On 5 Feb 2014, NLO Skopje organized a 10-pin Bowling tournament, with awards for best 4-man team over 3 games and distinguished players, in the "BO” bowling establishment in the Skopje Mall. This was a team-building and inter-agency event, with teams from NATO Liaison Office Skopje, USA Embassy in Skopje, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Directorate for Classified Information – seven teams in total, with fancy names like "Kingpins”, "Shtit”, "Alley Rats”, etc.
The HN Minister of Defence (MoD), Mr. Talat Xhaferi, inaugurated the event with a good display of bowling talent, after the Chief NLOSk, Colonel Aleksandar Aleksandrov, as the host, gave the welcome speech. One of the NATO teams won the event and the NATO Bowling Cup now graces Mr. John Bycroft’s office in the Support Cell, who captained the victorious team, and was also the organizer of the event. The MoD presented all trophies to the participants, and in his closing speech he declared the event a great success, so much so that it should be carried on annually henceforth.