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Review

01/02/10

The Year 2009 in Review

Watch Bowlingdigital's slideshow with the highlights of the year

BowlingdigitalBanner.gifThe Tenpin Bowling Year 2009 was filled with action, record-breaking performances, great comebacks as well as stunningly surprising or long-overdue breakthroughs. The PBA pros went globe-trotting and Asians, Americans and Europeans tested their skills in the inaugural PBA World Series of Bowling. Spearheaded by Philippine legend Paeng Nepomuceno, the international USBC silver coaches have certified numerous bronze coaches all over the world. To watch Bowlingdigital's slideshow with the highlights of the year 2009 click here

Brazil

12/27/09

Márcio Vieira ends long draught for Brazilian coaches

Holds first Bronze level clinic in Rio de Janeiro since 2003

2009VieiraBronzeClinicBrazil2_small.jpgUSBC Silver coach Márcio Vieira (far right) has completed the first Bronze Certification Seminar held by a Brazilian coach. It was a "long winter" for Brazilian coaches since the last clinic was held by former Team USA head coach Fred Borden back in 2003. Vieira, a long-time Brazilian national team member, who has won more than 30 medals in South American Games along with 5 national titles and a Masters Gold in 2002, had selected seven students for his first bronze clinic (pictured).


United States

12/11/09

St. Louis bowling team ties rare record

By Craig Mathews - The Bowling News

20091015DonGriffinDaleButlerJoeNolan_small.jpgOctober 15th, 2009 started out like any other day. Little did the St. Louis Irrigation team, the members bowling that night were, Joe Nolan, Andy Cline, Jim Crane, Dale Butler, and Don Griffin, know or realize that they would join an elite group of teams that night. What did they do to get into the record books as only the third team to ever accomplish this feat? Joe Nolan, Dale Butler, and Don Griffin all bowled 300 games in the same game.

United States

11/25/09

13-year-old Greg Young shoots in Loschetter Youth Tournament on PBA Viper pattern

2009GregYoung_small.jpgGregory Young, 13 years old of Viera, Fla., shot a 300 game on the PBA Viper pattern during a Loschetter Youth Tournament at Shore Lanes in Merritt Island, Fla., on Nov. 13. Greg has bowled three 300 games before, all in practice, never during a tournament. "He would have been dying to get one during a tournament or league," his mother Sandy told Bowlingdigital.com Greg was close to accomplish the feat during another Loschetter Youth Tournament at Shore Lanes in Palm Bay, Fla. on Sept. 13th when he bowled a 299 on the PBA Cheetah pattern. 


Coaching

11/09/09

Coaching seminar in El Salvador a huge success

20091026ClinicElSalvador_small.jpgParticipants from nineteen countries in the American zone (pictured) met for a coaching seminar sponsored by the Olympic Committee of El Salvador and Kegel October 26-30. The five-day event covered a broad range of topics designed to educate and aid coaches with the details of running their teams. This program is part of an ongoing mission to develop and support the coaches and teams of PABCON in the sport of bowling.

U.S. Virgin Islands

11/02/09

VI Daily News wins AAF Charity Bowl-O-Rama for Beacon Schools

AAFUSVILogo_small.jpgFrom the throw of the first ball by First Lady Cecile deJongh which was nearly a spare, the 2009 AAF Bowl-O-Rama was a strike for charity. The VI Christian Ministries Bowling Center was crowded with the 16 corporate teams vying for top team position to win for their charity and an excited gallery of supportive onlookers. After the scores were tallied, the VI Daily News was declared the winner. Their designated charity, Beacon Schools, was the recipient of the proceeds that totaled $2,525.

Costa Rica

10/20/09

31st La Raza Bowling Tournament concludes with Exhibition Stepladder Finals

Bowling Center Dent in San José, Costa Rica (Oct. 10-17, 2009)

2009LaRazaMarioGarcia_small.jpg2009LaRazaSylviaVillalobos_small.jpgThe 31st La Raza Bowling Tournament ended with the Exhibition TV Stepladder Finals Saturday at Boliche Dent in San José, Costa Rica. The Senior men's final was an all Mexican affair in which Mario García (l.) defeated Héctor Vásquez, 216-201. Sylvia Villalobos (r.), Costa Rica, captured the title in the Senior women's final against Ma. Eugenia Martinez, México, 191-187. Josh Blanchard, USA, and Ingellimar Contreras, Venezuela won the men's and women's title.

