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Canadians Selected to Compete in Asia Pacific Championships

Ottawa, Ontario | January 8th, 2019


Ten Canadian bowlers have been selected to compete in the 2019 Asia Pacific Championships from June 18-28.

The championships will take place at three clubs in Gold Coast, Australia: Broadbeach Bowls Club, Club Helensvale, and Musgrave Hill Bowls Club. The bowlers selected to represent Canada include:

 

MEN’S SQUAD

Name

Hometown

Club

Discipline and Position

Ryan Bester

Hanover, ON

Hanover LBC
Broadbeach BC (AUS)

Singles, Skip in Pairs

Pat Bird

Calgary, AB

Calgary LBC

Second in Fours, Lead in Triples

Rob Law

Winnipeg, MB

Norwood LBC

Lead in Fours, Lead in Pairs

Cameron Lefresne

Enfield, NS

Wanderers LBC

Skip in Fours, Skip in Triples

Greg Wilson

Cochrane, AB

Calgary LBC

Vice in Fours, Vice in Triples

WOMEN’S SQUAD

Name

Hometown

Club

Discipline and Position

Leanne Chinery

Victoria, BC

Windsor LBC
Wiseman Park Wollongong City BC (AUS)

Vice in Fours, Vice in Triples

Joanna Cooper

Calgary, AB

Calgary LBC
Stanley Park LBC
North East Valley BC (NZ)

Second in Fours, Lead in Pairs

Jordan Kos

Regina, SK

Regina LBC

Lead in Fours, Lead in Triples

Kelly McKerihen

Toronto, ON

James Gardens LBC
Clayton BC (AUS)

Singles, Skip in Pairs

Pricilla Westlake

Delta, BC

Tsawwassen LBC

Skip in Fours, Skip in Triples

 

The event will feature 21-shot singles and 15-end fours for half of the event, as well as 3-bowl pairs and 2-bowl triples, both 18-ends, for the other half.

 

The team will be joined by the support staff of Terry Scott (Head Coach – Senior Squad), Darryl Fitzgerald (Head Coach – Youth and Development Squads), and Jean Roney (High Performance Committee Member).

 

Head Coach Terry Scott had this to say “As part of our continued development programme, it is great to see Jordan Kos and Rob Law, two of our rising athletes, take the next step up in their International career. Paired with quality senior players in Ryan Bester, Kelly McKerihen and Leanne Chinery, I am confident that we can produce the necessary results that will see us qualify for the 2020 World Bowls event” Scott continued "It is important now that we build on our outstanding performance at the Commonwealth Games. We have the ability to take another step on the International stage and I believe that we have the team to do just that.”

 

The finals will take place at the 2018 Commonwealth Games venue, the Broadbeach Bowls Club. The 2018 Games resulted in Canada’s most successful international event to date, and will be familiar territory when the Canadian Squads take to the greens.   

 

For more information on the Canadian Lawn Bowls team, please contact:
Anna Mees, Executive Director, Bowls Canada Boulingrin
amees@bowlscanada.com 
 
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