International Bowling Federation (IBF)

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1952-01-27 Hamburg Germany FR


Founded reviving the International Bowling Association (IBA), set up 1926.

Rebranded 2014, on merger with U-XE2227 - World Tenpin Bowling Association (WTBA), a previously independent discipline within FIQ.

Statutes adopted 2 Oct 1975, London (UK); valid since 1 Jan 1976; 20 Jul 1995, Reno NV (USA).


Foster worldwide interest in and development of amateur tenpin bowling and ninepin bowling; promote international friendship among bowlers of different countries through world and zone tournaments and bowling competitions; establish rules for the uniform practice of bowling worldwide; promote the Olympic Movement and ensure that official bowling activities meet the requirements of the Olympic Charter.


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Executive Board; Committees (7). Zones: Bowling Federation of Africa; D-XM3248 - Asian Bowling Federation (ABF); D-XM1788 - European Tenpin Bowling Federation (ETBF); Oceania Bowing Federation; D-XJ0511 - Pan American Bowling Confederation (PABCON).


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