8th March, Palembang: It has been 39 years since the Bowling World Cup was last in Indonesia but 2019 will see the event return to the country and to the city of Palembang in South Sumatra.
The tournament will be held from November 16 to 24, 2019, in the 40-lane center, which is part of the huge and impressive Jakabaring Sport City, the venue of the 2018 Asian Games.
Mrs Hj. Percha Leanpuri B.Bus., MBA as President of Indonesian Bowling Federation (PBI) said: "We are delighted to have been selected as the hosts of this most prestigious tournament. And I can promise all bowlers, officials and visitors a very warm welcome and a most memorable 55th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup. We are looking forward to meeting you here in Palembang in November."
Director of ABS Pte Ltd., QubicaAMF's official distributor for Indonesia, James Murray commented: "Our 40-lane bowling centre has the latest QubicaAMF bowling equipment, with BES X Ultimate Scoring ensuring the bowlers will have some of the best playing conditions in the world. We at ABS, together with the wonderful people of Palembang, are looking forward to welcoming the world's leading bowlers, their supporters and visitors in November and to show them our beautiful city."
Roger Creamer, QubicaAMF's Regional Manager and Director of International Relations & Sports Development, said: "I recently visited Palembang and the bowling center, and was very impressed by everything the city and the bowl has to offer. I know all our World Cup athletes and guests will have a fabulous trip."
Indonesia has a long and impressive history with the Bowling World Cup, having participated 34 times. Last year's tournament in Las Vegas, saw both Indonesian players make the top 8 with Ryan Leonard Lalisang finishing in eighth place. Nadia Pramanik Nuramalina recorded the highest ever finish for Indonesia, when she made third place after leading the qualifying and the top 8 rounds of the women’s division.
This was Nadia Pramanik Nuramalina's first World Cup although Ryan Leonard Lalisang has participated eight times in the tournament and made the top 10 on four occasions. Other high Indonesian World Cup finishers are Indra Gondokusumo, AM Ismael, Lily Go, Putty Insavilla Armein and Sharon Limansantoso.
When the tournament was held in Jakarta in 1980, the great Paeng Nepomuceno of the Philippines won the men's event for the second time, while Jean Gordon of Canada carried off the women's title.
Palembang, situated on the banks of the Musi river, is a city of over 1.6 million people, with an interesting history dating back at least as far as the 7th century. It is known for its landmark Ampera Bridge. It also has its own particular dish, known as pempek, a savoury fishcake delicacy - a must for Bowling World Cup visitors to try!
QubicaAMF is the largest and most innovative bowling equipment provider in the world with 600 employees worldwide. We build and modernize more bowling entertainment centers than any other company in the industry, and have an installed base of more than 10,000 centers in 90 countries. The company has a sales and distribution network with worldwide reach and maintains the largest R&D team for electro-mechanical products, software, electronics and entertainment systems in the industry.
QubicaAMF has over 100 years of experience and can provide the perfect combination of bowling equipment, products and services for new or existing bowling entertainment centers, FECs, Cinemas or any other facility in the hospitality, retail or restaurant industry.
Our ongoing mission is Making Bowling Amazing. We are convinced that bowling has so much more potential to attract and entertain even more people. With our products, we will help our customers fully unleash that potential.
QubicaAMF is the organizer of the QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup, the largest annual sporting event in terms of the number of participating countries, which promotes bowling on a global level. The company celebrated the historical 50th anniversary of the tournament in 2014.
The company has U.S. headquarters in Richmond, Virginia and European headquarters in Bologna, Italy.
Additional information about QubicaAMF is available at www.qubicaamf.com.