PABCON Championships

United States

08/21/12

PABCON Combined Championships kicks off today with Men's and Women's Singles

Almost 200 athletes from 18 countries to compete for medals in Singles, Doubles, Trios, Team, All Events and Masters in Las Vegas; all the action will be broadcast live on BOWL.com's BowlTV; event serves as the qualifier for the 2013 WTBA Combined World Championships;

2012PCTeamUSA_small.jpgThe PABCON Combined Championships got underway with the Opening Ceremonies Sunday evening at Sunset Station's Strike Zone Bowling Center in suburban Las Vegas. Almost 200 Athletes from 18 countries (the picture shows the team of the host country USA) will compete for medals in Singles, Doubles, Trios, Team, All Events and Masters with all the action being broadcast live on BOWL.com's BowlTV. Competition begins today with Singles at 8 a.m. Pacific.

United States

08/18/12

PABCON Combined Championships begin Monday in Las Vegas

Men and women from 18 countries to bowl for medals in Singles, Doubles, Trios, Team, All Events and Masters; event serves as the qualifier for the 2013 WTBA Combined World Championships

2012PCLogo2_small.jpg Though the United States has won more than 61 percent of the gold medals in the history of the Pan American Bowling Confederation Championships, members of Team USA won't take their competition lightly when the 2012 event begins next week. Athletes from 18 countries will descend upon Sunset Station's Strike Zone Bowling Center in suburban Las Vegas for the 2012 PABCON Combined Championships. The event will serve as the qualifier for the 2013 WTBA Combined World Championships.

Canada

08/17/12

Canada will be one of 18 countries competing at the Pan American Adults Championships

CTFLogo2_small.jpgCanada will be one of 18 countries expected to compete in the Pan American Bowling Confederation (PABCON) Adults Championships which will take place at Sunset Station's Strike Zone Bowling Center in the Las Vegas suburb of Henderson, Nevada, from Aug. 19-25, 2012. The championship is also a qualifier for the top eight countries plus the host country United States, who will compete in the 2013 Combined World Championships, which will be held in the same venue.

United States

05/19/12

2012 PABCON Adults Championships will qualify countries for 2013 World Championships

Sunset Station's Strike Zone Bowling Center in Henderson, Nev., USA (Aug. 18-26, 2012)

2012PCLogo_small.jpg The United States Bowling Congress, host federation of the 2012 PABCON Adults Championships has released the Bulletins No. 1 and 2 as well as a special Bulletin for the championships which will be held from May Aug. 18-26 in Henderson, Nev. The event will be hosted by Sunset Station Strike Zone inside Sunset Station Hotel and Casino. This championships will qualify the countries that will be allowed to bowl in the 2013 WTBA Combined (men and women) World Championships.

Mexico

05/14/11

Canadian MacLelland beats Mexico's Cruz for PABCON Men's Championships Masters gold

Team USA's Bill O'Neill, Chris Barnes share the bronze medals

201011PBADanMacLelland_small.jpg2009LaRazaAlejandroCruz_small.jpgDan MacLelland (l.) of Canada defeated local favorite Alejandro Cruz (r.), Mexico, two-games-to-none, to end the 2011 PABCON Men's Championships with victory in match-play Masters Friday at Bolerama Tapatío in Guadalajara, Jalisco, México. Team USA's Bill O'Neill and Chris Barnes shared the bronze medal. Both lost in the best-of-three games semifinals at Bolerama Tapatio. Cruz took down O'Neill, 2-0, while Barnes lost 2-0 to MacLelland.

Mexico

05/13/11

Team USA wins Team and All Events golds at PABCON Men's Championships

2011PCMenTeamUSA_small.jpgThe Team USA men overcame a close battle with Puerto Rico to claim the gold medal in the coveted five-player team event Thursday at the 2011 Pan American Bowling Confederation Men's Championships. The United States won the gold medal with a six-game total of 6,772, (224.07) to top Puerto Rico's 6,642. Canada took the bronze with 6,584. Team USA's Bill O'Neill won the all-events gold medal with Canada's Dan MacLelland in second and Colombia's Manuel Otalora in third.

Mexico

05/12/11

Team USA takes gold, silver in Trios at PABCON Men's Championships

Canadian Trio earns the bronze medal

2011PCMenTriosGoldUSA_small.jpg 2011PCMenTriosSilverUSA_small.jpg Team USA's Chris Barnes, Bill O'Neill and Mike Fagan (l.) broke the all-time PABCON Men's Championships trios record en route to the gold medal Wednesday with 4,179 (232.17 Ave.). The other Team USA squad of Walter Ray Williams Jr., Wes Malott and Patrick Allen (r.) earned the silver medal with 4,035. Canada took the bronze with 3,936.

