Outdoor Championships Wrap Up for 2023

The 2023 Canadian Mixed Pairs Championships (Halifax, NS) and 2023 Canadian Senior Triples Championships (Edmonton, AB) have wrapped up with Quebec and Ontario claiming the gold medals.

The Canadian Mixed Pairs Championships, hosted by the Wanderers Lawn Bowling Club in Halifax, Nova Scotia, featured 10 teams of two: one male and one female athlete. After a lengthy hiatus due in part to the COVID-19 pandemic, Canadians returned to the Maritimes for the first national championship since 2017 to be hosted in Nova Scotia. With Hurricane Lee on the horizon, play consisted of plenty of wet, rainy days which eventually forced the games to be shortened so the event could wrap up one day earlier.

Defending champions Michel Larue and Songsin Tsao from Quebec successfully defended their title with a 10-7 victory over Ontario’s Mike Bester and Barb Eaton. The bronze medal match saw British Columbia’s Gonzo Wong and Zoe Chan defeat Nova Scotia’s Terry O’Neil and Vicki Balcolm by a score of 12-11.

The Canadian Senior Triples Championships, hosted by the Commonwealth Lawn Bowling Club in Edmonton, Alberta, featured teams of three for bowlers who are 65 years of age or older. The event saw 10 women’s teams and 8 men’s teams compete over four days for the title of Canadian Champion.

On the women’s side, Ontario’s Katherine Smith, Val McWilliams, and Pat Kostecki never lost a game, going a perfect 9-0 in the round robin before taking down British Columbia’s Mary Mulligan, Heather Divine, and Kathleen Hewitt in the final, 16-8. It was a battle of Alberta in the bronze medal match, with the “A” team of June Ji, Donna Rawson, and Shannon Ross Watson defeating the “B” team of Barbara Spencer, Joy White, and Debbie Ranger by a score of 14-9.

On the men’s side, Ontario’s Rick Wood, Murray Bennewies, and David Johnston finished tied for top place in the pool alongside Saskatchewan’s Doug Normand, David Calam, and Al Hastings. The gold medal battle saw Ontario leave no survivors, as they claimed the title by a score of 25-5. The bronze medal match between Alberta’s Tony Spencer, Ed Gallacher, and Richard Turner and Ontario’s Gord Legacy, Ron Geniole, and William McKechnie was a closer affair. In the end, the Albertans pulled off the victory by a score of 17-11 to claim the bronze.

Mixed Pairs Standings and Results: https://bowlscanada.com/en/championship/2023-canadian-mixed-pairs-championships/

Senior Triples Standings and Results: https://bowlscanada.com/en/championship/2023-canadian-senior-triples-championships/

As the official awards and recognition supplier for BCB, Nothers The Award Store will provide all medals and awards for the event.  

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About Nothers The Award Store

For more than 50 years, Nothers The Award Store has been a supplier of awards and recognition products to Sport Associations, Schools, Professional Associations, Corporate Markets and Service Clubs. Servicing the likes of Western University, Volleyball Canada and Pet Valu to name a few, Nothers has the capacity to service everything from National Championships to local leagues with custom medals and awards, signage and promotional products. The company is Ontario-based and services Canada-wide.