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Alberta's Fettes Elected World Bowls Ltd. Director

Former Bowls Canada Boulingrin President Margaret Fettes has been elected to the World Bowls Ltd. Board of Directors.

Fettes joins the following successful candidates on lawn bowling's controlling international body:

President-Betty Collins OAM (Australia) to serve for a period of two years
Deputy President-Dennis Grint (England) to serve for a period of two years
Male Director-Kerry Clark OBE (New Zealand) to serve for a period of four years
Male Director-John McDougall (Australia) to serve for a period of two years
Female Director-Margaret Fettes (Canada) to serve for a period of four years

Their terms of office will commence at the conclusion of the World Bowls Biennial Council Meeting to be held at Moama Lawn Bowling Club, Australia on 29th September 2003.

They join Eleanor Allan (Scotland), who has two years remaining of her four year term as a Director, and David Corkill, the non-voting representative Director from the Professional Bowls Association, to form the new Board of Directors of World Bowls.

"I'm starting to get over the initial surprise of the election," said Fettes from her home in Edmonton. "I'm very pleased and I want to thank Bowls Canada for nominating me and supporting me through my candidacy."

"The whole Bowls Canada Executive joins with me in congratulating Margaret on this appointment," said BCB President Elaine Chauvin. "They certainly selected the best person for the position."

"Margaret's extensive background as a player, coach, official and administrator has benefited our programs here in Canada and we look forward to seeing her share her vast knowledge on the international stage," added Bob Cameron, Executive Director of Bowls Canada.

Stadnyk Takes Baker Bowl

The Fours team of Chris Stadnyk, Wayne Wright, Don Caswell, and Ryan Stadnyk took the 1st Annual Phil Baker Memorial Fours at the Burlington LBC on Sunday. 32 of the top Fours teams in Ontario went head to head in the tournament in memory of the popular Burlington bowler.

The Baker Bowl, which succeeds the McFadden Memorial tournament after its 10 year run, is the first major event in the Ontario bowling season.

Forrest, Bhartu Proven in Pruden Pairs

The first major Mens Pairs event of the 2003 season in British Columbia took place over the Victoria Day weekend at the Vancouver South Club with 19 entries.

1st Hiren Bhartu and Steve Forrest, Vancouver South
2nd Christie Grahame and Jim logan Sr, Vancouver South
3rd Jim Morrison and Ray Prosser, New Westminster
4th Paul Choi and Michael Leung, Granville Park

The format is 5 games guaranteed round robin with 8 qualifiers to the knockout round. Extremely high quality of play and a great early start to the competitive season. Contact any of the Vancouver South members for more details for next year if interested.

Women's US Southwest Final Results

Triples

Championship:
1st Place Dora Stewart - Kottia Spangler Anne Nunes 2nd Place Eva Lee - Heather Stewart Anne Barber 3rd Place Lorraine Hitchcock - Mary Terrill - Roberta Lane 4th Place Maryna Hyland - Katy Stone Irene Webster

2nd Flight 1st Eileen Morton - Doris Sneddon Diana Wilk 2nd Jan Hargraves - Barbara McCowen - Tanya Hills

3rd Flight 1st Annette Schans - Nita Burdick Terry Baade 2nd Cecile Langevin - Shirley Price Kim Hieser

4th Flight 1st Mary Delisle - Chris Rivera Patricia Cronshaw

Pairs

Championship 1st Dottie Panacek - Marie Taylor 2nd Sybil Bernash - Barb McCowen 3rd Chris Rivera - Doris Sneddon 4th Cecile Langevin - Shirley Price

2nd Flight 1st Eva Lee - Anne Barber 2nd Dora Stewart - Anne Nunes

3rd Flight 1st Kathy Vea - Katy Stone 2nd Maryna Hyland - Irene Webster 4th Flight 1st Evelyn Tiel - Linda Blanche

Singles

Championship 1st Mary Terrill 2nd Dora Stewart 3rd Carrie Fossati 4th Lorraine Hitchcock

2nd Flight 1st Chris Rivera 2nd Patricia Cronshaw

3rd Flight 1st Tanya Hills 2nd Doris Sneddon

4th Flight 1st Nita Burdick 2nd Marion Piller

Men's US Southwest Final Results

Len Hitchcock (Sun City, AZ) was Bowler of the tournament at the 2003 Southwest Championships. Len won the singles and came 2nd in the 3rd flight Triples.

