|Location||2019: Jakabaring Sport City, Palembang, Indonesia|
|Dates||2019: November 16–24|
|Format||See format section|
|Website||QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup|
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The QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup, formerly known as the International Masters and AMF Bowling World Cup, is an annual Ten-pin bowling championship sponsored by QubicaAMF Worldwide, and the largest in bowling in terms of number of participating nations. Each nation chooses one male and/or one female bowler to represent them in the tournament, and in the majority of cases, this is done by running a qualifying tournament, the winners of which (male and/or female) are chosen.
Ten-pin bowling is a type of bowling in which a bowler rolls a bowling ball down a wood or synthetic lane toward ten pins positioned in a tetractys at the far end of the lane. The objective is to knock down all ten pins on the first roll of the ball, or failing that, on the second roll.
QubicaAMF Worldwide is a bowling equipment provider. The company has U.S. headquarters in Richmond, Virginia and European headquarters in Bologna, Italy.
The Bowling World Cup was created by AMF's European Promotions Director at the time, Victor Kalman, and Gordon Caie, AMF's Promotions Manager in the UK at the time.Dublin, Ireland in 1965 hosted the first-ever Bowling World Cup, then called the International Masters. 20 bowlers, all men, participated. Lauri Ajanto became the first-ever winner of the BWC. Women first competed in 1972, the 8th edition of the AMF Bowling World Cup in Hamburg, West Germany where Irma Urrea became the first-ever woman to win the BWC.
13 countries have participated in every Bowling World Cup since its inception: Australia, Belgium, England (as Great Britain from 1965 to 1995), Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland and United States.
Currently the men's champion is Sam Cooley and the women's champion is Shannon O'Keefe.The 55th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup will be held in Palembang, Indonesia at the Jakabaring Sport City Bowling Center. This is the second time Indonesia will host the Bowling World Cup, having previously hosted the 16th Bowling World Cup in Jakarta.
Palembang is the capital city of the Indonesian province of South Sumatra. The city proper covers 369.22 square kilometres of land on both banks of Musi River on the eastern lowland of southern Sumatra, with an estimated population of 1,708,413 in 2014. Palembang is the second most populous city in Sumatra, after Medan, the ninth most populous city in Indonesia, and the nineteenth most populous city in Southeast Asia. The Palembang metropolitan area comprises part of regencies surrounding the city such as Banyuasin, Ogan Ilir, and Ogan Komering Ilir, with a total estimated population of more than 3.5 million in 2015.
Indonesia, officially the Republic of Indonesia, is a country in Southeast Asia, between the Indian and Pacific oceans. It is the world's largest island country, with more than seventeen thousand islands, and at 1,904,569 square kilometres, the 14th largest by land area and 7th in the combined sea and land area. With over 261 million people, it is the world's 4th most populous country as well as the most populous Muslim-majority country. Java, the world's most populous island, is home to more than half of the country's population.
Jakabaring Sport City(sic), also known as Jakabaring Sports Complex is an integrated sports facility complex in Palembang, South Sumatra, Indonesia. The complex is located 5 kilometers southeast of Palembang city center, across the Musi river by the Ampera Bridge in Jakabaring, Seberang Ulu I area.
For the 2019 BWC, all games are bowled on one pattern, typically a 41 foot pattern unless lane topography at the host site dictates that the pattern be adjusted one foot less or one foot more.
|Men's Individual Game||59 300s have been bowled in the qualifying rounds.|
|Women's Individual Game||15 300s have been bowled in the qualifying rounds.|
|Men's 3 Game Series||896||2002, |
|Women's 3 Game Series||803||2011, |
|Men's 5 Game Block||1307||2002, |
|Women's 5 Game Block||1304||2011, |
|Men's 6 Game Block||1599||2013, |
|Women's 6 Game Block||1531||2005, |
|Men's 8 Game Block||2088||2011, |
|Women's 8 Game Block||1948||2014, |
|Men's High Average||246.22||2006, |
|Women's High Average||244.03||2013, |
|Men's Individual Game||2004, |
|Women's Individual Game||298||2008, |
|Men's 2 Game Series||536||2004, |
|Women's 2 Game Series||561||2008, |
|Men's 3 Game Series||778||2008, |
|Women's 3 Game Series||747||2014, |
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