American Bowling News Overview

2014 CAC Games

11/30/14

G贸ngora, Perez conclude Central American & Caribbean Games with victory in Masters

El Salvador and Guatemala earn final two spots for the 2015 Pan American Games

2014CACGMastersWomenTop4_small.jpg2014CACGMastersMenTop4_small.jpg Sandra G贸ngora of Mexico and Puerto Rico's Francisco Perez concluded the 2014 Central American & Caribbean Games with victory in Masters. In the women's gold medal match, G贸ngora defeated Kamilah Dammers, Aruba, 235-211, to claim her second gold medal. Perez defeated Mario Quintero, Mexico, 245-207, to become the only three-time gold medalist.

2014 CAC Games

11/29/14

Colombian women, Venezuelan men earn gold in Trios at Central American & Caribbean Games

Aruba's Kamilah Dammers and Venezuela's Ildemaro Ruiz lead eight women and men into round robin match play Masters

2014CACGTriosMenVenezuela_small.jpg Colombia' Rocio Restrepo, Maria Jose Rodriguez and Clara Juliana Guerrero and Amleto Monacelli, Ildemaro Ruiz and Eddy Fuentes (l-r) of Venezuela earned the gold medals in the Trios event of the 2014 Central American & Caribbean Games Thursday at Bolerama in Veracruz, Mexico. Kamilah Dammers of Aruba and Ruiz led the 58 women and 60 men in All-Events. No medals were awarded in All-Events, which served as the qualifier for the Masters event.

Canada

11/28/14

Three new Directors join the Canadian Tenpin Federation Board

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The Canadian Tenpin Federation held elections for three CTF Director positions at their Annual Meeting on Saturday, Nov 15th. Dave Kist, Calgary, AB, Blaine Boyle, Estevan, SK, and Jim Lester, Sarnia, ON were the successful candidates. Their three-year terms officially start on Jan 1, 2015. Outgoing Directors are Deborah Hope, Toronto, ON, Tyrel Rose, Montreal, QC, and Dan Tereck, Winnipeg, MB. There is currently one vacant Director position which will be filled by appointment in the near future.

2014 CACG

11/28/14

Colombian women, Puerto Rican men emerge as Doubles Champions at CAC Games

Colombia's Anggie Ramires shoots the third perfecto of the Games and the second by a woman; Puerto Rico's Francisco Perez, Cristian Azcona become the first multiple gold medalists

2014CACGLogo_small.jpg Anggie Ramirez and Maria Jose Rodriguez of Colombia and Puerto Rico's Francisco Perez and Cristian Azcona emerged as champions in the Central American & Caribbean Games Doubles event Thursday at Bolerama in Veracruz, Mexico. Ramirez and Rodriguez won the first gold medal for Colombia with 2584 total and an average of 215.33. The series was boosted by a perfect 300 game by Ramirez, the third perfecto of the Games and the second by a woman. Perez, Azcona became the first multiple gold medalists in the bowling competition.

2014 CACG

11/27/14

Mexican women, Puerto Rican men claim gold in Team event at CAC Games

2014CACGTeamMexicoWomen_small.jpgThe women from Mexico (l.) and the men from Puerto Rico claimed the prestigious Team gold medals in the Central American & Caribbean Games Wednesday聽 in Veracruz, Mexico. Adriana Ortega, Lilia Robles, Aseret Zetter, Iliana Lomeli and Sandra G贸ngora cruised to the women's title with 6250 total (208.33 ave.). Jose Diaz, Francisco Perez, Francisco Colon, Israel Hernandez and Cristian Azcona of Puerto Rico maintained a slim 5-pin lead over Venezuela to claim the men's gold with 6605 (220.17).

2014 Central American & Caribbean Games

11/26/14

Dammers, Prats start Central American & Caribbean Games with victory in Singles

2014CACGSinglesWomenTop3a_small.jpg2014CACGSinglesMenTop3_small.jpgKamilah Dammers of Aruba and Dominican Republic's Alejandro Prats started the bowling competition at the 2014 Central American & Caribbean Games with victory in Singles. Dammers rolled a perfect 300 game to win the women's title with 1516 and the field-best 252.67 average.Prats emerged as the men's champion with 1454 (242.33).

