American Bowling News Overview

Dominican Republic

05/21/05

Ed Roberts wins 2nd Punta Cana Senior Tournament

Punta Cana Lanes in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

2005PCSManuelFernandezEdRoberts_small.jpg American Ed Roberts (pictured with tournament director Tuto Fernandez, left) defeated Marcio Vieira from Brazil, two-games-to-one, to win the 2nd Punta Cana Senior Tournament and the $4,500 top prize. Roberts, seeded 2nd for the 8-player single-elimination best of three games final, defeated Viera in the decider, 217-201, to seal the victory. 

Panama

05/08/05

Venezuelan bowlers dominate in 5th South American Club Championship

El Dorado Bowling Center in Panama City, Panama

14 club teams from seven countries participated in the 5th South American Club Championship at El Dorado Bowling Center in Panama City, Panama. Club Miranda and Club Aragua, both from Venezuela, took the lion's share of the gold medals by winning 8 out of 11 events. Inngellimar Contreras and Arturo Hernandez, both Venezuela, were most valuable players with four gold medals each including the most coveted Masters title.

United States

04/23/05

P.J. Haggerty, Anita Manns selected 2005 BWAA Collegiate Bowlers of the Year

PJ_Haggerty_4999.jpg Anita_Manns_5112.jpg The BWAA has selected Fresno State University sophomore P.J. Haggerty and Wichita State University senior Anita Manns as the 2005 male and female Collegiate Bowlers of the Year. Manns and Haggerty also were honored as Most Valuable Players for the 2004-05 collegiate bowling season by the National Collegiate Bowling Coaches Association.

United States

04/01/05

Shannon Pluhowsky and John Janawicz selected as BWAA Amateur Bowlers of the Year

Shannon_Pluhowsky_4981.jpgTraveling different paths, Shannon Pluhowsky and John Janawicz were selected as the Amateur Bowlers of the Year by the Bowling Writers Association of America. "While Shannon's achievements were spread through the international bowling scene the entire year," explained Chairperson Bill Zuben. "John's record-breaking performance at last year's ABC National Championship Tournament earned him the recognition."

United States

03/24/05

BWAA delegates vote to hold 2006 Convention in Las Vegas

BWAA.jpg Bowling Writers Association of America (BWAA) delegates voted to move the organization's annual convention on a one-year trial to Bowl Expo in Las Vegas, Nev., in June 2006. Offers to conduct future BWAA meetings came from the Bowling Proprietors Association of America, which hosts Bowl Expo, and the newly created United States Bowling Congress, which will meet in April 2006 in Orlando, Fla.

United States

03/18/05

Bowling writers honor Kietz, Woodruff, Marchione

BWAALogo_small.jpg Veteran writer Frank Kietz, retired AMF executive R.R. "Woody" Woodruff and deaf bowling communications pioneer Connie Marchione were honored here March 16 during the 2005 Bowling Writers Association of America convention. All of the award winners were elected by a national ballot of BWAA members.

United States

03/05/05

Bob Glass, Shirley Levens named BWAA Senior Bowlers of the Year

Kansas, Florida competitors extend streaks

Bob_Glass_5009.jpgBob Glass and Shirley Levens were voted 2004 Senior Bowlers of the Year by a select committee of the Bowling Writers Association of America. Glass (pictured) earned the men's honor for the fifth consecutive year as a result of his solid record on the Professional Bowlers Association Senior Tour. Levens, gained the ladies' nod for the third year in a row.

Guatemala

02/26/05

6th Central American and Caribbean Championship

Metro Bowl in Guatemala City, Guatemala

Mexico dominated the 6th Central American and Caribbean Championships (CONCECABOL 2005) at Metro Bowl in Guatemala City, Guatemala. Team and doubles champions Marcos Baeza and Daniel Falconi won gold and silver in Singles and All Events. Adriana Perez and Sandra Gongora captured gold and silver in women's all events. Young Puerto Rican Yoselin Leon (pictured) topped Perez by three pins to win the women's Singles title.

United States

02/22/05

Walter Ray Williams Jr. and Shannon Pluhowsky elected BWAA Bowlers of the Year

Walter Ray Williams Jr.Walter Ray Williams Jr. (pictured) and amateur Shannon Pluhowsky have been voted 2004 Bowlers of the Year by the Bowling Writers Association of America. It was the record eighth time and the third consecutive year Williams has been honored by the BWAA voters. In the absence of a professional women's bowling tour, Pluhowsky topped former PWBA star Carolyn Dorin-Ballard in the women's election to add yet another award to her impressive list.

United States

02/14/05

Bowling Legend Dick Weber, 75, dies in sleep at home

Bowling loses its greatest ambassador ever

Dick_Weber_2810.jpg Dick Weber, bowling's greatest ambassador ever and possibly its greatest bowler ever, died peacefully in his sleep Sunday night at his home in the St. Louis Area. Less than 36 hours earlier Weber had gotten a standing ovation when he was introduced at the opening ceremonies of the 102nd American Bowling Championship Tournament at the River Center Convention Center in Baton Rouge, La.

2003 Pan Am Games

08/06/03

Mexicans Falconi and Baeza earn men's singles gold and silver; Bill Hoffman captures bronze

By Mark Miller

2003PAGMenDoublesMEX_small.jpg R-L Mexico's Daniel Falconi and Marcos Baeza swept the top two medals while Team USA's Bill Hoffman collected the bronze at the conclusion of the men's bowling singles competition Tuesday in the 14th Pan American Games at the Sebelen Bowling Center. Falconi finished with a 246 game to move past teammate Baeza for the gold medal. Falconi totaled 2,607 for 12 games, a 217.25 average. 

