Craig Woodhouse awarded International Coach's Award by World Bowling Writers


    WBW News

    By Hazel McLeary, CTF Public Relations Coordinator

    2006CotYCraigWoodhouseMagnusJohnsson.jpg Craig Woodhouse (on the right) of St. Catharines, Ontario, has received the 'Tom Kouros Outstanding International Coach Award' presented by the World Bowling Writers.

    The presentation was made at the 2006 Qubica/AMF Bowling World Cup which took place in Caracas, Venezuela. Magnus Johnson (left), national coach of Sweden and former winner of the award, made the presentation.

    2006CotYCraigWoodhouse.jpg Woodhouse, who is presently coaching in the Dominican Republic, is a four-time national team member and a member of CTF's coaching staff from 1991-2000.

    He has served the World Tenpin Bowling Association as a member of the Technical, Coaching and Marketing committees. Woodhouse is credited with introducing the concept of two oiling patterns - short and long - which has had a major impact on international competitions.

    He was inducted into the Canadian Tenpin Federation's Hall of Fame in 2005. Woodhouse's major Canadian coaching accomplishments are as follows:

    • 1991 - Assistant Coach of Canada's men's team - World Championships, Singapore 1991
    • 1994 - Coach of Canadian men's team at Commonwealth Invitational Tournament - Victoria, B.C. Team won 5 gold, 3 silver and 4 bronze medals
    • 1995 - Coach of Canadian men's team at World Championships, Reno, Nevada. Won 1 gold, 1 silver medal
    • 1995 - Coach of Canadian men's team at Pan American Games, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Won gold in men's singles, bronze in men's doubles and team
    • 1996 - Coached Canada's Bill Rowe to men's championships at the Atlanta Bowling Challenge held at the time of the Atlanta Olympics.
    • 1996 - Canada's head coach at Commonwealth Invitational - Scotland. Won 5 gold, 5 silver and 3 bronze.
    • 1997 - Canada's head coach at American Zone Championships, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Won 1 gold, 6 silver and 2 bronze.
    • 1998 - Canada's coach at Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur. Won 1 silver, 2 bronze
    • 1999 - Canada's coach at Pan American Games in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Won 1 silver, 2 bronze
    • 2000 - Canada's coach at American Zone Youth Championships, Cancun, Mexico. Won 2 gold, 2 bronze
    • 2000 - Coached Canada's Diane Buchanan to third place finish at Bowling World Cup in Lisbon, Portugal.

    Pictures courtesy of Hazel McLeary and Americo Scheftsik.