LAUSANNE, March 11 – For the first time in their history, World Bowling will stage the World Junior Bowling Championships for athletes aged 13 to 18 years this March 17th – 23rd in Paris, France.  A total of 110 athletes from 35 countries are set to showcase their talents and compete in five separate medal events, including a new mixed gender format for the Teams Event. 

Colombian athlete Juan José Rincón Cárdenas

The finals for the Championships will be a one day spectacle, staged at the Institut du Judo in the center of Paris. The set up will consist of a two lane Brunswick installation produced by the Valcke Group and designed to maximize spectator experience and accommodate for the full HD TV production of the finals that will occur.

The qualifying for the medal rounds will take place at the Plaza Bowling in Saint Maximin and will be available to watch on World Bowling’s Youtube Channel.  All qualifying and medal rounds will utilise the Current Frame Scoring system which has been used in previous World Bowling Tour Final events, the ABF Tour Finals and the Asian Games.

World Bowling CEO Kevin Dornberger says “We are very excited to showcase the world’s best young bowlers in what we predict to be an exciting performance staged to perfection in the Institut du Judo in Paris.  The sport of bowling has a huge, active community of young athletes and we are very proud of this new Championships’ initiative to celebrate and inspire these future legends of the sport.”

You can follow the event via and @worldbowling or #WJBC2019

Daily print coverage will be provided by renowned bowling journalist Herbert Bickel of Bowling Digital fame.

A full list of broadcasters for the Finals day will be announced shortly.

About The World Bowling: World Bowling is the governing body for the sport of tenpin bowling and heads 115 national federations from five confederations.  Bowling is played in the Asian Games, the Pan American Games and The World Games. 

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