American Rankings

2009 PABCON Rankings

11/30/09

Familiar faces atop the American Rankings

PABCONLogo.jpgSince the 2006 ranking season, the Pan American Bowling Confederation (PABCON), formerly the WTBA American Zone, is divided geographically into five regions, North, Central, Caribbean, South 1 and South 2. Points were given in the respective National Championships, the Tournament of The Americas, Bolivarian Games, Concecabol, PABCON Championships and the Women's World Championships.

Dominican Republic

02/22/09

Hernandez, Marcano win American Zone Ranking Final 2009

Cibao Bowling Center in Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic (Feb. 18-22, 2009)

2009PCRFAliciaMarcano_small.jpg 2007PITArturoHernandez_small.jpg After three days of competition, Venezuela's Arturo Hernandez (r.) and Alicia Marcano (l.) emerged as the winners in the men's and women's division of the American Zone Ranking Final 2009 at Cibao Bowling Center in Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic. Hernandez, who finished with 5208 24-game total and an average of 217.00, overtook the lead in the men's division in the final game. Marcano's 5254, an average of 218.92, was the highest total of all 57 competitors, men and women. The top 8 players in each division qualified for the 2009 World Ranking Masters in Naples, Italy, from April 27 through May 3, 2009. 

Dominican Republic

02/21/09

Buffa, Marcano in pole position in American Zone Ranking Final after Day Two

Cibao Bowling Center in Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic (Feb. 18-22, 2009)

2008CTBCMarkBuffa2_small.jpg 2009PCRFAliciaMarcano_small.jpg Canadian Mark Buffa (l.) rolled a 1747 8-game series on the long oil pattern on Friday to move into the lead after two out of three blocks in the American Zone Ranking Final. Buffa, who had 1751 on the short pattern on Thursday, leads the 36-player men's division with 3498 pinfall total and an average of 218.63 over 16 games. Alicia Marcano (r.) held on to the lead in the women's division with 3495 pinfall total (218.44). The Venezuelan national team member felled 1656 pins on Friday and was one of just three players in the 21-player field, who managed a 200-plus average on the 43ft. long pattern.

Dominican Republic

02/20/09

Venezuelan bowlers lead American Zone Ranking Final after Day One

Cibao Bowling Center in Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic (Feb. 18-22, 2009)

2009PCRFRafaelMedina_small.jpg 2009PCRFAliciaMarcano_small.jpg Rafael Medina (l.) and Alicia Marcano (r.), both Venezuela, took the lead in the American Zone Ranking Final after the first block of eight games on the short pattern on Thursday. Medina had a slow start with 188 but finished with with 249, 268, 242 and 259 (1018) to take the lead in the men's division with 1890 pinfall total and an average of 236.25. In the women's division, Marcano used a pair of 257s for a 1839 series (229.80). The 36 men and 21 women return on Friday for the second block on long oil.

Dominican Republic

02/20/09

American Zone Ranking Final 2009 gets underway in Santiago de los Caballeros

Cibao Bowling Center in Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic (Feb. 18-22, 2009)

2009PCRFLogo_small.jpg The American Zone Ranking Final 2009 will end the 2008 Pan American Bowling Confederation (PABCON) ranking season. The tournament will be held at Cibao Bowling Center in Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic. The 2nd Minister of Sports, Guillermo Ottenwalder (pictured right), was the Guest of Honor representing the Government of the Dominican Republic at the Opening Ceremonieson Wednesday. Manuel "Tuto" Fernandez from the Dominican Bowling Federation gave the welcome speech to the 58 participants - 37 men and 21 women - from 14 countries. 

2008 PABCON Rankings

12/18/08

PABCON announces final standings of the 2008 regional rankings

2008PABCONCoCJoseGuandique_small.jpg PABCONLogo.jpg Pan American Bowling Confederation President José Guandique (r.) from El Salvador has announced the final standings in the PABCON regional rankings. Since 2006 ranking season, the PABCON, formerly the WTBA American Zone, is divided geographically into five regions, North, Central, Caribbean, South 1 and South 2. The top 12 men and the top 12 women from each of the five regions qualified for the "American Zone Ranking Final" to be held from February 18-22, 2009 in Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic.

