The Secretariat of World Bowling have announced, that the World Championships for both genders, which originally was supposed to be conducted in Kuwait City on 4-18 December 2017, will be moved to Las Vegas (NV), USA.

The location changes due to unforeseen delays with the construction of Kuwait Bowling Centre.

The World Championships will be held on 24 November to 4 December 2017 in the bowling centre of South Point Hotel Casino in Las Vegas, which also will host the World Women Championships and the World Senior Championships in 2019.

The Executive Board of World Bowling has instead decided to award the hosting rights of the World Championships 2021 to Kuwait.