PABCON Championships declared officially open in Puerto Rico

    09/22/09

    Carolina Bowling Center in San Juan, Puerto Rico (Sep. 20-27, 2009)

    2009PCLogo.jpgNearly 220 bowlers from 22 countries took part in the opening ceremonies of the 2009 Pan American Bowling Confederation Championships on Monday night at Carolina Bowling Center in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

    The players participated in the traditional march out of the countries before a full house of spectators as officials declared the Championships officially open. Henry Newman, Secretary of the Puerto Rican Sports and Recreation Department, threw out the ceremonial first ball (pictured right)

     Competition begins Tuesday morning with the men's and women's Singles and medalists will be determined based on six-game totals.

    The PABCON Championships will feature both men and women this year for the first time since 2005. In 2007, the men held their championships in Guatemala City, while the women competed in 2008 in Santiago de Chile. Team USA (pictured left) captured every gold medal in both championships.

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    Medals are awarded for Singles, Doubles, Trios, Team, All Events And Masters match play, which consists of the top 16 men and top 16 women from the all-events standings.

     


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    2008 PABCON Women's Championship


    Happyland Bowling Center in Santiago de Chile (Oct. 19-24, 2008)

    Singles
    1. Liz Johnson, United States, 1482, 247.00
    2. Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, United States, 1449, 241.50
    3. Lynda Barnes, United States, 1448, 241.33

    Doubles
    1. United States, Wendy Macpherson/Kelly Kulick, 2602, 216.83
    2. United States, Liz Johnson/Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, 2565, 213.75
    3. Canada, Kerrie Ryan-Ciach/Jennifer Park, 2556, 213.00

    Trios
    1. United States, Wendy Macpherson/Diandra Asbaty/Kelly Kulick, 4037, 224.28
    2. United States, Lynda Barnes/Carolyn Dorin-Ballard/Liz Johnson, 3906, 217.00
    3. Mexico, Sandra Gongora/Lilia Robles/Adriana Perez, 3837, 213.17

    Team
    1. United States, Carolyn Dorin-Ballard/Lynda Barnes/Diandra Asbaty/Kelly Kulick/Liz Johnson/Wendy Macpherson, 6357, 211.90
    2. Colombia, Paola Gomez/Laura Fonnegra/María Rodríguez/Luz Leal/Rocío Restrepo/6265, 208.83
    3. Puerto Rico, Michelle Ayala/Mariangie Colón/Lourdes Lopez/Yoselin León/Jessica Santiago/6026, 200.87

    All Events
    1. Kelly Kulick, United States, 5463, 227.63
    2. Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, United States, 5377, 224.04
    3. Liz Johnson, United States, 5332, 222.17

    Masters
    1. Kelly Kulick, United States
    2. Liz Johnson, United States
    3. Diandra Asbaty, United States, and Sandra Gongora, Mexico

     


    2007 Men's American Zone Championship


    Metro Bowl in Guatemala City, Guatemala (May 27 - June 2, 2007)

    Singles
    1. John Janawicz, United States, 1365, 227.50
    2. Enrique Gutierrez, Mexico, 1357, 226.17
    3. Derek Eoff, United States, 1352, 225.33

    Doubles
    1. United States, Derek Eoff/David O'Sullivan, 2644, 220.33
    2. Canada, Ray Vervinck/Joe Ciach, 2624, 218.67
    3. Mexico, Benjamin Corona/Alejandro Cruz, 2486, 207.17

    Trios
    1. United States, John Janawicz/David O'Sullivan/Derek Eoff, 3995, 221.94
    2. Brazil, Fabio Rezende/Rodrigo Hermes/Marcio Vieira, 3736, 207.56
    3. Mexico, Marco Martinez/Enrique Gutierrez/Marcos Baeza, 3728, 207.11

    Team
    1. United States, David O'Sullivan/Derek Eoff/David Haynes/John Janawicz/Bill Hoffman/Rhino Page, 6464, 215.47
    2. Mexico, Daniel Falconi/Alejandro Cruz/Benjamin Corona/Marco Martinez/Marcos Baeza, 6115, 203.83
    3. Puerto Rico, Francisco Colon/Minuer Dawahra/Andaraunick Simounet/Edgardo Ruiz/Luis Rodriguez, 6025, 200.83

    All Events
    1. David O'Sullivan, United States, 5243, 218.46
    2. Derek Eoff, United States, 5241, 218.38
    3. Rhino Page, United States, 5178, 215.75

    Masters
    1. Rhino Page, United States
    2. John Janawicz, United States
    3. David O'Sullivan, United States