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2012 WYC

07/03/12

Swede Daniel Fransson ends 12th World Youth Championships with victory in Boys Masters

Beats Chris Via (USA) for the title; top-seeded Sam Cooley (AUS) and Marshall Kent (USA) receive bronze

2012WYCBoysMastersTop4_small.jpgDaniel Fransson of Sweden ended the 12th World Youth Championships with victory in the Boys Masters finals Tuesday at Blu-O Paragon Bowling Center in Bangkok. Fransson, seeded third, defeated No. 4 Chris Via, USA, 206-198, to capture the first gold medal for Sweden in this championship. In the semifinals, Via cruised to a 246-180 victory over All Events champion Sam Cooley of Australia, while Fransson equally easily sidelined two-time gold medalist Marshall Kent, USA, 242-202.

2012 WYC

07/03/12

Korea's Hwang Yeon-Ju wins third gold medal at World Youth Championships in Girls Masters

Defeats top seeded Jacqueline Sijore (MAS) in the title match; Dayang Khairuniza (MAS) and Bernice Lim (SIN) share bronze

2012WYCMastersJacquelineSijore_small.jpg2012WYCMastersHwangYeonJu_small.jpgHwang Yeon-Ju (l.) of South Korea defeated top seeded Jacqueline Sijore (r.) of Malaysia, 226-215, to claim the coveted Girls Masters title at the 12th World Youth Championships Tuesday afternoon at Blu-O Paragon Bowling Center in Bangkok, Thailand. In the semifinals, Sijore, the reigning adult World Champion in Singles, ousted Bernice Lim of Singapore, 228-171 and Hwang eliminated Sijore's teammate Dayang Khairuniza, 223-181.

2012 WYC

07/02/12

USA's Marshall Kent takes over lead in Boys Masters in Round of 24

American targets his third gold medal of the Championships; leads top 8 into Tuesday's Round Robin Match Play

2012WYCBoysAEMarshallKent_small.jpg2012WYCBoysAESamCooley_small.jpgMarshall Kent of the United States (l.) averaged 240 in the Round of 24 Monday morning at Blu-O Paragon Bowling Center in Bangkok to overtake the lead in the Boys Masters competition at the 12th World Youth Championships in Thailand with 5391 total (224.63). Trailing Kent by 51 pins was All Events champion Sam Cooley (r.) of Australia with 5340. The top 8 boys will carry their pinfall total forward into Tuesday's seven-game match play round.

2012 WYC

07/02/12

Korea's Hwang Yeon-Ju holds on to the lead in Girls Masters competition

All Events champion leads top 8 girls into Round Robin match play; Bernice Lim of Singapore rolls the second 300 game by a girl in the history of World Youth Championships

2012WYCGirlsAEHwangYeonJu_small.jpg2012WYCBerniceLim_small.jpgAll Events champion Hwang Yeon-Ju (l.) of Korea rolled a solid 1234 series Monday morning at Blu-O Paragon Bowling Center in Bangkok, Thailand to maintain her lead in the Girls Masters competition at the 12th World Youth Championships as the field was cut to the top 8. Hwang totaled 5105 (212.71) for 24 games. Bernice Lim (r.) of Singapore became the second girl in WTBA history, who rolled a 300 game at World Youth Championships.

2012 WYC

07/01/12

Fourth-seeded U.S. Boys claim gold medal in Team event at World Youth Championships

Defeat No. 3 Singapore in the title match; top-seeded Sweden and No. 2 Germany have to settle for bronze

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United States' Andrew Koff, Zack Hattori, Chris Via and Marshall Kent followed in the footprints of the U.S. girls and defeated Singapore, 889-807, to capture the coveted title in the Boys four-player Team event at the 12th World Youth Championships. Like in the girls division Singapore had to settle for the silver meal while top-seeded Sweden and Germany, seeded second, shared bronze. None of the six top seeds in this Championships have won the gold medal.

