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Provincial and Association completed events in 2019
Provincial Ladies’ Singles
At her home club, Norwood LBC, Betty Van Walleghem won the first tournament of the season. Joining her as the Singles Representatives for Manitoba will be Kris Madsen.
Provincial Men’s Fours
Also played at Norwood LBC, a victory for skip, Jerome Kirby. Shown here are the victorious Phil Clark, Brian Kullman, Jerome Kirby, and Gerry Venderbos. In second place was a team skipped by Nate Jacobucci.
Provincial Ladies’ Pairs
In second place was the team of Betty Van Walleghem & Sandra Mulholland. Eight teams had competed for the Pairs title.
Provincial Men’s Singles
In all, eight players contested the singles title this year.
Provincial Indoor Singles
Ladies’ Indoor Champion for 2019 is Kris Madsen – she was uncontested this year.
Men’s Indoor Champion is Jerome Kirby, who battled with John Bjornson for the final win. The four entrants played each other twice.
2019 Provincial U18 Juniors
Held at Sargent Park this year, there was a very low turn-out for the Under 14 Boys, and the Under 18 Boys events. There were no entries for the equivalent Girls events.
Here’s one for Ripley’s:
Sharon Tully, Verna Lewis & Ben Hochman bowled a Nine-Ender on Tuesday, July 9, 2019
2019 Provincial Men’s Pairs
Winners: Bob Van Walleghem and John Bjornson
Runners Up: Ed Mulholland and Rob Law
Provincial Ladies’ Fours
Winners: Sandra Mulholland, Betty Grundy, Elaine Jones, and (skip) Betty Van Walleghem
Runners up: Jean Roeland (skip), Emilie Ammazzini, Sylvia Erickson, and Joanne Kullman
There were 8 teams entered and a well-fought battle for the top three teams.
Senior Men’s Triples
Runners Up were Ed Mulholland, Rick Knockaert & Ron Nurse
Ladies’ Senior Triples
Runners Up: Jean Roeland, Emilie Ammazzini, & Joanne Kullman
Manitoba Mixed Pairs
Tim Lane and Chris Moore, playing at their own club in Brandon, MB, won the event edging out fellow Wheat City club members, Rod Rose & Jane Neil by one point! However, Rod & Jane did manage to bowl a perfect 6-bowl end during the match.
Association Open Fours
Runners-Up were Linda Ames, Ian Thompson, George Ames (skip), and Alan Curd
Tom Moore Open Pairs
This year’s winners of the Tom Moore Trophy – a pairs tournament for first & second year bowlers – are from Norwood LBC and in their first year of bowling. The tournament was played at Tuxedo LBC. The runners-up were Bev Mulholland & Kerry Northmore from Tuxedo.
Association Open Pairs
This year’s winners, from Tuxedo, are Ed Mulholland & Alan Curd – the event was held at Tuxedo LBC. Runners-up Malcolm Taylor & Aline Taylor are pictured below:
Perfect Ends played
On July 9th at St. Johns LBC – Sharon Tully, Verna Lewis, & Ben Hochman
On July 11th at Gimli LBC – Norm Carrothers, Tim Cochosky, & Chris Watkinson
& on August 28th at St. Johns LBC – David Babiniec, Pat Gomes, Jocelyn Horrigan, & Joy Batchelor
Canadian Youth Championships
Jacob Braun of St. John’s LBC, representing Manitoba on his first national tournament at Juan de Fuca in Victoria, BC, did remarkable well. In the Junior Boys Singles he won two of his matches–against Saskatchewan and Alberta–but lost to BC and Ontario.
However, he was then paired with Michael Fraser of BC in the Forster-Lang Pairs — and they took GOLD! With three wins and just one loss in the matches, they won the play-offs with a 10-4 victory.
National Women’s Fours – Burlington, ON
Defeating Alberta in the Bronze Medal game, Betty’s team’s record was 5-2-2 for the week.
Association Mixed Fours
Despite inclement weather 14 teams participated at St. James LBC. The winners were Joan Rasmussen, Rick Knockaert, Gerry Chudrick and Jo Anne Liberty.
The runners-up were Gord Horton, Lorraine Horton, Mardal Flynn and Bob Yewchyn
National Ladies’ Senior Triples – Montreal, PQ
Barb Heinrichs, Donna Gobeil (skip), and Brenda Frank with their Bronze Medals; and below on the podium in Montreal
National Mixed Pairs
Although Tim Lane and Kathy Foley (from Brandon) were edged out of the bronze medal round this year, we do have a couple of pictures:
2019 Indoor Singles in Vancouver
While his teams, made up of several countries, didn’t medal, Rob Law competed in both the Men’s Triples and Men’s Fours, held in November. He was Canada’s only contestant.