2014 Hong Kong

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.

2014 WYC Hong Kong

08/10/14

Japanese girls, both Swedish boys' teams lead in Doubles after Day One Qualifying

Japan, Indonesia, USA and Mexico overtake previous leader Korea in the Girls Division; Sweden II moves into second place, Bahrain takes over third place

2014RobertAnderssonPontusAnderssonMarkusJansson_small.jpgWith two of four squads in the Doubles event at the 13th CGSE World Youth Championships in the books, the girls' leaderboard got a whole new look while Squad A leader Markus Jansson and Pontus Andersson (left with coach Robert Andersson, left) of Sweden remained atop the boys standings. Four duos from Japan, Indonesia, USA and Mexico moved into the top 4, while the second team from Sweden and Bahrain leaped into second and third place in the Boys Division.

2014 WYC Hong Kong

08/10/14

Korean girls, Swedish boys set the tone in Doubles

The Swedes out average the rest of the squad by 22 pins and more; none of the girls doubles average 200

2014PontusAnderssonMarkusJansson_small.jpg2014WYCKimHeeBeenKimKyoungSil_small.jpgKim Kyoung Sil and Kim Hee Been (l.) of Korea and Markus Jansson and Pontus Andersson (r.) of Sweden toppled 2391 and 2679 pins, respectively, Sunday morning at SCAA bowling center in Hong, Kong, China, to set the tone in Girls and Boys Doubles at the 13th CGSE World Youth Championships after the first of four qualifying squads.

2014 WYC Hong Kong

08/09/14

Korea starts 13th CGSE World Youth Championships with gold medal sweep in Singles

Watch the Live Streaming from the 13th CGSE World Youth Championships

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Tenpin Bowling powerhouse South Korea started the 13th CGSE World Youth Championships with a sweep of the gold medals in Under-21 Girls and Boys Singles Saturday evening at SCAA Bowling Center in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, China. In the girl's title match, Yang Su Jin (r.) defeated Shion Izumune of Japan, 236-208, while Choi Woo Sub (r.) topped Wesley Low, USA, in an all-lefty affair, 226-214, to seal the victory in the boys' division.

2014 WYC Hong Kong

08/09/14

Tania Yusaf, Michael Mak shoot into Girls and Boys Singles lead at World Youth Championships

With only one squad to go, Scotland's Yusaf leads the 70 girls with 1258 (209.67); Mak doubles in the last frame to give the host country Hong Kong the pole position in the 130-player boys' field; the top 4 advance to the semifinals starting at 6 p.m. HK time

2014WYCTaniaYusaf_small.jpg2014WYCMichaelMak_small.jpgTania Yusaf (l.) of Scotland and hometown favorite Michael Mak (r.) led Squad C Saturday morning at the 13th CGSE World Youth Championships en route to shoot into the lead in the qualifying of the Singles event. Yusaf rolled a 1258 series to lead the 70 girls with only the last Squad D to go. Mak threw a clutch double in his last frame of the six-game block on the 35 feet Beijing pattern to shoot to the top of the 130-player Boys Division with 1417.

2014 WYC Hong Kong

08/08/14

Macau's Veronica Dias De Souza moves into second place in Girls Singles in Hong Kong WYC

Squad A leaders Mirai Ishimoto (Japan), Choi Woo Sub (Korea) continue to lead in Girls and Boys Division as Singles event reaches the halfway mark

2014WYCVeronicaDeSouza_small.jpg2014WYCMiraiIshimoto_small.jpgSquad A leaders Mirai Ishimoto (l.) of Japan and Korea's Choi Woo Sub remained atop the leaderboard in Girls and Boys Singles as the opening event of the 13th CGSE World Youth Championships has reached the halfway mark. Veronica Dias De Souza (r.) of Macau was the only player of Squad B, girls and boys, to crack the top 4, who will survive the six-game preliminaries and advance to the playoffs on Saturday starting at 6 p.m.

2014 WYC Hong Kong

08/08/14

Japan, Korea take the lead in Singles after Squad A at World Youth Championships

Japan's Mirai Ishimoto leads the Girls Division with 1252; Korean lefty Choi Woo Sub becomes the first player at this World Youth Championships to crack the 1400-bar

2014WYCMiraiIshimoto_small.jpg2014WYCChoiWoosub_small.jpgJapan's Mirai Ishimoto (l.) and Choi Woo Sub (r.) of Korea took the early lead in the 13th CGSE World Youth Championships Singles event, which got underway Friday morning in Hong Kong, China, with Squad A featuring 24 girls and 44 boys. Ishimoto averaged 208.67 on the 35 feet Beijing pattern to lead the girls division with 1252. Lefty Choi used six games between 265 and 218 to pace the boys division with 1413 (235.50).

2014 WYC

08/06/14

Colorful Opening Ceremonies kick off 2014 World Youth Championships

Under-21 Championships will be played on 35-feet Beijing and 45-feet Mexico City patterns; SCAA Bowling Center LaneMap Guide available now

2014WYCOpeningCeremonyGroupShot_small.jpgThe 2014 CGSE World Youth Championships are officially open after a stunning opening ceremony at South China Athletic Association Bowling Center in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, China. A ceremony displaying Hong Kong identity and the relationship with China ended with World Bowling President Kevin Dornberger and the other VIPs performing the "eye-dotting ceremony" for the lion dance after which IOC member Timothy T. T. Fok, GBS, JP, declared the Championships open.

2014 WYC

08/05/14

Junior Team USA has memorable week in Hong Kong

2014WYCTeamsUSA&HKG_small.jpg In the days leading up to their main task at the 2014 World Bowling Youth Championships, the members of Junior Team USA have been on the lanes in Hong Kong hoping to leave their mark in a different way. The eight Junior Team USA members (in the back), all first-timers at the World Youth Championships, were invited to join their counterparts from the event's host country (in the front) in a series of events focused on philanthropy, coaching and a little competition.

2014 WYC

08/04/14

Hong Kong TBC hosts Press Conference cum Luncheon for Community Activities on Monday

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On Monday, August 4, 2014 at 12:00 the chairman and the Executive Committee of the Hong Kong Tenpin Bowling Congress hosted a press conference cum luncheon for community activities at the Regal Hongkong Hotel, one of the three official hotels for The Chinese Gold & Silver Exchange Society World Youth Championships. The 13th World Youth Championships will be held from August 6-15 at SCAA Bowling Center featuring more than 250 boys and girls from 46 countries.

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