Guatemala's women, Costa Rican men dominate Team event at X Central American Games 2013

    03/17/13

    Costa Rica

    Alejandro Reyna (CRC) and Sofia Granda (GUA) win the gold medal in All Events

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    The women from Guatemala and the men from the host country Costa Rica (pictured) earned the gold medals in five-player Team event and in Team All Events in the X Central American Games 2013 Saturday at Bol Cariari in San José, Costa Rica.

    Alejandro Reyna of Costa Rica and Sofia Granda of Guatemala captured the gold medal in Men's and Women's All Events.

    The top eight men and the top 8 women in All Events (combined results of the Singles, Doubles, Mixed Doubles, Trios and Team event) advanced to Masters match play in best-of-three games format, which will conclude the bowling competition on Sunday, March 17.

    Mario Valverde, Rodolfo Madriz, Alberto Lizano, James Stanley, Alejandro Reyna and Jose A. Garcia averaged 210.83 for six games (games 1-3 on the Stockholm pattern and games 4-6 on Montreal) and to win the Men's Team gold with 6325 total including an 1188 final game.

    2013CAGAllEventsAlejandroReyna.jpgGuatemala took the silver medal with 6019, while El Salvador beat out Honduras for the bronze medal, 5708 to 5274. Costa Rica, Guatemala and El Salvador also finished 1, 2 and 3 in Men's Team All Events.

    Alejandro Reyna (right) posted the highest individual six-game series of 1327 in the men's Team event to claim the gold medal in All Events with 6427 total and an average of 214.23 over 30 games. Reyna's team mate, Alberto Lizano, had the second-highest series of the day (1297) to leap two spots and to secure the silver medal with 6380 (212.67). Bronze went to Luis A. Herrera of Guatemala with 6331. All six Costa Rican men made the cut to the Masters finals and will bowl Herrera and his compatriot, fourth place Armando Batres for the title.

    Quarterfinal Match-ups:
    #1 Alejandro Reyna, Costa Rica vs. #8 Rodolfo Madriz, Costa Rica
    #2 Alberto Lizano, Costa Rica vs. #7 Jose A. Garcia, Costa Rica
    #3 Luis A. Herrera, Guatemala vs. #6 Mario Valverde, Costa Rica
    #4 Armando Batres, Guatemala vs. #5 James Stanley, Costa Rica

    2013CAGWomenTeamGuatemala.jpgOn the women's side, Guatemala's Ximena Soto, Ana Palacios, Lorena Bola√Īos, Pamela Monzon and Sofia Granda (pictured left) totaled 5795 pins, an average of 193.17 to capture the coveted Team gold medal.

    The Costa Rican women were mere 97 pins behind to earn the silver medal with 5698. Led by Singles champion Edith Quintanilla, the women from El Salvador topped Honduras, 5262 to 4925, to secure the bronze medal.

    2013CAGWomenTeamAllEvents.jpgGuatemala, Costa Rica and El Salvador also took gold, silver and bronze in Women's Team All Events (right).

    Sofia Granda rolled the highest six-game series for third consecutive day to cruise to the title in Women's All Events. The former World Games champion, who had 1344 in Mixed Doubles, 1324 in Trios and 1322 in the Team event, led the field of 24 women with 6256 and an average of 208.56 for thirty games.

    Edith Quintanilla of El Salvador took the silver medal with 6136, while Pamela Monzon, Guatemala, received the bronze medal with 6108. The women's Masters finals features three players each from Guatemala and Costa Rica and one each from El Salvador and Honduras.

    Quarterfinal Match-ups:
    #1 Sofia Granda, Guatemala vs. #8 Joselyn Valverde, Costa Rica
    #2 Edith Quintanilla, El Salvador vs. #7 Eloina Valle, Honduras
    #3 Pamela Monzon, Guatemala vs. #6 Ximena Soto, Guatemala
    #4 Viviana Delgado, Costa Rica vs. #5 Marie Ramirez, Costa Rica

    2013CAGLogo.jpg 2013CAGMascotNamu.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, Team All Events, and Masters on the 34-feet Stockholm and the 41-feet Montreal lane conditioning pattern.

     


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