PABCON Championships

Chile

10/24/08

United States wins gold medal in PABCON Team event

Kulick, Dorin-Ballard, Johnson sweep medals in All Events

2008PCWTeamUSA_small.jpg Entering the 2008 Pan American Bowling Confederation Women's Championships, Team USA (pictured) put a premium on winning a single gold medal - team event. On Thursday, the Americans accomplished that task, claiming the top spot in five-player team. Team USA shot 6,357 to win the gold medal by 92 pins over Colombia's 6,265. Puerto Rico took the bronze medal with 6,026. Kelly Kulick earned the gold medal in All Events, totaling 5,463 for 24 games, an average of 227.63, while Carolyn Dorin-Ballard earned silver with 5,377 and Liz Johnson took bronze with 5,332.

Chile

10/23/08

Kulick shoots 300 as Team USA wins PABCON Trios gold and silver

Happyland Bowling Center Santiago de Chile (Oct. 19-24, 2008)

2008PCWJohnsonDorinBallardBarnes_small.jpg 2008PCWMacphersonKulickAsbaty_small.jpg With three textbook strikes in the 10th frame, Kelly Kulick (left, center) shot 300 in Game 4 and helped lead her teammates Diandra Asbaty and Wendy Macpherson to the gold medal in Trios at the PABCON Women's Championships with 4037.  Their team mates Liz Johnson, Carolyn Dorin-Ballard and Lynda Barnes (r.) took silver with 3906. Mexico's Sandra Gongora, Lilia Robles and Adriana Perez took the bronze medal with 3837. Competition continues Thursday with the  five-player team event.

Chile

10/22/08

Macpherson, Kulick win PABCON Doubles gold

Happyland Bowling Center Santiago de Chile (Oct. 19-24, 2008)

2008PCWRyanCiachPark_small.jpg 2008PCWMacphersonKulick_small.jpg A slight adjustment paid dividends for Team USA's Wendy Macpherson (l.), as her big doubles total led to a gold medal Tuesday with Kelly Kulick (r.) at the 2008 PABCON Women's Championships in Santiago de Chile. Macpherson and Kulick fired 2602 and topped teammates Liz Johnson and Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, who earned silver with 2565. Canada's Jennifer Park and Kerrie Ryan-Ciach (on the right, r-l) took the bronze medal with 2,556. Action shifts to the Trios event on Wednesday.

Chile

10/21/08

Gold (Johnson), Silver (Dorin-Ballard) and Bronze (Barnes) for Team USA in PABCON Women's Singles

Happyland Bowling Center Santiago de Chile (Oct. 19-24, 2008)

2008PCWLizJohnson_small.jpg Team USA started the Pan American Women Championship Monday at Happyland Bowling Center in Santiago de Chile by sweeping the medals in the Singles competition. Liz Johnson (pictured), who set the pace in the first of three squads in the 16-laner, took the gold medal with 1482 for six games, an average of 247.00. Carolyn Dorin-Ballard won the silver medal with 1449, while Lynda Barnes earned the bronze with 1448. Action next shifts to the Doubles event on Tuesday. The 2008 PABCON Women's Championships features 77 players from 16 countries of the American Zone competing in Singles, Doubles, Trios, Team, All Events and Masters.

Chile

10/20/08

First PABCON Women Championships to be held in Chile

Happyland Bowling Center Santiago de Chile (Oct. 19-24, 2008)

2008PCWomenLogo_small.jpg The first Pan American Bowling Confederation Women Championships will be held at Happyland Bowling Center in Santiago de Chile from October 19-24, 2008. Players from 16 PABCON member federations will compete for gold, silver and bronze medals in Singles, Doubles, Trios, Team, All Events and Masters in a five-day competition starting on Oct. 20 with the Singles event and ending on Oct. 24 with the Masters final. The lane maintenance will be made by Kegel.

Chile

10/14/08

Macpherson, Dorin-Ballard ready to represent Team USA at PABCON Women's Championships

Happyland Bowling Center Santiago de Chile (Oct. 19-24, 2008)

2008PCWWendyMacpherson_small.jpg 2008PCWCarolynDorinBallard_small.jpg For the first time, Wendy Macpherson (l.) and Carolyn Dorin-Ballard (r.) will compete as members of Team USA when they lead a group of the best female bowlers in the country to the 2008 Pan American Bowling Confederation Women's Championships in Santiago, Chile, from Oct. 20-24. Competition at the PABCON Women's Championships begins Monday with singles and continues with doubles, trios, team and Masters. Medals also will be awarded in all-events.

