2008 Orlando

2008 World Youth Championships

07/25/08

Kong sweeps Richards to win Boys Masters title in 10th World Youth Championships

Boardwalk Entertainment Center in Orlando, Florida, USA (July 18-26, 2008)

2008WYCDeanRichards_small.jpg 2008WYCAaronKong_small.jpgTeam champion Aaron Kong (l.) from Malaysia captured his second gold medal in the 10th World Youth Championships in Orlando, when he swept Junior Team USA's Dean Richards (r.), three-games-to-none, to claim the title in the Boys Masters event. Richards, who earned the silver medal, eliminated Singles and All Events winner Dominic Barrett, England, in the semi-finals, 3-2. Kong eliminated Fredrik Tjernes, Norway, in the other semi-final match, 3-1, for the right to bowl for the title. Barrett and Tjernes shared the bronze medal. The Girls and Boys Masters concluded the competition at 80-lane Boardwalk Bowl.

2008 World Youth Championships

07/25/08

Jun beats Alvarado in five games to claim Girls Masters title at 10th World Youth Championships

Mexican Alvarado shoots 300 in semi-finals, first-ever perfecto by a girl at WYC

2008WYCJunGwiAe2_small.jpg 2008WYCDanielaAlvarado_small.jpg Korea's Jun Gwi Ae (l.) bested Daniela Alvarado (r.), Mexico, three-game-to-two en route to secure the gold medal in the Girls Masters event in an exciting final in the 10th World Youth Championships Thursday at Boardwalk Bowl in Orlando, Fla., USA. The Mexican, who shot the sole 300 game of the championship in the semi-final, fell in a 2-0 hole to Jun before posting two consecutive wins starting with a 279-248 in the third. The Korean, however, started the fifth and deciding game with the front seven and cruised to victory, 242-176. Tina Hulsch, Germany and Sandra Gongora, Mexico, shared the bronze medal.

2008 World Youth Championships

07/24/08

Malaysians escapes the leaders' curse, win Boys Team title from top seed in World Youth Championships

2008WYCBoysTeamMalaysia2_small.jpg 2008WYCDominicBarrett3_small.jpgThe Malaysian boys team became the sole No. 1 seed, who won the gold medal in the 10th World Youth Championships when they defeated equally tough Finland, 837-819, en route to claim the title in the Boys four-player team event Finland earned silver and the United States of America and Norway shared the bronze. Dominic Barrett (r.) of England played in his own class and easily won the gold medal in the boys All Events. Mads Sandbækken of Norway, took silver and Joonas Jehkinen of Finland captured bronze.


2008 World Youth Championships

07/24/08

Korea comes from behind to win Girls Team title at World Youth Championships

Japan's Nakano takes gold in All Events, silver and bronze for Roumimper and Restrepo

2008WYCGirlsTeamKorea_small.jpg 2008WYCMakiNakano2_small.jpgKorea, the No. 4 seed in the finals of the girls four-player team event, defeated tournament leader Germany in the semi-finals and went on to beat #3 seeded Japan in the title match, 805-741, to claim the gold medal at the 10th World Youth Championships in Orlando, Fla. Japan erned the silver medal, while Germany and Singapore shared the bronze. Japan's Maki Nakano (r.) won the gold medal in All Events, with Tannya Roumimper of Indonesia in second and Colombia's Rocio Restrepo in third place.

2008 World Youth Championships

07/23/08

Canada leads Girls Team event after Day One in World Youth Championships

Colombia's Restrepo continues to lead in All Events

2008WYCGirlsTeamCanada_small.jpg Team Canada moved from fourth to first place in the last game to take the lead in Girls Team event after the first block on long oil in the 10th World Youth Championships Tuesday afternoon at Boardwalk Bowl in Orlando, Florida, USA. Jo-Ann Sanesac, Kodee Pilling, Alyssa Cicconi and Jennifer Besana saved the best for the last game when they rolled an 880 game to finish the day with 2484 3-game total and an average of 207.00. Malaysian is in second place with 2461 (205.08), followed by Germany in third place with 2455 and Singapore in fourth with 2435.  Rocio Restrepo of Colombia maintained her lead in girls all events with 3247 15-game total or an average of 216.47.

