World Youth Championships

2014 WYC Hong Kong

08/10/14

Japanese girls, both Swedish boys' teams lead in Doubles after Day One Qualifying

Japan, Indonesia, USA and Mexico overtake previous leader Korea in the Girls Division; Sweden II moves into second place, Bahrain takes over third place

2014RobertAnderssonPontusAnderssonMarkusJansson_small.jpgWith two of four squads in the Doubles event at the 13th CGSE World Youth Championships in the books, the girls' leaderboard got a whole new look while Squad A leader Markus Jansson and Pontus Andersson (left with coach Robert Andersson, left) of Sweden remained atop the boys standings. Four duos from Japan, Indonesia, USA and Mexico moved into the top 4, while the second team from Sweden and Bahrain leaped into second and third place in the Boys Division.

2014 WYC Hong Kong

08/10/14

Korean girls, Swedish boys set the tone in Doubles

The Swedes out average the rest of the squad by 22 pins and more; none of the girls doubles average 200

2014PontusAnderssonMarkusJansson_small.jpg2014WYCKimHeeBeenKimKyoungSil_small.jpgKim Kyoung Sil and Kim Hee Been (l.) of Korea and Markus Jansson and Pontus Andersson (r.) of Sweden toppled 2391 and 2679 pins, respectively, Sunday morning at SCAA bowling center in Hong, Kong, China, to set the tone in Girls and Boys Doubles at the 13th CGSE World Youth Championships after the first of four qualifying squads.

2014 WYC Hong Kong

08/09/14

Korea starts 13th CGSE World Youth Championships with gold medal sweep in Singles

Watch the Live Streaming from the 13th CGSE World Youth Championships

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Tenpin Bowling powerhouse South Korea started the 13th CGSE World Youth Championships with a sweep of the gold medals in Under-21 Girls and Boys Singles Saturday evening at SCAA Bowling Center in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, China. In the girl's title match, Yang Su Jin (r.) defeated Shion Izumune of Japan, 236-208, while Choi Woo Sub (r.) topped Wesley Low, USA, in an all-lefty affair, 226-214, to seal the victory in the boys' division.

2014 WYC Hong Kong

08/09/14

Tania Yusaf, Michael Mak shoot into Girls and Boys Singles lead at World Youth Championships

With only one squad to go, Scotland's Yusaf leads the 70 girls with 1258 (209.67); Mak doubles in the last frame to give the host country Hong Kong the pole position in the 130-player boys' field; the top 4 advance to the semifinals starting at 6 p.m. HK time

2014WYCTaniaYusaf_small.jpg2014WYCMichaelMak_small.jpgTania Yusaf (l.) of Scotland and hometown favorite Michael Mak (r.) led Squad C Saturday morning at the 13th CGSE World Youth Championships en route to shoot into the lead in the qualifying of the Singles event. Yusaf rolled a 1258 series to lead the 70 girls with only the last Squad D to go. Mak threw a clutch double in his last frame of the six-game block on the 35 feet Beijing pattern to shoot to the top of the 130-player Boys Division with 1417.

2014 WYC Hong Kong

08/08/14

Macau's Veronica Dias De Souza moves into second place in Girls Singles in Hong Kong WYC

Squad A leaders Mirai Ishimoto (Japan), Choi Woo Sub (Korea) continue to lead in Girls and Boys Division as Singles event reaches the halfway mark

2014WYCVeronicaDeSouza_small.jpg2014WYCMiraiIshimoto_small.jpgSquad A leaders Mirai Ishimoto (l.) of Japan and Korea's Choi Woo Sub remained atop the leaderboard in Girls and Boys Singles as the opening event of the 13th CGSE World Youth Championships has reached the halfway mark. Veronica Dias De Souza (r.) of Macau was the only player of Squad B, girls and boys, to crack the top 4, who will survive the six-game preliminaries and advance to the playoffs on Saturday starting at 6 p.m.

2014 WYC Hong Kong

08/08/14

Japan, Korea take the lead in Singles after Squad A at World Youth Championships

Japan's Mirai Ishimoto leads the Girls Division with 1252; Korean lefty Choi Woo Sub becomes the first player at this World Youth Championships to crack the 1400-bar

2014WYCMiraiIshimoto_small.jpg2014WYCChoiWoosub_small.jpgJapan's Mirai Ishimoto (l.) and Choi Woo Sub (r.) of Korea took the early lead in the 13th CGSE World Youth Championships Singles event, which got underway Friday morning in Hong Kong, China, with Squad A featuring 24 girls and 44 boys. Ishimoto averaged 208.67 on the 35 feet Beijing pattern to lead the girls division with 1252. Lefty Choi used six games between 265 and 218 to pace the boys division with 1413 (235.50).

