World Youth Championships

Germany

07/26/06

Cheah/Aziela wait till the last moment to win Girl's Doubles

Bowlingcenter Schillerpark in Berlin, Germany (July 21-30, 2006)

2006WYCGirlsEsterCheahZandraAziela_small.jpg Esther Cheah teamed with Zandra Aziela to win the gold medal in the Girls Doubles at the 9th World Youth Championships in Berlin, Germany. The Malaysians finished with a 503-game to capture the title with 2463 pinfall total and an average of 205,25 Valerie Teo and Cherie Tan of Singapore were mere five pins behind to earn the silver medal with 2458. Squad 1 leaders Tina Hulsch and Janine Gabel, Germany, received bronze with 2426.

Germany

07/25/06

Kuwait's Al Zaidan remains unchallenged, wins gold in Boys' Singles

Bowlingcenter Schillerpark in Berlin, Germany (July 21-30, 2006)

2006WYCBoysSingles_small.jpg Squad 1 leaders Mohammad Al Zaidan, Kuwait, Canadian Dan MacLelland, and Norway's Mads Sandbaekken remained unchallenged during the second squad of the Boys Singles en route to win the gold, silver and bronze medals at the 9th World Youth Championships in Berlin. Aaron Kong led the second squad with 1271 thanks to a final 247 game, good enough for fourth place.  

Editorial

07/25/06

Working with the German Bowling Federation is no fun

2006WYCLogo_small.jpgIf you wonder why Bowlingdigital has still not started with "Live Coverage" from the 9th World Youth Championships 2006 at Bowlingcenter Schillerpark in Berlin, Germany, here is the answer. Is it because it's 'just youth bowling'? No. Is it because of the host center and the proprietors? No. But working for the German Bowling Federation (DBU) is absolutely no fun.


Germany

07/24/06

Singapore starts World Youth Championships with gold and silver in Girl's Singles

9th World Youth Championships 2006 - Girls Singles

2006WYCGirlsSingles_small.jpg Needing a 171-score in the final game, Valerie Teo of Singapore rolled a 173-game to overtake her team mate Cherie Tan and win the gold medal in the Girl's Singles. Valerie totaled 1193 pins over six games, with Cherie in second place at 1190. Stefanie Nation, United States, earned the bronze medal with 1181.



Germany

07/23/06

9th World Youth Championships 2006

Bowlingcenter Schillerpark in Berlin, Germany (July 21-30, 2006)

2006WYCLogo_small.jpg The 9th World Youth Championships 2006 will be officially declared open on Saturday evening. Originally, we had planned to start our coverage with a picture from the Opening Ceremony scheduled from 8 to 8.30 pm. However, as the German Bowling Federation (DBU) has decided to levy an entry fee from the media, we have decided not to attend the ceremony but to start our coverage on Sunday morning when the real action begins with the Girl's Singles on short oil.

WYC News

07/21/06

Orlando selected to host 2008 World Youth Championships

Elite bowlers from approximately 50 countries to compete at Boardwalk Entertainment Center

2008WYCLogo_small.jpg Boardwalk Entertainment Center, an 80-lane facility in Orlando, Fla., has been selected to host the 2008 WTBA World Youth Championships, marking the first time this international tournament for elite youth bowlers will be held in the United States. "We look forward to working with Boardwalk Entertainment Center, the city of Orlando and the WTBA to make this a memorable event for everyone involved," said USBC Director of Team USA Kevin Dornberger.


2006 WYC

07/06/06

Junior Team USA ready to face challengers at 2006 World Youth Championships

Stefanie_Nation_5380.jpg PJ_Haggerty_5207.jpg When Junior Team USA's P.J. Haggerty and Stefanie Nation return to the World Youth Championships in a few weeks, they personally will notice the growth of bowling worldwide -- more countries, more competitors and more challengers. They lead a strong United States contingent into the event scheduled for July 22-29 in Berlin, Germany.

