U.S. Boys, Mexican girls win U-20 Trios gold at PABCON Youth Championships

    07/21/11

    Dominican Republic

    Colombia sweeps boys and girls Doubles in Under-16 division

    2011PYCUSAKoffTackettKent.jpgThe Junior Team USA boys and the Mexican girls took home the gold medal in the Under-20 Trios event at the 2011 Pan American Bowling Confederation Youth Championships Wednesday night at Cibao Bowling Center in Santiago de Los Caballeros, Dominican Republic.

    Marshall Kent, EJ Tackett and Andrew Koff (pictured left, r-l) combined to shoot a six-game total of 3862, an average of 214.56, to win the second gold medal for the United States. Tackett led the way with the field-best 1374 (229.00) and was followed by Koff (1305) and Kent (1,183).

    "2011PYCChristianAzcona.jpgWe just went out there tonight and made good shots and made most of our spares," Tackett said. "We grinded it out and worked together to figure out the lanes pair to pair." As was the case yesterday for Tackett when he teamed up with Koff to win the doubles gold, Kent earned his first medal in international competition.

    2011PYCPRCFonsecaAzconaEncarnacion.jpg"It feels really good to win my first medal," said Kent, who won last year's United States Bowling Congress Junior Gold Championships. "I have to give most of the credit to my teammates, though, because they carried most of the load."

    Powered by the first 300 of the tournament from Cristian Azcona (pictured right), Puerto Rico took the silver medal with 3777. Azcona led the team with 1347 including a 770 series for the last three games and was followed by Josh Lee Encarnacion (right, 1235) and Michael Fonseca (left, 1195).

    2011PYCCANBoysTrios.jpgCanada (pictured right, r-l) with Marcus Dottermann (1101), Zachary Wilkins (1263) and Levi Rosenbaum (1283) earned the bronze medal with 3,647.

    With 18 of 24 games in the books, Tackett leads the 49 boys from 15 countries in All Events (combined results of Singles, Doubles, Trios and Team competition) with 3970 and an average of 220.56. Koff is 78 pins behind in second place with 3892 while Azcona and Singles champion Kevin Belandria, Venezuela, are tied for third at 3810. The top 16 of the All Events standings will qualify for the Masters.

    2011PYCMEXAlvaradoAlvarezMontoya.jpgIn the U-20 girls division, Mariana Alvarado, Pamela Alvarez and Olivia Montoya (pictured left, l-r) and won the title and the first gold medal for Mexico with 3370 and an average of 187.22.

    Alvarado had the field-best 1179 series, an average of 196.50 while Montoya and Alvarez added 1131 and 1060, respectively.

    The Mexicans had the highest team game of 678 including Alvarado's 275, the highest game of the day for the girls.

    2011PYCCOLGomezFrancoLopez.jpg2011PYCPRCCardonaLopezRodriguez.jpgColombia's Diana Gomez, Juliana Franco and Laura Lopez (left, l-r) and were 33 pins behind to earn the silver medal with 3337.

    Bronze went to Neishka Cardona, Kristie Lopez and Cristina Rodriguez , Puerto Rico (right, l-r), who were another 27 pins behind with 3310.

    Franco holds a comfortable 138-pin lead in All Events with 3778 and an average of 209.83. Stephanie Martins, Brazil, is second with 3640 with Kristie Lopez mere eight pins behind in third place with 3632.

    2011PYCCarlosSaavedraSebastianCharry.jpg2011PYCAlexandraMosqueraAngelaCardoso.jpgWhile the under-20 division bowled the Trios event, the 12 boys and 9 girls of the under-16 division went for the medals in the Doubles competition.

    Colombia's Carlos Felipe Saavedra and Sebastian Charry (pictured left, l-r) took the gold in boys Doubles with 1830 five-game total or an average of 183, while their team mates Angela Cardoso and Alexandra Mosquera (right, r-l) led the girls with 1685 (168.50).