2014 PABCON Women's Championships

09/18/14

Danielle McEwan caps PABCON Women's Championships with Masters gold

2014PCWomenMasterstop4_small.jpgDanielle McEwan capped off a dominating week for Team USA as she won the Masters gold medal Wednesday to give the U.S. five of the six gold medals at the 2014 Pan American Bowling Confederation Women's Championships. McEwan defeated teammate Missy Parkin, 2-1, in the best-of-three championship match at the Cali Bowling Coliseum. Parkin earned the silver medal while her team mate Liz Johnson and Clara Guerrero of Colombia shared the bronze medal.

2014 PABCON Women's Championships

09/17/14

Team USA wins Team, sweeps All-Events at PABCON Women's Championships

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Team USA (pictured) dominated the field to win the team gold medal, swept the All-Events medals and qualified for the 2015 Pan Am Games on Tuesday in an eventful day at the 2014 PABCON Women's Championships. Team USA took the lead by nearly 150 pins after the first game of team event and never looked back en route to a record-breaking six-game total of 6,738 at the Cali Bowling Coliseum. Canada took the silver with 6,301, and Mexico earned the bronze with 6,195.

2014 PABCON Women's Championships

09/16/14

USA wins gold, silver in Trios at PABCON Women's Championships

Host country Colombia earns bronze; Colombia's Clara Guerrero rolls the second perfecto of the Championships

2014PCWomenKulickMcEwanParkin_small.jpgIn a tight race to the finish, Team USA earned the gold and silver medals in the trios event Monday at the 2014 Pan American Bowling Confederation Women's Championships. Shannon O'Keefe, Danielle McEwan and Missy Parkin (l-r) combined to shoot 3,885 to capture the gold medal at the Cali Bowling Coliseum. Their eammates took the silver with 3,860. Host Colombia finished 26 pins out of first and one pin out of second with 3,859 in what was a close battle until the final frame.

2014 PABCON Women's Championships

09/15/14

Team USA's Missy Parkin, Kelly Kulick shatter PABCON Women's Doubles record

Kamilah Dammers and Thashaina Seraus win silver, the first medal in PABCON Women's Championships history for Aruba; Team USA's Shannon O'Keefe and Danielle McEwan take bronze

2014PCWomenKellyKulickMissyParkin_small.jpgAnother record was broken Sunday at the 2014 Pan American Bowling Confederation Women's Championships as Team USA's Missy Parkin and Kelly Kulick (pictured, r.-l) shot 2,861 (238.42 average) to win the Doubles gold medal. Parkin put together a six-game total of 1,498, while Kulick added 1,363, as the pair rolled to the title at the Cali Bowling Coliseum. Aruba's Kamilah Dammers and Thashaina Seraus won the silver, while Team USA's Shannon O'Keefe and Danielle McEwan took the bronze.

2014 PABCON Women's Championships

09/14/14

Colombia's Clara Guerrero takes Singles gold at PABCON Women's Championships

Two-time World Champion kicks off the PABCON Women's Championships in Cali, Colombia, with record-setting performance; wins her second career gold medal in PABCON Women's Championships

2014PCWomenClaraGuerrero_small.jpgColombia's Clara Juliana Guerrero (pictured) broke the Pan American Bowling Confederation Women's Championships Singles record en route to the gold medal Saturday in her home country. Guerrero blasted a six-game total of 1,498 (249.67 average) to earn her second career gold medal in the PABCON Women's Championships. Team USA's Kelly Kulick earned the silver and teammate Liz Johnson took the bronze at the Cali Bowling Coliseum. After starting with games of 233, 290 and 223, Guerrero closed out her singles event strong with 248, 259 and 245.

2014 PABCON Women's Championships

09/10/14

Team USA has important goal at PABCON Women's Championships

Bowling center Departamental in Cali, Colombia (Sept. 11-18, 2014)

PABCONLogo.jpgThe Team USA women head to the 2014 Pan American Bowling Confederation Women's Championships in Cali, Colombia, this week with one goal in mind - qualify for the 2015 Pan American Games. The PABCON Women's Championships, which begin Saturday live on BOWL.com's BowlTV, will be the final opportunity for the United States' women's team to qualify for the Pan American Games, which will take place in Toronto, Canada, next year.

IBMA News

09/03/14

Osku Palermaa claims August IBMA Bowler of the Month

2014WBTThailandOskuPalermaa_small.jpg Osku Palermaa, Finland, has been chose as the August 2014 Kegel Bowler of the Month by the International Bowling Media Association. Palermaa downed Ryan Ciminelli, Cheektowaga, New York, for the World Bowling Tour (WBT) Thailand title, 227-213, and 243-224. The win is also his fourth career Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) title and his second PBA International title behind the 2012 Kuwait Open. His PBA National Tour titles are the 2010 PBA Geico Shark Championship and the 2011 PBA World Championship.

