It was a memorable week for Cary and Gigi as they showed their skills all week long, taking on the Countries best at this years 2019 Canadian Mixed Pairs Championship, being held at the Nutana Lawn Bowling Club in Saskatchewan.
All week the pair played stellar bowls, making it happen throughout the Round Robin, as they breezed through most of their matches only losing to New Brunswick early in the week and Alberta on the final day. With a 7-2 record they would find themselves in a playoff against a determined Ontario team that they beat early in the week. Veteran Skip Robert Steffen wouldn’t make it easy for Cary and Gigi, as the match would go down to the wire with BC eventually getting over the line at 18-17 to make their way to the finals where waiting was Alberta once again.
This was a rematch of the final round robin game where Alberta got the best of BC in a tight 17-12 game. With redemption on their mind, the BC team came out gunning, quickly amassing an early lead only to watch Alberta claw their way back in. With two ends two play Manns found himself digging deep to drill a few signature drive bomb, to make their way out of trouble leading to the final end. Down in the head on the final end Cary was able to draw a resting toucher facing 4 Alberta bowls in the head, with his 2nd bowl, leaving Alberta one last chance to try and snatch the Gold Medal. Not able to do it British Columbia would take home the victory and keep the Mixed Pairs dominance a float.
Speaking with Cary on the phone he said “Really happy with our performance throughout the week, we had to dig deep in the end but we were able to make it through it, happy to bring home the Gold Medal back to the Province as it means a lot for the both of us”.
Congrats to all who participated through the week and a job well done to Cary and Gigi for representing the Province of British Columbia so well both on and off the greens.