CONCABA Cambowl Junior starts with Singles event



    65 players - 33 boys and 29 girls - from five countries, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico and Panama, participate in the CONCABA Cambowl Junior championships (Confederación de Centroamérica y México de Boliche or Central America and México Bowling Confederation) in Panama City from Aug. 2-9, 2008.

    The boys and girls compete in two categories, under 15 and under 21 years of age, in Singles, Doubles, Team and Masters.

    2008CambowlJrAlbertoLizano_small.jpg Alberto Lizano (left) from Costa Rica started the championships with victory in Singles in the Boys sub-21 division. Lizano had the tournament's first 300-game in the fourth game en route to win the title with 1335 six-game total and an average of 222.50. Mexicans Rodrigo Arias and Nestor Almodovar earned the silver and the bronze medal with 1283 and 1271, respectively.

    The Mexican girls swept the medals in the under-21 division. Tannya Lopez averaged 219.83 and felled 1319 pins to take the gold medal. Ana Rosa Gamboa was 106 pins behind to earn silver with 1213, while Andrea Gonzalez took the bronze with 1183.

    2008CambowlJrJuanPabloCastillo_small.jpg Juan Pablo Castillo (right) from Guatemala secured the title in the Boys sub-15 division with a 244 final game to beat out Manuel Bustamante, Mexico, who finished with 246, for the top spot by three pins. Castillo had 1226 and an average of 204.33, while Bustamante checked in with 1223 (203.83). Ivan Narvaez, Mexico, who led after five games, fell to third with 1168 due to a 157 game.

    Fellow Mexican Valeria Corpeño took the gold medal in the Girls sub-15 division with 1145, an average of 190.83). Joselyn Valverde, Costa Rica, finished with a 225 game but fell one pin short to settle for silver with 1144. Nicole Fung, Panama, was another six pins behind to grab the bronze medal with 1138.

    The CONCABA Cambowl Junior championships will continue with the Doubles event.

    2008 CONCABA Cambowl Junior - Singles Results