Quintanilla, Madriz end X Central American Games 2013 with victory in Masters match play


    Costa Rica

    2013CAGEdithQuintanilla2.jpg2013CAGRodolfoMadriz.jpgEdith Quintanilla (pictured left) of El Salvador and Rodolfo Madriz (right) of Costa Rica captured the coveted gold medals in Masters match play to end the bowling competition at the X Central American Games 2013 Sunday at Bol Cariari in San José, Costa Rica.

    The top eight men and the top 8 women in All Events (combined results of Singles, Doubles, Mixed Doubles, Trios and Team event) advanced to Masters match play in best-of-three games bracket format on dual lane condition.

    The women's finals featured three players each from Guatemala and Costa Rica and one each from El Salvador and Honduras.

    The No. 1 and No 2 seed, All Events champion Sofia Granda, who also won gold in Trios and Team, and Singles champion and All Events runner-up Edith Quintanilla clashed in the championship match.

     Quintanilla took a 1-0 lead with a 204-178 win in game #1, but Granda leveled the match with 217-208 in game #2. However, Quintanilla, who was more consistent in the title match, rolled another 208 to Granda's 196 to seal the 2-1 victory.

    In the semifinals Granda came back from a 1-0 deficit to defeat her fellow countrywoman Pamela Monzón in the deciding third game, 224-188, for a 2-1 win. Quintanilla went the distance against Marie Ramírez of Costa Rica and advance to the final with a 184-178 win in the third game.

    Granda received the silver medal while Monzón and Ramírez shared bronze. L-R Granda, Quintanilla, Ramírez and Monzón. Click on the image to enlarge it.

    The men's Masters final was an all-Costa Rican youth affair with 19-year-old Rodolfo Madriz and 17-year-old James Stanley squaring off. Madriz, who made the cut to the Masters in eighth place, fell in the first game to the No. 5 seed, 191-164, but rebounded with a big 279-247 win to force a decider.

    Madriz defeated his compatriot. 202-186, for a 2-1 victory and the biggest title in his career.

     All six Costa Rican men as well as Luis A. Herrera and Armando Batres of Guatemala advanced to the men's Masters finals. Both players from Guatemala were eliminated in the opening round, in which Madriz ousted No. 1 seed Alejandro Reyna, Costa Rica, in a two-frame roll-off, 40-35, after a 235-235 in game #3.

    In the semifinal matches, Madriz topped Mario Valverde, 236-190, in the third game, while Stanley made quick work of fellow youth national team member, 18-year-old José Antonio García.

    L-R Stanley, Madriz, García and Valverde. Click on the image to enlarge it.

    Madriz, Stanley and García will be on the Costa Rican Youth team for the PABCON Youth Championship in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in August.

    Stanley received the silver medal and Valverde and García took bronze. Costa Rica led the medal tally with eight gold, seven silver and six bronze medals. Guatemala was second with five gold, seven silver and six bronze. El Salvador took the remaining two gold, one silver and five bronze medals. Honduras and Panana went home empty-handed.

    2013CAGLogo.jpg 2013CAGMascotNamu.jpg The X Central American Games 2013 were held from March 3-17, 2013 in San José, Costa Rica. After two consecutive editions without being invited, Tenpin Bowling celebrated its return at the quadrennial Games. The bowling competition took 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) competed 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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    X Central American Games 2013 - Men's Masters

    Single-elimination in best-of-three games bracket play.


    X Central American Games 2013 - Women's Masters

    Single-elimination in best-of-three games bracket play.