2014 National Results
Mixed Pairs Championships
September 7-13, 2014- Parksville, BC
Parksville Lawn Bowling Club
Saskatchewan Reps: Jean and Keith Roney
BCB Canadian Championships
August 17-23, 2014 — Winnipeg, MB
St. James LBC / Norwood LBC
- Men’s Pairs – 4th -Jon Pituley, Michael Pituley
- Men’s Triples – Gold -Keith Roney, Alex Scott, Grant Wilkie
- Men’s Fours – 4th -Doug Propp, Gary Laurence, Mark Sutyla, Ernie Meid
- Women’s Triples – Bronze - Harriette Pituley, Rachel Larson, Fran Scott
- Women’s Fours – Gold-Jean Roney, Jordan Kos, Clem Grant, Carolyn Jones
Men Women Pairs Jon Pituley Lorie Young Michael Pituley Hilda Voth Triples Keith Roney Harriette Pituley Alex Scott Rachel Larson Grant Wilkie Fran Scott Fours Doug Propp Jean Roney Gary Laurence Jordan Kos Mark Sutyla Clem Grant Ernie Meid Carolyn Jones Men Fours Duncan Holness Jack Wigham Larry Grychowski Robert Hackett
2014 Canadian Junior Championships
August 4 - 7, 2014
Etobicoke Lawn Bowling Club, Toronto, ON
Men Player Scores
Gold Brandon Watson (SK) 6-8, 10-3, 6-0
Silver Nathan Jacobucci (MB) 8-6, 3-10, 0-6
Bronze Rob Law (MB) 8-4, 3-9, 3-2
Fourth Lucas Caldwell (ON) 4-8, 9-3, 2-3
Additional Sask competitors: Jordan Gailey Carter Watson Parker Laurence
Women Player Scores
Gold Pricilla Westlake (BC) 7-3, 7-3
Silver Jordan Kos (SK) 3-7, 3-7
Bronze Chrissy Schuknecht (ON) 5-5, 11-2
Foruth Aislinn Wood (ON) 5-5, 2-11
2014 Canadian U25 World Junior Cup Qualifier
August 4 - 7, 2014
Etobicoke Lawn Bowling C
Men Player Scores
Gold Grant Wilkie (SK) 6-4, 2-9, 3-1
Silver Jake Schuknecht (ON) 4-6, 9-2, 1-3
Bronze Alex LeBlanc (ON) 8-5, 12-2
Fourth Mike McNorton (ON) 5-8, 2-12
2014 Canadian U25 Championships
August 9 - 11, 2014
Etobicoke Lawn Bowling Club, Toronto, ON
Gold Jake Schuknecht (ON) 10-6, 7-5
Silver Grant Wilkie (SK) 6-10, 5-7
Third Michael Pituley (SK) 11-2, 10-6
Fourth Lucas Caldwell (ON) 2-11, 6-10
June 19-25, Men's and Women's Singles Championships
Women (11 participants)
Gold: Jean Roney (Sk)
Silver: Harriette Pituley (Sk)
Bronze: Claire Day (AB)
Fourth: Christine Adams (AB)
Men (29 participants)
Gold: Alfred Wallace (AB)
Silver: Keith Roney (Sk)
Bronze: Michael Leong (BC)
Fourth: Derek Dillon (AB)
Other Sask Competitors:
David Calam, Bo Kos; Ernie Meid; Michael Pituley; Grant Wilkie; Jordan Kos; Rachel Larson
In the Women’s photo Jean Roney (SK) is on top of podium, Harriette Pituley (SK) is in Silver spot (left) and Claire Day (AB) in the bronze spot (right).
Alfred Wallace (AB) is on top of the podium, Keith Roney (SK) is in the Silver spot (to the left) and Michael Leong (BC) is on the bronze spot (right).
Article from Bowls Canada
2014 Canadian Junior Champions Crowned
Toronto, Ontario | August 7, 2014
Pricilla Westlake (Vancouver, BC) and Brandon Watson (Regina, SK) were crowned 2014 Canadian Junior Champions at the Etobicoke Lawn Bowls Club.
Westlake defeated Jordan Kos (SK) in straight sets 7-3, 7-3 to take the Junior Girls title. “It was so great to be able to successfully defend the title in my last year of being a Junior”, said Westlake. She won the title for the first time in 2013 in Fredericton, NB. Westlake is coached by Stephen Forrest.
