Great news form ETBF office – XXXII European Youth Championship will be held in Latvia and organized by Latvian Bowling Federation.
Competition will take place April 13-22, 2019 in the renewed “Pepsi Centrs”.
After 2 years we will get highest attention of bowling society and this is a great opportunity to increase popularity of bowling in Latvia. We all will need to work hard to make sure, that Championship is organized perfectly.
We are ready for it!
The ETBF Presidium has, at a meeting held in Dream-Bowl Palace in Munich on 23 and 24 March 2017, selected hosts for the following three championships.
European Youth Championships 2019
The championships will be held in Riga, Latvia on 13-22 April 2019. The championships will be hosted by the Latvian Bowling Federation in the Pepsi Centrs.
European Women Championships 2020
The championships will be held in Aalborg, Denmark on 3-14 June 2020. The championships will be hosted by and in Lovvang Bowling Centre.
European Men Championships 2020
The championships will be held in Helsinki, Finland on 12-23 August 2020. The championships will be hosted by the Finnish Bowling Federation in Tali Bowl.
ETBF Secretary General
European Youth Championship is organized since 1972. Until 2004 it took place every second year. 2004 in Ausburg was also a year when Latvian team first time participated. Debut was very successful, Jurijs Volčeks earned bronze medal in Masters. The most successful period for Latvian team was from 2008 – 2011 when our young players surprised everybody by taking 21(!) medal (3 gold, 10 silvers and 8 bronze) and making 15 new record scores. Artūrs Ļevikins still holds most medals in boy’s division – 11 medals (2 gold, 5 silvers, 4 bronze).
Despite little experience in such championships, we have got quite a success, mainly thanks to contribution of Sid Allen, one of the most famous coaches in the world.
Riga already has been holding several international bowling competitions, among those AMF World Cup (2002), European Champion’s Cup (2006) and European Women’s Championship (2010).
Now it is time for European Youth Championship in 2019!
Medals won by Latvian team: