World Youth Championships

2016 WYC

08/02/16

Natasha Roslan, Anthony Simonsen emerge as WYC Masters champions

2016WYCMastersChampionsAnthonySimonsenNatashaRoslan_small.jpg Junior Team USA's Anthony Simonsen and Malaysia's Natasha Roslan capped an exciting week at the 2016 World Bowling Youth Championships by capturing the Masters gold medals Tuesday in Lincoln, Neb. Simonsen collected his third gold medal of the event by defeating all-events gold medalist Pontus Andersson of Sweden, 2-0, in the best-of-three championship match, while Roslan defeated Singapore's Amabel Chua in the deciding game, 227-187, to win the match, 2-1.

2016 WYC

08/02/16

Natasha Roslan, Anthony Simonsen end 2016 WYC with victory in Masters

2016WYCLogo_small.jpg The top 24 in the boys and girls all-events standings at the 14th World Bowling Youth Championships 2016 still have some bowling to do as Masters match play got underway Monday. The competition features best-of-three single-elimination matches on the event's 45-foot Rome oil pattern. The first two steps took place Monday, and eight remaining bowlers on each side will return to the lanes Tuesday at 10 a.m. Eastern. The Masters semifinals will begin Tuesday at 11:15 a.m. EDT, with the finals taking place immediately after, all live on BowlTV.

2016 WYC

08/02/16

U.S. boys, Korean girls win coveted Team gold at WYC

2016WYCTeamBoysGoldUSA_small.jpg 2016WYCTeamGirlsGoldKorea_small.jpgThe Junior Team USA boys (l.) used a near-perfect deciding-game effort to claim their third consecutive team gold medal at the World Bowling Youth Championships Monday at Sun Valley Lanes in Lincoln, Nebraska, and Korea (r.) was dominant on the girls' side to return to the winner's circle for the first time since 2010.

2016 WYC

08/01/16

Eight teams advance to semifinals at 2016 World Youth Championships

Pontus Andersson (SWE) and Gazmine Mason (USA) emerge as All-Events champions; Team finals get underway live on BowlTV on Monday at 10 a.m. Eastern

2016WYCTeamBoysFinalists_small.jpg The United States boys broke two more scoring records Sunday and locked up the top seed for the team semifinals at the 2016 World Bowling Youth Championships, but their performance over the last two days will seem insignificant if they can't finish the job Monday at Sun Valley Lanes in Lincoln, Nebraska, United States. The two-time defending champions will meet No. 4 Canada in the semifinals live on BowlTV, while No. Sweden takes on No. 3 Japan.

2016 WYC

07/30/16

United States, Korea win Doubles at 2016 World Youth Championships

2016WYCDoublesChampionsKoreaUSA_small.jpgJunior Team USA's Wesley Low Jr. earned his second gold medal in as many events at the 2016 World Bowling Youth Championships, while Lee Yeong Seung and Park Yu Na of Korea broke two qualifying records Friday on the way to the girls' doubles title. Low, the boys' singles winner earlier in the week, teamed with World Youth Championships first-timer Anthony Simonsen to win gold in boys' doubles with a 418-338 victory against Malaysia's Rafiq Ismail and Tun Hakim.

2016 WYC

07/28/16

United States sweeps Singles at 2016 World Youth Championships

2016WYCSinglesChampionsWesleyLowGazmineMason_small.jpg The United States swept the gold medals Wednesday at the 2016 World Bowling Youth Championships as Wesley Low of Palmdale, California, earned the redemption he waited two years for, and local collegiate standout Gazmine Mason of Cranston, Rhode Island, triumphed in her adopted hometown. Low (l.) cruised to a 224-134 win against Mohammed Al Merekhi of Qatar, while Mason escaped with a 211-207 victory over Victoria Chin of Malaysia at Sun Valley Lanes in Lincoln, Nebraska.

2016 WYC

07/27/16

Boys' and Girls' Singles underway at 2016 World Youth Championships

Persson, Bond, Mason and Chin to bowl for the girls' title; Sweden's Filippa Persson achieves perfection in girls' preliminaries

2016WYCFilippaPersson_small.jpg Filippa Persson of Sweden (pictured) became the third girl to roll a perfect game in World Bowling Youth Championships competition, and it gave her just enough of a surge to secure the top seed for the singles semifinals at the 2016 event. Persson's 1,390 six-game total Tuesday at Sun Valley Lanes in Lincoln, Neb., a 231.67 average, landed her just ahead of local collegiate standouts and Junior Team USA members Julia Bond (1,383), Gazmine Mason (1,340) and Malaysia's Victoria Chin (1,314).

