IBF says new technology will boost bowling sustainability at Birmingham 2022
The International Bowling Federation (IBF) and the International World Games Association (IWGA) have welcomed the decision to install Edge String technology in the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC) before Birmingham 2022.
The IBF has confirmed that its exclusive global bowling equipment partner QubicaAMF, with whom the organization signed a nine-year agreement earlier this month, will install the technology at the complex.
Pinspotter technology is believed to help bowling become more sustainable and environmentally friendly by enabling the use of high quality temporary bowling facilities.
âOur partnership with QubicaAMF allows us to be more dynamic and support multi-sport game hosts,â said Andrew Oram, IBF Managing Director.
âThe World Games Birmingham 2022 embraced versatility and the ability to install bowling facilities in any location.
“It’s not just about the ease of installation, it is further improved with Edge String technology making the bowling more environmentally and economically sustainable.”
The IBF says the technology is helping fulfill its commitment to the United Nations Climate Sport Framework.
The initiative calls on sports organizations to recognize the sports sector’s contribution to climate change and their responsibility to move towards climate neutrality for a safer planet.
Birmingham 2022 has also established a Sustainability Working Group to develop and provide direction regarding achievable goals for the 2022 World Games.
The panel includes local representatives who serve in âgreenâ initiatives for their respective Birmingham organizations.
âSustainability has always been one of the core values ââof the World Games, and we have never asked host cities to build new venues for the Games,â said Joachim Gossow, Managing Director of IWGA.
âNow more than ever, it’s time to act for the environment, and of course at the World Games we want to do our part.
“We are pleased and proud of the IBF’s initiative to install its new Edge String technology within the BJCC.”
Birmingham was due to host the multisport event this year, but the coronavirus crisis has pushed the Games into 2022.
This was to avoid a clash with the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, which are now due to start in July.
About 3,600 athletes are expected to compete in more than 30 sports at the World Games.
The dates for the World Games are now July 7-17.