Mexico

05/11/11

Team USA's Walter Ray Williams, Patrick Allen shatter PABCON Doubles record

Canadian and Puerto Rican duos take silver and bronze medals

2011PCMenWalterRayWilliamsPatrickAllen_small.jpgTeam USA's Walter Ray Williams Jr. and Patrick Allen didn't just break the all-time Pan American Bowling Confederation Men's Championships record in doubles on Tuesday, they blew past it with ease with 2,917, an average of 243.08, at Bolerama Tapatio, eclipsing the previous record of 2,788 set in 2009. Canada's Dan MacLelland and Michael Schmidt took the silver medal with 2,742, while Puerto Rico's Bruno Diaz and Andro Simounet earned the bronze with 2,720.

Mexico

05/10/11

Colombia's Manuel Otalora wins gold medal in Singles at PABCON Men's Championships

Dan MacLelland (CAN) and Mike Fagan (USA) earn silver and bronze

2011PCMenManuelOtalora_small.jpg201011PBADanMacLelland_small.jpgColombia's Manuel Otalora (l.) ended a string of domination by the United States and earned his country's first Pan American Bowling Confederation Men's Championships gold medal Monday in Guadalajara, Jalisco, México. Otalora earned the singles gold by shooting a six-game total of 1,463, an average of 243.8 at Bolerama Tapatío. Canada's Dan MacLelland (r.) took the silver with 1,431, and Team USA's Mike Fagan earned the bronze with 1,379.

Mexico

05/09/11

2011 PABCON Men's Championships officially underway

Bolerama Tapatío in Guadalajara, Jalisco, México (May 7-14, 2011)

2011PCMenOpening_small.jpgThe 2011 Pan American Bowling Confederation Men's Championships officially kicked off on Sunday night as the 16 countries in the event were recognized at the opening ceremonies. Traditional Mexican music (pictured left), speeches by bowling dignitaries and a ceremonial first shot by Ivan Sisniega, the Sports Director for the 2011 Pan American Games, helped usher in the event. The competition gets underway on Monday with the singles event.

México

05/07/11

Mike Fagan to make Team USA debut PABCON Men's Championships in México

Bolerama Tapatío in Guadalajara, Jalisco, México (May 7-14, 2011)

200910PBA11MikeFagan3_small.jpgIt's been more than 12 years since Mike Fagan (pictured) represented the United States as a youth bowler in international competition, and this Monday, the 30-year-old from Patchoge, N.Y., will make his debut as a member of Team USA. The United States is sending a team of six of the top professional bowlers in the world to take on the rest of the American Zone in the Pan American Bowling Confederation Men's Championships, which begins Monday in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Canada

05/01/11

Canadian national team to participate at PABCON Men's Championships

2011PCMenLogo_small.jpg CTFLogo2_small.jpgCanada's national men's team will compete at the Pan American Bowling Confederation (PABCON) Men's Championships which will take place iat Bolerama Tapatio, a 42-lane center n Guadalajara, Mexico from May 8-13, 2011. Team members are: Art Oliver, Mark Buffa, George Lambert IV, Dan MacLelland, Mike Schmidt, and Jack Guay. Lucien Casagrande, Winnipeg, Manitoba will coach the team.

2011 PMC

02/04/11

Mexican Bowling Federation releases Bulletin No. 1 for 2011 PABCON Men's Championships

Bolerama Tapatío in Guadalajara, Jalisco, México (May 7-14, 2011)

2011PCMenLogo_small.jpg 2011MEXBFLogo_small.jpg The Mexican Bowling Federation (Federación Mexicana de Boliche), host federation of the 2011 Pan American Bowling Confederation Men's Championships has released the Bulletin No. 1 for the championships which will be held from May 7-14, 2011 at 42-lane "Bolerama Tapatío" in Guadalajara, Jalisco, México. Players will compete in Singles, Doubles, Trios, 5-player Team, All Events and Masters.

