Dammers, Prats start Central American & Caribbean Games with victory in Singles


    2014 Central American & Caribbean Games

    2014CACGKamilahDammers.jpgKamilah Dammers (pictured left) of Aruba and Dominican Republic's Alejandro Prats started the bowling competition at the 2014 Central American & Caribbean Games with victory in the women's and men's Singles event Tuesday at Bolerama in Veracruz, Mexico.

    2014CACGAseretZetter.jpgDammers averaged 252.67 for six games on her way to capture the first gold medal for Aruba at the Games. She started her series with 259, 247, 226 and 227 before she became the first player to achieve perfection. Dammers closed with 257 to finish 82 pins ahead of the rest of the field.

    2014CACGAumiGuerra.jpgAseret Zetter (right) earned the silver medal for the host country Mexico finishing her set with 257, 254 and 244 for 1434 or an average of 239. Bronze went to Aumi Guerra (left) of the Dominican Republic, who used high games of 279 and 264 for 1410 (235 average). Rocio Restrepo of Colombia was fourth with distant 1363.

    2013WCAlejandroPrats.jpgAlejandro Prats (right), Dominican Republic, emerged as the men's champion by six pins over his closest rival, Marco Moretti of Costa Rica. Prat, who bowled in Squad A, started his six-game series with a huge 279 game but suffered a subpar 197 in game two. He rebounded with back-to-back 250s (255 and 259) and closed out with 207 and 257 for 1454 total, an average of 242.33.

    2014EBT16MarioQuintero.jpgThough rolling six games between 269 and 215, Moretti lost by three pins in the first games and by another three pins in the second three games to Prats to settle for the silver medal with 1448 (241.33).

    Mario Quintero (left) of Mexico was on course for the gold medal averaging 243.20 after five games, but had to settle for the bronze medal with 1429 (238.17) behind a 213 final game. Francisco Perez of Puerto Rico closed with a strong 268 game but fell 15 pins short off the medals to finish fourth with 1414 (235.67).

    Puerto Rico's Francisco Colon produced one of the day's top highlights by recording the second 300 game of the day and the first by a man in game five, but had to settle for 21st place with 1281 due to three sub-200 games.

    Competition commences Wednesday with the women's and men's Team event.

    2014CACGLogo.jpg The 2014 Central American & Caribbean Games will be held from November 14-30 in the Mexican state of Veracruz.

    60 men and 58 women from 12 countries - Aruba, Bahamas, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Puerto Rico, Venezuela and Virgin Islands participate in the bowling competition at Bolerama Veracruz a.k.a. Bolerama U.D Leyes de Reforma in Boca del Rio. The city is part of the metropolitan area of the city of Veracruz.

    The bowling competition features five disciplines: Singles, Teams of Five, Doubles, Trios and Masters.


    2014 Central American & Caribbean Games - Women's Singles


    2014 Central American & Caribbean Games - Men's Singles