World Bowling has officially changed its name to the International Bowling Federation (IBF) and has vowed to properly act as the sport’s global governing body.

The decision was made at the organization’s Extraordinary Congress, which was held online due to the COVID-19 pandemic, on the 2nd of November 2020.

The official headquarters of the IBF will continue to be based in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Out of the 114 member federations, only 6 NEVER responded. 106 federations were in FAVOUR of the new statutes, 1 federation was AGAINST and 1 federation ABSTAINED.

The rebranding is expected to mark the first of many changes by their chief executive officer Andrew Oram who came on board in October last year.