United States

10/07/10

Venezuela's Karen Marcano ends PABCON Women's Championships with victory in Masters

Beats Colombia's Clara Guerrero in the title match, 2-1

2010PWCKarenMarcano_small.jpg2010PWCClaraGuerrero3_small.jpgVenezuela's Karen Marcano (l.) battled through a painful hand injury to mount a comeback and win the Masters gold medal at the 2010 PABCONWomen's Championships in suburban Las Vegas on Friday. The 31-year-old right-hander cut open her hand on a broken thumb slug but was able to patch it up and push through the pain in a dramatic 2-1 victory over Colombia's Clara Juliana Guerrero (right) at Sunset Station's Strike Zone Bowling Center.

United States

10/01/10

Team USA wins gold in Team and All Events at PABCON Women's Championships

The top 16 players from the All Events standings advance to Friday's Masters match play

2010PWCTeamUSA2_small.jpgThe Team USA women posted a 6267 six-game total and claimed the coveted five-player Team title for the 13th time in the 15 years the event has been part of the PABCON Women's Championships. Colombia also finished strong and took the silver medal with a 6090 total, while Canada finished third with 6,068. Liz Johnson and Kelly Kulick added two more medals Thursday as they finished first and second in the All Events standings. Mexico's Sandra Gongora claimed the bronze medal.

United States

09/30/10

Canada surges to Trios gold medal at PABCON Women's Championships

Mexico earns silver, United States gets bronze

2010PWCTriosFeliciaWongIsabelleRiouxCarolineLagrange_small.jpgFor the first time since 1993, Canada (pictured) claimed the trios gold medal at the PABCON Women's Championships. Despite being more than 200 pins out of the top spot after four games, the Canadians closed with sets of 725 and 739, to surge to the top of the standings with a 3917 in suburban Las Vegas on Wednesday. Mexico led from the start but finished the day 23 pins back with 3894, while Team USA settled for the bronze with 3819 thanks to a 710 finale.


United States

09/29/10

Shannon Pluhowsky, Kelly Kulick claim Doubles gold at PABCON Women's Championships

Silver for United States and bronze for Canada

2010PWCKellyKulickShannonPluhowsky_small.jpgAfter a frustrating Singles performance at the 2010 Pan American Bowling Confederation Women's Championships, Team USA's Shannon Pluhowsky (r.) was able to regroup and join Singles bronze medalist Kelly Kulick (l.) in a record Doubles effort Tuesday. The accomplished left-hander shot 1400 for her six games, while Kulick contributed 1380 to claim the gold medal with a 2780 total at Sunset Station Hotel and Casino's Strike Zone Bowling Center in suburban Las Vegas.

United States

09/28/10

Stefanie Nation starts 2010 PABCON Women's Championships with victory in Singles

Alicia Marcano earns the silver medal; Kelly Kulick gets bronze

2010PWCSinglesTop3_small.jpgStefanie Nation (center), United States, showed off her world-champion focus and closed with two big games to claim the Singles gold medal at the 2010 PABCON Women's Championships at Sunset Station's Strike Zone Bowling Center in Henderson, Nev., on Monday. Nation closed out her six-game block with 268 and 245 for a 1372 six-game total to beat out Venezuela's Alicia Marcano (l.) by three pins. Kelly Kulick (r.), USA, was another two pins behind to finish third.


United States

09/27/10

2010 PABCON Women's Championships officially open

Sunset Station's Strike Zone Bowling Center in Henderson, Nev., USA (Sept. 25 - Oct. 2, 2010)

2010PWCKellyKulickPlayersOath_small.jpgSixty bowlers from 13 countries took part in the opening ceremonies of the 2010 Pan American Bowling Confederation Women's Championships at Sunset Station Hotel and Casino's Strike Zone Bowling Center in suburban Las Vegas on Sunday afternoon. The players participated in the traditional march of countries before a full house of spectators as the tournament staff declared the event officially open. USBC will provide wire-to-wire live streaming coverage of the event beginning Monday at 1 p.m. Eastern.


United States

09/25/10

2010 Pan American Bowling Confederation Women's Championships

14 countries set to compete at Sunset Station's Strike Zone Bowling Center

2010PWCLogo_small.jpg The United States Bowling Congress will host the 2010 PABCON Women's Championships from Sept. 25 - Oct. 2, 2010 at 72-lane Strike Zone Bowling Center, inside the players' hotel, Sunset Station Hotel and Casino, in the city of Henderson, Nevada. 14 PABCON member countries have announced to send at least one or maximum six players to compete for medals in six events - Singles, Doubles, Trios five-player Team, All Events and Masters match play. USBC will provide live streaming broadcasts from the event.

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