Sunshine Coast to become the global epicentre for Tenpin bowling

We all know and love Suncity Tenpin for its birthday parties and being that go-to place when it is raining or scorching hot. But now the rest of the world will descend on our much-loved Sunshine Coast bowling alley in November. Tenpin Bowling Australia has announced that Suncity Bowl will host the 2022 International Bowling Federation (IBF) World Cup.

The biennial event, presented by QubicaAMF, will see the world’s best tenpin bowlers descend on Australia. They are competing for the world’s most prestigious individual and team awards in bowling.

At least 750 competitors from a minimum of 48 teams (24 men’s and 24 women’s) are to participate. Tenpin Bowling Australia CEO Rohan O’Neill says he is looking forward to hosting the first edition of the revamped event.

“Tenpin Bowling Australia is excited to have the Queensland Government and Sunshine Coast Council as partners to host the 2022 International Bowling Federation World Cup in Australia,” he says.

Suncity Tenpin the first National High Performance centre for Tenpin Bowling

Recently, the host venue Suncity Tenpin became the sport’s first National High Performance and Community Centre. It aims to develop the next generation of Australian tenpin bowling talent.

“It will be a great opportunity to welcome the world’s top athletes and to continue growing the sport in Australia,” Mr O’Neill says.

Sunshine Coast Council councillor Jason O’Pray says it is an exciting new partnership between Tenpin Bowling Australia and the Council.

“It’s a huge deal to be the host destination for the first ever tenpin bowling World Cup events to be held in Australia. We can’t wait to showcase the region’s many attractions to a global audience,” he says.

Tenpin Bowling Australia’s investment in the Suncity National High Performance and Community Centre (NHPCC), will further promote the Sunshine Coast as an accessible sports destination and a high-performance sports training location.

International Bowling Federation Interim President Martin Faba says he is looking forward to seeing the inaugural event come to life later this year.

“Australia is one of the leading nations for world sport. To showcase the true athleticism of bowling there can be no bigger stage than Sunshine Coast, Queensland,” Mr Faba says.

“This is a great opportunity for bowling and the growth of the sport from grass roots to elite in Australia. With both the Commonwealth Games 2026 and Brisbane 2032 part of the legacy strategy,” he added.

Dates for the 2022 IBF World Cup:

  • International Bowling Federation Para Bowling World Cup – Sunshine Coast, Queensland (November 3-10)
  • International Bowling Federation World Cup – Sunshine Coast, Queensland (November 11-23)

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Written by Kids on the Coast/Kids in the City

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