Ottawa, Ontario | November 1st, 2019
Shirley Fitzpatrick-Wong (Winnipeg, Manitoba) and Earl Luk (Richmond, British Columbia) have wrapped up play at the 2019 Champion of Champions event. After a week of competition at the Adelaide Bowling Club in Australia, both Fitzpatrick-Wong and Luk represented Canada well despite missing out on playoffs.
Fitzpatrick-Wong got off to a quick start in her 9-game sectional round robin with a win over Singapore. With the likes of Australia and England in her section, Fitzpatrick-Wong knew she’d face some difficult opponents. The competition did in fact prove to be fierce, with Fitzpatrick-Wong picking up two more wins the rest of the event, along with two narrow tiebreaker losses, to finish with a record of 3-6.
Luk’s first international competition proved to be a challenge. Luk kept his spirits high by securing at least one win on each day of play, except for his final day where he lost back-to-back games in tiebreakers. In a difficult 12-man section featuring the likes of Scotland, England, and New Zealand, Luk’s final record of 5-6 is nothing short of spectacular for his first international event.
Fitzpatrick-Wong and Luk earned the right to represent Canada and compete in Adelaide when they won the 2018 Canadian Outdoor Singles Championship titles last August in Regina, Saskatchewan. After a gruelling week of competing in extremely hot temperatures, Fitzpatrick-Wong and Luk can hold their heads high, having represented Canada to the best of their abilities on the world stage.
For a full list of competitors and the complete draw please visit: http://www.worldbowls.com/event/champion-of-champions-2019/
For more information on Adelaide Bowling Club please visit: https://www.adelaidebowlingclub.com.au/
For more information, please contact:
Jake Schuknecht, Bowls Development Officer, 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.