Pan American Bowling Confederation
Galaxy Bowling, San Salvador, El Salvador
FInal Results of Tournament
USA's Shannon O'Keefe and John Janawicz take the gold medals in singles Wednesday at the 2008 Pan American Bowling Confederation Championship of the Champions.
O'Keefe shot 3,305 for the gold, leaving Puerto Rico's Jessica Santiago trailing by 14 pins for the silver. Venezuela's Alicia Marcano took the bronze with 3,271. O'Keefe started the day with games of 198, 202, 219, 216 and 204, but trailed Marcano by 11 pins heading into the final three games. O'Keefe closed with 233, 174 and 192 to edge out Santiago, who closed with a 225 game.
Janawicz totaled 3,538 for 16 games, an average of 221, to win the gold by more than 240 pins over Venezuela's Arturo Hernandez who took the silver with 3,296. Mark Buffa of Canada won the bronze with 3,248. Janawicz began the day with a three-pin lead, and started the day with games of 226, 234, 242 and 260 before finishing with 193, 257, 234 and 198 on the long-oil pattern.
The tournament continues with eight games of mixed doubles on Thursday. The top eight in singles and top eight mixed doubles teams will then compete in the Masters on Friday.
After each player has completed the 16 games in singles and eight games in mixed doubles, the combined total of 48 games is used to rank the countries to determine the top eight from the American Zone which will advance to the 2009 World Games in China.
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2008 PABCON CHAMPIONSHIP OF THE CHAMPIONS
MEN 1, John Janawicz, United States, 3,538. 2, Arturo Hernandez, Venezuela, 3,296. 3, Mark Buffa, Canada, 3,248. 4, Francisco Colon, Puerto Rico, 3,213. 5, David Romero, Colombia, 3,175. 6, Francisco Sanchez, El Salvador, 3,160. 7, Daniel Falconi, Mexico, 3,146. 8, Hilton Nunez, Dominican Republic, 3,098. 9, Mauricio Pinol, Guatemala, 3,089. 10, Marcio Vieira, Brazil, 3,056. 11, Diogenes Saverio, Ecuador, 3,012. 12, Clarence Wallace, Bahamas, 2,997. 13, Alberto Lizano, Costa Rica, 2,995. 14, Lorenzo Young, Panama, 2,890. 15, Kendal Laitano, Honduras, 2,691.
WOMEN 1, Shannon O'Keefe, United States, 3,305. 2, Jessica Santiago, Puerto Rico, 3,291. 3, Alicia Marcano, Venezuela, 3,271. 4, Laura Fonnegra, Colombia, 3,245. 5, Adriana Perez, Mexico, 3,187. 6, Aumi Guerra, Dominican Republic, 3,143. 7, Sofia Granda, Guatemala, 3,121. 8, Aida Granillo, El Salvador, 3,108. 9, Viviana Delgado, Costa Rica, 3,097. 10, Tilcia de Lancini, Panama, 3,005. 11, Julie Johnson-Loyer, Canada, 2,936. 12, Maria Elena Breve, Honduras, 2,785. 13, Cynthia Hidalgo, Ecuador, 2,683. 14, Marie Sealy, Bahamas, 2,614. 15, Lucia Vieira, Brazil, 2,605.
2008 PABCON CHAMPIONSHIP OF THE CHAMPIONS Thursday's Results
The United States earned gold medals in men's all-events, women's all-events and national all-events Thursday at the 2008 Pan American Bowling Confederation Championship of the Champions but left the Mixed Doubles gold to Puerto Rico.
Puerto Rico's Jessica Santiago and Francisco Colon won the gold with 3,409 while Colombia's Laura Fonnegra and David Romero and Mexico's Daniel Falconi and Adriana Perez tied for bronze with 3,255.Leading by more than 120 pins heading into the final round of mixed doubles, Team USA’s John Janawicz and Shannon O'Keefe struggled in Mixed Doubles. Their total of 3,343 pins was only good enough for Silver. With Puerto Rico leading by 63 pins heading into the final game, Team USA was un-able to make a run after leaving four pocket 7-10 splits.
Although they were disappointed by their finish in mixed doubles, both Janawicz and O’Keefe earned gold medals in their respective divisions in all-events.
Their combined 48-game total also gave them the gold medal in national all-events, securing a spot for Team USA in the 2009 World Games in Chinese Taipei.
In the national all-events, Team USA won handily and led the group of eight countries that qualified for the World Games. Puerto Rico won the silver and Colombia took the bronze.
The Championship of the Champions will conclude Friday with the top eight players in singles and top eight mixed doubles teams competing in the Masters event.
2008 PABCON CHAMPIONSHIP OF THE CHAMPIONS Results Thursday's Results
MIXED DOUBLES (16 games; eight per player)
1, Francisco Colon/Jessica Santiago, Puerto Rico, 3,409. 2, John Janawicz/Shannon O'Keefe, United States, 3,343. 3 (tie), David Romero/Laura Fonnegra, Colombia, and Daniel Falconi/Adriana Perez, Mexico, 3,255. 5, Mauricio Pinol/Sofia Granda, Guatemala, 3,170. 6, Lorenzo Young/Tilcia de Lancini, Panama, 3,149. 7, Hilton Nunez/Aumi Guerra, Dominican Republic, 3,113. 8, Arturo Hernandez/Alicia Marcano, Venezuela, 3,095. 9, Mark Buffa/Julie Johnson-Loyer, Canada, 3,067. 10, Francisco Sanchez/Aida Granillo, El Salvador, 3,053. 11, Diogenes Saverio/Cynthia Hidalgo, Ecuador, 3,048. 12, Marcio Vieira/Lucia Vieira, Brazil, 2,954. 13, Alberto Lizano/Viviana Delgado, Costa Rica, 2,949. 14, Kendal Laitano/Maria Elena Breve, Honduras, 2,821. 15, Clarence Wallace/Marie Sealy, Bahamas, 2,712.