2006 WYC

05/30/06

Technical Committee announces Oil Patterns for World Youth Championships 2006

Bowlingcenter Schillerpark in Berlin, Germany (July 21-30, 2006)

Ted Thompson.jpg The WTBA Technical Committee has released the oil patterns for the 9th World Youth Championships 2006 in Berlin, Germany. The event will be held from July 21 through 30, 2006 at bowling center Schillerpark, the biggest bowling center in Germany with 46 lanes on one floor. Ted Thompson, technical consultant to the WTBA Technical Committee, explained to us why it has taken longer than normal for the oil patterns to be announced.

2006 WYC News

05/24/06

Do-or-die mission for juniors By Ajitpal Singh

Republished courtesy of New Straits Times (23 May 2006)

Isaac Paul.jpg Zaid Izlan Ibrahim Hakimi.jpg It will be a do-or-die mission for junior bowlers Zaid Izlan Ibrahim Hakimi (left) and Isaac Russell Paul (right) when they compete in their respective tournaments as the one who performs well will be picked for the World Youth Championship in Berlin, Germany from July 21 through 30, 2006.

Guam

08/09/04

Larpapharat and Petrick end World Youth Championships with victory in Masters

Central Lanes in Agana, Guam - July 28-August 8, 2004

2004WYCMastersPetrickYannaphon_small.jpgYannaphon Larpapharat from Thailand and Junior Team USA's Jennifer Petrick earned the coveted Masters titles to conclude the 8th WTBA World Youth Championships at Central Lanes in Agana, Guam. Larpapharat defeated No. 1 seed Jason Belmonte, Australia, 415-392, in boys' finals over two games total pinfall. Jennifer Petrick topped teammate Stefanie Nation in the girls championship match, 414-404. Wu Siu Hong of Hong Kong and Korea's Kang Hyun-Jin earned bronze.

Guam

08/07/04

Junior Team USA girls win gold in team event; Minna Mäkelä All Events champion

Central Lanes in Agana, Guam - July 28-August 8, 2004

 Olivia Sandham, Jennifer Petrick, Stephanie Nation and Anita Manns (from front left, clockwise) earned the gold medal in the girls Team event at the 8th WTBA World Youth Championships. The Junior Team USA members, who led the field after three games on long oil widened their lead to 209 pins on short oil to cruise to victory. Australia jumped from 13th to second place, while England leaped from 6th to third.

Guam

08/07/04

Finland wins gold in boys team event; Jason Belmonte captures second gold in All Events

Central Lanes in Agana, Guam - July 28-August 8, 2004

2004WYCBoysTeamFIN2_small.jpgOvernight leader Finland captured the gold medal in the boys team event at the 8th World Youth Championships at Central Lanes in Agana, Guam. L-R Sami Tolonen, Joonas Huolman, Mikko Ylitalo and Osku Paalermaa felled 4979 pins and averaged 207,46 to win the title in the boys division. Malaysia was nine pins behind to earn the silver medal with Sweden further 112 pins behind to take the bronze medal.

Guam

08/05/04

Mexicans Iliana Lomeli and Sandra Gongora win Girls Doubles

Central Lanes in Agana, Guam - July 28-August 8, 2004

2004WYCGongoraLomeli_small.jpgMexicans Iliana Lomeli and Sandra Gongora (r-l) teamed to win the Girls Doubles event at the 8th World Youth Championships in Guam. Lomeli, who won the doubles title in the American Zone Youth Championships last month, and Gongora averaged 205,5 on the long-oil pattern at Central Lanes in Agana. Silver went to Team USA's Jennifer Petrick and Stephanie Nation, while Francys Alvarez and Olga Arandia from Venezuela captured bronze.