2012 WYC

07/01/12

U.S. Girls wins Team gold at World Youth Championships from No. 4 seed

United States defeats Singapore in the title match; South Korea and England share bronze

2012WYCGirlsTeamTop4_small.jpgJessica Earnest, Kelsey Muther, Amanda Greene and Danielle McEwan of the United States captured the coveted Girls Team gold medal at the 12th World Youth Championships Sunday at Blu-O Paragon Bowling Center in Bangkok, Thailand. The U.S. girls, who took the fourth and last spot for the finals after six games preliminaries, defeated No. 2 seed Singapore in the title match, 850-799. Defending champion and No. 1 seed South Korea and England shared the bronze medal.

2012 WYC

07/01/12

Team Sweden sets three World Youth Championships records en route to claim the top seed

Germany, Singapore and USA prevail in the final game; defending champion Korea eliminated; Sam Cooley (AUS) claims the gold medal in All Events, Marshall Kent (USA) takes silver and Daniel Fransson (SWE) gets bronze

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Johan Helldén, Magnus Johnson Jr., Kim Bolleby and Daniel Fransson of Sweden (l-r), who held an 117-pin lead in the Boys Team event after the first block on medium oil, set three World Youth Championships records for one, three and six games Saturday on the long pattern to easily claim the No. 1 seed for Sunday's Team finals. Rounding out the top 4 were Germany, Singapore and the United States. Australia's Sam Cooley claimed the gold medal in All Events with 3960 (220.00).

2012 WYC

06/30/12

Korea claims No. 1 seed for Girls Team Finals at World Youth Championships

Singapore, England and United States also earn a shot at the title; Korea's Hwang Yeon-Ju and Kim Seon-Jeong take gold and bronze in All Events, Singapore's New Hui Fen gets silver

2012WYCGirlsTeamFinalists_small.jpgDefending champion South Korea averaged 213.25 in the final three-game block on long oil to claim the No. 1 seed for the Girls Team finals at the 12th World Youth Championships in Thailand with 5037 six-game total and an average of 209.88. The top four teams after six games preliminaries advanced to the finals on Sunday. The Koreans will clash with fourth-placed United States in the semifinals while Singapore, seeded second, takes on No. 3 England.

2012 WYC

06/29/12

Swedish boys take commanding lead as WYC Boys Team event reaches halfway mark

Germany, United States and Korea round out the top four after three games on medium oil; Basil Low (SIN), Marshall Kent (USA), Sam Cooley (AUS) atop the All Events leaderboard after 15/18 games

2012WYCBoysTeamSweden_small.jpg Sweden took a commanding 117-pin lead in the Boys Team event at the 12th WYC in Thailand after the first block of three games on the medium oil pattern on Friday. The Swedes led B Squad with 2631 total (219.25) to lead the field of 42 countries into the second block on long oil Saturday. Germany is second with 2514, USA third with 2512 and defending champion Korea is fourth with 2478. Only the top 4 teams will advance to Sunday's playoffs for the medals.

2012 WYC

06/29/12

Singaporean girls charge to big lead in the first block of the WYC Team event

Asian countries in control of the leaderboard with Korea second, Chinese Taipei third and Malaysia fourth; Korea's Hwang Yeon-Ju targets gold medal in Girls All Events

2012WYCGirlsTeamSingapore_small.jpgThe first block of the Girls four-player team event at the 12th World Youth Championships ended with the overwhelming presence of Asian teams at the top of the leaderboard. The girls from Singapore (pictured) charged to a big 105-pin lead on the medium oil pattern over defending champion Korea on Friday morning followed by Chinese Taipei in third and Malaysia in fourth place. The top four teams after the second block on long oil will advance to playoffs on Sunday, July 1st.