Canada

08/29/14

Canadian Tenpin Federation hires Tyrel Rose as full-time head coach

2013BWCTyRose_small.jpgThe Canadian Tenpin Federation has announced that it has hired Tyrel Rose (pictured) as its head coach. Following board approval in July, the CTF has redefined its definition of their head coach position. For the first time, this becomes a full-time position with expanded responsibilities that includes not only the National Teams, but coach training and development as well as organizing local clinics and lessons for bowlers across the country. Starting as an assistant coach with Team Canada in 2009, Rose was the men's head coach for 2013 and 2014.

United States

08/21/14

Craig Nidiffer shoots big game to win 11th New Mexico Open

2014NMOpenCraigNidiffer2_small.jpgA new champion, the tenth different winner in the tournament's eleven years, was crowned Sunday at Tenpins & More in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, USA, when Craig Nidiffer (pictured) from the Detroit, Michigan, area caught two early breaks in his match against top seed, Brett Wolfe of Phoenix to beat the 2010 runner-up, 276-237, and to claim the $10,000 first prize. Wolfe, who lost to Andrew Cain a few years ago, received $5,500 as runner-up.

IBMA News

08/12/14

All Star Shannon Pluhowsky is July IBMA Bowler of the Month

2014BPAAWomensAllStarShannonPluhowsky2_small.jpgShannon Pluhowsky of Dayton, Ohio, has been chosen as the July 2014 Kegel Bowler of the Month by the International Bowling Media Association. Pluhowsky defeated Diana Zavjavola, Latvia, 225-212, for the Bowling Proprietors Association of America (BPAA) Women's All Star tournament. Zavjavola had a one-pin lead after eight frames until an open frame from not converting a 2-4-8-10 split, giving Pluhowsky a chance to close out the match and the title.

United States

08/03/14

United States wins three team titles at Tournament of The Americas

ImageThe United States captured three team titles as the 52nd Lee Evans Tournament of The Americas came to a conclusion with the final games of the team competition on Saturday. In addition to the three team titles, the U.S. squad had the all-events winner in nine of the 10 divisions and took the National All-Events title in four of the five divisions of the week-long tournament held at Strikers Lanes in Sunrise, Fla. It is the oldest annual international tournament in the American Zone.

Team USA News

08/01/14

Team USA roster for 2014 PABCON Women's Championships announced

USBCRodRossITCHeadCoach_small.jpgThe Team USA squad that will represent the United States at the Pan American Bowling Confederation (PABCON) Women's Championships in Cali, Colombia, in September has been set. The U.S. team, which will be coached by Team USA head coach Rod Ross (pictured), will be made up of Shannon O'Keefe of O'Fallon, Illinois, Missy Parkin of Laguna Hills, California, Liz Johnson of Cheektowaga, New York, Danielle McEwan of Stony Point, New York, Shannon Pluhowsky of Dayton, Ohio, and Kelly Kulick of Union, New Jersey.

Brazil

07/30/14

Roberta Rodrigues, Renan Zoghaib win XXIII QubicaAMF Brazil Cup

Champions qualify for 50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup in Wroclaw, Poland

2014BWBRAQRenanZoghaibRobertaRodrigues_small.jpgRoberta Rodrigues and Renan Zoghaib (r-l) capture the women's and men's title in the XXIII QubicaAMF Brazil Cup July 27 at Dragon Bowling Center in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and will represent their country in the 50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup November 1-9 at Sky Bowling Center in Wroclaw, Poland. In the men's title match, Zoghaib defeated Few Campos, 191-182, while Rodrigues celebrated a narrow 174-170 victory over Neuza Kae to win the women's title.

United States

07/25/14

Team USA to compete at 52nd Lee Evans Tournament of the Americas

ImageBrittni Hamilton of Webster, New York, heads the 20-member United States team that will compete in the 52nd Lee Evans Tournament of the Americas starting Monday in Sunrise, Fla. The week-long tournament features players from the American Zone competing for medals in singles, doubles, mixed doubles, mixed team and all-events. The tournament has Adult, Senior (ages 50-plus for men, 45-plus for women), Super Senior (ages 60-plus for men, 55-plus for women), Junior A (ages 16-19) and Junior B (ages 12-15) divisions.

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