Triples:

Championship Flight
1st- Neil Furman, Aspen,CO/Doug MacArthur,Sun City West,AZ/Frank Souza,Fremont,CA 2nd- Jurgen Fessler,London,Ont/Malcolm Owen, Sun City,AZ/Bob Forbes, Thamesford,Ont 3rd- Ivan Hyland,Coto de Caza,Ca/Jim Olson, San Diego,CA/Michael Siddall, Oceanside,CA 4th- Wayne Wright, Chesley,Ont/Terry O'Neil, Halifax,NS/Lyall Adams, Edmonton,AB

2nd Flight 1st- Jack Behling,Sun City, AZ/Steve Bezanson, Halifax,NS/James Copeland, Ripon,WS 2nd- Marty Schans/Tom Stirrat/Al Burdick, all of Sun City, AZ

3rd Flight 1st- Ian Ho,Diamond Bar,CA/Malcolm Taylor,San Diego,CA/Hugh Finlay,Santa Barbara,CA 2nd- John Luster,San Jose,CA/Len Hitchcock,Sun City,AZ/John Stewart,Sun City, AZ

4th Flight 1st- Bill Hiscock,Coronado,CA/Gery Wagner,Monarch Beach,CA/Art Allen,Laguna Woods 2nd- Mert Isaacman/John Marks/Simon Meyerowitz, all of Irvine, CA

5th Flight 1st- Reinie Kramer,Laguna Beach/Bill Cowie,Aliso Viejo,CA/Bill Levisohn,Laguna Niguel 2nd- Jim Hempe,Irvine,CA/Bud Viard,Santa Barbara,CA/Bob Forget,San Diego,CA

Pairs

Championship Flight
1st- Malcolm Taylor, San Diego, CA/Hugh Finlay, Santa Barbara, CA 2nd- Wayne Wright,Chesley, Ont/Lyall Adams, Edmonton, AB 3rd- Larry Murphy, San Francisco, CA/Steve Ringwood,Danville, CA 4th- Mert Isaacman/Simon Meyerowitz, both of Irvine, CA

2nd Flight 1st- Bill Paulsen, Arroyo Grande, CA/Jim Morton, Santa Barbara, CA 2nd- Alan Power, Venice, CA/Jordan Melton, Los Angeles, CA

3rd Flight 1st- Bill Reidy, Whittier, CA/Sam Benjamin, Los Angeles, CA 2nd- John Luster, San Jose, CA/Jerry Knott, San Lorenzo, CA

4th Flight 1st- Stu Sistad, Lake Elsinore, CA/Jim Webster, Sun City West, AZ 2nd- Ed Quo, Fountain Valley, CA/Bob Nunes, Yorba Linda, CA

5th Flight (Round Robin) 1st- Steve Smith/Howard Harris, both of San Diego, CA 2nd- Jim Hempe, Irvine, CA/Bob Forget, San Diego, CA

6th Flight (Round Robin) 1st- Len Hitchcock/John Stewart, both of Sun City, AZ

Singles:

Championship Flight
1st- Len Hitchcock, Sun City, AZ 2nd- Bill Hiscock, Coronado, CA 3rd- Steve Bezanson, Halifax, NS 4th- Jim Olson, San Diego, CA

2nd Flight 1st- Marty Schans, Sun City, AZ 2nd- Floyd Murphy, San Diego, CA

3rd Flight 1st- John Luster, San Jose, CA 2nd- Wayne Wright, Chesley, Ont

4th Flight 1st- Bill Reidy, Whittier, CA 2nd- Sam Benjamin, Los Angeles, CA

5th Flight 1st- Bob Nunes, Yorba Linda, CA 2nd- Neville Sacks, Los Angeles, CA

6th Flight (Round Robin) 1st- Peter White, Whittier, CA

Draw Announced for 100th EBA
 
The draw has been set for the 100th EBA Tournament to be held this summer in England. Ten countries, including Canada and the United States will be sending teams. There will be 2 round robin groups where each country will play singles, pairs and triples against each nation in their division. Canada and the USA are in different groups.