Guam

08/05/04

Andersson/Kanold cruise to victory in Boys Doubles

Central Lanes in Agana, Guam - July 28-August 8, 2004

2004WYCKanoldAndersson_small.jpg Swedes Robert Andersson and Mikael Kanold (r-l) averaged 216,58 on the long oil pattern to cruise to victory in the Boys doubles at the 8th World Youth Championships in Guam. Clay Herrbach (1269) and Patrick Haggerty (1279), USA, earned the silver medal with 2548 (212,33) and Japan's Isao Yamamoto (1313) and Toshihiko Takahashi (1182) grabbed bronze with 2495 (207,92).

Guam

08/03/04

Kang Hyun-Jin wins first gold medal for Korea in Girls Singles

Central Lanes in Agana, Guam - July 28-August 8, 2004

Kang Hyun-Jin.jpg Korea's Kang Hyun-Jin (pictured) won the first gold medal in the girl's division at the 8th World Youth Championships in Guam. Kang had games of 219, 191, 214, 202, 224 and 192 for 1242, six-game total and an average of 207 en route to win the girls Singles competition. Silver and bronze went to Singapore's Tay Hui Yiang and Michelle Kwang.

Guam

08/03/04

Jason Belmonte starts World Youth Championships with victory in Singles

Central Lanes in Agana, Guam - July 28-August 8, 2004

 Jason Belmonte of Australia rolled 1316 to win the first gold medal of the 8th World Youth Championships in the boy's singles competition. A scoring correction Tuesday resulted in Junior Team USA's David O'Sullivan earning the bronze medal in the boys singles event at the World Youth Championships in Guam. O'Sullivan, 19, pointed out himself that he had been inadvertently credited with six additional pins in his second game, which was lowered from 208 to 202. The score adjustment dropped his total to 1241 and into third place for the bronze medal. Ireland's Paul Scott was awarded the silver for his 1246 total.

Guam

07/31/04

8th WTBA World Youth Championship declared open

Central Lanes in Agana, Guam - July 28-August 8, 2004

 The 8th WTBA World Youth Championship was officially declared opened in Agana, Guam. Athletes from 29 nations paraded into the Agana Shopping Center today in a colorful opening ceremony that showcased music, dance and local tradition. Competition begins August 1 and concludes on August 8th. The under 23 youth teams will compete for gold, silver and bronze medals in Singles, Doubles, Teams and masters competitions.

Thailand

08/12/02

Wu Siu Hong ends World Youth Championship with win in Masters

P.S. Bowl in Pattaya, Thailand (August 4-11, 2002)

2001 Asian rankings leader Wu Siu Hong of Hong Kong ended the 7th World Youth Tenpin Bowling Championship at P.S. Bowl in Pattaya, Thailand, with victory in the Boys Masters. Siu Hong posted some big scores on his way to the title. The No. 3 seed ousted Swede Martin Larsen in the semi-final, 261-191, then topped tournament leader Kim Ko-Woon, Korea, 431-400, to claim the title. ##


Thailand

08/12/02

Shannon Pluhowsky crowned Girls Masters champion in Pattaya

P.S. Bowl in Pattaya, Thailand (August 4-11, 2002)

U.S. National Amateur Champion Shannon Pluhowsky rolled games of 210, 212 and 213 to become the Girls Masters champion at the 7th World Youth Tenpin Bowling Championship at P.S. Bowl in Pattaya, Thailand. Pluhosky, seeded third, sidelined Kim Ho-Jung, Korea, 210-193, in the opening match for the right to bowl Ho-Jung's compatriot Hong Soo-Yeon for the title. Being down by three pins after game #1, Pluhowsky rebounded with a 212-178 seal the 429-390 victory.

Thailand

08/10/02

Swedish boys triumph in team event

P.S. Bowl in Pattaya, Thailand (August 4-11, 2002)

Sweden now owns both the men's and the boys' World Championship team title. Robert Anderson, Mats Olsson, Jonni Kemppainen and Martin Larsen set new championship records over three team-games (2590, 215,83) and six team-games (5074, 211,42) to win the title in the boys' the 4-player team event at the 7th World Youth Championship in Pattaya, Thailand.

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