Single's World Championships
|Date(s)||Until 2012 - October|
Since 2014 - May
|Frequency||biennial (even years)|
|Organised by||WNBA NBC|
The nine-pin bowling Single's World Championships is a biennial nine-pin bowling competition organized by the World Ninepin Bowling Association (WNBA NBC). The World Championships was started in 2006, after dividing the championships into Team's and Single's.
Nine-pin bowling is a bowling game played primarily in Europe. European championships are held each year. Over 90,000 members are on teams in Germany, often playing in officially registered Bundeskegelbahnen to be found in almost every sizable town. In Europe overall, there are some 130,000 players. Nine-pin bowling lanes are often found in Austria, Czechia, Slovakia, Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Estonia, Switzerland, Serbia, Slovenia, Croatia, Poland, North Macedonia, Hungary, Brazil and Liechtenstein. The English-speaking countries, having a predominance of facilities for the modern ten-pin sport which originated in the United States, as well as regionally popular "small-ball" bowling sports of various types, do not have many facilities in existence for the nine-pin game in the 21st century. On the other hand, a modified version is played in the US state of Texas.
The Fédération Internationale des Quilleurs (FIQ) is the World Bowling Federation. The FIQ is subdivided into two disciplines, the World Ninepin Bowling Association (WNBA) and the World Tenpin Bowling Association (WTBA). Both organizations were founded by the FIQ in 1973 in London. The WNBA counts approximately 250.000 members in 26 countries on three continents.
The nine-pin bowling World Championships was a biennial nine-pin bowling competition organized by the World Ninepin Bowling Association. The World Championships was started in 1953 and until 1959 took place every two years. The next one was held in 1962 with the assumption of alternating with the European Championships every two years. In 1966, this concept was abandoned and thereafter the championships were biennial until 2004.
During the first championships in Skopje, the pairs event took place for the last time in history. Since 2008, the Single's Championships have in the program sprints and mixed tandems events, after removing them from the Team Championships (successively in 2005 and 2007).
Skopje is the capital and largest city of North Macedonia. It is the country's political, cultural, economic, and academic center.
|Edition||Year||City||Country||Date||Events||Top of the|
|1st||2006||Skopje||23 - 28 Oct||6||Only with pair|
|2nd||2008||Banja Luka||21 - 25 Oct||7||First with sprint and mixed tandem|
|3rd||2010||Ritzing||24 - 30 Oct||7|
|4th||2012||Leszno||21 - 27 Oct||7|
|5th||2014||Brno||18 - 24 May||7|
|6th||2016||Novigrad||22 - 28 May||7|
|7th||2018||Cluj-Napoca||20 - 26 May||7|
|8th||2020||Tarnowo Podgórne||17 - 23 May||8|
|9th||2022||Tartu||22 - 28 May||8|
|Totals (15 nations)||48||48||76||172|
List of hosts by number of championships hosted.
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World Bowling is the world governing body of nine-pin and ten-pin bowling. WB was founded in 1952 in Hamburg, Germany by officials of the International Bowling Association to foster worldwide interest in amateur ten-pin and nine-pin bowling, as well as international friendship by encouraging world and zone tournaments and other competition between bowlers of different countries. WB has been recognized by the International Olympic Committee since 1979 as the governing body for bowling sports. Starting with five member federations in 1952, it grew to 141 in 2010.
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The 1953 nine-pin bowling World Championships was the first edition of the championships and were held in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, from 21-24 June 1953. Germany sent a united team composed of players from the GDR and the FRG.
The 1955 nine-pin bowling World Championships was the second edition of the championships and was held in Essen, West Germany, from 30 August to 5 September 1955.
The 2018 nine-pin bowling Single's World Championships was the seventh edition of the single's world championships and was held in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, from 20 May to 26 May 2018.
The men's sprint event at the 2018 nine-pin bowling Single's World Championships was held in Cluj-Napoca, Romania on 23 May 2018.
The women's combination event at the 2018 nine-pin bowling Single's World Championships was held in Cluj-Napoca, Romania from 21 May to 26 May 2018.
The women's single event at the 2018 nine-pin bowling Single's World Championships was held in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Qualification took place on 21-22 May, while the knock-out phase from 24 May to 26 May 2018.
The nine-pin bowling World Team Championships is a biennial nine-pin bowling competition organized by the World Ninepin Bowling Association. The World Championships was started in 2005, after dividing the championships into Team and Single's.
The 1957 nine-pin bowling World Championships was the third edition of the championships and was held in Vienna, Austria, from 9 to 14 June 1957.
The 1959 nine-pin bowling World Championships was the fourth edition of the championships and was held in Bautzen, East Germany, from 22 to 27 September 1959.
The 2020 nine-pin bowling Single's World Championships will be the eighth edition of the single's championships and held in Tarnowo Podgórne, Poland, from 17 May to 23 May 2020.
The 1962 nine-pin bowling World Championships was the fifth edition of the championships and was held in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia, from 24 to 29 September 1962.
The 2016 nine-pin bowling Single's World Championships was the sixth edition of the single's world championships and was held in Novigrad, Croatia, from 22 May to 28 May 2018.