Bid procedure for championships

Available documents supporting the Bid Procedure
Championship Application
Championship Agreement
Championship Inspections

Applications to host one of ETBF’s championships can be submitted by member federations, bowling centres, public organizations or private companies.

If the right to host a championship is awarded to any other entity than a federation, the relevant federation must approve the selected host and motivate an eventual objection.

How often?
The ETBF Secretary General will, for relevant championships, where no hosts have been appointed yet, initiate bid rounds in January, April, June and October.

For how many years ahead of time can you bid?
In 2016 you can bid for championships in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.
In 2017 you can bid for championships in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020.

Bid Procedure Step 1
If your federation or your organization want to bid for the hosting right of one of ETBF’s Championships, you must fill in the Championship Application and send the document to the ETBF Secretary General Valgeir Gudbjartsson at

Bid Procedure Step 2
After the deadline for bids is passed, the ETBF Presidium will study applications received and select the hosts.

Bid Procedure Step 3
When a host is selected, the Championship Application will be send to the host for signing.

Bid Procedure Step 4
9-12 months prior to the conduction of a championship, the organization, the centre and all selected official hotels will be inspected by ETBF’s Championship Staff, which consists of the Championship Director, the Technical Delegate and the IT Delegate.

The document “Championship Inspections” will be used by ETBF’s staff during the inspection.