Highs and lows for Team GB bowling

It was a day of mixed fortunes for Team GB in Wednesday morning’s first event of the competition, the singles.

On very difficult conditions, only one bowler averaged over 200 with Mexico’s Isi Eskenazi winning gold with a total pinfall of 1232 (205.33 av). Eskenazi went one better than his silver medal in the same event in 2005, when he bowled as a 16 year old. Since 2005, he has been Mexican amateur champion, and currently bowl’s for Wichita State University in the USA.

Israel’s Or Aviram and Yahav Rabin won silver and bronze with scores of 1195 (199.17 av) and 1187 (197.83 av) respectively.

Michael Loberman was the pick of the GB bowlers finishing in 9th place with a total pinfall of 1145 (190.83 av).

Placings:
9th Michael Loberman – 197, 233, 180, 166, 170, 199 (1145 – 190.83 av)
21st Paul Loberman – 215, 181, 149, 174, 183, 184 (1086 – 181 av)
27th Ian Davis – 203, 207, 162, 176, 144, 164 (1056 – 176 av)
31st Gary Ellis – 150, 159, 204, 153, 202, 160 (1028 – 171.33 av)
39th Jack Nesbit – 153, 159, 176, 158, 167, 166 (979 – 163.17 av)
40th Tony Sharpstone – 178, 146, 151, 133, 163, 187 (958 – 159.67 av)

The doubles event takes place this afternoon with Paul and Michael Loberman teaming up, Ian Davis paired with Gary Ellis, and Jack Nesbit joining Tony Sharpstone.

Last updated: 10:07am, July 16 2009