Bermudaís National Menís Bowling team head out this weekend for the Menís Pan American Championships in Lima Peru. The event will be the last qualifying tournament that determines which countries get to participate in this summerís Pan Am Games.
Making up the Bermuda team include Dennis Joell, Damien Matthews, Akeem Talbot, Lamar Richardson, David Maycock, Steven Riley, Antoine Jones and Blake Raynor.
The team will be up against National Menís team throughout North America, the Caribbean, Central America and South America which will determine which countries get to compete in this summerís Pan Am Games. Team USA are the defending Champions from the last Pan American Championships held four years ago in Colombia.
Each team will compete in six game sets of Singles, Doubles, Trios and five men team events before the cut is made to the top 16 for the Masters event.
The top two scores from each participating country after 24 games will determine the teams that get to go to this summerís Pan Am Games.
The team has been practicing very hard under the watchful eye of Coach Antoine Jones and has a wealth of experience to pull into as two members of the team, Matthews and Maycock where apart of the trios Silver Medal winning team at last summerís CAC Games.
All the members of the team with the exception of Raynor also participated in last yearís World Menís Championships in Hong Kong where they placed a creditable 23rd.
Raynor will be making his international debut but has participated in ABT events in the past.