Guam National Youth Team 2017 Qualifying

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 – CENTRAL LANES BOWLING CENTER, Tamuning, Guam


The 19th Asian Youth Tenpin Bowling Championship will be held in Manila, Philippines from October 21-28, 2017.  The biennial championship is an official event of the Guam Bowling Congress under the eligibility rules of the Guam National Olympic Committee.


  1. A valid USA passport copy must be provided.
  2. A valid Guam Driver’s License, Guam Identification Card or Birth Certificate copy must be provided.
  3. Competitors born on Guam must have an accumulated five-year residency on island.
  4. Competitors not born on Guam must be living on Guam for five consecutive years as of October 20, 2012. A certified copy of tax clearance must be obtained from the Department of Revenue and Taxation.
  5. Competitors who are below the age of 18 who were not born on Guam must obtain five consecutive years of residency as of October 20, 2012 along with their parent’s copy of tax clearance from the Department of Revenue and Taxation.


The fee for each week of bowling shall be $20.00.  These fees shall be used to pay for lane lineage to the venue.

Qualifying Information

Bowlers with intention to compete in the 19th Asian Youth Tenpin Bowling Championship must fill out a Guam Bowling Congress application form.  This form will be used for our database and for future events, local and international.  Bowlers must also be available from October 20-29, 2017, depending on flight availability to travel to Manila, Philippines.  Qualifying dates will be held as follows:

  • Sunday, June 25, 2017                11:00 a.m.          6 games   Medium
    • Lane Pattern: World Bowling 40’ Athens
  • Sunday, July 8, 2017                11:00 a.m.          6 games   Long
    • Lane Pattern: World Bowling 44’ Tokyo
  • Sunday, July 15, 2017                11:00 a.m.          6 games   Short
    • Lane Pattern: World Bowling 34’ Stockholm
  • Sunday, July 29, 2017                11:00 a.m.          6 games   Medium
    • Lane Pattern: World Bowling 38’ Atlanta
  • Sunday, August 12, 2017 11:00 a.m.          6 games   Long
    • Lane Pattern: World Bowling 45’ Mexico City
  • Sunday, August 26, 2017 11:00 a.m.          6 games   Short
    • Lane Pattern: World Bowling 35’ Los Angeles

The qualifying rounds will have a series of different lane patterns.  Each qualifying event will be oiled with a different lane pattern including two (2) short oil patterns, two (2) medium oil patterns and two (2) long oil patterns.  Each bowler must bowl a minimum of five (5) rounds.  If a bowler competes in less than five (5) he/she will be removed from contention.

Bowlers competing in more than five (5) rounds will be able to use his/her top five (5) total scores.  The top six boys and six girls, based on the format provided will be named to the National Youth Team Pool.

Each member shall be responsible for paying all accounts in conjunction with the events.  Fundraising events will be held to assist in defraying costs of participating in the event.


Team Guam Youth Information

Members of the Guam National Youth Team Pool will be subjected to the following criteria:

  • A daily/weekly training regimen will be implemented at the end of the qualifying program.
  • Smoking and Drinking of Alcoholic Beverages will not be tolerated during all qualifying rounds, practices, training and tournament proceedings.
  • In accordance with the International Olympic Committee doping control regulations, all qualified members must go through a WADA anti-doping test as required by the GNOC and GBC.

Guam Bowling Congress shall announce the representation for the named games based on the qualifying rounds and practice regimen.  Guam Bowling Congress Board of Directors will announce their decisions for any existing vacancy(ies).  Agreement forms between the bowlers partaking in this qualifying round and the eventual team members for the 2017 Asian Youth Championships shall sign an abiding contract and code of ethics before the bowler bowls his/her first qualifying event which stipulates that the bowler has read and understands the requirements set forth by the Guam Bowling Congress.

Practice schedule for members of the 2017 Asian Youth Tenpin Bowling Championships will be provided at a later date.  Participants will be required to attend each scheduled practice sessions and fundraising activities provided by GBC to help defray the aforementioned tournament.

Force Majeure

This schedule is subject to change due to inhuman occurrences.  The qualifying round and/or practice schedule will be cancelled in cases when tropical storm condition 2, typhoon condition 2 is declared or if any natural disaster occurs.  When power outages occur, both scheduled and unscheduled, the tournament director shall reschedule the date(s) missed, provided no generator system is available at the venue.

Event Directory

Guam Bowling Congress President:  Mr. Gordon T. C. Chu, GNOC Vice President

Organizing Committee Chairman:  Mr. Joey C. Miranda III, GBC Secretary-General & GNOC Board Member, Chair of Anti-Doping Committee

GBC Athletes Representatives:  Mr. Jay Leon Guerrero, GNAC Secretary-General

Guam Youth Program Administrator:  Mrs. Annette Leon Guerrero

Guam Youth Bowling Program Coaches:  Mr. Ray San Nicolas & Mr. Norison Catbagan


Additional information may be obtained by calling Joey Miranda III at 646-9081.