Senior men’s doubles teams in action at Worlds

The Bahamas Bowling Federation (BBF) men’s doubles teams were in action at the 2019 World Bowling Senior Championship (WBSC) at the South Point Bowling Plaza in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Thursday evening and Friday morning.

The BBF had two teams on the lanes. Yesterday morning saw Kevin Williams and Yule Hoyte teaming up. On Thursday evening, it was Gregory Taylor and Ken Braithwaite, head coach of the team.

Williams and Hoyte bowled their way to a top 15 finish when they finished with an average score of 197.75. They finished 13th overall.

For Williams, he bowled a 128 to start off his round. After that slow start, he was blistering hot.

He scored over 200 in the ensuing five games. He bowled a round-high 241 in his second game. Williams then bowled 235, 222, 207 and 205 the rest of the round. He finished with 1,238 pins.

Hoyte started his round with a decent score of 175. He then bowled a round-high 225 in his second game. He bowled 180, 195, 183 and 177 the rest of the way. His pinfall count was 1,135.

Japan finished above them with an average score of 199.50.

Taylor and Braithwaite were in Squad A where they finished 39th out of 40 competitors with an average score of 171.58.

Braithwaite bowled an average of 179 in his round of six games. He had a tough start when he scored a low 130 in his first game. He had a great third and fourth game when he bowled his highest score of 220 and 213 respectively. He ended his round with a score of 175. He hit 1,074 pins.

Taylor’s average in his round of six games was 164.17. Taylor got off to a blistering start, bowling a high score of 225 in his first game. In his second game and his third game especially, Taylor struggled. He bowled a 151 in his second game and a dismal 116 in his second game. He knocked down 985 total pins.

Also making the trip to Vegas were the women’s team of Janice Hoyte, Paula Harts, Angela Smith and Floridamae Wilson.

Their doubles round rolled off late yesterday afternoon. Janice Hoyte/Smith teamed up and Harts/Wilson were the other pair representing The Bahamas.

No scores were available at press time.

Today on the lanes, the men’s and women’s teams will compete in the teams event.

The WBSC includes the top senior bowlers from around the world and occurs every two years. Bowlers must be 50 years of age or older to participate. Competition wraps up on Monday, September 9.

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Simba French

Simba joined The Nassau Guardian in 2012 as a technical producer for Guardian Radio 96.9 FM. He joined the Editorial Department as a sports reporter in 2018. Simba has covered a wide range of sports stories, including the 2018 CARIFTA in Nassau, Bahamas. Education: College of the Bahamas, BA Media Journalism

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