2004 Guam

Guam

08/09/04

Larpapharat and Petrick end World Youth Championships with victory in Masters

Central Lanes in Agana, Guam - July 28-August 8, 2004

2004WYCMastersPetrickYannaphon_small.jpgYannaphon Larpapharat from Thailand and Junior Team USA's Jennifer Petrick earned the coveted Masters titles to conclude the 8th WTBA World Youth Championships at Central Lanes in Agana, Guam. Larpapharat defeated No. 1 seed Jason Belmonte, Australia, 415-392, in boys' finals over two games total pinfall. Jennifer Petrick topped teammate Stefanie Nation in the girls championship match, 414-404. Wu Siu Hong of Hong Kong and Korea's Kang Hyun-Jin earned bronze.

Guam

08/07/04

Junior Team USA girls win gold in team event; Minna Mäkelä All Events champion

Central Lanes in Agana, Guam - July 28-August 8, 2004

 Olivia Sandham, Jennifer Petrick, Stephanie Nation and Anita Manns (from front left, clockwise) earned the gold medal in the girls Team event at the 8th WTBA World Youth Championships. The Junior Team USA members, who led the field after three games on long oil widened their lead to 209 pins on short oil to cruise to victory. Australia jumped from 13th to second place, while England leaped from 6th to third.

Guam

08/07/04

Finland wins gold in boys team event; Jason Belmonte captures second gold in All Events

Central Lanes in Agana, Guam - July 28-August 8, 2004

2004WYCBoysTeamFIN2_small.jpgOvernight leader Finland captured the gold medal in the boys team event at the 8th World Youth Championships at Central Lanes in Agana, Guam. L-R Sami Tolonen, Joonas Huolman, Mikko Ylitalo and Osku Paalermaa felled 4979 pins and averaged 207,46 to win the title in the boys division. Malaysia was nine pins behind to earn the silver medal with Sweden further 112 pins behind to take the bronze medal.

Guam

08/05/04

Mexicans Iliana Lomeli and Sandra Gongora win Girls Doubles

Central Lanes in Agana, Guam - July 28-August 8, 2004

2004WYCGongoraLomeli_small.jpgMexicans Iliana Lomeli and Sandra Gongora (r-l) teamed to win the Girls Doubles event at the 8th World Youth Championships in Guam. Lomeli, who won the doubles title in the American Zone Youth Championships last month, and Gongora averaged 205,5 on the long-oil pattern at Central Lanes in Agana. Silver went to Team USA's Jennifer Petrick and Stephanie Nation, while Francys Alvarez and Olga Arandia from Venezuela captured bronze.

Guam

08/05/04

Andersson/Kanold cruise to victory in Boys Doubles

Central Lanes in Agana, Guam - July 28-August 8, 2004

2004WYCKanoldAndersson_small.jpg Swedes Robert Andersson and Mikael Kanold (r-l) averaged 216,58 on the long oil pattern to cruise to victory in the Boys doubles at the 8th World Youth Championships in Guam. Clay Herrbach (1269) and Patrick Haggerty (1279), USA, earned the silver medal with 2548 (212,33) and Japan's Isao Yamamoto (1313) and Toshihiko Takahashi (1182) grabbed bronze with 2495 (207,92).

Guam

08/03/04

Kang Hyun-Jin wins first gold medal for Korea in Girls Singles

Central Lanes in Agana, Guam - July 28-August 8, 2004

Kang Hyun-Jin.jpg Korea's Kang Hyun-Jin (pictured) won the first gold medal in the girl's division at the 8th World Youth Championships in Guam. Kang had games of 219, 191, 214, 202, 224 and 192 for 1242, six-game total and an average of 207 en route to win the girls Singles competition. Silver and bronze went to Singapore's Tay Hui Yiang and Michelle Kwang.

Guam

08/03/04

Jason Belmonte starts World Youth Championships with victory in Singles

Central Lanes in Agana, Guam - July 28-August 8, 2004

 Jason Belmonte of Australia rolled 1316 to win the first gold medal of the 8th World Youth Championships in the boy's singles competition. A scoring correction Tuesday resulted in Junior Team USA's David O'Sullivan earning the bronze medal in the boys singles event at the World Youth Championships in Guam. O'Sullivan, 19, pointed out himself that he had been inadvertently credited with six additional pins in his second game, which was lowered from 208 to 202. The score adjustment dropped his total to 1241 and into third place for the bronze medal. Ireland's Paul Scott was awarded the silver for his 1246 total.

Guam

07/31/04

8th WTBA World Youth Championship declared open

Central Lanes in Agana, Guam - July 28-August 8, 2004

 The 8th WTBA World Youth Championship was officially declared opened in Agana, Guam. Athletes from 29 nations paraded into the Agana Shopping Center today in a colorful opening ceremony that showcased music, dance and local tradition. Competition begins August 1 and concludes on August 8th. The under 23 youth teams will compete for gold, silver and bronze medals in Singles, Doubles, Teams and masters competitions.

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