Michael Schmidt of Winnipeg, a two-time world champion in ten pin bowling, will represent Canada and go after a third world title at the 2012 QUBICA/AMF Bowling World Cup beginning on Nov. 25 at Wroclaw, Poland.
Schmidt, 32, will make his seventh World Cup appearance in eight years. He won world titles in 2005 at Ljubljana, Slovenia and 2010 at Toulon, France.
If Schmidt were to win the 2012 title, Canada would become the first nation in history to have a bowler win three World Cup titles.
In his past six trips to the World Cup, Schmidt has had five top-five appearances. Last year at South Africa, Schmidt placed 13th out of 81 participating countries.