2008 World Youth Championships

07/23/08

Malaysia leads Team USA by one pin after Block 1 in the Boys Team event at World Youth Championships

England's Barrett has almost secured the gold medal in All Events

2008WYCBoysMalaysia_small.jpg 2008WYCBoysUSA_small.jpgAaron Kong, the Malaysian anchor, struck out in his 10th frame, to give his team a one-pin lead after the first three game block on long oil in the 4-player team event in the 10th World Youth Championships in Orlando, Florida.  Junior Team USA, which led after game 1 and 2 sits in second place, with Finland in third and Norway in fourth place. The 44 teams will return on Wednesday at 12.30 for the final 3-game block on short oil. The top 4 teams will advance to the finals. 

2008 World Youth Championships

07/23/08

Leaders' curse still intact; No. 2 Sweden beats No. 1 England to win gold in Boys Doubles

Barrett targets gold in All Events, has a 166-pin buffer after 12/18 games

2008WYCBoysDoublesTop4_small.jpg Even a Dominic Barrett in top form couldn't escape the leaders' curse at the 10th World Youth Championships at Boardwalk Bowl in Orlando, Florida. Four the fourth time in as many events the No. 1 seed did not win the gold medal as No. 2 seeded Sweden with Kim Bolleby and James Gruffman topped Barrett and Matt Hann, England, who led the Boys Doubles after six game preliminaries, 417-399, to claim the gold medal. Barrett/Hann received  silver, while Gregory Gan /Mark Wong, Singapore and Robert Dan Sigurdsson/Hafthor Hardarson, Iceland shared the bronze.

2008 World Youth Championships

07/22/08

England and Sweden, 1, 2 in Boys Doubles after record performance

Barrett also shatters individual record for six games with 249 average

2008WYCDominicBarrettMattHann_small.jpg 2008WYCKimBollebyJamesGruffman_small.jpg Singles champion Dominic Barrett teamed with Matt Hann (l-r) to lead the first squad of the Boys Doubles competition on short oil with 2790 pins, a 232.50 average, to break the previous record set by Korea in the year 2000 (2,685) by 105 pins. Kim Bolleby/James Gruffman, Sweden were second with 2735, followed by the second duo from England, Sean Croke/Richard Teece (2621) and Michael Kok/Nick Plummen, Netherlands (2612). Barrett shattered the championship record for individual six games with 1494 pinfall total and an average of 249.00.

2008 World Youth Championships

07/21/08

Germany beats Colombia to win the gold medal in WYC Girls Doubles

Colombia's Restrepo moves to the top in All Events after 12/18 games

2008WYCGirlsDoublesPopplerHulsch_small.jpg 2008WYCRocioRestrepo2_small.jpg Tina Hulsch and Birgit Pöppler from Germany rolled two big games in the finals of the Girls Doubles event en route to win the gold medal in the 10th World Youth Championships. In the title match, the Germans, seeded fourth, defeated Laura Fonnegra and Rocio Restrepo from Colombia, 464-393.  In the semi-finals, the Colombians survived a strong challenge from Lee Hye Mi/Lee Yeon Ji, Korea, 418-413. Germany ousted top seeded Mexicans Sandra Gongora/Daniela Alvarado, 442-389. With the defeat, the tournament leaders are 0-3 in finals of the World Youth Championships. Restrepo (r.) overtook the lead in All Events after two or three disciplines. 

