2006 Berlin

Germany

07/30/06

Norwegian Mads Sandbaekken triumphs in Boys Masters finals

Bowlingcenter Schillerpark in Berlin, Germany (July 21-30, 2006)

2006WYCBoysMastersTop4_small.jpg Mads Sandbaekken (white shirt) of Norway won the coveted Boys Masters title when he defeated Canadian Dan MacLelland (left), 3-1, in the title match. MacLelland opened the championship match with a 202-191 victory before Sandbaekken roared back. He won the second game in the second roll-off after a 202-202 tie, won the third game 219-192 and capped off the day with a 247-189 victory in game four to claim the title.

Germany

07/30/06

Sharon Koh mows down the field to win the Girls Masters title

Bowlingcenter Schillerpark in Berlin, Germany (July 21-30, 2006)

2006WYCGirlsMastersTop4_small.jpg No. 16 seed Sharon Koh (second from left) of Malaysia mowed down the field in the Girls Masters finals en route to win the prestigious title at the 9th World Youth Championships. In the championship match against Therese Forsell (left) from Sweden, Koh won the deciding fifth game in style when she fired the highest game of the day to seal the victory with 265-196.

Germany

07/29/06

Glen Loader leads Australia to victory in Boys Team event

Bowlingcenter Schillerpark in Berlin, Germany (July 21-30, 2006)

2006WYCBoysTeamAustralia_small.jpg Aussie Glen Loader led his team mates Jason Belmonte, Stephen Cowland and Michael Zentveld to the gold medal in the Boys Team event. Malaysia leapfrogged from 14th to second place, while short oil leader Norway earned the bronze medal. Malaysia's Zulmazran Zulkifli captured the title in All Events, with Dan MacLelland, Canada, second, and Loader third.

Germany

07/28/06

Dutch Girls cruise to victory in Team event at World Youth Championships

Bowlingcenter Schillerpark in Berlin, Germany (July 21-30, 2006)

2006WYCGirlsTeamNetherlands2_small.jpg Danielle van der Meer, Wendy Kok, Wendy van der List and Ghislane van der Tol from the Netherlands cruised to victory in the Girls Team event at the 9th World Youth Championships in Germany. Overnight leaderCanada earned silver and Malaysia stormed to bronze. Esther Cheah earned the gold medal in All Events with  Caroline Lagrange, Canada second and Danielle van der Meer, Netherlands third.

Germany

07/26/06

9th World Youth Championships 2006 - Boys Doubles

Bowlingcenter Schillerpark in Berlin, Germany (July 21-30, 2006)

2006WYCBoysDoubles_small.jpg Daniel Skitt and Dan MacLelland (center) from Canada claimed the gold medal in the Boys Doubles event at the 9th World Youth Championships with 2605 pinfall total on the long oil condition. The silver and bronze medals went to the top teams from the second squad, Korea's Kim Jong-Wook and Jang Dong-Chul (left) and Zulmazran Zulkifli and Aaron Kong (right) of Malaysia.

Germany

07/26/06

Cheah/Aziela wait till the last moment to win Girl's Doubles

Bowlingcenter Schillerpark in Berlin, Germany (July 21-30, 2006)

2006WYCGirlsEsterCheahZandraAziela_small.jpg Esther Cheah teamed with Zandra Aziela to win the gold medal in the Girls Doubles at the 9th World Youth Championships in Berlin, Germany. The Malaysians finished with a 503-game to capture the title with 2463 pinfall total and an average of 205,25 Valerie Teo and Cherie Tan of Singapore were mere five pins behind to earn the silver medal with 2458. Squad 1 leaders Tina Hulsch and Janine Gabel, Germany, received bronze with 2426.

Germany

07/25/06

Kuwait's Al Zaidan remains unchallenged, wins gold in Boys' Singles

Bowlingcenter Schillerpark in Berlin, Germany (July 21-30, 2006)

2006WYCBoysSingles_small.jpg Squad 1 leaders Mohammad Al Zaidan, Kuwait, Canadian Dan MacLelland, and Norway's Mads Sandbaekken remained unchallenged during the second squad of the Boys Singles en route to win the gold, silver and bronze medals at the 9th World Youth Championships in Berlin. Aaron Kong led the second squad with 1271 thanks to a final 247 game, good enough for fourth place.  

