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ABOUT THE WORLD BOWLING WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIPS  

The World Bowling Women’s Championships is bowling’s most prestigious event for women featuring the top athletes from World Bowling’s National Federations. Held every four years, this year’s event will occur at South Point Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas.

180 female athletes from 34 countries will compete in eight days of competition.  For the full list of participating athletes and their countries please go to: https://2019wwc.worldbowling.org/athletes/ 

VENUE  

South Point Bowling Plaza is a state of the art bowling facility which was completed in 2014 to cater for both professional and amateur tournaments.  It has a total of 60 lanes, with 30 lanes on each side of stadium spectator seating.  As a top competition facility, South Point Bowling Plaza has hosted many of the USA’s best bowling events as well as top international events including the World Bowling Championships for men and women in 2017. 

HISTORY OF THE WORLD BOWLING WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIPS

This is the 17th instalment of the event after the first World Bowling Women’s Championships were held in Mexico City in 1963.    The last World Bowling Women’s Championships was held under the supreme patronage of H.H. Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarakof in Abu Dhabi at the Khalifa International Bowling Centre in Zayed Sports City from December 7th – 14th in 2015.  

To view the results of the last World Bowling Women’s Championships, go to:

For the last Combined World Championships results see: http://2017wc.worldbowling.org/results/womens-results/

WHAT’S AT STAKE?

Athletes will be competing for gold, silver and bronze medals in the following categories:

Singles

Doubles

Trios

Team of Five

All Events

Masters

Competitors also have the chance to win points towards the World Bowling Tour Rankings.

For information on the World Bowling Tour see: www.worldbowling.org/worldbowlingtour

WORLD BOWLING WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIPS OFFICIALS 

Championship Director Martin Faba  

Host Tournament Manager Michael Monyak

Technical Delegate Marios Nicolaides

LOGOS AND PHOTOGRAPHS 

To request the World Bowling logo, World Bowling Women’s Championships logo and event photographs please email Megan Tidbury via megan@worldbowling.org  

WHERE TO WATCH 

Finals will be broadcast on the following channels: https://2019wwc.worldbowling.org/watch-live/

Qualifiers will be broadcast on: www.worldbowling.sport

Results: https://2019wwc.worldbowling.org/results/

Highlights, live clippings & updates: Follow @/worldbowling & #WBWC2019 for updates and competition news on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook 

COMPETITION LANE CONDITIONS 

The lane pattern category will be Bank 30 World Bowling Seoul 39 ft.  Bank 30 patterns can be found at:

COMPETITION QUALIFICATION  

Each of World Bowling’s 114 National Federations are invited to select their six best female athletes to represent their country in the competition.  Each National Federation determines their own qualification system to ensure that their best female athletes are selected.   

COMPETITION SCHEDULE

The competition schedule can be viewed at: https://2019wwc.worldbowling.org/schedule/

RULES AND REGULATIONS 

The World Bowling Women’s Championships are run under the World Bowling Statutes and Playing Rules.   

Playing Rules Chapter 2, Format Chapter 5, WC Principle rules Chapter 4 

Please see here for the full list of World Bowling statutes and rules:

https://www.worldbowling.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/World-Bowling-Statutes-and-Playing-Rules-as-of-Mar-2019-web.pdf

COMPETITION FORMAT

Singles

Maximum six athletes per federation.

Six games in one block across 12 lanes.

Each game shall be played on a different pair of lanes.

Top 4 in the final standing is qualified for two one game Semi Finals, where the singles positioned 1 meets the singles positioned 4 and the singles positioned 2 meets the singles positioned 3.

The winners of the two Semi Finals will play a one game final

The two losers in the Semi Finals will both get bronze medals

Doubles

Maximum three Doubles per federation.

Six games in one block across 12 lanes.

Each game shall be played on a different pair of lanes.

Top 4 in the final standing is qualified for two one game Semi Finals, where the doubles positioned 1 meets the doubles positioned 4 and the doubles positioned 2 meets the doubles positioned 3.

The winners of the two Semi Finals are playing a one game Final.

Line-up changes are permitted only between the qualification and the Semi Finals and between the Semi Finals and the Final. 

Change of athletes is not permitted at any moment during the Doubles event 

Trios

Maximum two Trios per federation.

Six games in two three-game blocks across 12 lanes.

Trios from the same federation shall be scheduled on different squads, in case more than one squad is necessary in the first block. 

Top 4 in the final standing is qualified for two one game Semi Finals, where the trios positioned 1 meets the trios positioned 4, the trios positioned 2 meets the trios positioned 3.

The winners of the two Semi Finals are playing a one game Final.

Line-up changes are permitted only between the blocks, between the qualification and the Semi Finals and between the Semi Finals and the Final.

Change of athletes is not permitted at any moment during the Trios event. 

Team

One Team per federation.

Six games in two three-game blocks 

A team may change one athlete at the start of the second block. 

In the second block teams shall be seeded, based on the results from the first block. The teams with the highest results shall be scheduled to the last squad. 

