Colombia dominates 19th South American Championships 2012 in Sao Paolo, Brazil

    10/25/12

    2012 SAC

    Colombian men and women take home 9 gold, 2 silver and 3 bronze medals

    2012SACLogo.jpg The men's and women's national teams from Colombia dominated the XIX South American Championships 2012 which were held from Oct. 15-21, 2012 at Neo Geo Bowling Center in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The eight Colombians captured nine out of 13 gold medals and added two silver and three bronze medals.

    The Championships drew 67 players - 38 men and 29 women - from ten countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela and the host country Brazil.

    Alicia Marcano of Venezuela and Tuca Maciel of Brazil started the Championships with victory in Singles before Paola Gomez & Rocio Restrepo (women), Jaime E. Gonzalez & Manuel Otalora (men) and Natalia Rico & Oscar Rodríguez (mixed) swept the gold medals in the Doubles competition.

    The Colombian women went on to win gold in Trios and the four-player Team event. Venezuela's Richard Leon, Eddy A. Fuentes and Kevin Belandria earned the men's Trios title while the Colombian men secured the gold medal in Team.

    Rocio Restrepo of Colombia dominated the women's division by taking both the coveted All Events and Masters gold medals. her compatriot Manuel Otalora won gold in All Events but was defeated by Kevin Belandria of Venezuela in the Masters finals, who went on to win the title.

    Venezuela took home three gold, five silver and four bronze medals. Brazil earned one gold, four silver and five bronze medals while Argentina received two silver and three bronze.

    The congress of the South American Bowling Confederation (Confederación Sudamericana de Bowling) was held on Oct. 14 featuring the election of the Executive Committee for the next two years (2013-14).

    Veronica Rajii of Chile was reelected President. First Vice President is Humberto Vallejo (Colombia) and Second Vice President is Agustin de Faria (Venezuela). Jose Carmigniani (Ecuador) and Cesar Maciel (Uruguay) were elected Directors.

     


    2012 South American Championships - Women's Singles


     


    2012 South American Championships - Men's Singles


     


    2012 South American Championships - Women's Doubles


     


    2012 South American Championships - Men's Doubles


     


    2012 South American Championships - Mixed Doubles


     


    2012 South American Championships - Women's Trios


     


    2012 South American Championships - Men's Trios


     


    2012 South American Championships - Women's Team event


     


    2012 South American Championships - Men's Team event


     


    2012 South American Championships - Women's All Events


    The top 16 players advance to the Masters competition.

     


    2012 South American Championships - Men's All Events


    The top 16 players advance to the Masters competition.

     


    2012 South American Championships - Women's Masters


    Final Standings after Playoffs
    1. Rocio Restrepo, Colombia
    2. Patricia De Farias, Venezuela
    3. Roseli Santos, Brazil, and Alicia Marcano, Venezuela

     


    2012 South American Championships - Men's Masters


    Final Standings after Playoffs
    1. Kevin Belandria, Venezuela
    2. Lucas Legnani, Argentina
    3. Manuel Otalora, Colombia, and Juliano Oliveira, Brazil