Dear friends,

Although a little late, I am informing you that the South African Tenpin Bowling Association (TBASA) is since 1 January 2023 an Associate Member of EBF.

When there was no African Zone, TBASA was a member federation of EBF (then ETBF). Even though there is an African Zone, TBASA still wanted to be an associate member of EBF. In their opinion the competition in our Zone is much more competitive than in Africa.

South Africa is paying a normal membership fee to EBF, and they can participate in our championships and win medals.

However, they cannot qualify thru EBF championships for World Championships. Our hosts for the upcoming championships will be informed.




Addie Ophelders
European Bowling Federation