The draw for each country is as follows:

July 30 (Torquay BC & Abbey Lawns) - USA vs. South Africa, Canada vs Channel Islands.
August 3 (Victoria Park, Leamington Spa) - USA vs. Wales, Canada vs. England
August 5 (Saltwell Park, Gates Head) - USA vs. Australia, Canada vs. New Zealand
August 6 (Saltwell Park, Gates Head) - USA vs. Scotland, Canada vs. Ireland
August 9 - Semi Finals (Worthing)
August 10 - Finals (Worthing)

Nick Watkins and Neil Furman Gear Up for Welsh Masters

Nick Watkins (Victoria, BC) and Neil Furman (Aspen, CO) will carry the Canadian and American hopes at the HJ Hall Welsh Masters event next month in Llannelli, Wales. Nick will take on Robert Weale (Wales) while Neil will play John Price (Wales). Interestingly, if both players win their respective matches, they will play each other in the second round.

Manitoba takes Mixed Pairs Title
 
Canadian Singles champion Clarice Fitzpatrick and partner Steve Shinnie (Manitoba) won the Canadian Mixed Pairs title in Nova Scotia this weekend with a 21-17 victory over British Columbia's Duncan Holness and Elaine Dipalo. Bronze went to Laura Dewald and David Ackerman of Saskatchewan.

District 9 Novice Supremacy

Laura Seed, Marilyn Meyer and Marion Dallas of Milton won the Women's Novices championships with a 19-12 victory over Silver Medallists Gisella Slaughter, Ruth Douse and Sandra Osborne of Etobicoke.

In Men's play, David Mee, Sandy Aguanna and Roy Harwood won a hard fought 14-13 decision over Midland's Wayne Morrison, Brian Walser and Marven Hedner.

Mitchell, Logan Jr take Gold Medallion

The final of the 2002 Gold Medallion was a host club affair on Friday September 6th with Vancouver South's Jack Mitchell and Jim Logan Jr defeating Ben Takemori and Jim Murphy by a score of 18-9 in a hard fought, explosive match which was a lot closer than the result indicates.

3rd place went to Jim Logan Sr and Bill Jarvie by the same 18-9 score over Paul Choi and Alfred Pang of Richmond.

2002 Senior Canadian Championships

Mary Thompson, Edith Schultz and Gay Buckland of Alberta. claimed Gold at the Canadian Seniors championships in Saskatoon yesterday with a 21-16 victory over Noreen Welsh, Sandy North and Helen Dewar of Ontario.

In men's play, the Ontario men claimed the title. Norm Welsh, Bob North and Bill Baxter slipped past British Columbia's William C. Shaw, Michael Lum and Guru Chima 17-14.

Canadian bowlers selected to compete at the 2002 Commonwealth Games

After an intense and thorough week-long training camp in Sun City, Arizona from Feb. 25 to Mar. 3, Canadas contingent for the 2002 Commonwealth Games has emerged.

10 athletes, five men & five women, along with one blind bowler will compete for Canada at the Games in Manchester this coming August.

They are as follows:

Womens Singles:
Laura Dewald, Regina, Sask.

Mens Singles:
Ryan Bester, Hanover Ont.

Womens Fours:
Skip Anita Nivala, Regina, Sask.
Vice - Melissa Ranger, Edmonton, AB
Second Andrea Weigand, Exeter, Ont
Lead Shirley Fitzpatrick-Wong, Winnipeg Manitoba

Mens Fours:
Skip Chris Stadnyk, Niagara Falls, Ont.
Vice Keith Roney, Regina, Sask.
Second John Devonshire, Toronto, Ont.
Lead - Steve Bezanson, Halifax, NS

B1 Bowler:
Vivian Berkeley, Kitchener/Waterloo, Ont.

"Im excited to be on the team obviously," said Fours player John Devonshire. "The teams are good and play well together."

"They were long days in Arizona," added Singles player Laura Dewald. "But the overall atmosphere was good and we all worked and played very hard."

At 17, Ryan Bester becomes the youngest lawn bowler to ever compete for Canada at the Commonwealth Games.

BCB would like to congratulate all its national team players who attended camp for their efforts and wish its Commonwealth Games contingent the very best in their preparations for the upcoming games.