El Salvador

02/29/08

Guerra, Legnani win 2007-08 PABCON Ranking Final

Galaxy Bowling in San Salvador, El Salvador (Feb. 24-28, 2008)

2007BWCAumiGuerra2_small.jpg Aumi Guerra, Dominican Republic and Lucas Legnani, Argentina won the women's and men's 2007-08 PABCON Ranking Final at Galaxy Bowling in San Salvador, El Salvador. Guerra led the 23 women with 4897 pinfall total and an average of 204.04 for 24 games on three different lane condation. Legnani played in his own league and cruised to victory with 5282 (220.08). The top 8 men and women qualified for the 2008 World Ranking Masters to be held from April 30 through May 6, 2008 at Senayan Bowling Sportainment Center in Jakarta, Indonesia.

American Zone Ranking

01/02/08

2007 American Zone Ranking Final to be held in San Salvador

PABCONLogo.jpg The National Bowling Federation of El Salvador (FESABOL) will host the Pan-American Bowling Confederation (PABCON) "American Zone Ranking Final" from February 24-28, 2008 at Galaxa Bowling in San Salvador. The top 12 men and the 12 women from each of the five PABCON ranking regions (North, Central, Caribbean, South 1 and 2) will compete for one of the eight spots for the for the 2008 World Ranking Masters in Jakarta, Indonesia.

American Rankings

09/19/07

PABCON announces latest standings in 2007 Rankings

Jose_Guandique_5427.jpg Pan American Bowling Confederation President José Guandique (pictured left) from El Salvador has released the latest standings in the PABCON rankings. Since the ranking season 2006, the PABCON, formerly the WTBA American Zone, is divided geographically into five regions. The top 12 men and the top 12 women in each of the five regions at the end of the season will qualify for the "American Zone Ranking Final" scheduled for February 243 through 28, 2008.

American Zone Ranking Final

02/07/07

Now Official: Arturo Hernandez and Rocio Restrepo win 2006 American Zone Ranking Finals

Punta Cana Lanes in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (Feb. 1-5, 2007)

2006AMZRFRocioRestrepo_small.jpg 2006AMZRFArturoHernandez_small.jpg Arturo Hernandez from Venezuela and Rocio Restrepo from Colombia won the men's and women's division of the 2006 American Zone Ranking Finals in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. The tournament determined the 8 women and 8 men who will be eligible to represent the American Zone in the World Ranking Masters in Doha, Qatar, in April.

American Zone Ranking Final

02/04/07

Hernandez continues to lead men's division; Colombians Restrepo, Vargas 1-2 in women's division

Punta Cana Lanes in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (Feb. 1-5, 2007)

Arturo_Hernandez_3967.jpg Arturo Hernandez from Venezuela rolled the second-highest 1841-series on long oil to maintain his lead in the men's division with 3589 and an average of 224.31 over 16 games. On the women's side, Colombia's Rocio Restrepo posted the highest block on long oil with 1768 to leap two spots into the lead with 3393, and an average of 212.06. Her teammate, World Ranking Masters champion Sara Vargas, remained in second with 3287.

American Zone Ranking Final

02/03/07

Hernandez and Marcano take the lead in American Zone Ranking Finals after Day One

Punta Cana Lanes in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (Feb. 1-5, 2007)

Alicia_Marcano_5117.jpg Arturo_Hernandez_5302.jpg Arturo Hernandez and Alicia Marcano, both from Venezuela, set the pace in the American Zone Ranking Finals, currently underway at Punta Cana Lanes in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, after the first eight-game block on short oil. 61 competitors determine the American Zone representatives for the World Ranking Masters in a 3-day competition.

