Organisation of 9-Pin-Bowling

International construction

At international level the Fédération Internationale des Quilleurs (FIQ) acts since 1952 as a world organisation for the bowling sport.

The FIQ subdivides itself into two organisations. While the World Tenpin Bowling Association (WTBA) devotes itself to the bowling sport in the whole world, the World Ninepin Bowling Association (WNBA) does this job in Europe.

The World Tenpin bowling association is split to three big areas::


The World Ninepin bowling association splits itself in three sections:


Whether at international level another organisation is based to which Deutsche Classic-Kegler Union e. V. and their regional representations join, remains to wait.


 National construction

The Deutsche Kegler- und Bowlingbund e.V. (DKB) founded in 1885 inc. (DKB) is the leading organisation for 9-pin-bowling sport in Germany. He is carried by the land associations and the discipline associations for sports bowling of the Federal Republic of Germany.

The Deutscher Kegler- und Bowlingbund is member of the Fédération Internationale des Quilleurs (FIQ).

The DKB is divided in the following discipline associations:


In 2012 another association, the Deutsche Classic-Kegler Union e. V. has been based in the area of the Classic-Kegelns.


Construction in Rhineland-Palatinate

In Rhineland-Palatinate the Landesfachverband Rheinland-Pfalz e.V. Kegeln (LFV) acts since 1953.

In 2013 a Regionalverband der Deutschen Classic-Kegler Union e. V. has been based in the area of the Classic-Kegelns.