FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Silver and Bronze Medals for Saskatchewan Men’s Fours, Men’s Pairs and Women’s Fours at the National Lawn Bowling Major Championships in Regina, SK.
Aug 30, 2018 – 167 of Canada’s most skilled Lawn Bowlers, coaches and managers gathered at the Regina Lawn Bowling Club Aug 22-29th to take part in this year’s Canadian Majors and Single Championships. Held in the Cathedral community in Regina, the 7-day competition featured the Men’s and Women’s Four’s, Pairs and Singles events.
Saskatchewan fielded a team of 34 athletes which featured many past and present National Team Athletes including current members Jordan Kos, Michael Pituley, Grant Wilkie, Sydney Boyd and Brandon and Carter Watson. Athletes qualified from the Nutana Lawn Bowling club in Saskatoon, the Mayfair Lawn Bowling club in Saskatoon, the Moose Jaw Lawn Bowling club and the Regina Lawn Bowling club and came together to compete as Team Sask.
David Calam, Bowls Sask Team Coach was thrilled with the athlete’s personal best performances and progression, stating “Our Saskatchewan bowlers created some great scoring opportunities in some tough conditions and our men had a very strong showing winning the Cy English Team trophy. All bowlers held nothing back and gave their opponents hard games. Congratulations to them all.”
Highlight of this event were the silver medal awarded to our Men’s fours team of Jonathon Pituley, Michael Pituley, Grant Wilkie and Murray Pituley; the silver medal awarded to our Men’s Pairs Team of Doug Propp and Ernie Meid and the bronze medal to our Women’s Fours Team of Jean Roney, Jordon Kos, Anita Nivala and Belinda Hochban. Our men’s teams also took home the Cy English men’s aggregate points trophy.
Aug 21, 2018 – 40 of Canada’s most skilled Lawn Bowlers, coaches and managers converged on Winnipeg, Manitoba on Aug 14-18th to take part in this year’s Canadian Youth Championships. Held at the St. James Lawn Bowling Club, the 5-day competition featured U18 and U25 Men’s and Women’s Singles competition.
Saskatchewan High Performance Athletes Jordan Kos, Sydney Boyd, Alena Bergeron, Mason Boyd, Brandon Watson, Carter Watson, Lorrand Wong and Jordan Gailey represented Saskatchewan at the Nationals Championship.
Jean Roney, Bowls Sask Junior team coach was thrilled with the athlete’s personal best performances and progression, stating “Our Saskatchewan bowlers had a very strong showing and we and they can be proud of their accomplishments. There were some heart breaking losses but in these games there was spectacular bowling. Congratulations to them all.
Highlight of this event was the silver medal awarded to Jordan Kos and the bronze medal to Sidney Boyd in the U25 Women’s category. Brandon Watson ended up fourth in the U25 Men’s category after losing the match to get to the gold medal game by only 1 point.
Results and links to results can be found at http://www.bowls.sk.ca/ and http://bowlscanada.com/.
Bowls Sask would like to congratulate the Regina Lawn Bowling Club, the Nutana Lawn Bowling Club of Saskatoon and the Mayfair Lawn Bowling Club of Saskatoon for producing such outstanding athletes for Team Sask.
August 8 - congratulations to Team Sask at Jr and U25 Championships:
Male:4th: Brandon Watson
Female:Bronze: Sydney Boyd
Male:Silver: Carter Watson
Female:Gold: Jordan Kos
August 2 - Good Luck to Team Sask competing at the 2017 Canadian National Championships in Victoria, BC at the Juan de Fuca Lawn Bowling Club. Opening Ceremonies are August 14th. Results can be found http://bowlscanada.com/en/championship/2017champ_canadian.html
Mark Sutyla; Doug Propp; Ian Jones; Ernie Meid
Jonathan Pituley, Michael Pituley
Alex Scott, Grant Wilkie, Murray Pituley
Jean Roney; Fran Scott; Anita Nivala; Jordon Kos
Harriette Pituley, Rachel Larson
Carolyn Jones, Sydney Boyd, Laurie Debrowney