The Sunshine Coast is set to welcome the world’s best bowlers to events that are expected to frame a $3.5 million boost to the local economy.
Suncity Tenpin in Alexandra Headland will host the International Bowling Federation Para World Cup from November 3-10 and the IBF World Cup from November 11-23.
They will be hosted by Tenpin Bowling Australiathe Queensland Government, Sunshine Coast Council and Tenpin Bowling Australia and brought to you by bowling equipment supplier QubicaAMF.
Tourism and Sport Minister Stirling Hinchliffe said the events “Double victory for sport and the visitor economy”.
“The twin Tenpin Bowling World Cups will bring competitors, a support team and spectators to the Sunshine Coast from across the country and around the world.
“When visitors arrive for major events, they stay longer to explore the Sunshine Coast. many unique tourism experiences and supporting local jobs.
“Visitors to the event need places to stay, transportation and a place to soak up the sun Coast’s fresh, world-class cuisine.
“Throughout November, tenpin bowling is expected to frame a $3.5 million bonus and 20,000 visitor nights for the Sunshine Coast tourism economy.
Sunshine Coast Council economic portfolio adviser Jason O’Pray said the region would be exposed at the event.
“It’s huge to be the host destination for the first-ever Tenpin Bowling World Cup. events to be held in Australia,” he said.
“We look forward to showcasing the region’s many attractions to a global audience,” he said.
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International Bowling Federation acting president Martin Faba said he was looking forward to seeing the events come to life.
“Australia is one of the leading nations for world sport and for showing the real bowling athletics, there can be no bigger stage than Sunshine Coast, Queensland,” he said.
Mr Faba said tenpin bowling was well placed in Australia, adding that Tenpin Bowling Australia had “shown phenomenal business awareness and have grown as a national federation during the global pandemic.
“This is a great opportunity for bowling and the growth of the sport from grassroots to elite in Australia, with the Commonwealth Games 2026 and Brisbane 2032 being part of the inherited strategy.
This will be the first race of the IBF Para Bowling World Cup, with 24 nations ready to compete.
Meanwhile, the biennial IBF World Cup will involve 750 competitors from 48 teams (24 men and 24 women), battling for some of the most prestigious individual and team awards in the world of bowling.
Tenpin Bowling Australia CEO Rohan O’Neill says the IBF World Cup will be held in the perfect place.
“Recently, the host venue, Suncity Tenpin, became the sport’s first national high performance and community hub, which aims to develop the next generation of bowling talent in Australia,” he said.
“It will be a great opportunity to welcome the best athletes in the world and to continue to develop the sport in Australia.”
Mr. O’Neill also said Tenpin Bowling Australia’s investment in high performance and vsThe community center would promote the Sunshine Coast as an accessible sporting destination and a place for high performance athletic training.
IBF World Cup and Para Bowling World Cup
Where: Suncity Tenpin, 8 Mari Street, Alexandra Promontory.
When: November 3 to 10 (World Cup para) and November 11 to 23 (World Cup)
Tickets: Will be available for each session upon confirmation of schedule – visit Tenpin Bowling Australia for more information.