Guatemala

06/02/07

Team USA sweeps masters medals to close Men's American Zone Championships

By Kevin Hazaert, USBC Communications

2007MAZCOSullivanPageJanawicz_small.jpg Rhino Page (center) of Fresno, Calif., cruised to the Masters gold medal while teammates John Janawicz (right) of Winter Haven, Fla., took silver and David O'Sullivan (left) of Orlando, Fla., claimed bronze Friday, capping off a historic week for Team USA at the Men's American Zone Championships. The United States became the first country in American Zone Championships history in its current format to sweep the six gold medals in the men's or women's division.

Guatemala

06/01/07

More gold goes to Team USA at Men's American Zone Championships

Team USA wins team gold medal, sweeps all-events medals
By Kevin Hazaert, USBC Communications

2007MAZCTeamUSAliftJeriEdwards_small.jpg Team USA with Rhino Page, David Haynes, David O'Sullivan, Derek Eoff, John Janawicz and Bill Hoffman continued its domination of the team event at the Men's American Zone Championships with its fifth straight team gold medal Thursday at Metro Bowl. Mexico captured the silver medal in the team event with 6,115, while Puerto Rico earned the bronze at 6,025. Additionally, Team USA swept the all-events medals, with gold going to O'Sullivan, silver to Eoff and bronze to Page.

Guatemala

05/31/07

Team USA smashes two records at Men's American Zone Championships

Newcomers Janawicz, O'Sullivan and Eoff stay hot to run away with the trios gold medal
By Kevin Hazaert

2007MAZCJanawiczOSullivanEoff_small.jpg Not even a major lane breakdown Wednesday morning could prevent two records from falling at the hands of (l-r) Team USA's John Janawicz of Winter Haven, Fla., David O'Sullivan of Orlando, Fla., and Derek Eoff of Greenfield, Wis., in winning the trios gold medal at the 2007 Men's American Zone Championships with 3,995 over six games. Brazil finished with the silver medal at 3,736 while Mexico took the bronze with 3,728.

Guatemala

05/30/07

Eoff, O'Sullivan win doubles gold at Men's American Zone Championships

By Kevin Hazaert, USBC Communications

2007MAZCDavidOSullivanDerekEoff_small.jpg Team USA's Derek Eoff (right) and David O'Sullivan fired a blistering 2,644 on Tuesday to win the doubles gold medal at the 2007 Men's American Zone Championships in Guatemala. It is the highest doubles score at the event since 1989 and third highest in the event's history. Ray Vervinck and Joe Ciach, Canada, were 20 pins behind to earn the silver medal with 2,624. Bronze went to Mexicans Benjamin Corona and Alejandro Cruz with 2,486.

Guatemala

05/29/07

Team USA's Janawicz starts Men's American Zone Championships with victory in Singles

By Kevin Hazaert, USBC Communications

2007MAZCJohnJanawicz_small.jpg 2007MAZCDerekEoff_small.jpg John Janawicz (l.) made the most of his Team USA debut Monday. The Winter Haven, Fla., resident shot 1,365 over six games (227.5 average) to win the gold medal in Singles at the 2007 Men's American Zone Championships at Metro Bowl in Guatemala City, Guatemala. Enrique Gutierrez, Mexico, who shot 956 over his last four games, earned the silver medal with 1,357. Team USA's Derek Eoff (r.) finished his six-game series with 234, 234 and 236 to take the bronze medal with 1,352.

Guatemala

05/28/07

Opening ceremonies kick off Men's American Zone Championships

By Kevin Hazaert, USBC Communications

2007MAZCOpeningCeremony_small.jpg Action at the 2007 Men's American Zone Championships is ready to start at Metro Bowl in Guatemala City, Guatemala, with participants competing in the six-game singles event Monday. The singles competition is being contested on the short oil pattern. Tournament festivities began Sunday with the official practice followed by the opening ceremonies, saluting the 18 participating countries.