Costa Rica

10/17/09

Singles, All Events and Team All Events champions crowned in 31st La Raza Bowling Tournament

Bowling Center Dent in San José, Costa Rica (Oct. 10-17, 2009)

2009LaRazaLuizRodriguez_small.jpg2009LaRazaManuelOtalora_small.jpgManuel Otalora (l.) from Colombia averaged 241.24 over four games to claim the men's Singles title in the 31st La Raza Bowling Tournament. Otalora rolled a huge 965 series Friday at Bowling Center Dent in San José, Costa Rica, to lead Coats Rica's Miguel Colon (928) and Carlos Luis Perez (923). Despite a 788 series, Luis Rodríguez (r.), Puerto Rico, maintained a slim 23-pin lead over Lucas Legnani, Argentina, to win the men's All Events title with 4603 (230.15).


United States

10/17/09

Gold Level Coach Yokobosky wins his first PBA Regional title By Joan Taylor

USBCGoldCoachKenYokobosky_small.jpgThe word "leisure" conjures up thoughts of relaxation in a stress-free environment. To Kenny Yokobosky, Fredon, it means something entirely different. "I won my first Junior Bowlers Tour (JBT) tournament at Leisure Lanes in Fairfield when I was about 16 years old. And now (at age 43), I just won my first Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) Regional tournament at Leisure Lanes in Lancaster, Pennsylvania!" It was a long time coming, and you would think that this Gold Level Certified coach would have easily won many regional titles by now.


Costa Rica

10/16/09

Cruz/Rojas and González/Cuesta win the Doubles titles in La Raza

Marcano, Bennet lead women's Singles events at halfway point

2009LaRazaAlejandroCruz_small.jpg2009LaRazaGeorgeGomez_small.jpgAlejandro Cruz, México (l.) and Diego Rojas, Costa Rica, won the men's Doubles event in the 31st La Raza Bowling Tournament Thursday in San José, Costa Rica. Cruz/Rojas combined for 1836 4-game total, an average of 229.50, to beat out Roberto Nieves and George Gómez, both United States, for the top spot by mere two pins. Gómez (right), rolled the fourth perfect game of this year's event.


U.S. Virgin Islands

10/16/09

Caribbean artist bowling pins raise funds for charity

AAFUSVIBowlingPinGroupShot_small.jpg The American Advertising Federation (AAF) US Virgin Islands chapter has created an artsy sports event as a fundraiser and consciousness raiser for Virgin Islands charities. 10 celebrated local artists have hand painted bowling pins in their own style. This unique collection of original artwork will be featured in a public exhibition this Friday, October 16 at Mango Tango as part of the 2009 AAF Charity Bowl-O-Rama.

Costa Rica

10/16/09

Mexico sweeps the Men's Senior Team event in Costa Rica

Bowling Center Dent in San José, Costa Rica (Oct. 10-17, 2009)

2008LaRazaLopezGomezGarciaVasquez_small.jpgThe three teams representing the Mexican Bowling Federation swept the top 3 places in the men's Senior Team event in the 31st La Raza Bowling Tournament currently underway at Bowling Center Dent in San José, Costa Rica. Jesús López, Rafael Gómez, Mario García and Héctor Vásquez (pictured l-r), Federación Mexicana de Boliche 1, led the field of 20 4-player teams since day one and finished with 9805 12-game total and an average of 204.27.

Costa Rica

10/14/09

Team Nokia and Marcano/De Faria win team titles in 31st La Raza

Purdy, Marcano lead in All Events; Seniors not finished yet

2009LaRazaTeamNOKIA_small.jpg2009LaRazaAliciaMarcanoPatriciaDeFaria_small.jpgAfter three days of competition featuring 12 team games Team Nokia with Juan José Rodríguez, Luis Fonseca, Mario Valverde and Mike Purdy (l-r) claimed the men's 4-player team title in the 31st La Raza tournament in Costa Rica, wile Alicia Marcano and Patrica de Faria (r.), Venezuela, secured the title in the women's Doubles competition. Purdy and Marcano lead in All Events.


