ST. JOHN’S — Newfoundland and Labrador five-pin bowlers earned two silver and one bronze at the Canadian Open Bowling Championships concluded Saturday at Gatineau, Que.
Andrea Tucker of St. Pat’s and the Holiday Lanes men’s team had the silver medals while the Holiday Lanes women’s team earned a bronze medal.
The Holiday Lanes men’s team of Brad Glynn, Ken Byrne, Michael Maloney, Justin Sullivan, Bob Osborne, Andrew Murphy and coach Cal White had 94 points, to finish second in the qualifying round. They won their step-ladder semi-final game 6-2 over Quebec but lost the gold medal contest 5.5 to 2.5 to Ontario. Glynn had a 407 single and a 931 triple.
Tucker earned a spot in the female singles stepladder with 7,102 for 30 games. She posted stepladder wins of 227-182, 239-228 and 218-210 but lost 241 to 238 to Quebec in the gold medal contest..
The female Holiday Lanes team of Nicole Wheeler, Dawn Osmond, Sara Kennedy, Michelle Maloney, Melissa Manor, Melanie Bishop, and coach Marion O'Brien was fourth in the qualifying round with 92 points as Manitoba was first with 96 points. Holiday Lanes lost 1132-1026 to Alberta in the stepladder semi-finals and took the bronze medal.
Kennedy and Maloney each won 10 of their team’s points and were both named to the tournament all-stars. Kennedy was voted the tournament’s top rookie.
The mixed team from Centre Bowl in Corner Brook finished 10th with 43 points and didn’t qualify for the stepladder roll-offs. Ontario was first with 110 points.
The Centre Bowl team included Sasha Lockyer, Chris Rumboldt, Tracy Tiller, LeAnn Tucker, Troy Pardy, Robert Crewe and coach Otto Byrne.
Colin Smith from St. Pat’s Lanes of St. John’s was 10th in the men’s singles qualifying round and didn’t advance into the stepladder roll-offs.
He had 6,854 for his 30 games as Quebec led with 7,797.