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Introduction

Asian Bowling Federation (formerly known as FIQ-WTBA Asian Zone) was formed to promote and foster interest in amateur tenpin bowling tournaments and competitions, especially in Asia and bowlers from other zones of the WTBA.

Asian Bowling Federation is a member of the FIQ and World Tenpin Bowling Association and is recognized by the Fédération International des Quilleurs (FIQ) since 1979 as the Asian Zone governing body for the sport of tenpin bowling. In that capacity, the Asian Bowling Federation is autonomous in administering the sport and is responsible to:


  • Promote the development of tenpin bowling throughout the Asian Zone.
  • Promote the Olympic movement.
  • Contribute to the achievement of the goals set forth in the Olympic Charter.
  • Establish rules for the the uniform practice of tenpin bowling throughout the Asian Zone.
  • Ensure that official bowling activities meet the requirements of the Olympic Charter.

Asian Bowling Federation has member federations located in 28 countries throughout Western Asia, Asia, and Pacific-Rim. Asian Bowling Federation regulates tenpin bowling discipline and sanctions numerous regional championships for men, women, and youth.

Constitution
You can download the amended Constitution dated 27-07-2008 or view directly here.

 Hon. Life President
 Ms. Vivien Lau, BBS, JP
 Hong Kong Tenpin Bowling
 Congress
 Tel: +852 2893 6039
 Fax: +852 2893 6290
 Email:
 vivienLcc@biznetvigator.com
 Hon. Advisors  Hon. Presidents
 Mr. Kyohei Akagi
 Dr. Abdulla Kareem Al Reyes
 Dr. Nat Indrapana, IOC Member
 Dr. Wu Ching-Kuo, IOC Member
Executive Committee
President
 Sheikh Talal M.
 Al-Sabah

 Kuwait Bowling Federation
 Tel: +965 2262 0113 - 4
 Fax: +965 2262 0112
 Email:
 shktalal@qualitynet.net
Vice Presidents
 Mr. Layth Tommy Thomas
 Western Region
 Iraqi Bowling Federation
 Tel: +98 21 882 13 761
 Fax: +98 21 880 61 586
 Email:
 laybowling@yahoo.com
 Mr. Choi Jang-Kyu
 Far East Region
 Korea Bowling Congress
 Tel: +82-31-718-3421
 Fax: +82-31-718-3420
 Email:
 jkchoi@voithkorea.com
 Ms.Suwalai Satrulee
 South East Region
 Thai Tenpin Bowling
 Association
 Tel: +662 321 2310
 Fax: +662 321 9624
 Email:
 suwalaisatrulee@hotmail.com
 Mr. Michael Seymour
 Oceania Region
 Tenpin Bowling Australia Ltd
 Tel: +61 7 3262 4455
 Fax: +61 7 3262 5544
 Email:
 mikeseymour@tpg.com.au
 Executive Committee Members
 Mr. Fareed Taha
 Bahrain Tenpin Bowling
 Association
 Tel: +973 1782 2077
 Fax: +973 1782 2055
 Email:
 bowling@batelco.com.bh
 Mr. Fong Wun Man
 Macau China Bowling
 Association
 Tel: +853 299 2888
 Fax: +853 963 305
 Email:
 menachoi@macau.ctm.net
 Mr. Farouk Haridi
 Egyptian Bowling
 Federation
 Tel: +20 12-210 2768
 Fax: +20-2 643 0642
 Email:
 fharidi@link.net
 Mr. Oky Harwanto Joedo
 Persatuan Boling
 Indonesia
 Tel: +62 21573 7673
 Fax: +62 21570 5417
 Email:
 pbi_org@yahoo.com
 Mr. Takaya Aizawa
 Japan Bowling Congress
 Tel: +81 3 3452 4501
 Fax: +81 3 3452 4504
 Email:
 bowling@japan-sports.or.jp
Non-Executive Committee
 Hon. Secretary General  Hon. Auditor
 Ms. Emba Leung
 c/o Hong Kong Tenpin
 Bowling Congress
 Tel: +852 2893 6039
 Fax: +852 2893 6290
 Email:
 embal@netvigator.com
 Mr. Winston Chan
 Macau China Bowling
 Association
 Tel: +853 299 2888
 Fax: +853 963 305
 Email:
 menachoi@macau.ctm.net
Mailing Address
 President/Hon. General Secretary
 Room 2004, Olympic House
 1 Stadium Path, So Kon Po, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
 Tel: +852 2893 6039
 Fax: +852 2893 6290
 Email: hktbc@netvigator.com

The World Tenpin Bowling Association (WTBA) is the world governing body of the sport of tenpin bowling. It consists of three Zones, namely: the American Zone (with 27 member countries), the Asian Zone (with 30 member countries) and the European Zone (with 41 member countries) - 98 countries in all.

