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Bowling News USA - August 2, 2012 Storm's Andres Gomez, Manuel Otalora Take Gold at Tournament of Americas...

For the second consecutive event at the 50th annual Lee Evans Tournament of the Americas, Colombia swept the medals in the adult division at Sawgrass Lanes Tamarac, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 

Storm International staffer Manuel Otalora, who won the Singles Event the day before, joined fellow staffer Andres Gomez and out-averaged their nearest competitors by more than 10 pins to win the gold medal in Doubles with a 2,682 six-game total.

Andres' sister, Singles champion Paola Gomez, joined forces with fellow Colombian national team member Rocio Restrepo to take the gold with 2,425 (202.08) beating out Canada's Kimberley Green and France Joubert for the top spot by just two pins. 
 
Gomez used the new Storm Fire Road™ on the short pattern and Roto Grip Critical Theory™ on the long pattern.
 
Colombia bagged a third gold medal in the Junior B division as Laura Plazas and Mariana Lopez captured the title in the girls division with 2,190 (182.50). 

Maria Teresa Piccini and Margarita Ramos earned the second gold medal of the TofA for Mexico, when the duo topped USA by 14 pins with 2,303 total (191.92). 

All other gold medals (six) went to the U.S. bowlers, who have won a total of eleven gold medals in Singles and Doubles. 

Holly Harris and Elise Bolton rolled to the girls Junior A (ages 16-19) title with a six-game total of 2,588 while their male counterparts, Tyler Cruz and AJ Chapman, took a 75-pin victory with a total of 2,459. 

Team USA also swept the gold medals in the Super Senior division with Lucy Sandelin and Carol Teel claiming the women's title by 180 pins with 2,340 (195.00) and Storm staffeEd Roberts and Jerry Teel earning the gold in the men's division by 231 pins with 2,502 (208,50). 

Junior Team USA member Kamron Doyle paired with Wesley Low to win the boys gold medal in the Junior B division (ages 12-15) with 2,415 (201.25). In the Senior division, Storm staffer Brian Brazeau and Steve Kiss earned the top spot in the men's division with 2,452 (204.33). 

Competition continues Thursday with Mixed doubles. 

155 players from 16 countries participate in the 50th Lee Evans Tournament of the Americas, the oldest annual international tournament in the American Zone. The invitational tournament for PABCON (Pan American Bowling Confederation) member federations has five divisions for men and women: Adult, Senior (ages 50-plus for men, 45-plus for women), Super Senior (ages 60-plus for men, 55-plus for women), Junior A (ages 16-19) and Junior B (ages 12-15). 

In each division, one team comprised of two men and two women compete in Singles, Doubles, Mixed Doubles and Mixed Team event throughout the week-long tournament. After 36 games, Individual All-Events and National All-Events champions are recognized.
 
(courtesy: bowlingdigital.com)

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