2014 WYC

08/06/14

Colorful Opening Ceremonies kick off 2014 World Youth Championships

Under-21 Championships will be played on 35-feet Beijing and 45-feet Mexico City patterns; SCAA Bowling Center LaneMap Guide available now

2014WYCOpeningCeremonyGroupShot_small.jpgThe 2014 CGSE World Youth Championships are officially open after a stunning opening ceremony at South China Athletic Association Bowling Center in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, China. A ceremony displaying Hong Kong identity and the relationship with China ended with World Bowling President Kevin Dornberger and the other VIPs performing the "eye-dotting ceremony" for the lion dance after which IOC member Timothy T. T. Fok, GBS, JP, declared the Championships open.

2014 WYC

08/05/14

Junior Team USA has memorable week in Hong Kong

2014WYCTeamsUSA&HKG_small.jpg In the days leading up to their main task at the 2014 World Bowling Youth Championships, the members of Junior Team USA have been on the lanes in Hong Kong hoping to leave their mark in a different way. The eight Junior Team USA members (in the back), all first-timers at the World Youth Championships, were invited to join their counterparts from the event's host country (in the front) in a series of events focused on philanthropy, coaching and a little competition.

2014 WYC

08/04/14

Hong Kong TBC hosts Press Conference cum Luncheon for Community Activities on Monday

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On Monday, August 4, 2014 at 12:00 the chairman and the Executive Committee of the Hong Kong Tenpin Bowling Congress hosted a press conference cum luncheon for community activities at the Regal Hongkong Hotel, one of the three official hotels for The Chinese Gold & Silver Exchange Society World Youth Championships. The 13th World Youth Championships will be held from August 6-15 at SCAA Bowling Center featuring more than 250 boys and girls from 46 countries.

2014 WYC Hong Kong

08/02/14

Live Coverage of the 13th World Youth Championships in Hong Kong, China

2014WYCLogo_small.jpg Hong Kong will be the center of the bowling world August 6-15, when the best youth bowlers in the sport compete in the 13th World Youth Championships at South China Athletic Association Bowling Center. The 10-day event kicks off Wednesday, Aug. 6, with the Opening Ceremony and comes to an exciting end Friday, Aug. 15, with the Masters finals. 168 boys and 99 girls from 46 countries will participate. BowlingdigitalBanner_mini.jpgBowlingdigital.com will cover the Championships live from Hong Kong.

2014 WYC Hong Kong

06/30/14

Organizing Committee releases Bulletin No. 3 for 2014 CGSE World Youth Championships

Bulletin No. 3 comes along with Forms G & H and a Reply Slip for Arrival and Departure; WTBA informs about new online ball registration procedure for participating players

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The Organizing Committee of the 13th World Youth Championships presented by the Chinese Gold & Silver Exchange Society has released Bulletin No. 3 for the championship, which will be held from August 6-15, 2014 at 40-lane South China Athletic Association Bowling Center in Hong Kong, China. Bulletin No. 3 comes along with Forms G & H and a Reply Slip for Arrival and Departure. Bowlingdigital.com will cover the Championships live from Hong Kong.

USBC News

06/18/14

Junior Team USA squad for World Youth Championships announced

Team USA program also announced the players who will represent the U.S. at Lee Evans Tournament of the Americas, Pan American Olympic Festival

2012JuniorTeamUSALogo_small.jpgThe roster for Junior Team USA at the upcoming 13th World Bowling Youth Championships has been set. The Championships will take place in Hong Kong from Aug. 8-15 and all rounds of the competition will be broadcast live on BOWL.com's BowlTV. Bowlingdigital will provide live coverage of the entire event. Team USA program has also announced the players who will represent the U.S. at Lee Evans Tournament of the Americas and the Pan American Olympic Festival.

Hong Kong, China

05/28/14

Announcement Press Conference held for 2014 CGSE World Youth Championships

Championship for Youth U21, which was awarded the 'M' Mark branding as well as the Brand Hong Kong logo, will be held August 6-15, 2014 at SCAA Bowling Center in Hong Kong

2014WYCAnnouncementPress Conference4_small.jpgThe Announcement Press Conference for the CGSE World Youth Championships was held on Tuesday, May 27, at the Regal Hongkong Hotel in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong. The 13th edition of the most prestigious event for youth bowlers in the world will be held August 6-15, 2014 at South China Athletic Association Bowling Center. The Championship was awarded the 'M' Mark branding as well as the Brand Hong Kong logo by the Major Sports Events Committee.

2014 WYC

03/05/14

13th World Youth Championships Organizing Committee releases Bulletin No. 2 and Forms B-F

South China Athletic Association Bowling Centre, Hong Kong, China (August 6-15, 2014)

2014WYCLogo_small.jpg The Organizing Committee of the 13th World Youth Championships presented by the Chinese Gold & Silver Exchange Society has released Bulletin No. 2 and Forms B-F for the championship, which will be held from August 6-15, 2014 in Hong Kong, China. As of today, 40 countries are intending to participate. BowlingdigitalBanner_mini.jpgIn cooperation with the Asian Bowling Federation and the Hong Kong Tenpin Bowling Congress, Bowlingdigital.com will cover Championships live from Hong Kong.

