As a consequence of the situation in Turkey, changed travel advices from various national authorities and reactions from a number of member federations, the ETBF Presidium has, in understanding with the organizer in Turkey, decided to move the European Champions Cup 2017 and the ETBF Congress from Ankara to Vienna in Austria.

The championships will be held on its original scheduled period 23-29 October in the well-known Plus Bowling in Vienna. The ETBF Presidium will meet on 20-21 October and the ETBF Congress on 22 October.

The ETBF Presidium wants to express appreciation to the organizers in Austria for their willingness to step in with a very short notice.