KUWAIT: Kuwait Bowling Center will be the venue today for the launch of the 13th Kuwait Open Bowling for men and women, which is the last round in the international league this year. The competition will see an elite group of world champions, professionals and internationally ranked players from various countries.
The number of players who confirmed their participation so far is more than hundred, to compete for top place in 2019, with a total prizes of $218,000, $50,000 of which is for top place.
The open contests of three categories men, women and juniors which is for Kuwaitis only.
It is known that the international league which allows professionals and amateurs to participate, has world championships and open tournaments and trophies, and has very good international reputation, and prizes must not be less than $200,000. The league this year has 13 competitions around the world, three of which are for women only, and most of them are organized in the United States, the strongest country in the world in addition to the Amir of Qatar Cup, Lucky Larson Masters in Sweden, Kuwait and Thailand Open.
The international league is held with joint supervision since 2011, between professional bowlers association and the international bowling federation headed by Sheikh Talal Al-Mohammad.
The Americans currently dominate the men’s and women’s international league, with Jacob Butturff tops the men standings with 1,240 points, followed by A.J. Johnson with 1,088 points and Kyle Sherman with 1,076.
The women’s list is headed by Danielle McEwan with 2192 points followed by Liz Johson with 2,084 and Indonesia’s Tannya Roumimper with 1,720.
By Abdellatif Sharaa