Line-up changes are not permitted during a block. 

All extra athletes shall be scheduled for make-up teams to bowl toward their All Events total. Athletes from different federations shall be combined for such teams

Top 4 in the final standing is qualified for two Semi Finals, where the team positioned 1 meets the team positioned 4 and the team positioned 2 meets the team positioned 3.

The Semi Finals will be played in Baker’s format best of three (3) games

The winners of the two Semi Finals are playing a final. The Final will be played in Baker’s format, best of three (3) games

Line-up changes are permitted only between the blocks, between the qualification and the Semi Finals and between the Semi Finals and the Final.

Change of athletes is permitted only between the blocks, between the qualification and the Semi Finals and between the Semi Finals and the Final.

All Events

Maximum six athletes per federation.

Standing to be decided based on a total of the 24 played games in the foregoing 4 disciplines (Singles, Doubles, Trios and Team).

Masters

The Masters includes five steps (1-5), all starting from scratch.

The Masters will be played on one lane condition, 

The 24 highest positioned athletes in the Final all event standing are qualified for the Masters event, seeded 1-24.  The athletes will retain their seeding throughout the entire final.

In all steps there will be head to head matches, where the highest seeded athletes will be matched against the lowest seeded athlete, match play style (see 4.19.1)

Each match will played as best of 3 games. If the same athlete is the winner of the first two games, the 3rd game will not be played.

In each match the highest seeded athlete will choose whether he wants to begin the first game on the left or on the right lane. In the second game the starting lane of the athletes will be opposite to the first game and in a possible third game the starting lane of the athletes will be the same as in the first game.

In step 1, the 16 athletes seeded 9-24 will bowl 8 matches with the winners of the matches   continuing to step 2.

In step 2, the 8 athletes seeded 1-8 and the 8 winners from step 1 will bowl 8 matches with the winners of the matches continuing to step 3.

In step 3, the 8 winners from step 2 will bowl 4 matches with the winners of the matches     continuing to step 4.

In step 4, the 4 winners from step 3 will bowl 2 matches with the winners of the matches   continuing to step 5.

In step 5, the 2 winners from step 4 will bowl 1 match with the winner of the match being    declared the champion.

ABOUT THE WORLD BOWLING WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIPS  

The World Bowling Women’s Championships is bowling’s most prestigious event for women featuring the top athletes from World Bowling’s National Federations. Held every four years, this year’s event will occur at South Point Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas.

180 female athletes from 34 countries will compete in eight days of competition.  For the full list of participating athletes and their countries please go to: https://2019wwc.worldbowling.org/athletes/ 

VENUE  

South Point Bowling Plaza is a state of the art bowling facility which was completed in 2014 to cater for both professional and amateur tournaments.  It has a total of 60 lanes, with 30 lanes on each side of stadium spectator seating.  As a top competition facility, South Point Bowling Plaza has hosted many of the USA’s best bowling events as well as top international events including the World Bowling Championships for men and women in 2017. 

HISTORY OF THE WORLD BOWLING WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIPS

This is the 17th instalment of the event after the first World Bowling Women’s Championships were held in Mexico City in 1963.    The last World Bowling Women’s Championships was held under the supreme patronage of H.H. Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarakof in Abu Dhabi at the Khalifa International Bowling Centre in Zayed Sports City from December 7th – 14th in 2015.  

To view the results of the last World Bowling Women’s Championships, go to:

For the last Combined World Championships results see: http://2017wc.worldbowling.org/results/womens-results/

WHAT’S AT STAKE?

Athletes will be competing for gold, silver and bronze medals in the following categories:

Singles

Doubles

Trios

Team of Five

All Events

Masters

Competitors also have the chance to win points towards the World Bowling Tour Rankings.

For information on the World Bowling Tour see: www.worldbowling.org/worldbowlingtour

WORLD BOWLING WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIPS OFFICIALS 

Championship Director Martin Faba  

Host Tournament Manager Michael Monyak

Technical Delegate Marios Nicolaides

LOGOS AND PHOTOGRAPHS 

To request the World Bowling logo, World Bowling Women’s Championships logo and event photographs please email Megan Tidbury via megan@worldbowling.org  

WHERE TO WATCH 

Finals will be broadcast on the following channels: https://2019wwc.worldbowling.org/watch-live/

Qualifiers will be broadcast on: www.worldbowling.sport

Results: https://2019wwc.worldbowling.org/results/

Highlights, live clippings & updates: Follow @/worldbowling & #WBWC2019 for updates and competition news on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook 

COMPETITION LANE CONDITIONS 

The lane pattern category will be Bank 30 World Bowling Seoul 39 ft.  Bank 30 patterns can be found at:

https://www.worldbowling.org/events-results/world-championships/archive/

COMPETITION QUALIFICATION  

Each of World Bowling’s 114 National Federations are invited to select their six best female athletes to represent their country in the competition.  Each National Federation determines their own qualification system to ensure that their best female athletes are selected.   

