Colombian girls, Mexican boys emerge as U20 Trios champions at PABCON Youth Championships


    2013 PABCON Youth

    Estefania Cobo & Antonio Izquierdo win the fourth gold medal of the championships for Puerto Rico in U16 Mixed Doubles to give the host country the lead in the medal tally

    2013PYCU20GirlsTriosColombia.jpgColombians Juliana Franco, Laura Plazas & Tatiana Muñoz (pictured left, l-r) and Mexicans Andre Fors, Enrique Kassiani & Fabian Lopez won the gold medals in the girls and boys Under 20 Trios events at the 2013 PABCON Youth Championships in Puerto Rico.

    In the Under 16 division, girls Singles champion Estefania Cobo teamed with boys doubles champion Antonio Izquierdo to win the Mixed Doubles competition en route to give the host country the lead in the overall medal tally with four gold, one silver and three bronze medals.

    2013PYCU20GirlsTriosUSA.jpg2013PYCU20GirlsTriosCanada.jpgFranco, Plazas and Muñoz averaged 197.61 for six games and totaled 3557 pins to win the second gold medal for Colombia.

    The Colombians overtook Natalie Goodman, Robyn Renslo & Sarah Lokker (left, l-r), United States, in the final game, who slipped to second place with 3522. Canada's Mykaela Mitchell, Brittany Crawford & Miranda Panas (right, l-r) took the bronze medal with 3438.

    With 18 of 24 games in the books, the U.S. girls hold the top three spots in All Events with Mary Wells leading the 38-player field with 3766 total (209.22 average) followed by Lokker (3720) and Renslow (3688).

    2013PYCU20BoysTriosMexico.jpg 2013PYCU20BoysTriosUSA.jpgFors, Lopez & Kassiani (left, l-r) sealed the victory in the boys division and the first gold medal for Mexico in the final three games (671, 679 and 676) to cruise to the title with 3900 total and an average of 216.67.

    Junior Team USA's Matt Farber, Kamron Doyle & Wesley Low (right, l-r) were 142 pins behind in second place with 3758, while Canadians Kevin Maurice, Mitch Hupe & Francois Lavoie (below left, l-r) took the bronze medal with 3686.

    2013PYCU20BoysTriosCanada.jpgFors used a 1401 series to overtake the lead in All Events with 4083 and an average of 226.83 for 18 games. Doyle, who became becoming the youngest bowler ever to cash in a Professional Bowlers Association event at the age of 12, sits in second place with 4079 with Andres Rodriguez of Venezuela a distant third at 3964.

    Other than the Under 20 division featuring up to four girls and four boys, the Under 16 division consists of maximum two boys and two girls per country, who joined forces in the Mixed Doubles competition.

    The host country Puerto Rico added the gold and bronze medal to its tally as Cobo & Izquierdo paced the 13 mixed doubles with 1856 total, an average of 185.6 for five games, while their team mates Paulina Torres & Jorge A. Rodriguez finished third with 1820. Venezuela's Lisvier Cardenas & Carlos Granados were sandwiched between the Puerto Ricans to earn the silver medal with 1839.

    Singles champions Cobo and Granados lead the U16 divisions in All Events with 2797 and 3008 totals. Colombia's Maria Restrepo and Shakaina Guerero of Aruba sit in second and third place in the girls All Events with 277 and 2694, respectively. Granados is followed by team mate Massimiliano Fridegotto (2928) and Izquierdo (2919).

    The PABCON Youth Championships continue with the four-player Team events.

    2013PYCLogo_small.jpg The 2013 PABCON Youth Championships for youth bowlers under the age of 16 and under the age of 20 will be held at 24-lane Bowling Center Caribe in Ponce, Puerto Rico from July 6-13, 2013. The championships drew 125 players, 30 in the Under 16 division (13 girls and 17 boys) and 95 in the Under 20 division (38/57) from 17 countries.

    Each PABCON member federation was allowed to send up to four boys and four girls in the U20 division and up to two boys and two girls in the U16 division. To be eligible players must not have reached 20 and 16 years of age on Jan. 1st, 2013, respectively.

    The Pan American Bowling Confederation (PABCON) currently consist of 28 member federations: Argentina, Aruba, Bahamas, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curaçao, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, United States of America, Uruguay, Venezuela, and Virgin Islands.




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