Pan Am Games

2015 Pan American Games

07/26/15

Pluhowsky, Suartz win Singles gold to end Pan American Games bowling competition

Top-seeded Johnson, MacLelland eliminated in semifinal round

2015PAGSinglesGoldShannonPluhowsky_small.jpg2015PAGSinglesGoldMarceloSuartz_small.jpgTeam USA's Shannon Pluhowsky and Marcelo Suartz of Brazil captured the gold medals in women's and men's singles Saturday to end the bowling competition of the XVII Pan American Games in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Pluhowsky, seeded second, defeated Aumi Guerra of the Dominican Republic in the gold medal match, 223-212. Suartz, also seeded second, topped Venezuela's Amleto Monacelli for the men's title, 201-189.

2015 Pan American Games

07/25/15

Team USA's Johnson, Bidwell lead in Singles at Pan American Games

2015PAGLizJohnson_small.jpg2015PAGDevinBidwell_small.jpgTeam USA's Liz Johnson (l.) and Devin Bidwell (r.) led the women's and men's Singles qualifying at the XVII Pan American Games "Toronto 2015" on Friday as the field was reduced to the top eight bowlers for Saturday's round robin match play. Qualifying pinfall will be carried forward. Match play features one-game matches with the winner receiving 20 bonus pins. The top four bowlers after match play advance to the medal round, also on Saturday.

2015 Pan American Games

07/24/15

Francois Lavoie, Dan MacLelland shatter five records to cruise to Men's Doubles gold medal

Lavoie ends the 300 game jinx; rolls the first perfecto in the history of the Pan American Games; Colombia earns the silver medal and the U.S. team takes bronze

2015PAGFrancoisLavoieDanMacLelland_small.jpgFrancois Lavoie and Dan MacLelland (l-r) from the host country Canada rewrote the Pan American games bowling record book by posting five new records Thursday at the Pan Am bowling center on their way to the gold medal in men's doubles at the XVII Pan American Games "Toronto 2015". The Canadians out averaged their nearest competitors, Jaime Gonzalez and Manuel Otalora of Colombia, by more than 13 pins. The U.S. duo of Devin Bidwell and Tommy Jones took the bronze medal.

2015 Pan American Games

07/24/15

Clara Guerrero, Rocio Restrepo win gold for Colombia in Women's Doubles

Team USA takes silver medal and Venezuela gets bronze

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Clara Juliana Guerrero and Rocio Restrepo (l-r) captured the title in Women's Doubles Thursday at the Pan Am bowling center to win the first gold medal in the bowling competition at the XVII Pan American Games "Toronto 2015" for Colombia. The duo led the 14-nation field after 12 games with with 5074 total an average of 211.42. Team USA's Liz Johnson and Shannon Pluhowsky took the silver medal and Patricia De Faria and Karen Marcano of Venezuela got bronze.

2015 Pan American Games

07/23/15

Colombia's Guerrero, Restrepo set the pace as Women's Doubles reaches halfway mark

2015PAGClaraJulianaGuerreroRocioRestrepo_small.jpgColombia's Clara Juliana Guerrero and Rocio Restrepo (l-r) set the pace in Women's Doubles at the XVII Pan American Games "Toronto 2015" as competition reached its halfway mark Wednesday at the Pan American Games bowling center in Toronto, Canada. In sharp contrast to the record-breaking performance of the men's Doubles earlier on Wednesday, the Colombians were the only women's team of the participating 14 PABCON member federations which averaged over 200.

2015 Pan American Games

07/22/15

Canada's MacLelland, Lavoie take the lead in Men's Doubles after 6/12 games

Canadians and silver medalists Devin Bidwell, Tommy Jones USA) set four records on opening day of the Pan American Games Bowling competition

2015PAGDanMacLellandFrancoisLavoie_small.jpgFrancois Lavoie and Dan MacLelland (r-l) from the host country Canada averaged 226 in the first of two six-game blocks to take the lead in men's doubles at the XVII Pan American Games "Toronto 2015" with 2712 pinfall total. MacLelland led the way with the field-best 1416 series, while Lavoie contributed 1296. Devin Bidwell and Tommy Jones, United States, were second (2649) with Colombia's Jaime Gonzalez and Manuel Otalora in third place (2605).