2012 WYC

06/28/12

Korean boys come from behind to win in Boys Doubles at World Youth Championships

Kim Yeon-Sang, Hwang Dong-Jun capture the third gold medal for South Korea in the fourth discipline; USA takes silver, England and Sweden receive bronze

2012WYCBoysDoublesTop4_small.jpg Kim Yeon-Sang and Hwang Dong-Jun, who entered the playoff in the Boys Doubles Finals in fourth and last place, climbed the ladder to win the third gold medal for South Korea in the fourth discipline at the 12th World Youth Championships in Bangkok, Thailand. n the title match, the Koreans defeated Andrew Koff and Marshall Kent United States, 480-402. The top seeded duos from England and Sweden lost in the semifinals and shared the bronze medal.

2012 WYC

06/28/12

Korean girls win second gold medal at World Youth Championships in Doubles event

Singles champion Kim Seon-Jeong teams with Hwang Yeon-Ju to beat Japan in the title match; Malaysia and Singapore share the bronze medal

2012WYCGirlsDoublesTop4_small.jpgSingles champion Kim Seon-Jeong teamed with Hwang Yeon-Ju to win the second gold medal for South Korea in the Girls Doubles event at the 12th World Youth Championships in Bangkok, Thailand. Kim and Hwang both fired 253 in the title match to defeat Japan's Misaki Mukotani and Hiraku Takekawa, 506-420, to seal the victory. The Japanese girls earned the silver medal. Malaysia and Singapore, who lost the semifinal matches, shared the bronze medal.

2012 WYC

06/28/12

England's Lam, Crosby earn the No. 1 seed for the Boys Doubles Finals in Bangkok

England bowls South Korea in the semifinals; Sweden and USA square off in the other match

2012WYCLogo_small.jpg Christopher Lam and Elliot Crosby of England averaged 215.42 and toppled 2585 pins in the final Squad D on Thursday morning to earn the No. 1 seed for the Boys Doubles Finals at the 12th World Youth Championships. Previous leaders Kim Bolleby and Magnus Johnson Jr. of Sweden slipped to second place with 2551. Andrew Koff and Marshall Kent, USA, took third place with 2539 . Kim Yeon-Sang and Hwang Dong-Jun of South Korea rounded out the top 4 with 2532.

2012 WYC

06/28/12

Sweden leads WYC Boys Doubles preliminaries after 3 of 4 Squads

Korea, Singapore and Germany round out the top four; one more squad to go on Thursday before the cut to the top 4 for the finals

2012WYCKimBollebyMagnusJohnson_small.jpg Swedes Kim Bolleby/Magnus Johnson Jr. (l-r) led the Boys Doubles preliminaries at the World Youth Championships in Thailand after three of four squads. The duo posted 2551 (212.58) in Squad B including a WYC record 531 game. Squad A leaders Korea and Singapore slipped to second and third place with 2532 and 2519, resp. Dominic Buchmann and Christian Birlinger of Germany led Squad C with 2510 to move into fourth place. Squad D will conclude the preliminaries on Thursday morning. The top 4 doubles will advance to the finals.

2012 WYC

06/27/12

Malaysian duo takes No. 1 seed in Girls Doubles Finals at World Youth Championships

Teams from Singapore, Japan and Korea to challenge Malaysia for the title; all four spots go to Squad B teams, all four from Asia

2012WYCJacquelineSijoreDayangKhairuniza_small.jpgFour doubles from Malaysia, Singapore, Japan and Korea, all from Squad B, will bowl for the title in Thursday's all-Asian Girls Doubles Finals at the 12th World Youth Championships in Bangkok, Thailand. After a slow start (394) into the six-game block on the medium oil pattern, Dayang Khairuniza and Jacqueline Sijore (r-l) of Malaysia fired games of 455, 439, 498, 414 and 414  to lead the field of 45 doubles from 24 countries with 2614 total and an average of 217.83.