United States

05/27/07

O'Sullivan set for American Zone Bowling Championships By Alex Myersthe

Republished courtesy of Journal News (May 26, 2007)

2007WRMDavidOSullivan_small.jpg As a member of Junior Team USA, bowler David O'Sullivan got a taste of what it's like to compete for his country in the 2004 World Youth Championships in Guam. At that event, O'Sullivan held his own by coming home with two medals and gaining some invaluable experience. Now O'Sullivan, 23, is stepping up to bowl with the big boys as a member of the prestigious Team USA.

Canada

05/25/07

Canada will compete at 2007 Men's American Zone Championships

Canada's national men's team will compete in the American Zone Men's Championships which will take place at Guatemala City, Guatemala from May 28 through June 1, 2007. Fifteen countries in the Americas are expected to take part in the competition which includes singles, doubles, trios, team event and a match play masters event. Competition will take place at Metro Bowl.

Guatemala

05/10/07

First FIQ/WTBA American Zone Men's Championship

Metro Bowl in Guatemala City, Guatemala (May 27 - June 3, 2007)

GTMBFLogo_small.jpg The First FIQ/WTBA American Zone Men's Championship will be held at Metro Bowl in Guatemala City, Guatemala from May 27 through June 3, 2007. 15 countries will compete with maximum six players Singles, Doubles, Trios, 5-Player Team, All Events and Masters. The "Extra Ordinary Conference" will take place on May 26th at 10 am in the host hotel of the championship, Clarion Suites, and it has only one subject on the agenda. 

2005 AmZ Championship

09/27/05

Diandra Asbaty defends Masters title; Women's final an all-American affair

Metrobowl in San José, Costa Rica - September 18-28, 2005

Diandra_Asbaty_5341.jpg The Team USA women capped off an impressive finish to the American Zone Championships on Tuesday by capturing all three medals in the Masters finals. Diandra Asbaty of the United States successfully defended her title when she defeated Jennifer Petrick, 378-370, in the women's Masters finals of the 14th American Zone Championship at Metrobowl in San José, Costa Rica. The stepladder final was an all-American affair as reigning World Youth Masters champion Petrick topped Lynda Barnes in the opening match, 244-238.

2005 AmZ Championship

09/27/05

Daniel Falconi shoots big game to win men's Masters

Metrobowl in San José, Costa Rica - September 18-28, 2005

Daniel_Falconi_5443.jpg Daniel Falconi of Mexico finished the men's Masters finals in the 14th American Zone Championship with 11 consecutive strikes to defeat tournament leader Rhino Page, USA, 503-413, en route to win the coveted Masters title and his third gold medal of the championships. The Mexican has also won gold in Doubles and Trios. Page took the silver medal and Canadian Ty Rose, who lost to Falconi in the opening match 164-153, earned the bronze medal.

2005 AmZ Championship

09/27/05

Lynda Barnes captures third gold medal in All Events

Metrobowl in San José, Costa Rica - September 18-28, 2005

2005AMZCLyndaBarnes2.jpg Lynda Barnes started the second day of the women's Team competition in the 14th American Zone Championship mere one pin ahead of team mate Diandra Asbaty with whom she has won the Doubles title four days ago. Three games later, the 37-year-old former PWBA champion and reigning U.S. National Amateur champion had won two more gold medals in Team and All Events. Asbaty took silver, while Singles champion Isabelle Rioux, Canada, got the bronze.

2005 AmZ Championship

09/27/05

Andrew Cain wins third gold medal in All Events

Metrobowl in San José, Costa Rica - September 18-28, 2005

Andrew_Cain_5430.jpg Andrew Cain of the United States rolled a 623 three-game series on the second day of the Team event, the eighth day of competition, to secure the gold medal in All Events in the 14th American Zone Championship at Metrobowl in San José, Costa Rica. Arturo Hernandez from Venezuela secured the silver medal, while Mexican Benjamin Corona earned the bronze medal.

2005 AmZ Championship

09/26/05

Team USA women strike gold with record-setting performance; Barnes, Asbaty 1-2 in All Events

Metrobowl in San José, Costa Rica - September 18-28, 2005

 A day after setting setting the 3-game American Zone Championship record with 3250, the Team USA women Lisa Noor, Jen Petrick, Shannon Pluhowsky, Lynda Barnes and Diandra Asbaty cruised to victory in the 5-player Team event with record 6277 pins, an average of 209,23. Mexico took the silver medal and Canada earned bronze, mere one pin ahead of Puerto Rico. Barnes won gold in All Events, Asbaty was second and Isabelle Rioux, Canada, third.

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