Medal Winning Bowling Team Return From CAC

July 27, 2010

Bermuda’s Bowling Team returned home last evening [July 26] from the 2010 CAC Games held in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. With them they carried the first medal won by Bermuda at these games, a bronze courtesy of Damien Matthews who won it in the singles contest. Also making a fine showing was Delmont Tucker who tucked in right behind Mr Matthews to capture a fourth place finish in singles bowling.

Pictured from left to right are: Kevin Swan, Calvin Basden (Coach), Antoine Jones (Coach), LeVinc Samuels, Lamar Richardson, David Maycock, Delmont Tucker (Placed 4th in Singles), Damien Matthews (Bronze Medal in Singles), June Dill (Manager), Rochelle Harvey, Patrice Tucker, Bobbi Jones, Kathy Christopher and Pat Price (kneeling).

bermuda bowling team

Greeting Mr Matthews at the airport was his proud grandmother, 85 year old Phyllis (Rosie) Jacobs:

damien granny

Mr Matthews is one of five athletes to date who have captured medals, in what is an outstanding showing for the island in these games. Tyrone Smith captured our fifth medal; a gold in the long jump, which was Bermuda’s second ever gold medal win in 75 years. Tyler Butterfield won Bermuda’s fourth medal of these games, and the island’s second triathlon medal, following Flora Duffy’s silver medal winning performance. Shooter Ross Roberts added the second medal, a bronze, with a great performance in the 50m shooting and of course Mr Matthews was the first Bermudian to medal for the island.

The 2010 Central American & Caribbean (CAC) Games are being held in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico from July 17th through August 1st. They are the oldest continuous-running regional games, dating back to 1926. Held every four years, the strongly competitive Games typically host competitors from countries in Central America, the Caribbean, Mexico, Bermuda, and the South American countries of Surinam, Guyana, Colombia and Venezuela. Bermuda is fielding a 60-strong team of our top athletes spanning many sports, our largest ever contingent to compete in the CAC.

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