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David Maycock and Dennis Joell find the going tough in Brazil

David Maycock, left, and Dennis Joell at the Pan American Bowling Confederation Champion of Champions tournament in Brazil (Photograph supplied)

David Maycock and Dennis Joell have endured a tough time at the Pan American Bowling Confederation Champion of Champions tournament in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The pair find themselves languishing in the bottom half of the standings after the completion of the doubles and at the midway stage of the singles event at the Boliche Social Club.

Maycock (1,630) placed seventeenth and Joell (1,435) in 28th among the field of 30 competitors in the doubles event held on Tuesday.

The United States won the gold medal, with Costa Rica claiming the silver and Guatemala bronze.

The Americans also won the gold in the women’s doubles with Colombia second and Brazil third.

The singles event started yesterday with Maycock (3,396) sixteenth and Joell (2,878) 29th.

AJ Johnson (3,677), of the United States, tops the standings followed by Brazilian Bruno Costa (3,631) in second and American Kris Prather (3,627) in third.

The cumulative scores among each of the competitors will determine the three 2023 Pan American Games qualifying spots up for grabs among the men’s and women’s divisions.

Maycock and Joell will now look to sign off a stronger note when singles play resumes today in a championship that features competitors from 25 countries.

“We only have eight games of singles and also events scores adds up for the doubles and the singles so we have eight more games to do something,” Maycock said.

“We just have to bowl really outstanding and anything can happen. Bowl good and allow for those guys to drop and you never know.

“We are going to come out all cylinders firing and see if we can leave on a good note.”

Joell added: “We know what we are capable of and look forward to finishing strong.”

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Published August 25, 2022 at 7:34 am (Updated August 25, 2022 at 7:34 am)

David Maycock and Dennis Joell find the going tough in Brazil

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