Regina, S.K. | August 21, 2018
Elite lawn bowlers from across the country will meet at the Regina Lawn Bowling Club, in sunny Regina, Saskatchewan to compete in the 2018 Canadian Lawn Bowling Championships. Affectionately known as the “Majors”, this competition brings together the top bowlers from each province to compete in three different disciplines.
The men’s and women’s fours and pairs events will begin with round robin play on Thursday, August 23rd and will conclude with medal games on Sunday, August 26th. In addition to these four national titles, the coveted Cy English and the Lady Alexander trophies will also be up for grabs.
The Outdoor Singles competition gets going on Monday, August 27th and continue until Wednesday, August 29th. The winners of the Singles competitions will represent Canada at the 2019 World Champion of Champions event.
Throughout the week, there will be eight provinces represented with 120 competitors in the fours and pairs, and 48 competitors in the singles competitions. With many returning champions in the field, the competition is expected to be fierce.
Many of Canada’s top bowlers will be playing in Regina, including returning champions, Josephine Lee, Pricilla Westlake, Sarina Mak, and Gigi Chan who will be looking to defend their 2017 Women’s Fours title. As well, Brandon Watson (SK), Carter Watson (SK) and John Siteman (NS) who are fresh from the 2018 Youth Championships, will be looking to improve on their performances.
In the Singles event, Jerome Kirby (MB) will be looking to defend his 2017 title, while the likes of Pat Bird (AB), Jon Pituley (SK), and Paul Young (PEI) will be looking to stop him. On the women’s side, the field is sure to produce quality matches with Shirley Fitzpatrick-Wong (MB), Cindy Higgins (ON), and Harriette Pituley (SK) all vying for the title.
BCB will be live streaming this competition. To catch the action live, visit: http://sportscanada.tv/bowlscanada/
Games kick off at 9:30 am Thursday August 23rd. Stay up to date with all the standings and results on BCB’s website: http://www.bowlscanada.com/en/championship/2018champ_canadian.html
For more information, please contact:
Matt Nafe, Operations & Communications Coordinator, Bowls Canada Boulingrin
About Bowls Canada Boulingrin
Bowls Canada Boulingrin (BCB) is the governing body responsible for lawn bowls in Canada. The BCB mission is to advance the sport of bowls in Canada. For more details on Bowls Canada Boulingrin and the sport of lawn bowls, visit www.bowlscanada.com.
About the 2018 Canadian Championships
The 2018 Canadian Lawn Bowling Championships are an annual outdoor championship that feature both men and women competing across three disciplines: pairs, fours and singles. They will be held at the Regina Lawn Bowling Club in Regina, Saskatchewan from August 23th to 29th, 2018.