American Zone Ranking Final

02/02/07

2006 American Zone Ranking Finals will start today

Punta Cana Lanes in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (Feb. 1-5, 2007)

The American Zone Ranking Finals will start today at Punta Cana Lanes in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. 57 competitors - 29 women and 28 men - will determine the 8 women and 8 men who will represent the American Zone in the World Ranking Masters in Doha, Qatar (April 30 - May 6). All players will bowl three blocks of eight games on short, long and short/long oil from Feb. 2 through 4.

American Zone

01/07/07

Upcoming Soon: 2006 American Zone Ranking Finals

Punta Cana Lanes in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (Feb. 1-5, 2007)

The American Zone Ranking Finals will be held at Punta Cana Lanes in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic from February 1-5, 2007. The top 12 Ladies and the top 12 Men from each one of the five regions - North, Central, Caribbean South 1 and 2 - earned the right to compete in the Ranking Final for a spot in the 2007 World Ranking Masters.

2006 American Zone Rankings

12/29/06

60 men and 60 women qualify for "American Zone Final Ranking"

Jose_Guandique_5427.jpg American Zone president Jose Guandique (pictured left) from El Salvador has forwarded the official final standings of the 2006 American Zone Rankings. The American Zone was divided in five regions for the 2006 rankings, North, Central, Caribbean and South 1 and 2. The top 12 men and the top 12 women in each of the five regions qualified for the "American Zone Final Ranking" to be held in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, from Jan. 31st to Feb. 4th.

2006 American Zone Rankings

08/19/06

Latest Rankings available from North, Central, Caribbean and South Region 1

Includes a message to all bowlers from the American Zone

Jose_Guandique_5427.jpg American Zone President José Antonio Guandique E. (pictured) from El Salvador has provided us with the latest rankings in the North, Central, Caribbean and South Region 1. The ranking events of the South Region 2 will be in the second half of the year. Mr. Guandique has also forwarded a special message to all bowlers in the American Zone and it is our pleasure to inform them about certain rules in the American Zone ranking system.


South Region 1 #1

05/31/06

XXX Copa Carnaval de Barranquilla, Colombia approved as ranking tournament

Early Leaders: Jaime Monroy and Luz Adriana Leal

Gilbert Snijders. General Coordinator of the WTBA American Zone 2006 Rankings has informed us that the XXX Copa Carnaval de Barranquilla, Colombia, January 25-28, 2006, was approved as open ranking tournament for the South Region 1. The tournament attracted 51 male and 12 female bowlers of whom 6 male and 2 female (all from Colombia) subscribed for the WTBA South Region 1 Ranking 2006.

2006 American Zone Rankings

05/04/06

Drastic changes in 2006 American Zone Rankings

Presidium releases General Rules for all ranking events

Jose_Guandique_5427.jpg American Zone President José Antonio Guandique E. (pictured) and six members of the presidium have approved new General Rules for the American Zone Ranking 2006. The American Zone, which was divided in three ranking zones last year, will be divided in five regions for the 2006 rankings: Northern Region, Central American Region, Caribbean Region, Southern Region 1 and 2.


American Zone

03/05/06

Defending champion Clara Guerrero locks up spot for 2006 World Ranking Masters

Panama City, Panama - March 1-4, 2006

Clara Guerrero.jpg Defending World Ranking Masters champion Clara Guerrero took the lead in the American Zone Ranking Final in Panama after the first of three 8-game blocks and never looked back. The Colombian finished atop the women's leaderboard with 4989 24-game total and an average of 207,88 after three blocks on short, long and short/long oil condition to lock up her spot for the 2006 World Ranking Masters in Kuwait.

American Zone

03/05/06

Daniel Falconi cruises to victory in American Zone Ranking Final

Panama City, Panama - March 1-4, 2006

Daniel_Falconi_5443.jpg Daniel Falconi of Mexico rolled the third-highest series on the final day of qualifying to cruise to victory in the men's division of the American Zone Ranking Final at El Dorado Bowling Center in Panama City, Panama. Falconi, who took the lead after the second block, had a 1630 eight-game total on dual lane condition (one lane short oil, one lane long oil) to finish the three-day competition with 5027 pinfall total and an average of 209,46.

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