Last weekend saw the Junior Girls play for the rights to represent B.C. in what was reportedly a very close competition at the Kelowna Lawn Bowls Club.
After the first day of play in this Provincial championship, sponsored by Loopykums Pond & Koi and Health is Bliss, the competition was tied in the top three spots with two wins a piece. The only thing separating the competitors was the set-points, which break ties.
In keeping with the closeness of the competition, it was Pricilla Westlake who held on to the Provincial Shield for another year but by only one-shot in the last end of a tie-breaker set over Carah Webster who picked up Silver. Westlake will play for B.C. at the Junior Nationals in Etobicoke Aug 5-11.
Bronze went to Emma Boyd and fourth place to 10-year-old Amanda Tremblay.
July 25 is the first day of the Provincials Pairs, the last of three major playdowns. Westlake will be back in the mix after her win last weekend but interestingly, both men’s and women’s reigning champs are not in the field this year and leaves the door open for two new duos to take B.C. to National Gold.
With 23 men’s teams and 21 women’s teams, the double knockout tournament looks to be the best playdown this year. All of the 18-end games will be held at the New Westminster LBC starting at 9am and going to July 27.