2007 Panama Open

Panama

10/08/07

Asbaty strikes out to become "Queen of the Hill"

El Dorado Bowling Center in Panama City (October 3-8, 2007)

2007PITDiandraAsbaty_small.jpg Team USA’s Diandra Asbaty made sure the King of the Hill competition turned into the Queen of the Hill at the 2007 Panama Invitational Tournament. Asbaty struck out in the 10th frame to win the special match that featured the winners of the open, senior and women’s divisions. Asbaty, who was clearly the crowd favorite, shot a 236 game to best her opponents and earn a $5,000 prize

Panama

10/08/07

Big Payday for Mike Wolfe; wins Open Division and $40.000 in Panama Invitational Tournament

El Dorado Bowling Center in Panama City (October 3-8, 2007)

2007PITMikeScroggins_small.jpg 2007PITMikeWolfeclap_small.jpg Denny’s PBA Tour exempt player Mike Wolfe (pictured left) defended his top seed in the stepladder finals, winning the open division championship at the 2007 Panama Invitational Tournament on Sunday. Wolfe fired a nearly unbeatable 279 in the championship game, which was more than enough to top Mike Scroggins’ (r.) 215 game and earn the $40,000 first prize.

Panama

10/08/07

Asbaty mowes down the field to claim women's title in Panama

El Dorado Bowling Center in Panama City (October 3-8, 2007)

2007PITDiandraAsbaty2_small.jpg 2007PITKellyKulick_small.jpg World Ranking Masters champion Diandra Asbaty (l.) went all the way from the last seed in the stepladder finals to the women's division champion Sunday at the 2007 Panama Invitational Tournament. Asbaty climbed the ladder, beating four tough opponents to win the $15,000 first-place check. In the championship match she started with six consecutive strikes and defeated fellow American Kelly Kulick (r.), 268-203, to win the title.

Panama

10/08/07

Mazzanti beats Eagle to win the Senior's title in Panama Invitational Tournament

El Dorado Bowling Center in Panama City (October 3-8, 2007)

2007PITDaleEagle_small.jpg 2007PITVinceMazzanti_small.jpg In a showdown of some of the best senior bowlers from the United States, Vince Mazzanti Jr. (l.) came out on top to win the Senior's Division at the 2007 Panama Invitational Tournament on Sunday afternoon. Mazzanti defeated Dale Eagle (r.), 215-178, in the championship match to earn the $15,000 first place check. Mazzanti, a left-hander, never trailed in the final match yet didn’t throw more than a double in defeating Eagle. Eagle, meanwhile, struggled in the championship, throwing just three strikes.

Panama

10/08/07

It's down to five in Panama Invitational Tournament

El Dorado Bowling Center in Panama City (October 3-8, 2007)

2007PITDaleEagle_small.jpg 2007PITMikeWolfe_small.jpg Denny's PBA Tour player Mike Wolfe (left) shot 300 in the final game as he bolted into the top seed for the stepladder finals at the 2007 Panama Invitational Tournament. Wolfe's perfect game capped off a six-game set of 1,597 as he totaled 5,133 for 21 games to take the overall lead in the open division. In the women's division, Kelly Kulick of the United States took the top seed in the stepladder finals, while Dale Eagle (right) soared into the lead in the senior's division. 

Panama

10/07/07

Moor, Johnson, Mazzanti lead the Panama Invitational Tournament after qualifying

El Dorado Bowling Center in Panama City (October 3-8, 2007)

2007PITPaulMoor_small.jpg 2007PITLizJohnson_small.jpg Englishman Paul Moor (left) shot 1,241 in the final round in the Open Division at the 2007 Panama Invitational Tournament to overtake the lead with 3,541. The 3-time European ranking champion had games of 213, 277, 236, 267 and 248 in the third shift Saturday at El Dorado Bowling Center in Panama City. Vince Mazzanti Jr. still leads the senior division with 3,341, Liz Johnson (r.), both USA,  shot the highest five-game block of any competitor with 1,335, an average of 267 per game, to lead the women's division with 3,345.

Panama

10/07/07

Schaub, Asbaty, Mazzanti become divisions leaders in the Panama Invitational Tournament after Day Two Qualifying

El Dorado Bowling Center in Panama City (October 3-8, 2007)

2007PITDiandraAsbaty_small.jpg 2007PITCassidySchaub_small.jpg Cassidy Schaub (l.), the top American two-handed bowler, soared into the overall lead Friday after 10 games at the 2007 Panama Invitational Tournament. Schaub had a blockbuster finish to his five-game set Friday, closing with games of 280 and 278 for a 10-game total of 2,354. In the women's division, World Ranking Masters champion Diandra Asbaty (r.) of the United States leads with a 10-game total of 2,164. American Vince Mazzanti leads the senior division with 2,261.

Panama

10/05/07

O'Neill, Ellis, Zambrano set the pace in Panama Invitational Tournament

El Dorado Bowling Center in Panama City (October 3-8, 2007)

2007PITAprilEllis_small.jpg 2007PITBillONeill_small.jpgDenny's PBA Tour exempt player Bill O'Neill (l.) got off to a sizzling start with games of 279, 300 and 260 (839) as he took the lead in the open division at the 2007 Panama Invitational Tournament after the first round of qualifying Thursday with 1,299 and a 259.80 average. American April Ellis (r.) set the pace on the women’s side with 1,149, while Panama’s Manuel Zambrano leads the senior division with 1,152. 

Panama

10/04/07

Panama Invitational Tournament gets underway with practice sessions and pro-ams

El Dorado Bowling Center in Panama City (October 3-8, 2007)

PanamaInvitationalLogo_small.jpg 2006BrianHimmler_small.jpg With a huge prize fund and one of the strongest fields in all of international bowling, the second Panama Invitational Tournament got underway Wednesday with practice sessions and pro-ams. The tournament features some big names from the Denny’s Professional Bowlers Association Tour, including last year’s champion Brian Himmler (right). Bowlingdigital will cover the event live from Panama City all the way through to the finals on Sunday, October 7.

Starting Today

10/03/07

Live Coverage from the Panama Invitational Tournament

El Dorado Bowling Center in Panama City (October 3-8, 2007)

PanamaInvitationalLogo_small.jpg Jeff Lowrance, organizer and sponsor of the Panama Invitational Tournament has announced that the PIT will now feature a total prize fund of US$301.000. Built into the new additional prize fund is money for high games and high series. The second Panama Invitational Tournament will be held from October 3rd through 8th, 2007 at El Dorado Bowling Center in Panama City, Panama. The PIT will be divided into three Divisions: Open (97 players), Women (42 players) and Seniors (41 players).
Bowlingdigital will cover the event live from Panama commencing Wednesday, Oct. 3.

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