2015 Pan American Games

07/21/15

Team USA bowlers to compete in Pan American Games

2015PanAmGamesLogo_small.jpg Team USA will have a mix of newcomers and veterans when the four-member bowling team takes part in the Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada, this week. Liz Johnson of Cheektowaga, New York, Shannon Pluhowsky of Dayton, Ohio, Devin Bidwell of Wichita, Kansas, and Tommy Jones of Simpsonville, South Carolina, will represent the United States in what is considered the most important event in the four-year cycle of the Team USA bowling program.

2015 Pan American Games

07/18/15

Bowling competition at the XVII Pan American Games "Toronto 2015" starts Wednesday

6,100 athletes from 41 countries and territories from the Americas are competing in 36 sports

2015PanAmGamesLogo_small.jpg The XVII Pan American Games "Toronto 2015" run from July 10-26 in Toronto, Canada. This year, 6,100 athletes from 41 countries and territories from the Americas are competing in 36 sports in the 15 host communities of the Greater Golden Horseshoe region. Bowling competition takes place at Planet Bowl in Etobicoke, Toronto, Canada, from July 22-26. Maximum two men and two women from the 15 PABCON member federations compete for medals in Singles and Doubles.

Team USA News

05/23/15

Shannon Pluhowsky, Liz Johnson qualify to represent Team USA in Pan American Games

2013WCLizJohnsonShannonPluhowsky_small.jpgShannon Pluhowsk of Dayton, Ohio, and Liz Johnson of Cheektowaga, New York (r-l), will represent Team USA at the prestigious 2015 Pan American Games this July in Toronto. The qualifying process was based on performance at the 2015 United States Bowling Congress Team USA Trials and the 2015 USBC Queens. The Pan American Games are an Americas version of the Olympic Games which includes the Olympic program sports and others that are not part of the Olympics.

2015 Pan American Games

04/08/15

Canadian bowling team nominated for XVII Pan American Games "Toronto 2015"

2015PanAmGamesLogo_small.jpgThe Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) and the Canadian Tenpin Federation (CTF) have announced the athletes nominated to represent Team Canada at the XVII Pan American Games "Toronto 2015" from July 10-26. The ladies roster will consist of Isabelle Rioux of Trois-Rivières, Quebec, and Robin Orlikowski who resides in Michigan. The Canadian men's roster features World Champions Dan MacLelland from Kitchener, Ontario, and François Lavoie of Quebec City.

Team USA News

02/14/15

Devin Bidwell, Tommy Jones qualify to compete in XVII Pan American Games "Toronto 2015"

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Devin Bidwell (l.) of Wichita, Kansas, and Tommy Jones (r.) of Simpsonville, South Carolina, will represent Team USA at the prestigious 2015 Pan American Games this July 10-26 in Toronto, Canada. The qualifying process was based on performance at the 2015 USBC Team USA Trials and the 2015 USBC Masters. The Team USA women's representatives will be decided after the 2015 USBC Queens in May.

PASO News

02/08/13

Bowling to be included in the official program of the XVII Pan American Games "Toronto 2015"

PASO President Mario Vázquez Raña made the announcement during the Extraordinary General Assembly of the Pan American Sports Organization in Kingston, Jamaica

2013ODEPAPASOLogo_small.jpg The Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) hosts an Extraordinary General Assembly of the Pan American Sports Organization (PASO/ODEPA) February 7 & 8 in Kingston. Representing the sport of tenpin bowling at the assembly is PABCON President José Guandique of El Salvador. Guandique was pleased to inform the PABCON member federations that PASO President Mario Vázquez Raña has announced Thursday afternoon that Bowling will be included again in the official program of the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto, Canada.

Mexico

10/28/11

Santiago Mejia, Liz Johnson win Singles gold at Pan American Games

2011PAGLizJohnson_small.jpg2011PAGSantiagoMejia_small.jpgSantiago Mejia of Colombia and Liz Johnson, United States, ended the bowling competition of the 16th Pan American Games Thursday at TapatĂ­o Bowling Center in Guadalajara, Mexico with victory in the men's and women's Singles event. In the women's finals, Johnson (l.) defeated Jennifer Park of Canada, 2-0, while Mejia claimed the men's gold medal with a stunningly ruthless 2-0 victory over 13-time PBA champion Chris Barnes, United States.

