Who are the top five-pin bowlers in Newfoundland and Labrador?
The answers will unfold on the hardwood at the Corner Brook Centre Bowl this week with a strong local flavour expected to be in the medal mix come Saturday when all the crowns are declared.
Corner Brook will host the 2014 provincial Open bowling championship, getting underway today with 38 bowlers from across the province hitting the lanes in pursuit of a singles crown.
Corner Brook keglers in the hunt for the women’s singles crown include Erin Power, Tracy Tiller, LeAnn Tucker and Tina Battiste with the top five bowlers advancing to Saturday’s stepladder playoff.
Terry Blake, Tony Legge, Tom Drake and Otto Brake will represent Corner Brook Centre Bowl in men’s singles, which will also see the top five keglers advance to Saturday’s stepladder.
The team events will be played Thursday and Friday at the Centre Bowl with stepladder playoffs scheduled for Saturday. There are four teams registered for the men’s and mixed team events so the top three will advance to Saturday’s stepladder, while two out of three entries in the women’s tournament will advance to Saturday’s stepladder.
The Centre Bowl men’s team is comprised of Tom Drake, Tony Legge, Terry Blake, Brian Bennett, Otto Brake and Robert Crewe. Members of the host women’s contingent include Erin Power, Tina Battiste, Meghan Davis, LeAnn Tucker, Sasha Lockyer and Kathy Lukeman. The Centre Bowl mixed team consists of Clarence Bennett, Paul Brake of Grand Falls-Windsor, Troy Pardy, Tracy Tiller, Christine Peckford and Grand Falls-Windsor kegler Genevieve Budgell.
Singles action gets underway at 8 a.m. today with bowlers rolling six games. After a short break, it’s back on the hardwood for six more games at 2 p.m. to decide who advances to Saturday’s stepladder playoffs.