KUWAIT: Kuwait Crowne Plaza Hotel will be the venue of the official opening ceremony of the 25th Asian Bowling Ten Pin Tournament to be held in Kuwait for the first time in Kuwait with 27 countries participating. The tournament will be held under the patronage of HH the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, and will conclude October 30.
Information Minister, State Minister for Youth Affairs Mohammad Al-Jabri will represent HH the Prime Minister in the opening ceremony in the presence of the President of International and Asian Bowling Federations, President of Kuwait Bowling Club Sheikh Talal Al-Mohammad in addition of heads of participating Asian federations.
Activities of the tournament started with the 25th meeting of the Asian Bowling Federation Executive Committee, then bowls were registered as delegations were arriving into the country.
Twenty seven countries confirmed their participation so far, they are Afghanistan (7 players), Australia (12), Bahrain (6), China (12), Egypt (8), Hong Kong (9), Indonesia (11), Iran (6), Iraq (4), Japan (6), Jordan (6), Kazakhstan (5), S. Korea (12), Kuwait (12), Macao (6), Malaysia (12), Oman (6), Pakistan (6), Philippines (!2), Qatar (6), Saudi Arabia (6), Singapore (12), Taipei (12), Thailand (12), UAE (6) and Uzbekistan (7). It is worth noting that Egypt is a member of the Asian federation because Africa does not have a federation yet.
The tournament will see 154 men and 74 women participating and competing for 12 gold medals in the individual, doubles, threes and teams and the masters.
By Abdellatif Sharaa