Mexico

10/27/11

Team USA men, women dominate Singles Qualifying at Pan American Games

Top 16 division leaders advance to Thursday's single-elimination match play finals

2011EBT17ChrisBarnes5_small.jpg2011WWCKellyKulick_small.jpgTeam USA continued its strong performance at the Pan American Games on Wednesday by taking the top two spots in men's and women's singles qualifying. The four U.S. players led the top 16 men and top 16 women into Thursday's single-elimination match play finals. Kelly Kulick (l.) led the women's field with a 12-game total of 2644 (220.33 average), while Chris Barnes (r.) led the men's field with 2849 (237.42).

Mexico

10/26/11

United States sweeps Doubles gold medals at Pan American Games

Barnes/O'Neill and Johnson/Kulick cruise to victory in the opening event of the bowling competition

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2011PAGChrisBarnesBillONeill_small.jpgThe United States swept the doubles gold medals Tuesday in the opening event of the bowling competition at the 2011 Pan American Games currently underway in Guadalajara, Mexico. Chris Barnes and Bill O'Neill (l.) topped the men's field by 193 pins, while Liz Johnson and Kelly Kulick  easily won the women's event by 328 pins at Bolerama Tapatio.

Mexico

10/25/11

United States leads men's and women's Doubles at halftime in Pan American Games

Barnes/O'Neill and Johnson/Kulick on course for first gold medal in bowling competition

2011PAGChrisBarnesBillONeill_small.jpg2011PAGLizJohnsonKellyKulick_small.jpgThe United States are in position to win both gold medals in the men's and women's Doubles event at the Pan American Games in Mexico after leading the opening round Monday at Tapatío Bowling Center. Liz Johnson and Kelly Kulick  (r.) hold a huge 215-pin lead after six games, while Chris Barnes and Bill O'Neill  (l.) lead the men's field at halftime by 137 pins.


Mexico

10/25/11

Bowling competition begins at XVI Pan American Games in Guadalajara

2011PAGLogo_small.jpgThe XVI Pan American Games is taking place in Guadalajara, Mexico from October 14-30, 2011. 36 sports are included in 16th edition of the Pan Am Games. The majority are Olympic sports. Bowling is one of the non-Olympic sports. The bowling competition began today with the official practice at Tapatio Bowling Alley. Competition in Doubles takes place Oct. 24 and 25. Singles will take place on Oct. 26 and 27. 16 countries with two players each participate in two divisions - men and women.

Mexico

10/23/11

16th Pan American Games 2011 bowling competition to start Monday, Oct. 24

19 PABCON member federations to bowl for medals in Singles and Doubles

2011PAGLogo_small.jpg The Pan American Games are an Americas version of the Olympic Games which includes the Olympic program sports and others that are not part of the Olympics. The 16th edition of the prestigious event got underway Oct. 15 and runs through Sunday, Oct. 30 in Guadalajara, Mexico. Tenpin bowling is one of 47 medal sports. Competition features Singles and Doubles and will be held from Oct. 24 to 27 at TapatĂ­o Bowling Center in Guadalajara. A total of 19 Pan American Bowling Confederation member federations will participate in this event.

Mexico

10/21/11

Team USA bowlers ready for Pan American Games experience

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For the United States' four bowlers competing next week in the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico, the experience will be one they rarely get to enjoy while the expectations will be high. Chris Barnes, Bill O'Neill, Liz Johnson and Kelly Kulick will represent Team USA when the bowling competition begins Monday. The four players will stay in the athlete village along with competitors in Olympic sports such as swimming, volleyball and gymnastics.

Canada

10/16/11

Canada sends its national champions to compete at the XVI Pan American Games

CTFLogo2_small.jpgCanada will be represented at the XVI Pan American Games by its 2010 men's and women's national champions and runner-ups. Caroline Lagrange, Montreal, Quebec and Jennifer Park, Nanaimo, British Columbia, will compete in the women's events. Art Oliver, Jr., Hamilton, Ontario and Mark Buffa, Montreal, QC will be the representatives in the men's competition. The competition will be held at Tapatio Bowling Alley in Guadalajara, Mexico from Oct. 23-27.

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