Alejandro Reyna, Edith Quintanilla win Singles gold at Central American Games

    03/13/13

    Costa Rica

    Costa Rica's Viviana Delgado shoots first 300 game of the Games to capture the bronze medal in Women's Singles

    2013CAGEdithQuintanillaAlejandroReyna.jpgAlejandro Reyna (right) of Costa Rica and El Salvador's Edith Quintanilla (left) started the bowling competition at the 10th Central American Games 2013 in San José, Costa Rica, with victory in men's and women's Singles.

    Reyna gave the host country its first gold medal in the first event when the national team member fired games of 213, 227, 246, 246, 218 and 204 on the WTBA Stockholm pattern to capture the Men's Singles title with 1354 and an average of 225.67.

    2013CAGMenSingles.jpgLuis A. Herrera led the 27-player field after three games before he suffered a 180 in game #4, finished with 235 and 221 but fell 12 pins short and had to settle for the silver medal with 1285.

    His compatriot Armando Batres finished his series with 246 to beat out Mario Valverde (165 final game) of Costa Rica for the bronze medal by 28 pins, 1285 to 1257.

    Men's Singles podium: L-R Luis A. Herrera (2nd), champion Alejandro Reyna and Armando Batres (3rd).

    Places five through seven belonged to Guatemala's Roberto Rueda, Hugo Jimenez and Miguel Aguilar.

    2013CAGWomenSingles.jpgEdith Quintanilla had six games of 200 and higher including a 255 opening game to claim the first gold medal for El Salvador in Women's Singles with 1321 and an average of 220.17 for six games.

    Pamela Monzón was a distant second with 1240 (206.67) en route to earn the silver medal. Costa Rica's Viviana Delgado had a slow start into the event with 190, 151, 186 and 163. Tides turned in the fifth game where she rolled the first 300 of the Games. She secured the bronze medal with a final 234 and 1224 total (204.00).

    Women's Singles podium: L-R Pamela Monzón (2nd), champion Edith Quintanilla and Viviana Delgado (3rd).

    Delgado's fellow countrywomen Joselyn Valverde and Sylvia Villalobos finished in fourth and fifth place, respectively.

    Bowling competition continues Wednesday March 13, with the Men's and Women's Doubles on the WTBA Stockholm pattern.

    2013CAGLogo.jpg2013CAGMascotNamu.jpg The X Central American Games 2013 will be held from March 3-17, 2013 in San José, Costa Rica. After two consecutive editions without being invited, Tenpin Bowling celebrates its return at the quadrennial Games. The bowling competition takes place at Bol Cariari from March 12-17.

    51 bowlers - 27 men and 24 women - from five countries (Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Panama and the host country, Costa Rica) will compete for the medals in Singles, Doubles, Mixed Doubles, Trios, Teams, individual All Events, Country All Events, and Masters on the 34-feet Stockholm and the 41-feet Montreal lane conditioning pattern.

     


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