The ceremony was graced by Mr Fang Pin Kuan, Deputy Director General, Department of Sports, Taichung City, in the company of Mr Wu Fu-Lung, President of Chinese Taipei Bowling Association and Ms Liu Pei Chun, Section Chief, Department of Education, Taichung City.
Also present were distinguished guests - Mr Alex Lim, Hon. Treasurer of Philippine Bowling Federation and Asian Bowling Federation Executive Board Member, Mr Winston Chan, Vice President of Macau-China Bowling Assocation and ABF Hon. Auditor and Dr Danny Santos, Tournament Director.
Ms Carol Liao, emcee for the ceremony welcomed all present and kicked off proceedings with the introduction of the members at the head table and distinguished representations of the ABF member federations before announcing the march past of the eight participating countries.
Mr Wu, who is also the co-organising chairman, welcomed guests and participants and officials to the 19th edition of the Asian School Tenpin Bowling Championships. He thanked the federations in supporting the championships by send their teams to Taichung City.