David Maycock inspired by impressive display in Texas
Satisfied with his performance at the Lubbock Sports Open in Texas, David Maycock says he is inspired to keep pushing towards his ambitions and is hoping for greater support and funding going forward.
The Bermudian finished 40th among an international field of 71 bowlers that competed in the event at the South Plains Lanes over the weekend.
Maycock achieved his goal of reaching the main event after advancing from the six-game A Squad Pro Tour Qualifier on Friday.
He was ultimately eliminated in the six-game Qualifying Round on Saturday, which saw the top 24 players advance, with a total series score of 2,542.
“I am extremely happy with my performance,” Maycock told The Royal Gazette.
“To come out of the qualifying round and make it into the main field was one of my goals I set for myself.
“Unfortunately I couldn’t get into the top 24 in the main field, but I tried my best.
“I tried everything I could to keep up with the best in the world but unfortunately I just could not get there. I was close at times but that’s how bowling goes.”
The event was won by Australian Jason Belmonte who got the better of Sweden’s Jesper Svensson in the final.
For Maycock, the experience provided confirmation in his own abilities when matched against some of the best in the sport. He is convinced that with more opportunities to compete on this stage, he would be able to make greater strides.
“I got a lot of praises from the other players saying that I am doing good and should be out here,” he added.
“They say I have the capability to be out here full time.
“If I had the funding I’ll be out here on a regular. I have funding from the Bermuda Olympic Association but not full time.
“I don’t have full-time funding like the ‘A’ status players. But I would love to have that.”
The event was the first of back-to-back appearances for Maycock on the Professional Bowlers Association Tour in the United States as he is also scheduled to compete at the Colorado Springs Open this week.“On the to next one and hopefully I have a better tournament in Colorado Springs,” he said. “Looking forward to it,” he said.“You have to bowl with the best to beat the best.
“So I am looking forward to trying to test my skills and put my best foot forward going into Colorado Springs.
“Hopefully I can make something happen there and shock the world.
“I beat some of the best players in the world already, so I feel I can do it. Just have to stay focused and do what I have to do in my next tournament.”
The Colorado Springs Open will start today and concludes on Thursday.