Pan Am Games Tidbits

    08/02/03

    2003 Pan Am Games

    Sebelen Bowling Center in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (Aug. 2-5, 2003)

    • The competition will feature 62 athletes from 17 countries Argentina, Bahamas, Bermuda, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Chile, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Puerto Rico, United States, Uruguay and Venezuela.
    • The Sebelen Bowling Center was the site for the 1997 Federation Internationale des Quilleurs American Zone Championships. Built in 1995, the 48-lane center was the only bowling facility in the Dominican Republic until May 2002 when the 18-lane Punta Cana Lanes opened. Sebelen Bowling Center is located on the third and fourth floors of the Plaza Bolera shopping building about two miles west of the Juan Pablo Duarte Olympic Stadium where the opening ceremonies will be held Aug. 1.
    • The host Dominican Republic will be represented by Rolando Antonio Sebelen, Hilton Nunez, Aumi Guerra and Ana Henriquez. They will be coached by former Team Canada members Craig Woodhouse and Bill Rowe. Rowe won the 1995 Pan Am Games men's singles gold medal as well as bronze for the team and doubles events. Sebelen will have a true home field advantage as his family owns the venue.
    • Players will compete on 16 lanes on the upper level of the center. The women will bowl each morning at 10 a.m. with the men competing each afternoon at 3 p.m. Award ceremonies for doubles will be held 30 minutes after the completion of the men's competition Sunday, Aug. 3. Ceremonies for singles will be held 30 minutes after the completion of the men's competition Tuesday, Aug. 5.