2008 World Youth Championships

07/20/08

Park wins Gold for Korea in Girls Singles

Boardwalk Entertainment Center in Orlando, Florida, USA (July 18-26, 2008)

2008WYCRocioRestrepo_small.jpg 2008WYCParkMiRan_small.jpg Park Mi Ran from Korea defeated Rocio Restrepo, Colombia, 212-206, to claim the gold medal in Girls Singles on competition day one of the 10th World Youth Championships currently underway in Orlando, Florida. Park topped Jasmine Yeong-Nathan, Singapore, in the semi-finals, 197-167, while Restrepo sidelined No. 1 seed, Zatil Iman, Malaysia, 208-170. Restrepo eearned silver, while Yeong and Iman shared bronze, a huge disappointment for the young Malaysian, who led the six-game preliminaries since game two.

2008 World Youth Championships

07/20/08

Barrett starts 10th World Youth Championships with victory in Boys Singles

Boardwalk Entertainment Center in Orlando, Florida, USA (July 18-26, 2008)

2008WYCDominicBarrett_small.jpg 2008WYCFredrikTjernes_small.jpgDominic Barrett (pictured left) from England won the first gold medal in the 10th World Youth Championships in Orlando, Florida, when he defeated tournament leader Fredrik Tjernes, Norway, 211-191 to claim the title in the Boys Singles event.  In the semi-finals Barrett ousted Jaime Eduardo Gonzalez (left); Colombia, 244-206, and Tjernes eliminated Ildemaro Ruiz, Venezuela, 194-151.

2008 World Youth Championships

07/20/08

Tjernes sets the pace in Boys Singles at World Youth Championships

2008WYCTjernesGonzalezRuizMarchena_small.jpgFredrik Tjernes from Norway rolled a 1349 series, an average of 224.83, en route to take the lead in Boys Singles in the 10th World Youth Championships after the first of two squads Saturday on the log oil pattern. Jaime Eduardo Gonzalez from Colombia fell one spot in the final game to land in second place with 1338 (223.00). Third place belonged to Ildemaro Ruiz from Venezuela, who chalked up 1310 including the high game of the squad of 278. Rounding out the top 4 was Fidel Marchena, Dominican Republic, who had 1297 (216.17).  

Live Coverage

07/19/08

10th World Youth Championships are underway at Boardwalk Bowl

Record 55 countries to compete at Boardwalk Entertainment Center in Orlando

2008WYCPercustodians02_small.jpg The 10th World Youth Championships started on Friday morning 11.30 a.m. with the girls official practice at Boardwalk Entertainment Center in Orlando, Florida, United States. The boys took on the lanes at 3.00 p.m. followed by the Opening Ceremonies which ended at 7 p.m. The Opening Ceremonies ended with the performance of the "Percustodians" which catered to the youth bowlers. The players from record 55 countries will compete in Singles, Doubles, 4-player Team event, All Events and Masters from July 19-24.

Live Coverage

07/18/08

10th World Youth Championships will become WTBA's biggest event

Guatemala brings the number of participating countries to record 58

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The 10th World Youth Championships will be held from July 18-26, 2008 at Boardwalk Entertainment Center in Orlando, Florida, United States. When the United States Bowling Congress (USBC) applied to host its first FIQ or WTBA event since the 1995 FIQ World Championships in Reno, Nev., they promised to run the event in a popular vacation destination with access to a first-class bowling center. "Orlando was a natural choice," said Kevin Dornberger, at that time USBC Director of Team USA, now the COO and WTBA president, and anticipated the participation from approximately 50 countries.

United States

07/14/08

Junior Team USA looks to heat up in Orlando at the 2008 WTBA World Youth Championships

2008WYCTeamUSA_small.jpg The 2008 WTBA World Youth Championships, scheduled for July 19-24 at Boardwalk Bowl, will feature nearly 350 elite youth bowlers representing 58 countries - an increase from the 48 that competed in 2006 and 29 that were represented in 2004.  Matt O'Grady leads the boys team that features first-time Junior Team USA members John Szczerbinski, Dean Richards and Adam Martinez, the 2007 U.S. Junior Amateur boys champion. Two Florida natives - the 2007 U.S. Junior Amateur girls champion Jenny Brown and Michelle Carcagente - join Emily Maier and Ricki Williams as Junior Team USA's girls representatives.

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