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Bowling News USA - July 28, 2014 Live Coverage of the 13th World Youth Championships in Hong Kong, China


WYC Tournament Director Dr. Danny Santos has revised the Schedule of Events for the championships

Hong Kong will be the center of the bowling world August 6-15, when the best youth bowlers in the world compete in the 13th World Youth Championships at South China Athletic Association Bowling Center.

The 10-day event kicks off with the Team Managers Meeting on Wednesday, August 6 followed by the Opening Ceremony in the evening. On Friday, August 8, after a day of official practice rounds, bowlers and fans will enjoy the first of eight days of competition.
Friday and Saturday are set aside for Girls and Boys Singles, followed by the Doubles events Sunday and Monday and the Team events on Tuesday and Wednesday. The competition comes to an exciting end Thursday and Friday with the Masters competition. The semifinals and finals will start on Friday, August 15, at 1:00 p.m. Hong Kong time.
As part of the activities, contestants are treated to an opening and closing banquet. In addition a series of promotional activities will be organized to create awareness in the community and among the districts of Hong Kong.
The WYC is made possible by title sponsor, The Chinese Gold & Silver Exchange Society World, and co-sponsors Chancellor Precious Metals, Fine Metal Asia Limited, Glory Sky and Safe Gold Bullion Limited as well as Watsons Water and Mr. Juicy, the Official Drink Sponsor of the event.


46 member federations of the World Tenpin Bowling Association, tenpin bowling's governing body, who are currently paid up members of FIQ, WTBA and their respective zone (PABCON, ETBF, and ABF) will participate in the championships.
Participating countries in alphabetical order: 
Australia, Bahrain, Canada, China, Chinese Taipei, Colombia, Costa Rica, Czech, Egypt, England, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Kuwait, Latvia, Macau, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, UAE, Ukraine, United States, and Venezuela.
Only players born on January 1st, 1993 to on December 31st, 2000 are eligible to participate in the 13th edition of this biennial championships for national junior team members.
Maximum four girls and four boys per country will compete for gold, silver and bronze medals in Singles, Doubles, four-player Teams, All Events and Masters in the 8-day competition (August 8-15).
168 boys from 45 countries and 99 girls from 29 countries will be joined by 64 coaches, 26 team mangers, 28 officials, 3 physios and 2 press officers.

In cooperation with the Asian Bowling Federation (ABF) and the Hong Kong Tenpin Bowling Congress, will cover the Championships live from Hong Kong.

The United States Bowling Congress is working in cooperation with the host federation, the Hong Kong Tenpin Bowling Congress, to provide live streaming on BowlTV.

As of today, the WYC Tournament Director Dr. Danny Santos has revised the Schedule of Events for the championships as follows: 

2014 World Youth Championships - Schedule at a glance
Singles on shorter oil; Doubles on longer oil; Team: first block on longer, second block on shorter oil

2014 WYC Schedule (xls file)
2014 WYC Schedule (pdf file)

  • Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014 - Last day of arrival, ball registration, team managers meeting, Opening Ceremony
  • Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 - Ball registration, official practice (four squads)
  • Friday, Aug. 8, 2014 - Girls &Boys Singles Squad A and B
  • Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014 - Girls & Boys Singles Squad C and D; Semifinals and Finals, Medal Presentation
  • Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014 - Girls & Boys Doubles Squad A and B
  • Monday, Aug. 11, 2014 - Girls & Boys Doubles Squad C and D; Semifinals and Finals, Medal Presentation
  • Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014 - Girls & Boys Teams Squad 1 and 2 (first block)
  • Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014 - Girls & Boys Teams Squad B and A (second block); Semifinals and Finals, Medal Presentation
  • Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 - Girls & Boys Masters Round of 24 (6 games); Medal Presentation for All Events
  • Friday, Aug. 15, 2014 - Boys & Girls Masters Round Robin (top 8; 7 games), Semifinals and Finals; Medal Presentation; Victory Banquet
  • Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014 - Departure of Delegations

The World Youth Championships are contested every other year, with the first event held in Manila, Philippines in 1990. Other host cities were 1992 Caracas, Venezuela; 1994 Monterrey, Mexico; 1996 Hong Kong; 1998 Inchon, South Korea; 2000 Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic; 2002 Pattaya, Thailand; 2004 Tamuning, Guam; 2006 Berlin, Germany; 2008 Orlando, Fla., United States; 2010 Helsinki, Finland, and 2012 Bangkok, Thailand.

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