22nd Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships: Bulletin No. 3 released


    Hong Kong, China

    Hong Kong Bowling City in Hong Kong, China (Sept. 2-11, 2012)



    ABFLogo_small.jpg2011HKTBCLogo_small.jpg The Hong Kong Tenpin Bowling Congress (HKTBC) will host the 22nd Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships from Sept. 2-11, 2012 at Hong Kong Bowling City, a 48-laner in Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong. The organizers have released Bulletin No. 3 for Asia's most prestigious championships, which will be conducted in accordance with chapters 4 and 5 of the World Tenpin Bowling Association Statutes and Playing Rules.

    Up to the issue of this Bulletin 3, 22 out of 38 member federations of the Asian Bowling Federation have confirmed participation: Australia, Bahrain, China, Chinese Taipei, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Kuwait, Macau, Malaysia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Thailand, Uzbekistan and the host country Hong Kong.

    Each team will consist of maximum six male and six female bowlers. Men and women will compete in separate divisions for gold, silver and bronze medals in six disciplines: Singles, Doubles, Trios, 5-player Team, All Events and Masters.

    The bowlers will compete on two different lane condition designed by Kegel. The two oiling patterns will be released at least one month before the competition.

    Singles (six games on short oil) and Doubles (six games on long oil) will be contested on one oil pattern, while Trios and Team will feature both oil patterns (3 games on each pattern). The players with the highest pinfall total after six games will be declared the champions.

    The top 16 players in All Events (combined pinfall in Singles, Doubles, Trios and Team event) will advance to the Masters finals which will be played on both lane conditions.

    The 22nd Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships will be hosted at bowling center Hong Kong Bowling City at EMAX mall in Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong. The 48-laner opened its doors in 2008 and has hosted international tournaments and championships since such as the 20th Asian Championships, the 2011 Women's World Championships as well as the annual Hong Kong International Open and the Hong Kong ABF Tour leg.

    Bulletin No. 3 (click to download) contains the following information: Host Federation Information, Official Website and E-Mail, Preliminary Schedule of Events, Official Invitation and Entry, Official Hotels, Bowling Center, Technical Information, Unofficial Practice, Committees, Visa Information, National Anthem and Flags, Fees, and Pre-payment of Fees, Forms and Deadlines.


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    2012 Asian Championships - Schedule at a glance

    Saturday, Sept. 1 - ABF Executive Committee Meeting, Ball Registration, Unofficial Practice,
    Sunday, Sept. 2 - 22nd ABF General Assembly, Ball Registration, Unofficial Practice, Team Managers Meeting
    Monday, Sept. 3 - Ball Registration, Official Practice, Opening Ceremony, Welcome Reception
    Tuesday, Sept. 4 - Singles (six games on short oil)
    Wednesday, Sept. 5 - Doubles (six games on long oil)
    Thursday, Sept. 6 - Trios Block 1 (three games on long oil)
    Friday, Sept. 7 - Trios Block 2 (three games on short oil)
    Saturday, Sept. 8 - Teams Block 1 (three games on short oil)
    Sunday, Sept. 9 - Teams Block 2 (three games on long oil)
    Monday, Sept. 10 - Masters Block 1 (eight games on long oil)
    Tuesday, Sept. 11 - Masters Block 2 (eight games on short oil), Stepladder Finals, Victory Banquet
    Wednesday, Sept. 12 - Departure of Teams