“We are honored and thrilled at the opportunity of being the exclusive bowling equipment, maintenance and innovation provider for World Bowling,” said Emanuele Govoni, CEO of QubicaAMF. “We are particularly excited to introduce new technologies to World Bowling events that support their strategic initiatives, expand the reach of their events and continue to grow the sport globally.”
In addition, World Bowling and QubicaAMF will merge the existing QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup and the World Bowling Singles World Championships into one annual event that will continue to be called the QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup.
This new event will also include the inaugural ParaBowling World Cup (“PWC”) recognized by the International Paralympic Committee (“IPC”) following the recognition of World Bowling as the international body for ParaBowling in 2019. The PWC will run as a standalone event though in direct relation to the QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup and in the same location each year. In 2020 both events will be hosted in Kuwait City from November 8th to 21st.
“QubicaAMF is committed to the sport of bowling — from developing the most innovative products for leagues and tournaments to organizing the QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup, the largest annual sporting event in terms of number of participating countries. Celebrating the 56th anniversary this year in Kuwait will be even more special as we do this in conjunction with the World Bowling Singles Championships and the ParaBowling World Cup, ”continues Govoni. “These events together will promote the sport of bowling at all levels around the world like never before.”
“Since the very initial discussions with QubicaAMF, they have shown that they will be an incredible partner as we launch new strategic initiatives to build on past successes and bring World Bowling events to new locations, new audiences and new fans globally,” Oram continues . “We are blessed with incredible athletes who deserve global visibility in the best events possible. QubicaAMF and its network will help us further in making this possible. “
Source: AMF Qubica