Australia, one of the prominent sporting countries of the world, is set to host from November 3rd
2022 the new format International Bowling Federation World Cup presented by QubicaAMF.
Australia has a vast history in bowling with records showing that the game of tenpin bowling
commenced in Australia in 1885 at the Washington Bowling Saloon in Ballarat, Victoria. With the
advent of automatic pinsetting machinery (AMF 82/30s) in 1960 at Hurstville Bowl New South Wales,
the popularity of the game exploded throughout Australia.
The World Cup is designed to create a long term pathway and be a true test to crown the best
bowling federation in the world.
Occurring biennially starting from 2022, the World Cups presented by QubicaAMF will see the best
of the best compete for the most prestigious team award in bowling. Working both individually and
as a team to create epic contents between individuals and nations.
The format is designed to showcase individual performance and teamwork with skill, endurance,
knowledge and strategy key ingredients to be able to walk as champions.
IBF President H.E. Sheikh Talal Mohammad Al-Sabah commented “Under the leadership of Jerome
Joseph and Rohan O’Neill, Tenpin Bowling Australia (TBA) are going from strength to strength.
Leading the way with many innovations and enhancements to bring to life a mature sport in
The hosting of the inaugural IBF World Cup presented by QubicaAMF allows for TBA to build out a
full athlete pathway and event portfolio over many years. We are excited about the prospect of
launching the new format in a tough sports fan and elite participation country such as Australia”
TBA Chairman Jerome Joseph said it was wonderful news for the sport of tenpin bowling in
Australia to be able to host the World Cup. As the host national federation, Tenpin Bowling
Australia will announce the venues to be used.
“To have a strong recognised world sport, we need to have a well-recognised world event where the
best bowlers from all corners of the globe can participate at the highest level,” he said. Special
thanks to the IBF and QubicaAMF for making this possible.
“Having the IBF World Cup and IBF Para Bowling World Cup in Australia will truly deliver this. The
announcement will also give the sport great recognition in this country particularly as we look ahead
to the 2032 Summer Olympic Games in Australia.”