Dominican Republic's Guerra, Vilas storm to Women's Doubles gold at Central American Games


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    Silver and bronze for Puerto Rico and Colombia

    2010CACGLogo.jpg 2009WWCPaulaVilasAumiGuerra.jpgAumi Guerra and Paula Vilas (r-l) from the Dominican Republic finished the Women's Doubles at the XXI Central American and Caribbean Games with the strongest game by blasting off 508 pins to jump from 5th to first place to earn the gold medal with 2604 six-game total and an average of 217.

    The Dominicans had games of 383, 420 and 441 to sit in a tied fifth place after the first block. After another 383 in game #4, the duo narrowed the gap to the top 4 teams with 469 (the 3rd highest game of the day) and closed things out with 508 (Guerra 250, Vilas 258). Guerra led the way with 1383, a 230.50 average, and Vilas added 1221.

    2010CACGMarianaAyala.jpg2010CACGMariangieColon.jpgMariana Ayala (left) and Mariangie Colon (right) won the first medal in the bowling competition for the host country Puerto Rico when they finished in second place with 2568 (214 ave.). The duo had five games between 401 and 436 and leaped from fourth to second with a 468 in the last game. Ayala led the team with 1314 and Colon contributed 1254.

    Singles gold and bronze medalists, Rocio Restrepo (below left) and Clara Juliana Guerrero (below right), Colombia, led the field of 35 Doubles from 14 countries by mere eight pins over Mexico's Sandra Gongora and Iliana Lomeli.

    2009WUSOClaraGuerrero4.jpg2009WUSORocioRestrepo.jpg Both the Colombians (429) and the Mexicans (412) finished with solid games but slipped two spots each and had to settle for third and fourth place with 2554 and 5429, respectively. Restrepo had 1304 and Guerrero added 1250 to help grab the bronze medal.

    Lomeli had the field-best 1392 individual series, an average of 232, including the high game of the day with 269, while Gongora contributed 1137.

    The 21st Central American and Caribbean Games (XXI Juegos Deportivos Centroamericanos y del Caribe) will take place in the city of Mayag√ľez and in other cities of the Porta del Sol region in the west of Puerto Rico. The Bowling competition will be held at Bolera Caribe in Ponce from July 19-25, 2010.

    72 women from 14 member federations of CONCECABOL (Confederacion Centroamericana y del Caribe de Bowling - Central and Caribbean Bowling Confederation) - Aruba (6), Bahamas (6), Bermuda (6), Colombia (6), Guatemala (6), Mexico (6), Panama (6), Puerto Rico (6), Venezuela (6), Dominican Republic (5), Costa Rica (4), El Salvador (4), Honduras (3), Virgin Islands (2) - will compete for gold, silver and bronze medals in Singles Doubles, Mixed Doubles, Trios, 5-Player Teams, All Events and Masters.


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    Women Doubles - Final Standings after six games

    Team High Games/High Series:
    1 Game - Aumi Guerra/Paula Vilas, Dominican Republic, 508
    3 Games - Aumi Guerra/Paula Vilas, Dominican Republic, 1360
    6 Games - Aumi Guerra/Paula Vilas, Dominican Republic, 2604

    Individual High Games/High Series:
    1 Game - Iliana Lomeli, Mexico, 269
    3 Games - Aumi Guerra, Dominican Republic, 717
    6 Games - Iliana Lomeli, Mexico, 1392