Winnipeg, Manitoba | August 21, 2014
With only two days of competition left, the best lawn bowlers in the country have seen it all while competing at the Canadian Championships. Opening ceremonies kicked off the event on Monday, with eight provinces being represented, followed by a rainy first day on the greens.
Games at St. James Lawn Bowling Club were called off on Monday due to the thunderstorm taking place. Fortunately, there were also many sunny moments making for some great play and entertainment for the fans. The rainy weather experience on day one has not stopped the wonderful host organizing committee, volunteers, athletes and umpires, who have worked together to continue a great competition.
The Championships include Canada’s high performance athletes ranging from 14-80 years old. The youngest competitor, Jordan Kos, is in Winnipeg after a silver medal outcome at the 2014 Juniors in Etobicoke earlier this month. Bowling at the Canadian Championships is a great honour for her; “I feel so privileged to have been invited by such prestigious bowlers and compete alongside my fellow Women’s Fours Saskatchewan team. It is a totally different experience than at the Juniors, but I have enjoyed every minute so far”.
With only one day remaining of the round robin, there is not much time remaining for teams to show what they’ve got. In the Women’s Pairs, Ontario A is in the lead, while Alberta A and Saskatchewan A are leading the Women’s Triples and Fours respectively. On the men’s side, competition is a little closer in the Pairs with four teams tied for the lead with 8 points. Saskatchewan A is currently leading the Men’s Triples and Alberta A is leading the Men’s Fours.
Friday’s action will include the ninth and final round as well as any tie breakers that could be required. Friday will also hold the rain delayed games from Monday, assuming the weather continues to cooperate. On Saturday, St. James will host the medal rounds as well as the closing ceremonies immediately following the Women’s medal games.
For more information, please contact:
Communications Coordinator, Bowls Canada Boulingrin
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