2003 Pan Am Games

08/06/03

Shannon Pluhowsky rallies for women's singles gold medal

By Mark Miller

Shannon_Pluhowsky_3422.jpgTeam USA's Shannon Pluhowsky came from behind to capture the women's bowling singles gold medal Tuesday in the 14th Pan American Games at the Sebelen Bowling Center in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. A 246 in the final game left her at 2,459, a 204.92 average for 12 overall games. Sofia Granda earned the silver medal with 2,424 while Colombia's Clara Juliana Guerrero collected the bronze with 2,408.

2003 Pan Am Games

08/05/03

Mexicans Baeza and Falconi lead men's singles

By Mark Miller

2003PAGMenDoublesMEX_small.jpg Mexico's Marcos Baeza and Daniel Falconi (l-r) averaged 234.67 and 220.83 to earn the top two spots after the first round of men's bowling singles action Monday in the 14th Pan American Games at the Sebelen Bowling Center. Baeza put together 223, 226, 236, 256, 222 and 245 games for his 1,408 total. Falconi had 160, 241, 212, 202, 213 and a record-tying 297 final game for 1,325. Colombia's Andres Gomez was third with 1,299.

2003 Pan Am Games

08/05/03

Guatemala's Sofia Granda leads women's singles

By Mark Miller

2002WRMSofiaGranda.jpg Guatemala's Sofia Granda (left) averaged 214,33 for six games on the 32-feet short-oil patter to take the women's lead Monday in the 14th Pan American Games at the Sebelen Bowling Center. Granda's 1,286 total featured 224, 183, 222, 227, 185 and 245 games. Puerto Rico's Michelle Ayala was second with 1,258 and Mexico's Adriana Perez was third with 1,243.

2003 Pan Am Games

08/04/03

Team USA's Hoffman, Pohl combine to capture men's doubles gold medal

By Mark Miller

2003PAGMenDoublesUSA_small.jpg Two-time U.S. Champion Bill Hoffman and Scott Pohl (l-r) turned a late rally into a gold medal as they lifted the United States to victory Sunday in bowling's men's doubles competition in the 14th Pan American Games at the Sebelen Bowling Center. Canada's Danyck Briere and George Lambert IV collected the silver medal with Colombia's Jaime Gomez and Jorge Romero) in third place.

2003 Pan Am Games

08/04/03

Mexico earns gold medal, U.S. takes silver in women's doubles competition

By Mark Miller

2003PAGWomenDoublesMEX_small.jpg Mexico's Adriana Perez (r.) and Illiana Lomeli (l.) held off a furious rally by the United States to capture the gold medal Sunday in bowling's women's doubles competition in the 14th Pan American Games at the Sebelen Bowling Center. Team USA's Shannon Pluhowsky and Stacy Werth earned the silver medal, while Colombia's Sara Vargas and Clara Juliana Guerrero received the bronze medal.

2003 Pan Am Games

08/03/03

U.S. men and Mexican women lead Pan Am Games doubles after Day One

By Mark Miller

 Two-time U.S. National Amateur Champion Bill Hoffman, Columbus, Ohio, averaged 227 for six games to help the United States to the lead after Saturday's opening round of men's doubles in the 14th Pan American Games at the Sebelen Bowling Center. Hoffman, a 29-year-old bowler, totaled 1,362 of his team's leading 2,516 total. Scott Pohl, Eagan, Minn., added 1,154 (192.33 average) to complete the U.S. scoring. Canada held onto second place (2,446) with Mexico third (2,416).

2003 Pan Am Games

08/03/03

Mexico first after Pan Am Games women's doubles opening round

By Mark Miller

2003PAGWomenDoublesMEX1_small.jpg Mexico's Adriana Perez and Illiana Lomeli (l-r) dominated the field Saturday as the bowling competition in the 14th Pan American Games began with the first round of women's doubles at the Sebelen Bowling Center. Perez rolled 1,273 for six games (212.17 average) and Lomeli added 1,255 (209.17) for a combined 2,528. That was nearly 200 pins ahead of second-place Puerto Rico, which had 2,331. Colombia was third with 2,328 followed by the United States with 2,293.

2003 Pan Am Games

08/02/03

Pan Am Games Tidbits

Sebelen Bowling Center in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (Aug. 2-5, 2003)

PAG2003Logo3.jpg The 14th Pan American Games will be held from August 1st thru 17th at the Sebelen Bowling Center in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. 62 athletes from 17 countries Argentina, Bahamas, Bermuda, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Chile, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Puerto Rico, United States, Uruguay and Venezuela will participate in this year's bowling disciplines with doubles on August 2-3 and singles on August 4-5. Local favorite Rolando A. Sebelen will have a true home field advantage as his family owns the venue.

Dominican Republic

08/01/03

14th Pan American Games

Sebelen Bowling Center in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (Aug. 2-5, 2003)

PAG2003Logo.jpg The 14th Pan American Games will be held from August 1st through 17th in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The Games are being held every four years. Bowling received medal status from the Pan American Sports Organization Council in November 1986. 64 athletes from 18 countries will participate in this year's bowling disciplines at the Sebelen Bowling Center. The doubles competition is from August 2-3 and with singles to follow from August 4-5.

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