Distinguished guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, dear bowling friends,

On behalf of my presidium, I would like to congratulate the leadership of the Österreichischer Sportkegel und Bowling Verband and the management of Plus Bowling with the organization and hosting of the 1st European Senior Championships. It is their love for our sport and the friendship that made this possible.

The very first edition of the ESC will be hosted in Vienna. All Europeans know Vienna and our bowling family loves to go to Vienna be it only for the city and its hospitality.
I am convinced that the Austrian Bowling Federation together with the ”Landesverband Wien” will do everything to make this ESC in 2020 the best championships ever organized. We do not have to worry about their friendship and hospitality, because that is impecable.

The only thing the players have to do is promote our SPORT to the best of their abilities and ENJOY. The ”travelling crowd”, the family, friends and supporters that are travelling with the teams to Vienna, I do wish them a wonderful competition and enjoy the city and see how our ”seniors” are still able to promote the game of Bowling and that they are true representatives our their national federation.

I hope to meet you all in Vienna.

Addie Ophelders