Costa Rica

10/13/09

Marcano, Rodríguez, García and Vásquez atop the All Events leader boards in Costa Rica

Bowling Center Dent in San José, Costa Rica (Oct. 10-17, 2009)

2009LaRazaLuizRodriguez_small.jpg2009LaRazaErickRoyJr_small.jpgLuis RodrĂ­guez (l.), Puerto Rico, took the lead in the men's All Events after rolling a 1049 4-game series, a 262,25 average, on the second day of the 4-player team event. The Puerto Rican National Team member has an 1876 pinfall total and an average of 234,50. Costa Rican youth national team member, Erick Roy Jr. (r.), fired his first career 300 game in the last game of the day which propelled him into the second place, just 10 pins behind RodrĂ­guez with 1866.


United States

10/13/09

Webber International University's bowling program includes women's program in year two

2008WIUWarriorsLogo_small.jpgYear two of the Webber International University bowling program will feature a women's team as well. Five current or former national team members will lead WIU into the 2009-10 season, which opened October 3 & 4, at the Midwest Collegiate, in the Milwaukee suburb of Wauwatosa.One week after finishing second in Milwaukee, WIU was second at the Central Florida Classic in Orlando.

Costa Rica

10/12/09

Purdy, Valiente, González, Ortega take the early lead 31st La Raza Bowling Tournament

Bowling Center Dent in San José, Costa Rica (Oct. 10-17, 2009)

2009LaRazaMikePurdy_small.jpg2009LaRazaMarioValverde_small.jpgCompeting as a member of Team Nokia, Mike Purdy, United States, (l.) averaged 257.50 over the first four games of the men's team event at the 2009 LA RAZA Bowling Tournament to overtake the early lead in All Events with 1030 pinfall total. Purdy's teammate and local favorite, Mario Valverde (right), Costa Rica, also cracked the 1000-bar to move into second place with 1002 (250.50) including the first 300 game of the 31st edition of the prestigious tournament.

Costa Rica

10/11/09

31st LA RAZA Bowling Tournament officially declared open in Costa Rica

Bowling Center Dent in San José, Costa Rica (Oct. 10-17, 2009)

2009LaRazaArnaldoPinto_small.jpg2009LaRazaEduardoMerchandet_small.jpgAbout 280 bowlers from 12 countries took part in the opening ceremonies of the 2009 LA RAZA Bowling Tournament on Saturday night in San José, Costa Rica. The players participated in the traditional march out of the countries as Arnoldo Pinto (l.), President of the Organizing Committee, and Eduardo Marchandet (r.), the President of the Venezuelan Bowling Federation to whom this year's event is dedicated, declared LA RAZA officially open.

Costa Rica

10/09/09

31st La Raza Bowling Tournament to start on Saturday

Bowling Center Dent in San José, Costa Rica (Oct. 10-17, 2009)

2009LaRazaBanner_small.jpgThe 31st La Raza Bowling Tournament will be held from Saturday Oct. 10-17, 2009 at Bowling Center Dent in San José, Costa Rica (Oct. 10-17, 2009). La Raza offers a total prize fund of US $20.000 which will be split among three divisions: Men, Senior Men and Women. 286 players - 216 men and 70 women - from 12 countries have registered for one of the most popular tournaments in Latin America. Bowlingdigital will report daily about the event.

Canada

10/02/09

CTF President Innes joins the PABCON Presidium

Canadian Tenpin Federation President, Cathy Innes, Surrey, British Columbia, has been elected to the Presidium (board of directors) of the Pan American Bowling Confederation (PABCON). The election took place at the PABCON congress meeting in San Juan, Puerto Rico prior the PABCON championships. Innes brings a broad bowling background to her new position and is well equipped to assist PABCON in furthering the development of countries in the zone. The World Tenpin Bowling Association is divided into three zones – Asian, European and American (PABCON).


United States

09/23/09

Champion crowned at 3rd annual Brunswick Summer Classic Tournament

The third annual Brunswick Summer Classic Tournament recently concluded at Brunswick Zone Carolier in North Brunswick, N.J. The event, which is held at the site for the Lumber Liquidators U.S. Open, was brought to the East Coast in 2007 in an effort to support competitive and tournament bowling in that area. Three divisions were offered this year: ladies; ages 49 and under; and ages 50 and over. A total of 115 bowlers signed up for the main event qualifying. Anthony Pepe, Astoria, N.Y., defeated Pat McGainey, Baltimore, Md., with 224-182 in the title match to win the $10,000 top prize. McGainey earned $5,000 for second.


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