US Makes Their Selections for the 2002 N.A. Challenge
 
The USLBA has announce their selections for the 2002 North American Challenge in Pinehurst, North Carolina this September.  The Men's Team - Michael Ashton-Phillips, Jack Behling, Richard Broad, Ron Buck, Jim Copeland, Neil Furman, Ivan Hyland, Doug McArthur, Bob Nunes, and Michael Sidall.  The Womens Team - Lorraine Hitchcock, Maryne Hyland, Doris Leibbrandt, Anne Nunes, Barb Roller, Kottia Spangler, Dora Stewart, Kathy Vea, Irene Webster.

Canada : Bowls Canada Boulingrin announced its Canadian National Team for 2002. Making up Canada's roster in a Commonwealth Games year for bowls are as follows : Women ; Lynn McElroy and Katie Chinery -Victoria, B.C.,  Jean Roney, Laura Dewald, Anita Nivala, Merle Ackerman, Harriette Pituley and Cecilia Gillespie all from Regina-Sask, Rachel Larson - Saskatoon, Sask,  Diane Fulton - Vancouver, B.C., Andrea Weigand - Exeter, Ont., Shirley Fitzpatrick-Wong - Winnipeg, Melissa Ranger - Edmonton, AB;  Men - Ryan Bester and  Bob Bester - Hanover, Ont, Edwin Waterston Maple Ridge, B.C., Rob Krepps, Steve Ogden, Steve Bezanson and Terry O'Neil - Halifax, NS., Ivan Johannson and Art Wieliczko - Edmonton, AB, Ernie Meid and Keith Roney - Regina, Sask, John Devonshire and Mark Sandford - Toronto, Ont., David Anderson - Milton, Ont,  Chris Stadnyk - Niagara Fall, Ont,  Christie Grahame - Surrey, B.C, Steve Santana Victoria, B.C, Sask, Alan Webster - Vancouver, B.C, Jeff Mulherin - Frederiction, NB, 
The 2002 roster marks the first year that Bowls Canada has
selected 32 members who either won national championships or accumulated points through competition to win a berth on the team and a chance to be selected for international events via a national team training camp.
"This year we have a different process in place," said National Team Chair Wayne Wright. "The 2002 roster is made up of players who have distinguished themselves in winning specific National events as well as players who have accumulated a certain number of placement points over the past three years, from national and international competition."
"The Training Camp, being held in Arizona in late February, will take on a slightly different tone this year," he added. "The camp will be more for evaluation than for training. We know that these players have a very high level of skill by virtue of their documented past performance. We need to see them play and to then base our decisions about the 2002 International event teams on their performance at camp." Wright and the selection committee's primary focus in Arizona will be to select Canada's 2002 Commonwealth Games team. Manchester, England hosts the seventeenth games from 24 July to 4 August. "These competitors have already proven their skills and their abilities to win," said Wright. "It will be a tough task to put together specific
combinations and teams from this group. Our goal is to be competitive in Manchester - we want to be medallists! We have the raw material - we just need to put them all together in the right combinations.
" Secondary to the Commonwealth Games will be the naming of Canada's North American Challenge team. The 2002 NAC will be held in North Carolina September 4-7 at the Pinehurst Golf and Country Club. 
BCB would like to congratulate all the players selected to the 2002 national team and wish them luck at the national team training camp.
Chad Pawson - Communications Coordinator

- CANADA GRABS SILVER. Congratulations to the Canadian Men's Fours team of Steve Bezanson, Christie Grahame, Chris Stadnyk and Mark Sandford. The rink captured the silver medal at the Asia Pacific Championships held in Moama, Australia. Canada lost to the defending champions Australia in the Final.

Canadian, Chrisite Grahame Defeated at BUPA.

Christie Grahame (Surrey, BC) lost his opening round match to David Gourlay (1), 1-12, 6-7. David Gourlay of Great Britain is currently ranked as the World's Number 1.

Canadians Don't Advance at World Junior Championships

Laura Botelho (Victoria) and Christopher Scullion (Kitchener) failed to advance at the World Junior Championships in Wales. Chris dropped all 3 games to Jonathan Tomlinson (Wal) 6-7,3-7, John Lowery (Jer) 5-7,5-7 and Neil McKee 2-7, 3-7.