    2011PYCJorgeRodriguezRafaelPizarro.jpg2011PYCAbigailDammersJeadineLuidens.jpgPuerto Rico's Rafael Pizarro Jr. and Jorge Rodriguez (left, r-l) earned the silver medal in the boys division with 1714, while Jeadine Luidens and Abigail Dammers (right, r-l) of Aruba finished mere 18 pins behind Cardoso/Mosquera with 1667.

    Bronze went to the boys and girls from Panama, Fernando Chew and Lorenzo Young, (below left, l-r) and Nicole and Natalie Fung (below right, l-r) with 1699 and 1665, respectively.

    2011PYCFernandoChewLorenzoYoung.jpg2011PYCNicoleFungNatalieFung.jpgSaavedra leads the boys in All Events after 15 games with 2850 and an average of 190. Charry is second with 2767 with Pizarro in third with 2721. Mosquera leads the girls with 2731 (182.07) with Ana Bola√Īos, Guatemala, in second (2639) and Maria Chevres, Puerto Rico, third (2638). The top 8 boys and 8 girls will advance the Masters finals.

    The PABCON Youth Championships continue Thursday with the first part of the Team event.

    BOWL.com will provide free live streaming of the under-20 division.
    July 21 - 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Team
    July 22 - 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Team
    July 23 - 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Masters

     


     


    2011 PABCON Youth Under-20 Championships - Trios Live Streaming

     

     


    Trios - U-20 Medal Presentations

     

     



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    Under-20 Boys Trios - Final Standings after 6 Games

     


    Individual High Game/High Series:
    1 Game: Cristian Azcona, Puerto Rico, 300
    3 Games: Cristian Azcona, Puerto Rico, 770
    6 Games: EJ Tackett, United States, 1374

    Trios High Game/High Series:
    1 Game: Josh Lee Encarnacion/Michael Fonseca/Cristian Azcona, Puerto Rico, 721
    3 Games: Josh Lee Encarnacion/Michael Fonseca/Cristian Azcona, Puerto Rico, 2029
    6 Games: Marshall Kent/EJ Tackett/Andrew Koff, United States, 3862

     

     

    Under-20 Girls Trios - Final Standings after 6 Games

     


    Individual High Game/High Series:
    1 Game: Mariana Alvarado Nava, Mexico, 275
    3 Games: Neishka Cardona, Puerto Rico, 611
    6 Games: Mariana Alvarado Nava, Mexico, 1179

    Doubles High Game/High Series:
    1 Game: Pamela Alvarez/Olivia Montoya/Mariana Alvarado, Mexico, 678
    3 Games: Pamela Alvarez/Olivia Montoya/Mariana Alvarado, Mexico, 1760
    6 Games: Pamela Alvarez/Olivia Montoya/Mariana Alvarado, Mexico, 3370

     

     

    Under-16 Boys Doubles - Final Standings after 5 games

     


    Individual High Game/High Series:
    Boys 1 Game: Jorge Rodriguez, Puerto Rico, 226
    Boys 5 Games: Jorge Rodriguez, Puerto Rico, 963

    Doubles High Game/High Series:
    1 Game: Carlos Felipe Saavedra/Sebastian Charry, Colombia, 403
    5 Games: Carlos Felipe Saavedra/Sebastian Charry, Colombia, 1830

     

     

    Under-16 Girls Doubles - Final Standings after 5 games

     


    Individual High Game/High Series:
    Boys 1 Game: Abigail Dammers, Aruba, 199
    Boys 5 Games: Abigail Dammers, Aruba, 871

    Doubles High Game/High Series:
    1 Game: Natalie Fung/Nicole Fung, Panama, 367
    5 Games: Angela Cardoso/Alexandra, Colombia, 1685

     

     

    U-20 Boys All Events - Standings after 18/24 Games

     

     

     

    U-20 Girls All Events - Standings after 18/24 Games

     

     

     

    U-16 Boys All Events - Standings after 15 Games

     

     

     

    U-16 Girls All Events - Standings after 15 Games