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kegel Lane Maintenance Seminar

1st March, 2001: Florida-based Kegel Company, Inc. will be conducting a one-day lane maintenance seminar in conjuction with Asian Bowling Federation and MTBC in Kuala Lumpur.

A one-day Lane Maintenance Seminar details are as follows:-

Date :   April 2nd, 2001 (Monday)
Time :   10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. (see program)
Venue :  Sunway Lagoon Resort Hotel, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Registration Fee :   US$100/- inclusive of lunch, tea/coffee breaks
Registration Form :  Click here to download form.

A Certificate of Attendance will be issued by Asian Bowling Federation upon completion of the course.

Please fax your reply to Mr Sidney Tung at Fax No. 603-74923227 or email

Kegel Lane Maintenance Seminar

10:00 am   Introduction of Kegel - 5 Divisions
             Technical Support
             Training Center
             The Foundation/Tournament Support
             Current Technology for Lane Conditioning
             Lane Machines
             Sanction Technology
             Wick Technology
             Lane Conditioners

11:30 am   Break

11:45 am   What Affects Scorability of a Bowling Lane
             Pin-carry percentage
             Surface texture
             Surface Condition
             Oil patterns
             Oil pattern depletion

1:15 pm	   Lunch

2:15 pm	   Lane Pattern Theory and Application
             How to read program sheets
             Sanction Technology
             Silver Bullet
             Understanding graphs
             House pattern development history
             Competitive pattern development
             House pattern development

3:45 pm	   Break

4:00 pm    On-Lane teaching session
             Demonstration of Sanction Technology
             Demonstration on reading ball reaction
             Competitive pattern vs. house pattern demonstration
5:30 pm	   Presentation on how Kegel can help You


Kegel is coming to Asia to give an in depth seminar on " Lane Maintenance in the New Millennium.

Kegel has been manufacturing lane maintenance equipment and supplies for the bowling industry for 20 years. Kegel also provide tournament support for the world's most prestigious events.

They are the exclusive lane maintenance providers for :

  • The Professional Bowlers Association (PBA)
  • The Professional Women Bowlers Association (PWBA)
  • The World Tenpin Bowling Association (WTBA) World events
  • The American Bowling Congress (ABC) Nationals
  • The Women International Bowling Congress (WIBC) Nationals
  • The Korea Bowling Congress (KBC)
  • The Malaysian International Open 2001
  • The Swedish Super Six
  • As well as numerous other events World Championship events

Kegel manufactures the worlds most reliable lane machines including :-

  • The Kustodian
  • The Sanction Standard
  • The DBA Phoenix and DBA Phoenix-S
  • The DBA Lanewalker
  • The Brunswick Echo
  • The DBA Excel

Kegel manufactures lane conditioners and cleaners including :-

  • Defense-S, Defense-W, and Defense-HF lane oils
  • Offense HV, Offense -L V Lane oils
  • Defense-C lane cleaner Kegel Kloth

Asian Bowling Federation

26th June, 2000, Doha: The FIQ WTBA Asian Zone had its name changed to Asian Bowling Federation with immediate effect after the 16th General Assembly approved it's proposal yesterday at Doha Sheraton Hotel, Qatar.

30 countries of the Asian Zone unanimously agreed to change the name after being used for the last 32 years, to avoid the confusion and frequent questions on what is FIQ and that what sport is the organization involved with. The new name appears to all without having to explain.

Mrs. Vivien Fung, the incumbent President since 1996, was re-elected President of the Asian Bowling Federation for the next four years ending 2004. Vivien defeated the challenger - Mr. Abdul Salam Abas of Qatar with 17 votes against 13. Two incumbent Vice President - Mr. Li Jiajun of China and Mr. Sidney Tung of Malaysia also retain their positions for the next four years term. The other two new Vice President elected are Mrs. June Voulokos of Australia and Sheikh Talal Mohammad Al-Sabah of Kuwait.

The General Assembly, apart from the election of the new Executive Board for the next 4 years, also accepted Chinese Taipei's application to host the 18th Asian Tenpin Bowling Championship 2004. The 17th Asian Tenpin Bowling Championship will be held in Hong Kong 2002. UAE will host the 11th Asian Youth Tenpin Bowling Championship 2001 and Hong Kong will host the 12th series in 2003.

The 1st World Ranking Masters Finals, with top eight men and top eight women bowlers each from Asian Zone, America Zone and European Zone ( a total of 24 men and 24 women), will be held in Abu Darbi, UAE February 2001.

19 countries have sent their men and women team to compete in the 16th Asian Tenpin Bowling Championship commencing June 28 at Qatar Bowling Centre here. The Opening Ceremony of the event will be held this evening and the first event - Men's Singles and Women's Singles will be held tomorrow June 28.

World Ranking System

WTBA to introduce world ranking system this year

The World Tenpin Bowling Association (WTBA) will introduce a new world ranking system this year to keep bowlers on their toes throughout the year.

For a start, though, the rankings will be divided into three zones - Asia, Europe and America.

The top eight women and men from each zone will then compete in the World Ranking Tournament at the end of the year to determine the world number ones, said Mr Sidney Tung, Deputy Secretary General of WTBA.

"Our plan is to have a standard world ranking system for all but because of the different format played in different zones, there is a need for separate ranking first," he added.

"But we are working on habing a universal world rankings system like in other sports."

As for the Asians, the just concluded Malaysian Open was the first tournament to offer ranking points.

"The performances in the Asian Bowling Tour will also be counted. We will release the Asian top eight men and women soon," said Sidney.

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