2003 Dom. Republic

2003 Pan Am Games

08/06/03

Mexicans Falconi and Baeza earn men's singles gold and silver; Bill Hoffman captures bronze

By Mark Miller

2003PAGMenDoublesMEX_small.jpg R-L Mexico's Daniel Falconi and Marcos Baeza swept the top two medals while Team USA's Bill Hoffman collected the bronze at the conclusion of the men's bowling singles competition Tuesday in the 14th Pan American Games at the Sebelen Bowling Center. Falconi finished with a 246 game to move past teammate Baeza for the gold medal. Falconi totaled 2,607 for 12 games, a 217.25 average. 

2003 Pan Am Games

08/06/03

Shannon Pluhowsky rallies for women's singles gold medal

By Mark Miller

Shannon_Pluhowsky_3422.jpgTeam USA's Shannon Pluhowsky came from behind to capture the women's bowling singles gold medal Tuesday in the 14th Pan American Games at the Sebelen Bowling Center in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. A 246 in the final game left her at 2,459, a 204.92 average for 12 overall games. Sofia Granda earned the silver medal with 2,424 while Colombia's Clara Juliana Guerrero collected the bronze with 2,408.

2003 Pan Am Games

08/05/03

Mexicans Baeza and Falconi lead men's singles

By Mark Miller

2003PAGMenDoublesMEX_small.jpg Mexico's Marcos Baeza and Daniel Falconi (l-r) averaged 234.67 and 220.83 to earn the top two spots after the first round of men's bowling singles action Monday in the 14th Pan American Games at the Sebelen Bowling Center. Baeza put together 223, 226, 236, 256, 222 and 245 games for his 1,408 total. Falconi had 160, 241, 212, 202, 213 and a record-tying 297 final game for 1,325. Colombia's Andres Gomez was third with 1,299.

2003 Pan Am Games

08/05/03

Guatemala's Sofia Granda leads women's singles

By Mark Miller

2002WRMSofiaGranda.jpg Guatemala's Sofia Granda (left) averaged 214,33 for six games on the 32-feet short-oil patter to take the women's lead Monday in the 14th Pan American Games at the Sebelen Bowling Center. Granda's 1,286 total featured 224, 183, 222, 227, 185 and 245 games. Puerto Rico's Michelle Ayala was second with 1,258 and Mexico's Adriana Perez was third with 1,243.

2003 Pan Am Games

08/04/03

Team USA's Hoffman, Pohl combine to capture men's doubles gold medal

By Mark Miller

2003PAGMenDoublesUSA_small.jpg Two-time U.S. Champion Bill Hoffman and Scott Pohl (l-r) turned a late rally into a gold medal as they lifted the United States to victory Sunday in bowling's men's doubles competition in the 14th Pan American Games at the Sebelen Bowling Center. Canada's Danyck Briere and George Lambert IV collected the silver medal with Colombia's Jaime Gomez and Jorge Romero) in third place.

2003 Pan Am Games

08/04/03

Mexico earns gold medal, U.S. takes silver in women's doubles competition

By Mark Miller

2003PAGWomenDoublesMEX_small.jpg Mexico's Adriana Perez (r.) and Illiana Lomeli (l.) held off a furious rally by the United States to capture the gold medal Sunday in bowling's women's doubles competition in the 14th Pan American Games at the Sebelen Bowling Center. Team USA's Shannon Pluhowsky and Stacy Werth earned the silver medal, while Colombia's Sara Vargas and Clara Juliana Guerrero received the bronze medal.

2003 Pan Am Games

08/03/03

U.S. men and Mexican women lead Pan Am Games doubles after Day One

By Mark Miller

 Two-time U.S. National Amateur Champion Bill Hoffman, Columbus, Ohio, averaged 227 for six games to help the United States to the lead after Saturday's opening round of men's doubles in the 14th Pan American Games at the Sebelen Bowling Center. Hoffman, a 29-year-old bowler, totaled 1,362 of his team's leading 2,516 total. Scott Pohl, Eagan, Minn., added 1,154 (192.33 average) to complete the U.S. scoring. Canada held onto second place (2,446) with Mexico third (2,416).

2003 Pan Am Games

08/03/03

Mexico first after Pan Am Games women's doubles opening round

By Mark Miller

2003PAGWomenDoublesMEX1_small.jpg Mexico's Adriana Perez and Illiana Lomeli (l-r) dominated the field Saturday as the bowling competition in the 14th Pan American Games began with the first round of women's doubles at the Sebelen Bowling Center. Perez rolled 1,273 for six games (212.17 average) and Lomeli added 1,255 (209.17) for a combined 2,528. That was nearly 200 pins ahead of second-place Puerto Rico, which had 2,331. Colombia was third with 2,328 followed by the United States with 2,293.

2003 Pan Am Games

08/02/03

Pan Am Games Tidbits

Sebelen Bowling Center in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (Aug. 2-5, 2003)

PAG2003Logo3.jpg The 14th Pan American Games will be held from August 1st thru 17th at the Sebelen Bowling Center in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. 62 athletes from 17 countries Argentina, Bahamas, Bermuda, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Chile, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Puerto Rico, United States, Uruguay and Venezuela will participate in this year's bowling disciplines with doubles on August 2-3 and singles on August 4-5. Local favorite Rolando A. Sebelen will have a true home field advantage as his family owns the venue.

Dominican Republic

08/01/03

14th Pan American Games

Sebelen Bowling Center in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (Aug. 2-5, 2003)

PAG2003Logo.jpg The 14th Pan American Games will be held from August 1st through 17th in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The Games are being held every four years. Bowling received medal status from the Pan American Sports Organization Council in November 1986. 64 athletes from 18 countries will participate in this year's bowling disciplines at the Sebelen Bowling Center. The doubles competition is from August 2-3 and with singles to follow from August 4-5.

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