The primary role of the WTBA is to regulate, popularise and promote the sport of tenpin bowling. It does this by sanctioning equipment and lane conditions and by establishing and monitoring the rules under which the sport is played in each of its National Federations. It also assists with the structure and development of its member Federations, helping to provide skills development and elite athlete pathways, coaching and officials accreditation and generally upgrading the skills of bowlers of all ages.

WTBA is administered by the Presidium which is made up of the following members:-

  • President (elected during the Congress every four years)
  • 1st Vice President (elected by the Congress every four years)
  • 2nd Vice President (elected by the Congress every four years)
  • Secretary General (appointed by the President)
  • Presidents of the three Zones
  • One Delegate from each of the Zones (nominated by the Zones)

There are several Sub-Committees appointed by the President and the Presidium to take care of Marketing and Development, Technical, Tournament, Coaching, Women in bowling, Rules and World Ranking. These committees and the Presidium meet three to four times a year, often via electronic communication.

World Standard Practices
Tenpin bowling has the greatest respect for fair play amongst all competitors and applies Doping Control procedures that are identical to those of the IOC in all its major Championships. All the Country members of the international body are also subject to these controls, by means of our global Doping Policies and are strongly encouraged to incorporate these policies within their own national regulations.

You can download Statues and Playing Rules (February 2012). For more details of WTBA, please visit www.worldbowling.org.

WTBA Presidium
 President
 Mr Kevin Dornberger
 World Tenpin Bowling
 Association
 2208 Brookside Dr.
 Arlington, TX 76012
 USA
 Tel: +1 414-803-9188
 Email:
 president
@worldtenpinbowling.com
 1st Vice President  2nd Vice President
 Mr. Pekka Korpi
 Finish Bowling Federation
 Ruusulankatu 3
 Helsinki 00260
 Finland
 Tel: +358 207 419 661
 Fax: +358 207 419 669
 Email:
 pekka.korpi@keilailu.fi
 Mr. Michael Seymour
 Tenpin Bowling Australia
 Limited
 Albion Queensland 4010
 Australia
 Tel: +61 7 3262 4455
 Fax: +61 7 3262 5544
 Email:
 mikeseymour@tpg.com.au
 Secretary General
 Mr. Christer Jonsson
 Tulpanvägen 11
 176 74 Järfälla
 Sweden
 Mobile: +46 708 751 987
 Fax: +46 8 583 502 12
 Email:
 christer.jonsson@swebowl.se
 Presidium Members
 Sheikh Talal M.
 Al-Sabah

 Asian Bowling Federation
 President
 Tel: +965 2262 0113 - 4
 Fax: +965 2262 0112
 Email:
 shktalal@qualitynet.net
 Ms. Suwalai Satrulee
 Asian Bowling Federation
 Delegate
 Tel: +662 321 2310
 Fax: +662 321 9624
 Email:
 suwalaisatrulee@hotmail.com
 Mr. Addie Ophelders
 European Bowling Federation
 President
 Tel: +31 318 559 343
 Fax: +31 318 559 349
 Email:
 ao@etbf.eu
 Mr. Kim Thorsgaard Jensen
 European Bowling Federation
 Delegate
 Tel: +45 86 22 99 90
 Fax:
 Email:
 ktj@etbf.eu
 Mr. Martin Faba
 Pan-American Bowling
 Confederation
 President
 Tel: +506 2245 6000
 Fax: +506 2283 3700
 Email:
 presidente@acobol.com
 Mr. Jorge A. Franco
 Pan-American Bowling
 Confederation
 Delegate
 Tel: +571 250 1525
 Fax: +571 225 1941
 Email:
 jfsistemas@une.net.co

Last update: 20th May, 2014
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Contents
Introduction
An introduction of Asian Bowling Federation, its charter and activities in the Asian Zone. Details...
Executive Committee
Executive Committee of Asian Bowling Federation and its staff members including mailing address and contact. Details...
World Bowling
Consists of the three geographical zones - America, Europe and Asia. Detail of its Presidium Members is also available. Details...