World Ninepin Bowling Association

Welcome to the WNBA, the international governing body for ninepin bowling. Responsible for each discipline (Classic, Schere and National) are the following sections: NBC, NBS, NBN.

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Ninepin working group for coach education at the IBF Academy
WNBA is looking for: "Ninepin working group for coach education" at the IBF Academy 4 members (2 of Section Classic , 1 of Section Schere, 1 of Section National).

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Who we are?

(WNBA) World Ninepin Bowling Association was founded at London 1973 from former FIQ (Federation Internationale des Quilleurs). FIQ was the world governing body of Tenpin Bowling and Ninepin Bowling. Tenpin Bowling was organised within the FIQ from WTBA (World Tenpin Bowling Association) and Ninepin Bowling from WNBA (World Ninepin Bowling Association). 2015 FIQ and WTBA merged to World Bowling. Therefrom WNBA is an associated member of World Bowling.

Actually WNBA has member federations in 28 countries in 3 continents (Europe, South America, Asia). Because of different kinds of lanes Ninepin bowling will be practised in 3 discipline associations (sections).


Ninepin Bowling Classic

NBC website


Ninepin Bowling Schere

NBS website


Ninepin Bowling National

NBN website
Over time of the centuries Ninepin Bowling has developed to an accepted high-performance sport which highly requires technical skills and physical condition. Furthermore Ninepin Bowling is very popular as leisure and recreational sports.

WNBA Prezidium

Thomas Berk


Petr Vaňura

Vicepresident Sports and Technics

Bernd Bock

Vicepresident Organisation

Klaus Barth

Vicepresident NBC

Michael Teschner

Vicepresident NBS

Horst Salutt

Vicepresident NBN


One of WNBA's main targets is to disseminate Ninepin Bowling world wide and to attract more nations as members.

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