Bermuda’s National Tenpin Bowling team members leave the Island this week for Johannesburg South Africa to compete in the Commonwealth Tenpin Bowling Championships.
The biennial event is being held on the African continent for the first time.
Bermuda’s team of June Dill, Patrice Tucker, David Maycock, Rickai Binns and Steven Riley will be up against the best bowlers from countries within the Commonwealth.
The team will contest officially sanctioned Commonwealth Games Federation medals in four events; Men’s and Women’s singles, Men’s and Women’s
Doubles, Mixed Doubles and the Team event. All events totals after 24 games
(i.e. based on each bowler’s accumulated individual scores in all four events) will determine the top 12 male and female bowlers eligible for the Masters Final.
All members of Team Bermuda have a wealth of international experience having represented Bermuda in numerous international events in the past.
Maycock just finished second place in last week’s Bermuda Open were Tucker finished as the highest female bowler. Binns just set a Bermuda record recently for three games of 829.
Maycock and Binns will head straight from Johannesburg to Reno Nevada for the World Series of Bowling were they will compete against the best professional bowlers in the world.
The competition runs from November 20th until November 28th, 2016, Bermuda’s best showing in this event was the Silver medal won by Antoine Jones and Conrad Lister in men’s doubles at the 1998 Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia.