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Puerto Rican men, Colombian women lead Team event at Barranquilla 2018

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Defending men’s champion Puerto Rico and the women’s team from the host country Colombia hold the lead as the prestigious four-player team event at the Central American & Caribbean Games Barranquilla 2018 has reached the halfway point Tuesday at Bowling Coliseum in Cali.

Cristian Azcona, Israel Hernandez and Jean Perez, who were on the team that won the team gold in the 2014 Games in Veracruz, Mexico, joined forces with Andraunick Simounet and Francisco Valiente to lead the 10 men’s teams after three games with 3307 total and an average of 220.47 as a team.

The Puerto Ricans sandwiched the field-best 1210 effort between games of 1089 and 1008.

Mexico was just 30 pins back in second place with 3277 with the Dominican Republic in third place with 3270. The Colombian men were just three pins off the pace for the medals in fourth place with 3267.

Their female counterparts Juliana Franco, Clara Juliana Guerrero, Laura Plazas, Rocio Restrepo and Maria Jose Rodriguez started their three-game block with 1068 and 1035 before they closed with the field-best 1123 game to shoot into the lead with 3226 and an average of 215.07.

Defending champion Mexico was second with 3189 and was followed by Aruba in third place with distant 3067.

With three more games to go in the team event, Ildemaro Ruiz of Venezuela and Thashaïna Seraus of Aruba continued to lead in men’s and women’s all-events (non-medal event) after 21 of 24 games with 4839 (230.43) and 4768 (227.05), respectively.

All-events (total pinfall in singles, doubles, trios and team event) serves as the second qualifying event for the Pan American Games Lima 2019. The Venezuelan men and the women from Aruba already qualified for Lima in the South American Games.

All competitors at the Central American & Caribbean Games Barranquilla 2018 will be back on the lanes Wednesday for the second three games of team competition.

The Central American & Caribbean Games Barranquilla 2018 will be held from July 19 (Opening Ceremony) to August 3 (Closing Ceremony) in Barranquilla, Colombia.

The following 37 nations take part:
Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curaçao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Martinique, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Sint Maarten, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, United States Virgin Islands, Venezuela and the host country Colombia.

117 athletes, 59 men and 58 women, from 11 countries (Aruba, Bermuda, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Puerto Rico and Venezuela) will participate in the bowling competition at Bowling Coliseum in the city of Santiago de Cali, host of the 2013 World Games, from July 26 to August 2.

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

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Herbert Bickel

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