WORLD BOWLING MEN’S CHAMPIONSHIPS BEGIN IN ABU DHABI

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates – Athletes from 49 countries from around the world are set to compete in the 2014 World Bowling Men’s Championships beginning Saturday in Abu Dhabi.

A total of 272 bowlers will compete in the event at the Khalifa International Bowling Centre for medals in six events – singles, doubles, trios, team, all-events and Masters.

“This event was last held in Abu Dhabi in 1999, and it is an honor to return to the beautiful Khalifa International Bowling Centre once again,” World Bowling President and CEO Kevin Dornberger said. “The World Championships are the most prestigious event in our sport and the caliber of athletes this year is second to none.”

Competition begins with the singles event on Saturday and continues through Dec. 14. To follow the competition, use the following resources:
– Results and Live scoring: www.worldbowling.org/events/championships or the event website
– Live streaming: www.worldbowling.org/events/championships or directly to www.bowl.com/bowltv
– Official event website: www.adwtbc.com/
– Stories and photos: www.bowlingdigital.com
– We are planning for video highlights every day – visit www.worldbowling.org

Medals will be awarded following the medal round for each event on the following days (all times UAE local time = GMT+4):
– Singles: Dec. 7, 13:30
– Doubles: Dec. 9, 13:30
– Trios: Dec. 11, 19:15
– Team: Dec. 13, 18:30
– Masters: Dec. 14, 15:00

For more information about World Bowling, visit worldbowling.org

About World Bowling:
World Bowling is the official trade name for FIQ, recognized by the International Olympic Committee as the
world governing body for the sport of Bowling. World Bowling is autonomous in administering the sport and is
responsible to promote the development of bowling throughout the world, promote the Olympic movement,
contribute to the achievement of the goals set forth in the Olympic Charter, establish rules for the uniform
practice of bowling throughout the world, and ensure that official bowling activities meet the requirements of
the Olympic Charter.

For more information, contact:
Kevin Dornberger, World Bowling President
Tel: +1 414 803 9188
President@worldbowling.org
www.worldbowling.org