Gold Coast, Australia | June 3rd, 2017
The first day has come to a close at the 2017 Multi-Nations Event in Gold Coast, Australia, with Canada securing eight wins.
Round one saw Canada get off to a hot start against Wales, taking three of the four matches. In the men’s triples, Kody Olthof, Chris Stadnyk, and Cameron Lefresne won 17-15, while in the men’s pairs, Ryan Bester and Ryan Stadnyk joined forces to secure an 18-13 win to start the event. On the women’s side, Kelly McKerihen, Leanne Chinery, Jordan Kos and Pricilla Westlake started the event strong with a 15-7 win in the women’s fours. Shirley Fitzpatrick-Wong played singles, and lost a tough match 21-5.
Round two put Canada against New Zealand. After winning three of four matches in round one, Canada’s fates reversed with only one win in the second round. The men’s triples team lost a nail-biter 15-14, and the men’s pairs lost a tough match 20-15. The women’s singles was a one-sided affair with New Zealand dominating for a 21-2 victory. The Canadian women’s fours got the lone win of the round with a 15-14 victory.
Round three saw Canada take on a formidable Scotland team. The Canadian men were outmatched in both disciplines, with the men’s triples losing 17-11 and the pairs losing 19-11. On the women’s side, the fours team kept their winning streak alive with a 15-11 victory. The women’s singles finally got a win, just squeaking out a 21-20 victory.
The fourth and final round of the day came against Hong Kong/China. The men’s triples team tied 14-14, while the pairs struggled to get going in a 22-11 loss. The Canadian women continued to build momentum, with a win in both disciplines. The women’s fours capped off the day with a 17-11 win to improve their record to a perfect 4-0, while the singles secured another victory with a final score of 21-13.
After four rounds, the men’s pairs are in 7th place, the men’s triples are in 5th place, the women’s fours are in 1st place and the women’s singles is in 6th place.
Next up for Team Canada is Australia Green, Malaysia, and Australia Gold to finish off the first half of the event. Round five will start June 4th at 8:45 am local time.
For more information, please contact:
Jake Schuknecht, Technical Coordinator, Bowls Canada Boulingrin
About Bowls Canada Boulingrin
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