2014 WYC

02/09/14

Deadline fast approaching to declare intention to participate in 2014 World Youth Championships

WTBA reminds all federations that the deadline for sending Form A to the host of the 2014 Hong Kong World Youth Championships is February 15

2014WYCLogo_small.jpg The World Tenpin Bowling Association reminds all federations that the deadline for sending Form A (intention to participate or not) to the host of the 2014 World Youth Championships is February 15. The Championships will take place from August 6-15 in Hong Kong, China. The WTBA ask all federations to turn in Form A even they do not intend to participate. For more infortmation contact the host at wyc2014@hktbc.org.hk or visit the official website www.wyc2014.com.

2014 WYC

01/20/14

Organizing Committee releases Bulletin No. 1 for 13th World Youth Championships

South China Athletic Association Bowling Centre, Hong Kong, China (August 6-15, 2014)

2014WYCLogo_small.jpg The Organizing Committee of the 13th World Youth Championships has released Bulletin No. 1. The Chinese Gold & Silver Exchange Society World Youth Championships will be held from August 6-15, 2014 at 40-lane South China Athletic Association Bowling Center in Hong Kong, China. In cooperation with the Asian Bowling Federation (ABF) and the BowlingdigitalBanner_mini.jpgHong Kong Tenpin Bowling Congress, Bowlingdigital.com will cover the Championships live from Hong Kong.

2012 WYC

07/03/12

Swede Daniel Fransson ends 12th World Youth Championships with victory in Boys Masters

Beats Chris Via (USA) for the title; top-seeded Sam Cooley (AUS) and Marshall Kent (USA) receive bronze

2012WYCBoysMastersTop4_small.jpgDaniel Fransson of Sweden ended the 12th World Youth Championships with victory in the Boys Masters finals Tuesday at Blu-O Paragon Bowling Center in Bangkok. Fransson, seeded third, defeated No. 4 Chris Via, USA, 206-198, to capture the first gold medal for Sweden in this championship. In the semifinals, Via cruised to a 246-180 victory over All Events champion Sam Cooley of Australia, while Fransson equally easily sidelined two-time gold medalist Marshall Kent, USA, 242-202.

2012 WYC

07/03/12

Korea's Hwang Yeon-Ju wins third gold medal at World Youth Championships in Girls Masters

Defeats top seeded Jacqueline Sijore (MAS) in the title match; Dayang Khairuniza (MAS) and Bernice Lim (SIN) share bronze

2012WYCMastersJacquelineSijore_small.jpg2012WYCMastersHwangYeonJu_small.jpgHwang Yeon-Ju (l.) of South Korea defeated top seeded Jacqueline Sijore (r.) of Malaysia, 226-215, to claim the coveted Girls Masters title at the 12th World Youth Championships Tuesday afternoon at Blu-O Paragon Bowling Center in Bangkok, Thailand. In the semifinals, Sijore, the reigning adult World Champion in Singles, ousted Bernice Lim of Singapore, 228-171 and Hwang eliminated Sijore's teammate Dayang Khairuniza, 223-181.

2012 WYC

07/02/12

USA's Marshall Kent takes over lead in Boys Masters in Round of 24

American targets his third gold medal of the Championships; leads top 8 into Tuesday's Round Robin Match Play

2012WYCBoysAEMarshallKent_small.jpg2012WYCBoysAESamCooley_small.jpgMarshall Kent of the United States (l.) averaged 240 in the Round of 24 Monday morning at Blu-O Paragon Bowling Center in Bangkok to overtake the lead in the Boys Masters competition at the 12th World Youth Championships in Thailand with 5391 total (224.63). Trailing Kent by 51 pins was All Events champion Sam Cooley (r.) of Australia with 5340. The top 8 boys will carry their pinfall total forward into Tuesday's seven-game match play round.

2012 WYC

07/02/12

Korea's Hwang Yeon-Ju holds on to the lead in Girls Masters competition

All Events champion leads top 8 girls into Round Robin match play; Bernice Lim of Singapore rolls the second 300 game by a girl in the history of World Youth Championships

2012WYCGirlsAEHwangYeonJu_small.jpg2012WYCBerniceLim_small.jpgAll Events champion Hwang Yeon-Ju (l.) of Korea rolled a solid 1234 series Monday morning at Blu-O Paragon Bowling Center in Bangkok, Thailand to maintain her lead in the Girls Masters competition at the 12th World Youth Championships as the field was cut to the top 8. Hwang totaled 5105 (212.71) for 24 games. Bernice Lim (r.) of Singapore became the second girl in WTBA history, who rolled a 300 game at World Youth Championships.

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