2016 WYC

07/22/16

Nebraska standouts ready for 2016 World Bowling Youth Championships

BOWL.com's BowlTV will broadcast wire-to-wire coverage starting Tuesday at 10 a.m. Eastern

2016JuniorTeamUSAGazmineMason_small.jpg2016JuniorTeamUSAJuliaBond_small.jpg While top competitors from nearly 40 countries make their way to Lincoln, Nebraska, for the 2016 World Bowling Youth Championships, two members of Junior Team USA will find themselves feeling right at home as the biennial event gets underway Tuesday. Julia Bond (l.) and Gazmine Mason (r.) already have brought a NCAA championship to Lincoln as members of the University of Nebraska women's bowling team.

Junior Team USA News

06/22/16

U.S. Teams selected for 2016 World Youth Championships

2016JuniorTeamUSABoysnGirls_small.jpgThe eight bowlers who will represent the United States at the 2016 World Bowling Youth Championships this summer have been selected by the Team USA coaching staff. The World Youth Championships will take place in Lincoln, Nebraska, from July 26-Aug. 2. The Team USA coaching staff also selected the four Junior Team USA members who will compete at the Lee Evans Bowling Tournament of the Americas. That event will take place in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, from July 25-30.

2014 WYC Hong Kong

08/19/14

13th CGSE World Youth Championships in Hong Kong comes to an end

Under-21 youth bowlers to be invited to compete in the 14th World Youth Championships in Lincoln, Neb., USA, in July 2016

2014WYCLogo_small.jpg 2014WorldBowlingLogo_small.jpg Hong Kong was the center of the bowling world August 6-15, when the best Under-21 bowlers in the sport competed in the 13th World Youth Championships at SCAA Bowling Center. 262 players, 96 girls and 166 boys, from 46 World Bowling member federations participated in the biennial event and bowled for 10 gold, 10 silver and 18 bronze medals in Singles, Doubles, Team of Four, All-Events and Masters.

2014 WYC Hong Kong

08/15/14

Top-seeded Mirai Ishimoto, Jesper Svensson win WYC Masters gold in dramatic fashion

Both championship matches in the Under-21 World Youth Championships were decided in the last frame

2014WYCMastersGirlsGoldMiraiIshimoto_small.jpg 2014WYCMastersBoysGoldJesperSvensson_small.jpgMirai Ishimoto (l.), 16, of Japan and Jesper Svensson (r.), 19, of Sweden won the girls' and boys' championship matches of the 13th CGSE World Youth Championships in dramatic fashion to earn the gold medals Friday afternoon at the 40-lane South China Athletic Association bowling center in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, China. The victory banquet, slated for 7 p.m. at Panda Hotel, will conclude the 13th World Youth Championships.

2014 WYC Hong Kong

08/15/14

Mirai Ishimoto, Jesper Svensson earn the No. 1 seed for the Girls and Boys Masters Finals

Live Streaming in progress

2014WYCMasters2MiraiIshimoto_small.jpg2014WYCMasters2JesperSvensson_small.jpgMirai Ishimoto (l.) of Japan and Jesper Svensson (r.) of Sweden earned the No. 1 seed for the Girls and Boys Masters TV finals in the 13th CGSE World Youth Championships this afternoon at 1 p.m. Joining Ishimoto in the girls' semifinals are Jenny Wegner, Sweden; Sanna Pasanen, Finland, and Daria Kovalova, Ukraine. Joining Svensson in the boys semifinals are Americans Wesley Low and Kamron Doyle and compatriot Pontus Andersson. Watch the Live Streaming.


2014 WYC Hong Kong

08/14/14

Shion Izumune, Wesley Low hold on to the lead as Masters field is cut to the top 8

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World Youth Championships All-Events champions Shion Izumune (left), Japan, and USA's Wesley Low (right) continued to lead the Masters competition as the girls' and boys' field was trimmed to the top 8 Thursday at SCAA bowling center in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, China. The top 8 will return on Friday at 9 a.m. to bowl seven games of round robin match play to cut to the top 4 who will bowl for the medals from 1 to 3 p.m.

2014 WYC Hong Kong

08/13/14

Japan girls, U.S. boys win coveted Team gold at 13th CGSE World Youth Championships

Shion Izumune (JPN) and Wesley Low (USA) also take the titles in All-Events

2014WYBoysTeamGoldUSA_small.jpg2014WYCGirlsTeamGoldJapan_small.jpgJapan's Shion Izumune, 15, and USA's Wesley Low, 17, averaged 213.11 and 234.67 to win the gold medals in All-Events at the 13th CGSE World Youth Championships. As in Singles and Doubles, the Japanese girls earned the top seed for the Team finals. Low rolled the first 300 game of the Championships to lead the U.S. boys to the top seed.