INDIVIDUAL ALL-EVENTS (24 games)
MEN 1, John Janawicz, United States, 5,212. 2, Francisco Colon, Puerto Rico, 5,022. 3, Francisco Sanchez, El Salvador, 4,874. 4, Arturo Hernandez, Venezuela, 4,863. 5, Mark Buffa, Canada, 4,794. 6, David Romero, Colombia, 4,775. 7, Daniel Falconi, Mexico, 4,752. 8, Mauricio Pinol, Guatemala, 4,691. 9, Marcio Vieira, Brazil, 4,675. 10, Diogenes Saverio, Ecuador, 4,645. 11, Hilton Nunez, Dominican Republic, 4,618. 12, Lorenzo Young, Panama, 4,490. 13, Clarence Wallace, Bahamas, 4,481. 14, Alberto Lizano, Costa Rica, 4,469. 15, Kendal Laitano, Honduras, 4,038.
WOMEN 1, Shannon O'Keefe, United States, 4,974. 2, Laura Fonnegra, Colombia, 4,900. 3, Jessica Santiago, Puerto Rico, 4,891. 4, Adriana Perez, Mexico, 4,836. 5, Alicia Marcano, Venezuela, 4,799. 6, Aumi Guerra, Dominican Republic, 4,736. 7, Sofia Granda, Guatemala, 4,689. 8, Viviana Delgado, Costa Rica, 4,572. 9, Tilcia de Lancini, Panama, 4,554. 10, Julie Johnson-Loyer, Canada, 4,457. 11, Aida Granillo, El Salvador, 4,447. 12, Maria Elena Breve, Honduras, 4,259. 13, Cynthia Hidalgo, Ecuador, 4,098. 14, Lucia Vieira, Brazil, 3,940. 15, Marie Sealy, Bahamas, 3,842.
NATIONAL ALL-EVENTS (48 games) 1, United States, 10,186. 2, Puerto Rico, 9,913. 3, Colombia, 9,675. 4, Venezuela, 9,662. 5, Mexico, 9,588. 6, Guatemala, 9,380. 7, Dominican Republic, 9,354. 8, El Salvador, 9,321. 9, Canada, 9,251. 10, Panama, 9,044. 11, Costa Rica, 9,041. 12, Ecuador, 8,743. 13, Brazil, 8,615. 14, Bahamas, 8,323. 15, Honduras, 8,297.
TEAM USA ADDS TO MEDAL COUNT TO CLOSE CHAMPIONSHIP OF THE CHAMPIONS SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador - Team USA's Shannon O'Keefe and John Janawicz rebounded Friday to win the gold medal in the mixed doubles Masters. O'Keefe and Janawicz teamed up to defeat Guatemala's Sofia Granda and Mauricio Pinol, 2-0, to conclude the inaugural Championship of the Champions. After giving up a big lead and settling for the silver in mixed doubles Thursday, O'Keefe shot 223 and Janawicz had 202 as the pair took the Masters title with a 425-404 win in the deciding match.
In the opening game, O'Keefe shot 243 and Janawicz added 187 as the pair took a 430-419 victory. Pinol had a chance to tie the match, needing to convert the 2-4-5 spare and strike, but he left the 5 pin standing on the spare attempt to give Team USA the win.
Janawicz earned the gold in the men's Masters by defeating Francisco Sanchez of El Salvador, 2-1. Janawicz lost the first game by a 216-179 margin but won the final two games 223-178 and 233-194.
In the women's Masters, O'Keefe settled for the bronze medal. After defeating Costa Rica's Viviana Delgado, 207-156, she lost to Puerto Rico's Jessica Santiago, 176-175. Santiago threw all three strikes in the final frame to force O'Keefe to throw a strike on her first shot in the 10th frame, but O'Keefe left a 4-pin.
In the championship match, Santiago defeated Venezuela's Alicia Marcano, 2-0 (226-174 and 225-180), to win the gold medal.
The United States won gold medals in men's singles, women's singles, men's all-events, women's all-events, national all-events, men's Masters and mixed doubles Masters while taking silver in mixed doubles and bronze in women's Masters.
2008 PABCON CHAMPIONSHIP OF THE CHAMPIONS, El Salvador Friday's Results
MIXED DOUBLES MASTERS QUARTERFINALS (One game)
SEMIFINALS (One game; losers tie for third and earn bronze) Janawicz/O'Keefe def. Nunez/Guerra, 435-367 Pinol/Granda def. Falconi/Perez, 431-378 CHAMPIONSHIP (Best two of three; winner takes gold, loser earns silver) Janawicz/O'Keefe def. Pinol/Granda, 2-0 (430-419, 425-404)
CHAMPIONSHIP (Best two of three; winner takes gold, loser earns silver) Janawicz def. Sanchez, 2-1 (179-216, 223-178, 233-194)
CHAMPIONSHIP (Best two of three; winner takes gold, loser earns silver) Santiago def. Marcano, 2-0 (226-174, 225-180)
|Our Thanks to Lucas Wiseman, USBC, for sending the scores and tournament news.|