Editorial

07/25/06

Working with the German Bowling Federation is no fun

2006WYCLogo_small.jpgIf you wonder why Bowlingdigital has still not started with "Live Coverage" from the 9th World Youth Championships 2006 at Bowlingcenter Schillerpark in Berlin, Germany, here is the answer. Is it because it's 'just youth bowling'? No. Is it because of the host center and the proprietors? No. But working for the German Bowling Federation (DBU) is absolutely no fun.


Germany

07/24/06

Singapore starts World Youth Championships with gold and silver in Girl's Singles

9th World Youth Championships 2006 - Girls Singles

2006WYCGirlsSingles_small.jpg Needing a 171-score in the final game, Valerie Teo of Singapore rolled a 173-game to overtake her team mate Cherie Tan and win the gold medal in the Girl's Singles. Valerie totaled 1193 pins over six games, with Cherie in second place at 1190. Stefanie Nation, United States, earned the bronze medal with 1181.



Germany

07/23/06

9th World Youth Championships 2006

Bowlingcenter Schillerpark in Berlin, Germany (July 21-30, 2006)

2006WYCLogo_small.jpg The 9th World Youth Championships 2006 will be officially declared open on Saturday evening. Originally, we had planned to start our coverage with a picture from the Opening Ceremony scheduled from 8 to 8.30 pm. However, as the German Bowling Federation (DBU) has decided to levy an entry fee from the media, we have decided not to attend the ceremony but to start our coverage on Sunday morning when the real action begins with the Girl's Singles on short oil.

WYC News

07/21/06

Orlando selected to host 2008 World Youth Championships

Elite bowlers from approximately 50 countries to compete at Boardwalk Entertainment Center

2008WYCLogo_small.jpg Boardwalk Entertainment Center, an 80-lane facility in Orlando, Fla., has been selected to host the 2008 WTBA World Youth Championships, marking the first time this international tournament for elite youth bowlers will be held in the United States. "We look forward to working with Boardwalk Entertainment Center, the city of Orlando and the WTBA to make this a memorable event for everyone involved," said USBC Director of Team USA Kevin Dornberger.


2006 WYC

07/06/06

Junior Team USA ready to face challengers at 2006 World Youth Championships

Stefanie_Nation_5380.jpg PJ_Haggerty_5207.jpg When Junior Team USA's P.J. Haggerty and Stefanie Nation return to the World Youth Championships in a few weeks, they personally will notice the growth of bowling worldwide -- more countries, more competitors and more challengers. They lead a strong United States contingent into the event scheduled for July 22-29 in Berlin, Germany.

2006 WYC

05/30/06

Technical Committee announces Oil Patterns for World Youth Championships 2006

Bowlingcenter Schillerpark in Berlin, Germany (July 21-30, 2006)

Ted Thompson.jpg The WTBA Technical Committee has released the oil patterns for the 9th World Youth Championships 2006 in Berlin, Germany. The event will be held from July 21 through 30, 2006 at bowling center Schillerpark, the biggest bowling center in Germany with 46 lanes on one floor. Ted Thompson, technical consultant to the WTBA Technical Committee, explained to us why it has taken longer than normal for the oil patterns to be announced.

2006 WYC News

05/24/06

Do-or-die mission for juniors By Ajitpal Singh

Republished courtesy of New Straits Times (23 May 2006)

Isaac Paul.jpg Zaid Izlan Ibrahim Hakimi.jpg It will be a do-or-die mission for junior bowlers Zaid Izlan Ibrahim Hakimi (left) and Isaac Russell Paul (right) when they compete in their respective tournaments as the one who performs well will be picked for the World Youth Championship in Berlin, Germany from July 21 through 30, 2006.

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