COMPETITION SCHEDULE

The competition schedule can be viewed at: https://2019wwc.worldbowling.org/schedule/

RULES AND REGULATIONS 

The World Bowling Women’s Championships are run under the World Bowling Statutes and Playing Rules.   

Playing Rules Chapter 2, Format Chapter 5, WC Principle rules Chapter 4 

Please see here for the full list of World Bowling statutes and rules:

https://www.worldbowling.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/World-Bowling-Statutes-and-Playing-Rules-as-of-Mar-2019-web.pdf

COMPETITION FORMAT

Singles

Maximum six athletes per federation.

Six games in one block across 12 lanes.

Each game shall be played on a different pair of lanes.

Top 4 in the final standing is qualified for two one game Semi Finals, where the singles positioned 1 meets the singles positioned 4 and the singles positioned 2 meets the singles positioned 3.

The winners of the two Semi Finals will play a one game final

The two losers in the Semi Finals will both get bronze medals

Doubles

Maximum three Doubles per federation.

Six games in one block across 12 lanes.

Each game shall be played on a different pair of lanes.

Top 4 in the final standing is qualified for two one game Semi Finals, where the doubles positioned 1 meets the doubles positioned 4 and the doubles positioned 2 meets the doubles positioned 3.

The winners of the two Semi Finals are playing a one game Final.

Line-up changes are permitted only between the qualification and the Semi Finals and between the Semi Finals and the Final. 

Change of athletes is not permitted at any moment during the Doubles event 

Trios

Maximum two Trios per federation.

Six games in two three-game blocks across 12 lanes.

Trios from the same federation shall be scheduled on different squads, in case more than one squad is necessary in the first block. 

Top 4 in the final standing is qualified for two one game Semi Finals, where the trios positioned 1 meets the trios positioned 4, the trios positioned 2 meets the trios positioned 3.

The winners of the two Semi Finals are playing a one game Final.

Line-up changes are permitted only between the blocks, between the qualification and the Semi Finals and between the Semi Finals and the Final.

Change of athletes is not permitted at any moment during the Trios event. 

Team

One Team per federation.

Six games in two three-game blocks 

A team may change one athlete at the start of the second block. 

In the second block teams shall be seeded, based on the results from the first block. The teams with the highest results shall be scheduled to the last squad. 

Line-up changes are not permitted during a block. 

All extra athletes shall be scheduled for make-up teams to bowl toward their All Events total. Athletes from different federations shall be combined for such teams

Top 4 in the final standing is qualified for two Semi Finals, where the team positioned 1 meets the team positioned 4 and the team positioned 2 meets the team positioned 3.

The Semi Finals will be played in Baker’s format best of three (3) games

The winners of the two Semi Finals are playing a final. The Final will be played in Baker’s format, best of three (3) games

Line-up changes are permitted only between the blocks, between the qualification and the Semi Finals and between the Semi Finals and the Final.

Change of athletes is permitted only between the blocks, between the qualification and the Semi Finals and between the Semi Finals and the Final.

All Events

Maximum six athletes per federation.

Standing to be decided based on a total of the 24 played games in the foregoing 4 disciplines (Singles, Doubles, Trios and Team).

Masters

The Masters includes five steps (1-5), all starting from scratch.

The Masters will be played on one lane condition, 

The 24 highest positioned athletes in the Final all event standing are qualified for the Masters event, seeded 1-24.  The athletes will retain their seeding throughout the entire final.

In all steps there will be head to head matches, where the highest seeded athletes will be matched against the lowest seeded athlete, match play style (see 4.19.1)

Each match will played as best of 3 games. If the same athlete is the winner of the first two games, the 3rd game will not be played.

In each match the highest seeded athlete will choose whether he wants to begin the first game on the left or on the right lane. In the second game the starting lane of the athletes will be opposite to the first game and in a possible third game the starting lane of the athletes will be the same as in the first game.

In step 1, the 16 athletes seeded 9-24 will bowl 8 matches with the winners of the matches   continuing to step 2.

In step 2, the 8 athletes seeded 1-8 and the 8 winners from step 1 will bowl 8 matches with the winners of the matches continuing to step 3.

In step 3, the 8 winners from step 2 will bowl 4 matches with the winners of the matches     continuing to step 4.

In step 4, the 4 winners from step 3 will bowl 2 matches with the winners of the matches   continuing to step 5.

In step 5, the 2 winners from step 4 will bowl 1 match with the winner of the match being    declared the champion.

Lane Assignments in the Masters Event a) The Tournament Director will perform an impartial draw for matches to be assigned to lanes in Step 1 and Step 2 of the Masters event b) Unless the same pair of lanes is in use for more than one match, there will be seven   different pair of lanes in use for Step 3, Step 4 and Step 5 of the Masters event b

Lane Assignments in the Masters Event a) The Tournament Director will perform an impartial draw for matches to be assigned to lanes in Step 1 and Step 2 of the Masters event b) Unless the same pair of lanes is in use for more than one match, there will be seven   different pair of lanes in use for Step 3, Step 4 and Step 5 of the Masters event