Bermuda’s bowlers qualify for 2022 CAC Games
The Bermuda men’s tenpin bowling team achieved their mission after qualifying for the 2022 Central American and Caribbean Games at the weekend.
The team of Lamar Richardson, Dennis Joell, Rickai Binns, David Maycock, Carl Reid and Damien Matthews secured the island’s spot after finishing ninth at the Central American and Caribbean Bowling Confederation Championships in Guatemala City.
The competition concluded on Saturday with the men’s team event at the Metro Bowl, where Bermuda finished tenth.
The top ten teams among the 13 countries represented qualified for the next CAC Games to be held in El Salvador.
“The team struggled but finished ninth overall and qualified for the next CAC Games,” Steven Riley, the Bermuda manager, told The Royal Gazette.
“The team are pleased with qualifying for the CAC Games, as that was their main objective.”
It is the second straight time Bermuda’s bowlers have qualified for the quadrennial event, having done so for the 2018 CAC Games after placing seventh at the 2017 CAC Championships, also held in Guatemala.
The island went on to claim the silver medal competing in the men’s threesome event in Colombia. Richardson, Maycock, Binns and Matthews are the surviving members from that team.
Bermuda bowlers competed in the men’s singles, doubles and threesome events in Guatemala.
Maycock, with a five-game set of 1,021, was the island’s highest finisher in 29th among the 59-strong field in the singles.
He and Joell led Bermuda’s charge in the doubles event where they finished eleventh overall with a score of 2,085.
Maycock, Matthews and Joell was Bermuda’s highest finisher in the threesome event in seventeenth overall with 3,423.
Maycock and Joell were the island’s standout performers at the championships.
“David Maycock and Dennis Joell both surpassed expectations,” Riley added. “They were pleased with their individual performances.”
Bermuda’s bowlers were accompanied in Guatemala by coach Fero Williams, of the United States.