17th November, Palembang: Participants from seventy-five countries paraded in a packed house at Jakabaring Bowling Center in the South Sumatra capital city, Palembang for the official opening ceremony of the 55th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup on Sunday.
The tournament, which returned to Indonesia after first hosting it 39 years ago in Jakarta, will be held from November 17 to 23, 2019 at the 40-lane center, which also hosted the highly successful 2018 Asian Games.
The opening ceremony was graced by the guest of honour, his honorable Mr Zainudin Amali, Indonesian Minister of Youth and Sports, accompanied by his honorable, Mr Herman Deru, Governor of South Sumatra Province, Mr Mawardi Yahya, Vice Governor of South Sumatra Province and Mrs Hj. Percha Leanpuri, President of Persatuan Boling Indonesia.
Also present were Mr Akhmad Najib, Organising Chairman, Mr Marios Nicolaides, Vice President of World Bowling, Mr Aswin Limansantoso, Special Advisor to Persatuan Boling Indonesia, Mr Roger Creamer, Director of Public Relations and Sports Development of QubicaAMF.