Dr Danny Santos is the Technical Delegate assisted by Vice President of ABF, Mr Mike Seymour as assistant and Mr John Janawicz, Technical Official responsible for lane dressing and balls registration. Several representatives from Dubai, Hong Kong, Korea and Kuwait were appointed techincal officials to help organise the bowling competition.
The men and women will compete in separate divisions in the Singles (6 games Short Oil), Doubles (6 games Long Oil) and Team of 4 (3 games Long/3 games Short Oil) over the next 5 days commencing on September 21.
The top 8 men and top 8 women finishers in the Singles and top 8 men and top 8 pairs in the Doubles event will advance to the quarter-finals shootout where the top seed will meet the eighth-seed, second vs seventh-seed, third-seed vs the sixth-seed, fourth-seed vs the fifth-seed in a one-game shootout.
The winners will advance to the semi-finals after which the losers will be awarded a bronze medal each and the winners will advance to the final in a one game gold and silver medals match.
In the Team of 4 event, the top 4 men team and top 4 women team after the two blocks of 3 games each will advance the semi-finals where the top seed vs the fourth-seed and the second-seed vs the third-seed in a one-match shootout.
The losers will be awarded a bronze medal each and the winners will advance to the final for the gold or silver medals match. There will be no Masters finals nor All Events.