Ten Pin Bowling, and at Tolworth, Surrey, 70 of the world's best amateurs are meeting in this year's World Cup.
Ten Pin Bowling, and at Tolworth, Surrey, 70 of the world's best amateurs are meeting in this year's World Cup. The competition has attracted 38 nations and is said to have cost GBP100,000 (about 180,000 US dollars).
SYNOPSIS: Opening day of the Bowling World Cup saw last minute practising to refine the skills needed for 7 days of arduous competition.
From Guam, Mr Boyly Llarenas, shows his form:
The strike, or knocking down all ten pins with one bowl, the optimum but elusive target.
Also from the Far Eastern Zone, Mr Banyan Samran of Thailand, whose presence shows the extent of worldwide popularity that the sport enjoys.
But it is not only an activity for brawn and muscle. Women over the years have shown that they too possess the required skills. And what they might lose in strength they more than make up for with grave and timing, as France's Francette Borie displays:
Singapore also has entered a women's team, shown here in last minute discussions.
Lauren Lacost of the United States is one of the many entrants from the country that popularised the sport in the 1950's.
From Bermuda, Ms Hattieann Morrissette, whose delightful beauty added to the atmosphere. Admission for the public was free and it was an invitation readily accepted by some of the thousands of fans in the United Kingdom. Ms Morrissette's aim was slightly off at the opening but who is to say she will not be this year's champion.