Dubai Based World Bowling League To Launch In 2024
Bowling just got a whole lot bigger, with MUCH bigger prize money. The World Bowling League is set to launch next year. WBL Global will feature between 12-15 events per year in iconic locations in the US, UK, Saudi Arabia, Dubai, India, Singapore, South Korea and Japan amongst other nations. The hopes are of expanding the calendar in three to five years’ time. It is anticipated that between 8-12 franchise teams will compete in season one. Each team having a gender-balanced squad of between four and six competitors.
As for the teams, “Smokey this is not ‘Nam, this is bowling, there are rules.”* It’s mixed doubles with the league. At least 2 of the members of each four-person WBL team will be female. And here’s where things get big. Collective prize money across WBL properties will reach $3–5m in year one. There’s hopes of hitting $10m in year two. That’s depending on the growth of the league.
League Sports Co Chief Executive Adi K Mishra states “In five years, I expect the WBL to transform bowling into a leading aspirational product for both athletes and viewers,” he says. “Athletes will be competing for significant prize money, elevating the sport’s commercial appeal and status. Financially, I anticipate the league to be highly profitable, backed by a global audience that spans multiple age groups and demographics. The commercial side will be robust, driven by sponsorships, merchandising, and media rights and we are in preliminary discussions with cities worldwide.”
It looks like the World Bowling League is planning to take over bowling in the same way that LIV golf took over, well, golf.
Above all, with money. The biggest earning bowler last year on the PBA Tour was Jason Belmonte who made $302,525. The WBL plans on distributing millions. Bowling just got a whole lot bigger.
* I was told I need a Big Lebowski reference. It really tied the article together.
Florida Halloween Candy Power Rankings 2023
Halloween Candy is everywhere! Stores start selling it in August. Halloween Candy also begins the three-legged tour to weight gain. It begins the Halloween – Thanksgiving – Christmas food fest that forces everyone to make weight loss the number one New Year’s resolution. What’s the best Halloween Candy? There are so many to choose from. However, no job is too big to tackle on ESPN Southwest Florida.
In fact, being the staff sugar-holic, I jumped at the chance to lead the charge. It’s a big job but somebody had to do it.
First of all, I have a massive amount of candy eating experience. I’ve been doing it regularly since I was a kid! And, since I’ve been eating candy for so long I am able to remember the classics as well as be aware of the newcomers.
Secondly, we have to remember to consider the many groups of candies available to us. For example, we have the chocolate bar. In fact, Hershey’s has made the simple classic chocolate bar for over 120 years. And it’s still great today. But now, in addition to the flat chocolate bar on the market, there are chocolate bars stuffed with caramel, nougat, nuts, pretzels and anything else you may think of. May, I also add, chocolate-based candy is way better than hard candy? That’s just a fact.
Then there are the fruit flavored candies. Some are hard. Some are soft. Many are sweet and some are sour. There are so many to choose from. So sit back and enjoy our Power Rankings of Halloween Candy.
And Happy Halloween!