2014 WYC Hong Kong

08/13/14

Wesley Low (USA) shoots 300 game at 13th CGSE World Youth Championships

2014WYCWesleyLow300HammerNail_small.jpgJunior Team USA's Wesley Low rolled the first 300 game of the 13th CGSE World Youth Championships at SCAA bowling center in Hong Kong, China, in the first game of the second 3-game block of the Boys Team event. It was the fifth perfecto in WYC history and the fourth by a boy. PBA star Tommy Jones, United States, was the first youth bowler who achieved perfection (1996) and was followed Mubarak Al Muraikhi of Qatar (1998) and Syimir Abdul Razak of Malaysia (2010). Daniela Alvarado of Mexico (2008) is the only girl in the elite 300-club.

2014 WYC Hong Kong

08/13/14

Korean boys, Canadian girls lead in Team event as B Squad has finished qualifying

Squad A featuring the top 14 girls and the top 22 boys teams will conclude qualifying Wednesday afternoon

2014WYCLogo_small.jpg With seven girls and 16 boys teams from the bottom of the standings after day one qualifying having completed their six-game block in the World Youth Championships Team event, the boys from Korea and the girls from Canada hold the lead with an average of 180.12 and 192.79. You don't need to be a prophet to know that this won't be good enough to make the medal round. Daria Kovalova, Ukraine, and Dutch Ramon Hilferink are 2nd and 6th in All-Events (by average).

2014 WYC Hong Kong

08/12/14

No changes atop the leaderboards in the World Youth Championships Team event

Japan, United States remain atop the girls and boys standings as the 21 girls and 38 boys teams have completed the first three-game block on the long pattern; Malaysian girls and Canadian boys lead the second squad to leap into third and eighth place in their respective division

2014WYCGirlsTeamMalaysia_small.jpg2014WYCBoysTeamCanada_small.jpgThe Japanese girls and the Junior Team USA boys held onto the lead in the four-player Team event at the 13th CGSE World Youth Championships as the competition has reached the halfway point. The Malaysian girls (l.) and the Canadian boys (r.) led the second squad with 2402 and 2412 to move into 3rd and 8th place.

2014 WYC Hong Kong

08/12/14

Japanese girls, U.S. boys take early lead in four-player Team event at WYC Hong Kong

2014WYCGirlsTeamJapan_small.jpg2014WYCBoysTeamUSA_small.jpgThe Japanese girls (pictured left) and the Junior Team USA boys (right) hold the lead in the four-player Team event at the 13th CGSE World Youth Championships after Squad 1 bowlers have finished their three-game block on the 45 feet 'long' oil pattern Tuesday morning at SCAA bowling center in Hong Kong, China.

2014 WYC Hong Kong

08/11/14

U.S. girls and Swedish boys win the gold medals in Doubles at 13th WYC

Sarah Lokker & Liz Kuhlkin defeat top-seeded Japanese girls to win the first gold medal of the Championships for USA; Swedes Markus Jansson & Pontus Andersson follow in the footprints of coach Robert Andersson with victory against U.S. boys

2014WYCGirlsDoublesSarahLokkerLizKuhlkin_small.jpg2014WYCBoysDoublesMarkusJanssonPontusAndersson_small.jpgSarah Lokker and Liz Kuhlkin (l.) from the United States of America and Swedes Markus Jansson and Pontus Andersson (r.) won two matches Monday evening at SCAA bowling center in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, China, en route to claim gold in the girls and boys Doubles event at the 13th CGSE World Youth Championships.

2014 WYC Hong Kong

08/11/14

USA, Malaysia move into top 4 in Boys Doubles Qualifying at World Youth Championships

No changes atop the Girls Doubles leaderboard after Squad C has completed their six-game block on long oil (Mexico City pattern); with the final squad to go, Japan (girls) and Sweden (boys) hold the tops spots

2014WYCMattFarberCamronDoyle_small.jpg2014WYCAhmadMuazFisholTimmyTan_small.jpgMatthew Farber and Kamron Doyle (l.) of the United States and Malaysians Timmy Tan and Ahmad Muaz Fishol (r.) moved into second and fourth place of the Boys Doubles event at the 13th CGSE World Youth Championships after leading Squad C on Monday morning with 2630 and 2484, resp. There were no changes atop the girls' leaderboard.

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