Posted date: August 02, 2013
It was a fantastic week of Lawn Bowls at the Regina Lawn Bowls Club, that saw players from across the country come to the inaugural Canadian Singles Championship event. Three days of Round Robin and Pool play competition came to an end that saw 16 men make it to the knockout stage.
As for the women they played a full round robin and the top two standing at the end were Katelyn Brierley and local favorite Fran Scott. Both of the players finished at the top of the standings with a 7-3 record earning a bearth in the Thursday final. Shots went back and forth throughout the game and it saw Scott coming out on top 9-4, 11-9 in a straight set win over the young gun Brierley from BC. In the Bronze Medal Game it was Kelly McKerihen (ON) who took home the medal as she beat out played Claire Day (AB) to hit the podium.
In the Men’s final it was Frans brother Alex Scott who was chasing a National Singles Title as he went up against long time player and multiple Canadian Champion David Anderson. Both experienced International players this came down to the wire as they split the sets 11-5 Scott and 12-3 for Anderson. It came down to a tie-break finish that eventually saw Anderson come out with the win 4-1 to claim his second Canadian Singles title.
Congrats to all the players who participated in the tournament and a special Congratulations to Fran and David who will move on to represent Canada in Christchurch New Zealand next year. Special thanks to all the volunteers at the Regina Lawn Bowling Club who did a terrific job in hosting the 1st ever Canadian Singles Championship.
1. David Anderson (ONT) 2. Alex Scott (SK) 3. Kin On Lau (BC) 4. Pat Bird (AB)
1. Fran Scott (SK) 2. Katelyn Brierley (BC) 3. Kelly McKerihen (ONT) 4. Claire Day (AB)
Fund raising events surrounding the Canadian Singles Lawn Bowling Championships in Regina raised some $500 for KidsSport in Saskatchewan.
Local Regina sponsors Brian Korzenowski and Melanie Winter of Sun Life Financial; Teacher’s Credit Union; Brian Skarr “Elements in Color”; Wayne Slinn Painting and Benjamin Moore; as well as Rawlco Radio’s Tom and Tas Newton kicked in $900 in prize money for the ever popular Drive and Draw contests.
Luc Mullinder, former Saskatchewan Rough Riders’ defensive end and Andrew Greene, a nine-year veteran Canadian Football League offensive tackle represented sponsors at the event.