Victoria, B.C. | August 11, 2017
Top lawn bowlers from across the country will meet at the Juan de Fuca Lawn Bowling Club, in sunny Victoria, British Columbia to compete in the 2017 Canadian Lawn Bowling Championships (also known as the Majors). The competition will begin Monday, August 14th through till Sunday, August 19th with six national titles up for grabs, as well as the coveted Cy English and the Lady Alexander titles. 180 participants representing eight provinces will compete in men’s and women’s pairs, triples and fours. With many returning champions in the field, the competition is expected to be fierce.
Many of Canada’s top bowlers will be playing in Victoria, including returning champions, brothers Jonathan and Michael Pituley (SK) who will be looking to defend their 2016 pairs title. As well, Grant Wilkie (SK), Rob Law (MB) and Auzzie Chambers (BC) who are fresh from the Junior and Under 25’s Championships, will be looking to improve on their performances.
On the women’s side, newly crowned Junior champion Jordan Kos will be representing Saskatchewan in the fours event with her teammates Jean Roney, Frances Scott and Anita Nivala.
Several other members of the National Senior Squad will be looking to add national titles to their résumés, including Joanna Cooper (AB), Shirley Fitzpatrick-Wong (MB), Jackie Foster (NS), Pricilla Westlake (BC), and Greg Wilson (AB).
BCB will be live streaming this competition. To catch the action live, visit: http://sportscanada.tv/bowlscanada/
Games kick off at 9:30 am PST Monday August 14th. Stay up to date with all the standings and results on BCB’s website: http://www.bowlscanada.com/en/championship/2017champ_canadian.html
For more information, please contact:
Sarah Moss, Communications Coordinator, Bowls Canada Boulingrin
About Bowls Canada Boulingrin
Bowls Canada Boulingrin (BCB) is the governing body responsible for lawn bowls in Canada. The BCB mission is to advance the sport of bowls in Canada. For more details on Bowls Canada Boulingrin and the sport of lawn bowls, visit www.bowlscanada.com.
About the 2017 Canadian Championships
The 2017 Canadian Lawn Bowling Championships are an annual outdoor championship that feature both men and women competing across three disciplines: pairs, triples and fours. They will be held at the Juan De Fuca Lawn Bowling Club in Victoria, British Columbia from August 14th to 19th, 2017.