Malaysian Tenpin Bowling Congress appeal to CAS dismissed


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    2011 WWC will be held from Sept. 2-11, 2011 in Hong Kong, China

    2011WTBALogo.jpgThe World Tenpin Bowling Association (WTBA) has informed that an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) from the Malaysian Tenpin Bowling Congress (MTBC) regarding the WTBA Presidium decision WTBA Presidium decision to withdraw the 2011 Women's World Championships from Malaysia has been dismissed.

    P.S. Nathan 1.jpgThe CAS decision was issued on Tuesday, Feb. 22 resulting in another a financial fiasco for the MTBC and its 76-year-old MTBC president Ponkuchamy Satkuna Nathan (right) as well as wasting a lot of time and damaging the image and reputation of the sport of tenpin bowling in regard to Bowling's Olympic quest.

    Originally the WWC 2011 was given to Malaysia and the MTBC. When Nathan refused to sign the WTBA standard contract but insisted to change it the WTBA Presidium had no other chance than to take the Championships away from Malaysia.

    2010MWCWTBAPresidentKevinDornberger.jpgThe CAS also has determined that the MTBC shall reimburse to WTBA all of the costs of arbitration plus 2.000 Swiss francs for WTBA's attorney fees.

    WTBA President Kevin Dornberger, United States, states that he is "uncertain at this point as to the exact financial implications to WTBA." WTBA will provide its member federations with the complete financial implications of this case at the Hong Kong Congress.

    2011HKTBCLogo.jpgThe 2011 WWC will be held from Sept. 2-11, 2011 at bowling center Hong Kong Bowling City in Hong Kong, China.

    The World Tenpin Bowling Association is encouraging its member federations to inform the host federation about the intention to participate in WWC 2011 or not. A form was attached to WWC 2011 Bulletin No. 1.

    The HKTBC wants the answer Feb. 28 at the latest. Please note that this is NOT a formal entry and only supports the host federation in its preparations.


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