Bowling, one of the more popular venues
of the XI World Transplant Games, was conducted Wednesday October 1st at
the Bankston AMF Bowling Centre. This 22-lane facilty was completely taken
over by Games competitors and supporters: 228 of participants
representing 33 countries were involved in highly competitive action throughout
the day. There were 169 men and 59 women participating.
|Venue: Bankstown AMF
Ten-Pin Bowling Center
According to Debbie Thompson, assistant
manager at the Centre, the 26-lane facility is used throughout the year,
hosting numerous junior tournaments, as well as the prestigious Australian
Junior Nationals and the South Pacific Regional tournament. The interior
of the Centre provides an atmosphere highly conducive to an entertaining
time, with the walls serving up decorative murals indigenous to the area
-- the side walls being painted with palm trees, while the front walls
portray various scenes of Sydney.
The competition, while hot and heavy,
provided the opportunity to bowl with individuals from around the world,
as well as meet and interact in a friendly with those people. A great
day was had by all the participants at the bowling venue of the XI World
Among those bowling were Hungarian
Judit Berente and a mother-son bowling team (both had had heart transplants).