Colombia, Guatemala share gold medals in Mixed Doubles and All Events at CoC

    05/20/10

    Guatemala

    Manuel Otalora wins three gold medals on the third day of competition

    2009WUSORocioRestrepo3.jpg2009LaRazaManuelOtalora.jpgRocio Restrepo (pictured left) and Manuel Otalora (right) from Colombia and Sofia Granda and Andres Herrera from the host country of Guatemala dominated the third day of competition in the PABCON Championship of the Champions 2010 at Metrobowl in Guatemala City, Guatemala.

    The Colombians, who each earned a bronze medal in Singles, teamed to win the Mixed Doubles on dual lane condition Wednesday with 3531 pinfall total and an average of 220.69. Restrepo felled 1717 pins (214.63 Ave.) and Otalora added the field-best 1814 series (226.75) to cruise to the title.

    2009USBCOCFrankieColon.jpg2009WWCSofiaGranda2.jpgSingles champion Granda (left) posted the highest women's series of 1757 and Herrera contributed 1623 to earn the silver medal with 3380 (211.25).

    Puerto Rico's Yoselin Leon and men's Singles champion Frankie Colon (right), who practiced with former Team USA head coach Jeri Edwards to prepare for the event, beat out Mexican's Aseret Zetter and Isi Eskenazy for the bronze medal by 45 pins, 3254 to 3209.

    Thanks to his 1814 series which included a 276 game, Otalora beat Colon for the gold medal in All Events (combined results from Singles and Mixed Doubles) by mere 4 pins. The reigning World Games champion totaled 5223 pins, an average of 217.63 for 24 games.

    2010PCCoCJohnJanawicz.jpg2010USBCWCBrendaEdwards.jpgColon took the silver medal with 5219 (217.46) while John Janawicz (left), United States, got bronze with 5093 (212.21). Luis Olivo, Venezuela, was the last player with a 200-plus average in fourth place with 4877 (203.21).

    In the women's division, Granda posted the highest scores in Singles and Mixed Doubles to easily win her gold medal in All Events with 5158 24-game total and an average of 214.92. Restrepo won the silver medal with 5052 (210.50) and Single silver medalist Patricia De Faria, Venezuela, got the bronze with 4920 (205.00). Brenda Edwards (right), United States, was 162 pins behind to land in fourth place with 4738 (197.42).

    Otalora earned his third gold medal of the day and Restrepo her second in national All Events. Colombia was the sole team which cracked the 10,000 bar in three day of competition totaling 10275 pins, a team average of 214.06. Guatemala was second with 9915 (206.56) while the United States of America topped Venezuela by 34 pins to secure the bronze medal, 9831 to 9797.

    The PABCON Championship of the Champions 2010 ends on Thursday with the Masters competition (Individual and Mixed Doubles).

    Two players - one woman and one man - from each of the 10 participating PABCON member federations (Ecuador has send a man only) will bowl on dual lane condition for the titles in Women's and Men's Singles, Mixed Doubles and All Events culminating with the Masters portion of the event on Thursday, May 20.

    The Championship will be contested on the 34-ft. WTBA Stockholm (short) and the 44-ft. WTBA London (long) patterns.

     


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