The 20th edition of the Mediterranean Bowling Championships was conducted in the Slovenian Capital Ljubljana on 26 March – 2 April 2017 in Klub 300 Bowling Centre.

These very nice regional championships, which are conducted annually, had attracted athletes from 13 member federations, all with a coast line of the Mediterranean See.

A very young and talented French team performed outstanding in Ljubljana, and already before the two concluding Masters Finals the French team had captured 5 out of 8 titles.

In the Women’s Division Alexandra Lopes won the All Event title, in the Men’s Division Valentin Saulnier won both the Singles title and the All Event title; and also both mixed titles went to France, first by Alexandra Lopes and Valentin Saulnier in Mixed Doubles and later by Amelie Keloganian, Alexandra Lopes, Gaetan Mouveroux and Valentin Saulnier in Mixed Team.

Malta won the Women’s Singles title by Sue Abela and the Women’s Double by Sue Abela and Sara Xuereb, while the host nation Slovenia won the Men’s Doubles by Anže Grabrijan and Aleksander Koštric.

The following six matches, all bowled over two games total pin fall to count, concluded the championships in Ljubljana.

Women’s Masters, Semi Final 1:
3
62 (177+185): Giola Pastou, Cyprus:
4
05 (224+182): Sue Abela, Malta

Women’s Masters, Semi Final 2:
425 (204+221): Alexandra Lopes, France
338 (156+182): Victoria Krivolutskaya, Slovenia

Women’s Masters, Final:
375 (181+194): Sue Abela, Malta
421 (212+209): Alexandra Lopes, France

Men’s Masters, Semi Final 1:
366 (200+146): Valentin Saulnier, France
379 (191+188): Marco Reviglio, Italy

Men’s Masters, Semi Final 2:
403 (235+168): Anže Grabrijan, Slovenia
342 (175+167): Mark Spiteri, Malta

Men’s Masters, Final:
441 (205+236): Marco Reviglio, Italy
481 (244+237): Anže Grabrijan, Slovenia

France became the best federation with 6 Gold, 2 Silver and 3 Bronze, Slovenia became the second best nation with 2 Gold, 3 Silver and 2 Bronze, and Malta became the third best nation with 2 Gold, 1 Silver and 2 Bronze.

The Slovenian host federation, chaired by its President Borut Knavs, the local Organizing Committee, chaired by the Musar family supported by several local officials, and the MBC Committee with Marios Nicolaides (Chair), Alex Tzounis and Rick Vogelsang, did a tremendous job, providing all with a smoothly running event, which were conducted in a very hospitable and friendly atmosphere.

Click here to see the list of medallists in the MBC 2017

Click here to see a completed list of results for the MBC 2017