Bermuda’s bowlers on course to seal CAC Games qualification
The Bermuda’s men’s tenpin bowling team are on the verge of qualifying for the Central American and Caribbean Games for the second straight time.
The team of Lamar Richardson, Dennis Joell, Rickai Binns, David Maycock, Carl Reid and Damien Matthews are competing at the Central American and Caribbean Bowling Confederation Championships in Guatemala, where the top ten teams among the 13 countries represented will qualify for the 2022 CAC Games in El Salvador.
The competition concludes today following the three remaining games in the men’s team event at the Metro Bowl, where Bermuda are in seventh with 2855 pins.
“The team are currently in seventh place and look on course to qualify for the next CAC Games,” Steven Riley, the Bermuda manager, told The Royal Gazette.
Puerto Rico (3356) top the leaderboard in the men’s team event followed by Colombia (3191) and Venezuela (3177) in second and third respectively.
Earlier in the week, the island’s bowlers competed in the men’s singles, doubles and threesome events.
Maycock, with a five-game set of 1,021, finished 29th among the 59-strong field in the singles. He was followed by Joell in 36th with 996, Matthews (932) in 48th, Richardson (911) in 52nd, Binns (843) in 55th, and Reid (737) in 58th.
Maycock then teamed up with Joell for the doubles event where they finished in 11th place overall with a score of 2,085.
Matthews and Richardson finished nineteenth with 1,963, while Reid and Binns were 29th with 1,713.
Maycock, Matthews and Joell placed 17th overall in the threesome event with 3423, followed by Reid, Richardson and Binns one spot back in 18th place with 3309.
Accompanying the island’s bowlers in Guatemala is coach Fero Williams, of the United States.
Bermuda qualified 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 at the 2018 CAC Games in Colombia.
Richardson, Maycock, Binns and Matthews are the surviving members from Bermuda’s team that qualified for the 2018 CAC Games.