Hugo Patino took his first Pan American title in Lima

Hugo Patino crowns his career with PanAm title

Posted by Frits BAKKER on September 28, 2016

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Hugo Patino took his first Pan American title in Lima

LIMA – The American Hugo Patino is the new Pan American champion after a victory in the final match of the tournament over Erick Tellez from Costa Rica. The championship, with all the American top players, was held in Lima, Peru. The Pan Americans were marked by lots of high level matches in the final stage. The semi-finals were decided by shoot-outs in which Patino and Tellez qualified for the final by wins over Pedro Piedrabuena and Huberney Cataño.

Hugo Patino was born in Colombia and decided to move to America. He is playing since then in various competitions, like World Cups and championships for the USBA. In the final of the Pan American championship he defeated Erick Tellez 40-21 in 20 innings. It was Patino’s first Pan American title in his career. With the victory he qualified for the World championships in Bordeaux this year.

Erick Tellez played his first Pan American championship and certainly was among the luminaries. The Costa Rican defeated amongst other Huberney Cataño in the semis in the shoot-out. The Colombian therefor missed his fourth consecutive final in the Pan Americans after the 40-40 in 19 innings. The other final was also decided in overtime: Patino defeated Pedro Piedrabuena after 40-40 in 29.

Pedro Piedrabuena closed the tournament with a new Pan American record: 1.724 general average. Robinson Morales recorded the best match: 40 in 14 innings against Manuel Calderon. Morales also made with 15 the best run of the tournament.

The most notable players in the knockouts and the qualifying rounds:

Quarter-finals:
Erick Tellez-Robinson Morales 40-23 in 22
Huberney Cataño-Ramon Rodriguez 40-39 in 24
Hugo Patino-Henry Diaz 40-30 in 24
Pedro Piedrabuena-Guillermo Perez 40-16 in 19
Pedro Piedrabuena defeated Alexander Salazar 40-12 in 21.
Huberney Cataño-Julian Morales 40-28 in 19.
Robinson Morales-Manuel Calderon 40-9 in 14.

Preliminaries:
Pedro Piedrabuena 30 in 11 innings.
Hugo Patino, Fernando Diaz and Alexander Salazar 30 in 12 innings.
Erick Tellez and Pedro Piedra Buena 30 in 13 innings.

Hugo Patino (right) and Erick Tellez before the start of the final match