As we know, bowling is a family sport, and while there may not be a bowling gene, there’s no doubt young bowlers benefit from having an accomplished bowler as a parent.

This truism will be on display at the 53rd QubicaAMF World Cup, to be held Nov. 5-12 at Bol300 in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico, which also hosted the tournament in 2008.

There, Sue Abela, who has represented Malta 12 times in bowling’s longest running international shiowcase, will be joined by her son, Justin Scicluna. Abela first bowled in the World Cup in 1987 — with a house ball. Four years later, with her own equipment, she finished sixth and was selected by her fellow players to receive the coveted “Sportswoman” award.

A second mother-and-son duo, Shagdar and Odkhuu Narantuya of Mongolia, also will be competing in Mexico.

America’s player selection process has evolved through the years, and presently the winners of the annual Team USA Trials receive the World Cup berths. So, in 2017, the U.S. will be represented by Jakob Butturff and Erin McCarthy.

“I am really looking forward to meeting up with everyone again,” said Anne-Marie Board, the QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup Manager. “It looks as if the competition will be as tough and exciting as ever, so we will be in for another fantastic event.”

You can read more about the World Cup here: https://www.qubicaamf.com/qubicaamf-bowling-world-cup/hermosillo-mexico/.

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