Colombian women, Venezuelan men earn gold in Trios at Central American & Caribbean Games


    2014 CAC Games

    Aruba's Kamilah Dammers and Venezuela's Ildemaro Ruiz lead eight women and men into round robin match play Masters


    Colombia' Rocio Restrepo, Maria Jose Rodriguez and Clara Juliana Guerrero and Ildemaro Ruiz, Eddy Fuentes and Amleto Monacelli of Venezuela earned the gold medals in the Trios event of the 2014 Central American & Caribbean Games Thursday at Bolerama in Veracruz, Mexico.

    The Colombians rolled games of 639, 624, 647, 576, 666 and 689 for 3841 total and an average of 213.39. Guerrero led the team with 1298 and was followed by Rodriguez (1292) and Restrepo (1251). It was the second gold medal for Rodriguez and Colombia after the victory in Doubles (Rodriguez and Anggie Ramirez) on Wednesday.

    2014CACGTriosWomenMexico.jpgMexico's Aseret Zetter, Sandra Góngora and Lilia Robles (l-r), who led by 57 pins heading into the last game, finished with 620 to settle for silver with 3829 total (212.72), just 12 pins off the pace for the gold medal. Zetter has medaled in all four disciplines so far (1-2-1).

    Venezuela's Patricia De Faria, Esther Alvarez and Ingellimar Contreras finished with a big 684 game to easily maintain third place and to take the bronze medal with 3768 (209.33).

    2014CACGTriosMenVenezuela.jpgTrailing Puerto Rico by 14 pins before the last game, Ruiz (266), Fuentes (224) and PBA Hall of Famer Monacelli (225) joined forces for a huge 715 game to help grab the gold medal in men's Trios with 4149 and an average of 230.50.

    L-R Monacelli, Ruiz and Fuentes.

    Ruiz led the team with 1494 (249 ave.), the highest six-game series in the men's competition. Monacelli added 1368 and Fuentes contributed 1287.
    Puerto Ricans Israel Hernandez, Francisco Perez and Cristian Azcona, who lead the medal tally after winning the men's Team and Doubles titles, closed their set with 643 to earn the silver medal with 4091 (227.28).

    Sitting in fifth place after three games, Mexico's Mario Quintero, Humberto V√°zquez and Alejandro Cruz finished with 714, 694 and 716 (2134; 237.11 ave.) to beat out Costa Rica and Colombia for the bronze medal 4023-3960-3940. It was the fourth medal for the Mexican men and the eighth for the team in as many events.

    Kamilah Dammers of Aruba and Ildemaro Ruiz of Venezuela led the 58 women and 60 men in All-Events (combined scores in Singles, Doubles, Trios and Teams). No medals were given in All-Events, which served as the qualifier for the Masters event.

    The top 8 in both divisions advanced to round robin match play Masters on Saturday morning.

    Dammers toppled 5465 pins, an average of 227.71, out averaging hear nearest competitor in the women's division, Aseret Zetter of Mexico (5246; 219.00) by almost nine pins. Third place belonged to Zetter's team mate Sandra Góngora with 5239 (218.29).

    Ruiz led the men's division with 5684 total and an average of 236.83 for 24 games. He was followed by Puerto Ricans Francisco Perez and Cristian Azcona, who were second and third with 5586 (232.75) and 5533 (230.54).

    The top four men and women after round robin match play will advance to the semifinals. No. 1 bowls No. 4 and No. 2 bowls No. 3. The winners will bowl for gold and silver, while the losers will share the bronze medal.

    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 U.S. 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.


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