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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.



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.



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.

World Wide Web


How Fred Borden can become your Bowling Coach

Borden-Edwards_3561.jpg What do bowling coach legend Fred Borden (left), Team USA head coach Jeri Edwards (right), gold-level coach Ron Hatfield and PBA super star Chris Barnes have in common? They can become YOUR bowling coach. What if you could choose one, two or even all of them?

No kidding. It has become reality.

WYC News


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.



Frilingos and Banks emerge as Masters Champions in III Commonwealth Tenpin Championships

Altona OZTenpin Bowl in Melbourne, Australia (July 2-9, 2006)

2006CTBFMastersFrilingosBanks_small.jpg George Frilingos of Australia and Fiona Banks of England won the prestigious Masters titles to end the 3rd Commonwealth Tenpin Championships at Altona OZTenpin Bowl in Melbourne, Australia. In two close title matches, Frilingos topped Mohd Noer Said, Malaysia, while Banks defeated Canadian Jennifer Willis-Park.



Canada wins Team Gold at III Commonwealth Tenpin Championships

Barrett and Putney claim titles in All Events

2006CTBFTeamCAN.jpg Team Canada won the gold medal in the Team event at the III Commonwealth Tenpin Bowling Championship in Melbourne. Australia took silver and England bronze. Dominic Barrett from England and Ann Maree Putney from Australia claimed the titles in the Men's and Women's All Events. The top 12 men and women advanced to the Masters finals.

2006 WYC


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.



England earns third gold medal in Commonwealth Championships

Altona OZTenpin Bowl in Melbourne, Australia (July 2-9, 2006)

2006CTBFMixedDoublesENG_small.jpg England's 2005 top-ranked bowler Dominic Barrett joined forces with Fiona Banks to win the gold medal in Mixed Doubles at the 3rd Commonwealth Tenpin Bowling Championship in Melbourne, Australia with a record-breaking individual series. Australia captured the silver and bronze medals.



England and Malaysia take gold in Doubles Commonwealth Championships

Altona OZTenpin Bowl in Melbourne, Australia (July 2-9, 2006)

2006CTBFWomenDoubles_small.jpg The England duo of Katie Jowsey from Wakefield near Leeds and Fiona Banks from Sheffield top-scored with a combined pinfall of 2419 for six games, an average of 201,58, to take England's second gold medal at the Commonwealth Tenpin Bowling Championship in Melbourne, Australia. In the men’s division, Malaysia’s Doubles team of Mohd Noer Said and Isaac Russell stormed home in the final two games to clinch gold with 2546 six-game total and an average of 212,17.



Jon Zadel starts Commonwealth Championships with victory in Men's Singles

Altona OZTenpin Bowl in Melbourne, Australia (July 2-9, 2006)

2006CTBFMenSinglesJonZadel_small.jpg 26 year-old Jon Zadel from the Midlands in England struck gold in the first event of the III Commonwealth Tenpin Bowling Championships, the Men's Singles played on long oil, with a total of 1314 for the 6-game block. Bahamas' national champion since 1999, Sonith Lockhart won the silver with 1253, while Australia's George Frilingos clinched the bronze by a single pin to finish on 1247.



Ann Maree Putney defends Women's Singles title at Commonwealth Championships

Altona OZTenpin Bowl in Melbourne, Australia (July 2-9, 2006)

2006CTBFWomenSinglesAnnMareePutney_small.jpg Defending Commonwealth Tenpin Championships Singles champion Ann Maree Putney of Australia won the 2006 event with a 220.50 average, including high games of of 258 and a 1323 pinfall. Caroline Lagrange from Canada earned silver for the second time, just 34 pins behind Putney on 1289, an even closer result than the 67 margin in Cyprus. Choy Poh Lai from Malaysia took bronze.



Two champions in the starting line up for 42nd QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

Mampote Bowling Center in Caracas, Venezuela (Nov. 4-10, 2006)

Peter_Ljung_5425.jpg Michael_Schmidt_5605.jpgTwo previous champions in the starting line up for the 42nd QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup in Caracas, Venezuela in November. Defending champion Michael Schmidt (left) from Canada and Peter Ljung (right) from Sweden, who won the the title in Copenhagen back in 1986 at the tender age of 19.



Tomas Leandersson back on the Swedish National Team

Tomas_Leandersson_5382.jpg Hans Karlsson, press officer of the Swedish Bowling Federation, reported that Tomas Leandersson is back on Team Sweden for the 2006 World Championships. The Korea Bowling Congress will host the inaugural World Tenpin Bowling Championships for Men from August 27 through September 9, 2006 at the Asiad Bowling Center in Busan, South Korea.

2006 WYC


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


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.



Team members selected for inaugural Men's World Championships in Korea

Or_Aviram_5684.jpg Yahav_Rabin_4973.jpg Arie Fisher, President of the Israel Bowling Federation, has informed us that the team trials for the inaugural Men's World Championships have finished last week. Or Aviram (left), Yahav Rabin (right), Moshe Shinman, Gal Shemer and Dor Shechter will represent Israel at the Asiad Bowling Center in Busan, Korea, from August 27 through September 9, 2006.



Regulation Bowling Ball: C.A.T.S data available from the first World Challenge

Cats_3666.jpg Bowlingdigital has received some of the C.A.T.S. data from the first World Tenpin Bowling Association World Challenge at the Kegel Training Center in Lake Wales, April 22, 2006. The invitational tournament was the very first event in the history of the WTBA, in which players could only use the "WTBA Test Ball", an early version of the WTBA Technical Committees vision of a new "Regulation Bowling Ball".

2006 WRM


Two in a row for Colombia, Sara Vargas wins women's World Ranking Masters

Host pick Khalid Al Dubyan triumphs in men's division

Sara_Vargas_5115.jpg Sara Vargas (pictured) of Colombia followed in the footsteps of defending champion Clara Juliana Guerrero as she defeated Putty Armein, Indonesia, two-games-to-one, en route to win the 2006 women's World Ranking Masters in Kuwait. The host pick, Khalid Al Dubyan, the No. 23 in the 2005 Asian Zone rankings, used the home advantage en route to triumph in the men's division over Finn Pasi Uotila in the lowest scoring final in the WRM history.

2006 WRM


Vargas vs. Armein and Uotila vs. Al Dubyan to bowl for the titles in World Ranking Masters

Cosmo Bowling in Kuwait City, Kuwait (May 9-15, 2006)

Sara_Vargas_5115.jpg Pasi_Uotila_5525.jpg Pasi Uotila (left) is looking to make it two in a row for Finland in the men's title match of the 2006 World Ranking Masters against local favorite Khalid Al Dubyan of Kuwait. In the women's championship match, Sara Vargas (right) targets to win the second consecutive women's title for Colombia against Indonesia's Putty Armein.

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