LAUSANNE, October 25 – For the first time in the history of the World Bowling Tour (WBT) series, one male and one female athlete from each of the three zones (Asian, European and Pan American) have been invited to take part in the WBT Finals alongside the top three male and top three female athletes from the 2019 WBT Rankings list.  The 2019 World Bowling Tour (WBT) Finals will take place in Kuwait on November 7th

The athletes selected to represent their zone will be:

Asian Bowling Federation (ABF)

Rafiq Ismael (MAS)

Cherie Tan (SGP)

European Tenpin Bowling Federation (ETBF)

Arnar David Jonsson (ISL)

Anna Andersson (SWE)

Pan American Bowling Confederation (Pan Am Bowling)

Nick Pate (USA)

Clara Guerrero (COL)

Cherie after her Masters win at the World Bowling Women’s Championships

Joining these athletes will be the top six athletes from the WBT Rankings who will be named following the completion of the last WBT qualifier, the Kuwait Open on November 6th 2019.

The zones were at liberty to determine their own qualification process for their top athletes.  For ABF, the top two came from the Asian Rankings as of September 1st 2019.  For Pan Am Bowling the qualification was the Singles event at the 2019 Pan American Games and for ETBF the athletes were the top ranked athletes from the European Bowling Tour as of the end of September 2019.

Nick Pate Credit: USBC

The newly built Kuwait Bowling Centre will host the 2019 World Bowling Tour Finals on November 7th.  The season finale of the 12-month series will follow the last WBT qualifier, the Kuwait Open, which finishes on November 6th

Fans will be able to watch the Kuwait Open and WBT Finals live on

About the World Bowling Tour: The World Bowling Tour is sanctioned by World Bowling, the governing body for the sport of bowling. The tour is the premier international bowling series that is hosted in numerous, unique cities around the globe. Men and women compete for points to earn places on The World Bowling Tour rankings, the points system is based on a continuous two-year cycle, where points include every event from the previous two year format. The top three men and the top three women athletes from the current year cycle qualify for a head to head finals which takes place annually.  For more information see

About the Kuwait Bowling Center: The Kuwait Bowling Center is a newly built 48 lane sports establishment which serves as the training center for the Kuwait National Team.  The center is purposely built to host international standard competitions.

About The World Bowling: World Bowling is the governing body for the sport of tenpin bowling and heads 114 national federations from five confederations.  Bowling is played in the Asian Games, the Asian Indoor and Martial Art Games, the Pan American Games and The World Games.  

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