2012 WYC

06/26/12

Marshall Kent comes from behind to claim Singles gold at 12th World Youth Championships

Fourth-seeded American wins the title in Boys Singles; Shusaku Asato of Japan earns silver; Basil Low, Singapore and Ryu Ji-Hoon, South Korea, share bronze

2012WYCBoysSinglesTop4_small.jpgMarshall Kent captured the first gold medal for the United States at the 12th World Youth Championships in Thailand by defeating Shusaku Asato of Japan, 226-197, to claim the title in the Boys Singles event. The No. 4 seed eliminated No. 1 seed, Basil Low of Singapore, 196-188, to advance to the championship match. In the other semifinal-match, Asaoto, edged South Korea's Ryu Ji-Hoon by three pins, 200-197. Asato took the silver medal. Low and Ryu shared the bronze medal.

2010 WYC

06/26/12

Kim Seon-Jeong starts 12th World Youth Championships in Thailand with victory in Girls Singles

South Korean defeats top seeded Hee Kar Yen of Malaysia in the title match to earn the gold medal; Hee gets silver; Juliana Franco, Colombia, and Cristina Rodriguez, Puerto Rico share bronze

2012WYCGirlsSinglesTop4_small.jpgKim Seon-Jeong of South Korea defeated Hee Kar Yen of Malaysia, 228-169, to win the gold medal in the Girls Singles event at the 12th World Youth Championships Tuesday at Blu-O Paragon Bowling Center in Bangkok, Thailand. The top seeded Malaysian eliminated Cristina Rodriguez of Puerto Rico in the semifinals, 225-151, while second-seeded Kim equally easily sidelined Juliana Franco of Colombia, 203-146. Hee earned the silver medal. Rodriguez and Franco both received the bronze medal.

2012 WYC

06/26/12

Singapore's Basil Low remains unchallenged; leads top 4 into Boys Singles finals at Thailand WYC

Also advancing to the finals were Shusaku Asato (JPN), Ryu Ji-Hoon (KOR) and Marshall Kent (USA); Kent beats out Sam Cooley (AUS) for the last spot by the higher last game

2012WYCBasilLow_small.jpgBasil Low (pictured) of Singapore, who posted a huge 1449 six-game series in the first of four squads in the Boys Singles event at the World Youth Championships in Thailand, remained unchallenged en route to earn the No. 1 seed for Tuesday's finals. Low will be joined by Squad C leaders Shusaku Asato of Japan and Korea's Ryu Ji-Hoon, who took second and third place with 1387 and 1370, respectively. Junior Team USA's Marshall Kent beat out Sam Cooley of Australia for the fourth and last spot by the higher last game.

2012 WYC

06/25/12

Basil Low blasts into the lead in Boys Singles after Squad A at World Youth Championships

Singaporean out averages nearest competitor by 22 pins; Asian boys hold top four spots with three more squads to go on Monday

2012WYCBoysSinglesSquadATop3_small.jpgBasil Low of Singapore (center) fired games of 231, 259, 247, 236, 216 and 260 to blast into the lead of the Boys Singles event at the World Youth Championships in Thailand as the first squad has completed the six-game preliminaries. Low averaged 241.50 to take a dominating 132-pin lead over second place Sam Cooley (l.) of Australia. Syimir Abdul Razak (r.) of Malaysia (left) and Kim Ju-Young of Korea took third and fourth place with 1309 and 1300, resp.

2012 WYC

06/24/12

Malaysia's Hee Kar Yen leads top 4 girls into Singles finals at World Youth Championships

Kim Seon-Jeong (KOR), Juliana Franco (COL) and Cristina Rodriguez (PRC) also get a shot at the title

2012WYCGirlsSinglesFinalists_small.jpg96 girls from 29 countries kicked off the 12th World Youth Championships Sunday, June 24th, at Blu-O Paragon Bowling Center in Bangkok, Thailand, with the Singles preliminaries. Hee Kar Yen of Malaysia finished atop the leaderboard posting a 1298 six-game series on long oil to lead the top 4 players into Tuesday's finals. Joining Hee in the playoffs were Kim Seon-Jeong of Korea, Juliana Franco of Colombia and Cristina Rodriguez of Puerto Rico.

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