2008 San Salvador, ESA

El Salvador

09/27/08

Robles, Bowers capture U-20 Masters titles at PABCON Youth Championships

Alvarado, Leal win the titles in the Under-16 division

2008PYLilia Robles_small.jpg 2008PYBrentBowers_small.jpg Brent Bowers, United States, and Lilia Robles of Mexico won the gold medals in Under-20 boys and girls Masters on Friday to end the 2008 Pan American Bowling Confederation Youth Championships in El Salvador. Bowers defeated Michael Piccari of Venezuela, 2-0, in the best of three match to claim the title and complete a sweep of the boys gold medals. In the girls U-20 Masters, Robles came back from a 1-0 deficit to defeat Maria Jose Rodriguez of Colombia, 2-1. Jose Andres Leal from Guatemala and Mexico's Mariana Alvarado captured the gold medals in the Under-16 Masters.

El Salvador

09/26/08

Junior Team USA wins four more gold medals in El Salvador

Galaxy Bowling Center in San Salvador, El Salvador (Sep. 21-27, 2008)

2008PYTeamUSAU20GirlsnBoys_small.jpg The Junior Team USA boys and girls continued their dominating performance at the 2008 Pan American Bowling Confederation Youth Championships on Thursday, sweeping the gold medals in Under-20 Team and All Events. Both teams won by triple-digit margins as the boys took home the gold with a six-game total of 5,305, good enough for a 167-pin victory, while the girls totaled 4,872, which won by 245 pins. Geoffrey Young and Josie Earnest, United States, won gold in U-20 All Events, while Rodolfo Madriz, Costa Rica, and Neishka Cardona, Puerto Rico, captured the titles in the U-16 division.

El Salvador

09/25/08

Junior Team USA sweeps trios at PABCON Youth

Galaxy Bowling Center in San Salvador, El Salvador (Sep. 21-27, 2008)

2008PYTeamUSAU20Girls_small.jpg 2008PYTeamUSAU20Boys_small.jpg Trailing throughout the day in trios, the Junior Team USA boys climbed into the top spot in the final game, claiming the gold medal and keeping their hopes alive for sweeping every event at the 2008 PABCON Youth Championships. Colombia took silver with 3,879. Puerto Rico earned bronze with 3,759. The Junior Team USA girls took the lead from the start and cruised to the victory. The United States finished with 3,817 over six games, topping Venezuela's 3,585 by 227 pins. Colombia took the bronze with 3,558.

El Salvador

09/24/08

United States and Mexico earn U-20 Doubles gold at PABCON Youth

Colombia and Guatemala capture the titles in the U-16 division

2008PYContrerasZetter_small.jpg 2008PYBowersSzczerbinski_small.jpg Junior Team USA's John Szczerbinski and Brent Bowers (l.) and Mexico's Aseret Zetter and Patricia Contreras (r.) teamed up to earn the gold medal in the Under-20 boys and girls Doubles Tuesday afternoon at the 2008 PABCON Youth Championships. Fueled by Szczerbinski's 299 in the fourth game, the Americans totaled 2,740 and won the boys title by 76 pins. In girls doubles, Mexico's Aseret Zetter and Patricia Contreras (r-l) won the gold as the pair combined for 2,639. The gold medals in the Under-16 division went to Colombia and Guatemala.

El Salvador

09/24/08

Earnest, Young start PABCON Youth Championships with gold in U-20 Singles

Castillo, Cardona claim Singles titles in under-16 division

2008PYGeoffreyYoung_small.jpg 2008PYJosieEarnest2_small.jpg Josie Earnest and Geoffrey Young, United States, won gold medals in U-20 Singles Monday at the 2008 Pan American Bowling Confederation Youth Championships at Galaxy Bowling Center in San Salvador, El Salvador. In the opening event of the championships, Young averaged 248 over six games, totaling 1,488 to win the boys title. Earnest overcame a slow start to win the girls title with 1,263, an average of 210.5. Juan Pablo Castillo, Guatemala, and Neishka Cardona, Puerto Rico, won the titles in the U-16 division.

El Salvador

09/22/08

PABCON Youth Championships officially underway in San Salvador

Galaxy Bowling Center in San Salvador, El Salvador (Sep. 21-27, 2008)

2008PYCeremonialFirstBall_small.jpg The 2008 Pan American Bowling Confederation Youth Championships got underway Sunday with the traditional march out of the teams at Galaxy Bowling Center. More than 100 bowlers from 14 countries will compete in the PABCON Youth Championships, which features two divisions, one for bowlers 20 and younger and the other for bowlers 16 and younger. Hector Armando Alvarado, a representative of El Salvador's National Institute of Sports, threw out the ceremonial first ball (pictured), knocking down seven pins to officially kick off the tournament.

El Salvador

09/21/08

KEGEL offers free seminar to PABCON Youth bowlers

2008PYKegelSeminar5_small.jpg Forty-five players, coaches and supporters attended the "Walk This Way" seminar presented free of charge of Kegel on Saturday in advance of the 2008 Pan American Bowling Confederation Youth Championships in San Salvador, El Salvador. Kegel's Del Warren spoke on several subjects, including how to read the lanes, the characteristics of lanes, ball dynamics, the physical game, breakpoint angles and a session on the lanes. The Championships get underway Sunday with the official practice, opening ceremonies and a welcome reception.

Canada

09/19/08

Canada will be one of an expected 20 countries represented at PABCON Youth Championships

Galaxy Bowling Center in San Salvador, El Salvador (Sep. 21-27, 2008)

2008PABCONYouthLogo_small.jpg Canada will be one of 20 countries represented at the Pan American Confederation Youth Championships which will be held in San Salvador, El Salvador from September 21 through 26th. Canada, México, Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Argentina, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Bahamas, Aruba, Peru, Uruguay, Brazil, the United States of America and El Salvador are expected to attend.

El Salvador

09/16/08

Earnest ready to lead Junior Team USA in El Salvador

Galaxy Bowling Center in San Salvador, El Salvador (Sep. 21-27, 2008)

2008PABCONYouthLogo_small.jpg 2008PYJosieEarnest_small.jpg With a relatively inexperienced crop of Junior Team USA bowlers representing the United States at the 2008 Pan American Bowling Confederation Youth Championships, Josie Earnest of Vandalia, Ill., is convinced communication will determine the team's fate. Earnest (right) leads a group of four girls who will be joined by four boys as Junior Team USA will take on other youth bowlers from across the American Zone in San Salvador, El Salvador, from Sept. 21-26.

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