Puerto Rican boys, U.S. girls dominate as PABCON Youth U-20 Team event reaches halfway mark


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    2011PYCLogo.jpg The boys from Puerto Rico and the Junior Team USA girls dominated the first half of the Under-20 four-player Team event in the PABCON Youth Championships Thursday at Cibao Bowling Center in Santiago de Los Caballeros, Dominican Republic,

    Puerto Ricans Hector Soto, Michael Fonseca, Josh Lee Encarnacion and Cristian Azcona put on a show in the boys division firing games of 939, 908 and 968 to lead the field of ten after three of six games with 2815 total and an average of 234.58.

    Cristian Azcona, who posted the first 300 game of the championships in Trios, led his team with 739, a 246.33 average, behind games of 278, 225 and 236. Encarnacion and Soto also surpassed the 700-mark with 709 and 701, respectively, and Fonseca added 666.

    The Puerto Ricans outaveraged their nearest competitor by more than 20 pins to hold a dominating 268-pin lead heading into the final 3-game series on Friday.

    Mexicans Andre Fors, Fabian Lopez, Enrique Urrutia and Jorge Luis Ramos were second with 2547 (212.53), with the team from the United States, Kyle King, Marshall Kent, Andrew Koff and EJ Tackett 34 pins behind in third place with 2513 (209.42). Just outside the box looking in is Costa Rica in fourth place with 2451.

    Tackett had a sub-par 584 series but maintained a slim five-pin lead in All Events (combined results of Singles, Doubles, Trios and Team competition) after 21 of 24 games with 4554 and an average of 216.86. Azcona leaped one spot to second place with 4549 (216.62) and Koff is another 11 pins behind in third place with 4538 (216.10) while fourth-place Kevin Belandria of Venezuela is already 108 pins off the pace for the medals with 4430 (210.95).

    On the U-20 girls side, Jessica Earnest, Elise Bolton, Kaitlin Quinn and Danielle McEwan, United States, rolled games of 877, 864 and 915 to take a 211-pin lead with 2656 and an average of 221.33. Earnest had the highest set of all players, girls and boys, with 763 including games of 245, 238 and 280, and was followed by Quinn (687), Bolton (610) and McEwan (596).

    Like their male counterparts, the Mexico's Mariana Alvarado, Pamela Alvarez, Olivia Montoya and Maria Turcio sit in second place with 2445 (203.75) with Colombia's Alejandra Barreto, Juliana Franco, Diana Gomez and Laura Lopez in third at 2385 (198.75). The Canadian girls are a distant fourth with 2187 (182.25).

    Franco widened her lead in All Events to 187 pins with 4439 total and an average of 211.38 for 21 games. Quinn moved into second place with 4252 (202.48), while Stephanie Martins, Brazil, fell to third with 4223 (201.10) with Neishka Cardona, Ouerto Rico, close behind in fourth with 4219 (200.90).

    Four countries, Colombia, Puerto Rico, Panama and Aruba, battle it out for the medals in the Under-16 Mixed Team event. Colombia's Sebastian Charry, Carlos Felipe Saavedra, Angela Cardoso and Alexandra Mosquera, who swept the gold medals in Mixed Doubles and boys and girls Doubles, took the lead with 2331 and an average of 194.25. Charry led the team with the field-best 663 including games of 236, 212 and 215.

    Trailing the Colombians by 47 pins to sit in second place were Jorge Rodriguez, Rafael Pizarro Jr., Nicole Rivera and Maria Chevres of Puerto Rico with 2284 (190.33).

    Panama's Nicole Fung, Natalie Fung, Lorenzo Young and Fernando Chew were third with 2134 (177.83) with Aruba's Abigail Dammers, Jeadine Luidens, Kevin van Romondt and Elias Halabi fourth with 2002 (166.83).

    Saavedra (3434) maintained a slim four-pin lead over Charry (3430) in All Events with Pizarro in third with 3320. In the girls division Mosquera widened her lead to 200 pins with 3339. Chevres moved into second place with 3139 with Guatemala's Ana Bola√Īos six pins behind in third place with 3134.

    2011PYCUSBCLucasWiseman.jpgThe PABCON Youth Championships continue Friday with the second block of the Team event.

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

    Pictured right is USBC's Live Streaming commentator, Lucas Wiseman.



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