Luis Olivo earns title in Men's Singles at Central American and Caribbean Games


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    World Games champion Otalora falls two pins short of a tie for gold

    2010CACGLuisOlivo.jpg2010CACGManuelOtalora.jpgLuis Olivo (pictured left), Venezuela, earned the first gold medal in the men's bowling competition of the 21st Central American and Caribbean Games Monday evening at Bowling event at Bolera Caribe in Ponce, Puerto Rico. Olivo had games of 207, 259, 190, 212, 234 and 244 for 1346 pinfall total or an average of 224.33 for six games.

    2009 World Games champion Manuel Otalora (right), Colombia, closed out his set with a huge 267 game but fell two pins short of a tie for gold to settle for silver with 1344 /224 ave.). Olivo had other high games of 237, 242 and 246, but 183 in the first game and especially 169 in the fourth cost him the title.

    Armando Batres, Guatemala, and two bowlers from Bermuda, Delmont Tucker and Damien Matthews, battled it out for the bronze medal. Trailing Batres (1101) by 11 pins heading into the final game Tucker (1090) overtook Batres (185) thanks to a 207 game.

    However, Matthews had other plans and finished with 213 to beat out his compatriot for the bronze medal by 4 pins, 1301 to 1297. Batres landed in fifth place with 1286.

    The 21st Central American and Caribbean Games (XXI Juegos Deportivos Centroamericanos y del Caribe) will take place in the city of Mayag√ľez and in other cities of the Porta del Sol region in the west of Puerto Rico. The Bowling competition will be held at Bolera Caribe in Ponce from July 19-25, 2010.

    74 men from 14 member federations of CONCECABOL (Confederacion Centroamericana y del Caribe de Bowling - Central and Caribbean Bowling Confederation) - Bahamas (6), Bermuda (6), Colombia (6), Costa Rica (6), Dominican Republic (6), Guatemala (6), Mexico (6), Panama (6), Puerto Rico (6), Venezuela (6), El Salvador (5), Honduras (4), Netherlands Antilles (3), Virgin Islands (2) - will compete for gold, silver and bronze medals in Singles Doubles, Mixed Doubles, Trios, 5-Player Teams, All Events and Masters.


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    Men Singles - Final Standings after six games


    High Games/High Series:
    1 Game - Fabio Garcia, Colombia, 278
    3 Games- Fidel Marchena, Dominican Republic, 706
    6 Games - Luis Olivo, Venezuela, 1346