Brandon Watson faced Manitoba’s Nathan Jacobucci in the Junior Boys gold medal match. Watson dropped the first set to Jacobucci 6-8, but battled back to win the second set 10-3 and eventually take the tie-breaker 6-0. “It is an unbelievable feeling to win the Championship in my last year of eligibility,” said Watson, who is coached by Michael Pituley.
Both Watson and Westlake were awarded with a set of Taylor Bowls from sponsor MVP Sports, long-time supporters of Junior bowlers in Canada.
The Canadian Junior Championships were not the only events on the greens today in Etobicoke. Under 25 athletes from across Canada were vying for a chance compete at the 2014 World Junior Championships this coming November in Queensland, Australia.
The women’s side saw Stirling Wood of Midland, Ontario face off against BC native Jaymee Sidel. Wood took an early lead in the first set and refused to give it up leading her to a straight sets victory 11-4 / 11-5. “Jaymee played great today which meant that I had to really focus on my own game and make each bowl count,” said Wood. “I am so thrilled to be representing Canada in Australia this November!” Wood is coached by Andy Caldwell.
It was a shot by shot competition on the men’s side as Saskatoon’s Grant Wilkie and Chesley (ON) native Jake Schuknecht battled it out for the chance to represent Canada. Wilkie took the early lead with a 6-4 win in the first set. Schuknecht came back strong in the second set with a 9-2 win. It was an exciting tie-breaker for the spectators as both men played strong bowls, but in the end, Wilkie prevailed with a score of 3-1. “Words cannot describe how happy I am right now,” said Wilkie. “To be representing my country and following in the footsteps of my coach and mentor Alex Scott is an incredible honour”.
All four athletes will be back on the greens on Sunday as they play for the 2014 Under 25 Canadian Championship title and a chance to win a second opportunity to represent Canada when the World Junior Championships are staged again in early 2015.
“It has been a fabulous tournament,” said Bowls Canada Executive Director Anna Mees. “The quality of bowling by these young athletes has been absolutely incredible. It is very exciting to watch the future of the sport unfold on the greens here at the Etobicoke Lawn Bowls Club”.
2014 U25 Canadian Bowls Champions Crowned
Toronto, Ontario | August 11, 2014
Pricilla Westlake (Vancouver, BC) and Jake Schuknecht (Chesley, ON) were crowned 2014 Canadian Under 25 Champions at the Etobicoke Lawn Bowls Club today. In addition to the Championship title, both athletes have won the right to represent Canada at the 2015 World Junior Championships next March in Queensland, Australia.
Westlake defeated Jaymee Sidel (BC) 11-7 / 6-8 / 4-2 to win the Women’s U25 Championship title. Earlier in the tournament Westlake successfully defended her Junior title. “It is an incredible feeling to have won both titles in the same year”, said Westlake. “It was an awesome final competition. Jaymee really put the pressure on with her great bowling today and I had to work for every point.” Westlake was thrilled to be representing her province and her club at the event and was quick to acknowledge her many supporters. She is coached by Stephen Forrest. The bronze medal was won by Stirling Wood of Midland, Ontario.
The men’s side saw a rematch from last Thursday’s 2014 Qualifer game as Saskatoon’s Grant Wilkie and Jake Schuknecht battled on the greens for a Championship title and trip down under. Schuknecht was taking no chances with this match and took an early lead with a 10-6 win in the first set. Wilkie battled back in the second set as the two competitors matched each other point for point. It all came down to the final bowl of the last end. Tied coming home in the 9th end, Schuknecht’s strategic play resulted in a final two points and the win. “It feels amazing to win the rematch against Grant. I feel like I have been waiting a long time for the chance to represent my country at an international championship”. Schuknecht is coached by his father Steve Schuknecht.
The bronze medal match went to Michael Pituley of Regina (SK) who defeated Lucas Caldwell of Peterborough (ON) in straight sets 11-2 / 10-6. Pituley will be playing pairs with his brother Jon at the Canadian Bowls Championships later this month in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
“It has been a super week of bowling here at the Etobicoke Lawn Bowls Club,” said Bowls Canada Executive Director Anna Mees. “The talent these young bowlers have displayed is indicative of a bright future for our sport. We are also extremely grateful to MVP Sports for their support of our Under 25 bowlers.” MVP Sports is sponsoring a raffle with proceeds going to support the athletes’ expenses for the World Junior Championships.