Venezuela and Canada send their top players from the 2007 season to the PABCON Championship of the Champions

    05/30/08

    El Salvador

    2006FVBLogo_small.jpg CTFLogo.jpg The Venezuelan Bowling Federation (FVB) and the Canadian Tenpin Federation (CTF) will send their best male and female bowlers from the 2007 season to the inaugural Pan American Bowling Confederation (PABCON, formerly American Zone) Championship of Champions which will be held from June 2-6, 2008 at Galaxy Bowling Center in San Salvador, El Salvador.

    2007PITArturoHernandez_small.jpg 2007WRMAliciaMarcano_small.jpg Venezuela will send Arturo Hernández (l.) and Alicia Marcano (r.). Both players were selected due to their performances in the year 2007. Hernández won the PABCON Ranking Final, three gold medals in the Tournament of the Americas, and the All Events title in the ALBA Sports Games.

    Marcano won the women's Masters in the ALBA (Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas) Sports Games, earned the silver medal in Singles in the XV Pan American Games and finished third in the World Ranking Masters.

    2007CANNCJulieJohnsonLoyer_small.jpg 2007WRMMarkBuffa_small.jpg Canada will send 2007 Canadian National Championships gold medalists Julie Johnson-Loyer (l.) of Chatequay, Quebec and Mark Buffa (r.), Montreal, QC, to the championships.

    The 2008 PABCON Championship of the Champions also serves as the qualifying event for the World Games 2009 which will be held in Kaohsiung, Chinese Taipei, in July 2009.


    2008PABCONCoCLogo.jpg The tournament begins with 16 games over two days in the singles event and then turns to eight games of mixed doubles action. The top eight in singles and top eight mixed doubles teams will then compete in Masters competition.

    After each player has completed the 16 games in singles and eight games in mixed doubles, the combined total of 48 games is used to rank the countries to determine the top eight from the American Zone which will advance to the 2009 World Games.