July 9, 2018 |Cardiff, Wales
The first half of the competition is complete at the multi-nations test match in Cardiff, Wales with Canada securing a 3rd place finish in women’s fours.
Canada’s Jackie Foster (Bridgetown, NS), Baylee van Steijn (Gore’s Landing, ON), Joanna Cooper (Calgary, AB), and Shirley Fitzpatrick-Wong (Winnipeg, MB) finished tied for 3rd place at the conclusion of the women’s fours. Going 2-2 in the round robin was enough for the Canadians to advance to the playoffs. In the quarterfinals the Canadian women crushed South Africa 18-3. In the semifinals, Canada faced Cymru, but could not defeat the local Welsh team with a final score of 8-16. With no bronze medal match being played, the Canadian women finished tied for 3rd with Australia.
Jordan Kos (Regina, SK) represented Canada well in the women’s singles. Kos started off the tournament with a 19-16 victory over South Africa. The Canadian would then lose a nail-biter to Cymru 21-20, but rebounded with a 21-10 victory over USA. Kos finished out the round robin losing another nail-biter, this time to Australia 21-18. Finishing 2-2 in the round robin was not quite enough for Kos to advance to the playoffs.
On the men’s side, Michael Pituley (Regina, SK), Braedon Campbell (Paradise, NS), and Grant Wilkie (Saskatoon, SK) teamed up for the men’s triples event. This being the first time the trio have played together internationally, the men struggled to find their stride early. After two rough games against Ireland and South Africa, the men started to find their groove. In a close match against Wales, the Canadians lost by a narrow four points, 16-12, to the hometown Wales team before finishing the round robin with a 15-12 victory over Namibia.
Lucas Caldwell (Peterborough, ON) and Owen Kirby (Kitchener, ON) joined forces for the pairs event. This was also the first time this duo competed together internationally. Despite some well-played bowls, including a close game against the power house Australians, the Canadian duo finished the round robin winless.
The second half of the event kicks off on July 11th with the women playing triples (van Steijn, Kos, Fitzpatrick-Wong) and pairs (Foster, Cooper) while the men play fours (Wilkie, Kirby, Caldwell, Pituley) and singles (Campbell).
Full results and end by end updates are located at https://tinyurl.com/ybrq7nvm
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Matthew Nafe, Operations and Communications Coordinator, Bowls Canada Boulingrin
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