Laura dropped matches to Ellen Alexander (Eng) 1-7, 1-, Claire Kelly (Ire) 5-7, 0-7and Emma Moorhouse (Wal) 3-7,0-7

Darren Burnett and Caroline Brown, both of Scotland, won the World Indoor Junior Championships in Wales. Darren Burnett has won the title four years in a row

Canada : Milton Lawn Bowling sets new Guinness World Record.
On June 28-29, 2001, the Milton Lawn Bowling Club of Ontario held a tournament to attempt the record for the most ends played in a 24 hour period.
En route to the record, players threw 4832 bowls, with an average of 200+ bowls per hour or over 3 bowls per minute. Each player played over 800 bowls in a 24 hour period. This is equivalent to playing 7 regular tournaments in one day for each player. 302 ends were completed, smashing the old record of 209 ends & 3344 bowls played. The contest raised over $5,000 for the Milton District Hospital Foundation.and for further information please visit the Milton Lawn Bowling Clubs
web site.


Nunes and Vea Capture US Titles

Bob Nunes and Kathy Vea (both from SW Division) have won the Singles in the US National Championships being held in Buck Hill Falls PA. Bob defeated SC Division champion Doug McArthur in a playoff to take Gold.

Meanwhile, Ivan Hyland and Michael Siddal (SW) claimed Gold in the Men's Pairs. A playoff remains in the Ladies Pairs for Gold between Gonzales/Olsen (SW), Terrill/Lane (SC), and Wood/Johnson (NW).

CANDIAN SENIORS CHAMPIONSHIPS - RESULTS

The Saskatchewan Team of Roald Thompson, Ralph van Iderstine and Stan Nichols topped Ontario's Mo Ali, Morrie Wolpert and Dave Ball to capture Gold.

Alberta's Cathy Wieliczko, Frances Berry and Tina Wald defeated Irma Bricker, Joan Sande and Clem Grant (Saskatchewan) to take the Women's title.

Elaine Jones Honoured

Elaine Jones has been named to the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame for her accomplishments in Softball, Curling and Lawn Bowls.

Elaine's impact in Bowls has been tremendous; a winner of 11 Medals at National Championships and a keen administrator, she has also represented Canada 9 times internationally.

Congratulations Elaine!

ONTARIO INDOOR SINGLES QUALIFIER DATE SET

The Ontario Indoor Singles Qualifier deadline has been announced as Sunday September 23, 2001. All entries must be to Mark Sandford by this date.

Winners will advance to the Canadian Indoor Championships November 22-25, 2001 in Victoria.

KEVIN JONES CAPTURES PROVINCIAL MIXED TRIPLES

Kevin Jones, Marg Potter and Ian Cheng won the Ontario Mixed Triples Championships this weekend, defeating Ian Jones (Kevin's brother), Fred Wallbank and Ruth Snider to capture the Gold.

BCB DENIED FUNDING FOR 2001

Federal Government Funding Status

In 2000-2001, the Federal Government of Canada, though its Sport Canada Directorate, allocated $29.1 million to National Sport Organizations (NSOs) in support of amateur sport. The primary program through which these monies are allocated is called the Sport Funding and Accountability Framework (SFAF). First initiated in 1996, SFAF required any national association to apply for assessment in order to receive funding for the next five year cycle (1996-2001). Sports were ranked according to scores for high performance (55%), sport development (35%) and management effectiveness (10%). Bowls Canada Boulingrin applied for funding for this cycle, which previously it had received, but was denied. Bowls was ranked 44th of all NSOs. The funding line was drawn at the top 38.

In November 1999, Sport Canada launched SFAF II (2001-2005), which would give all sports the opportunity to be re-assessed for consideration of funding support for the following quadrennial. Once again, Bowls Canada Boulingrin has made every effort to best represent the sport and its athletes, meeting all application requirements.


CONDITIONS OF PLAY UPDATED -- TIE BREAKING FORMULA

As mandated by the Board of Directors at the March 2001 Semi-Annual General Meeting, a revision of the Conditions of Play have standardized tie breaking procedures for the various Canadian Championships.

The entire document in available on line at BCBs web site as a Word or Portable Document File (.PDF).

Upon the experiences gained through 2000s tie breaking procedures, there are now definite rules on how to conduct tie breaks through play on the green and not by aggregate scores.

"The best thing about this amendment is that it allows the players to play to break a tie," said BCBs Executive Director Dan Wolfenden. "They wont have to run up a score to add to their aggregate, they can focus on winning the match rather than the margin of victory."

Any bowler in Canada planning on taking part in a Canadian Championship should familiarize themselves with the Conditions of Play including rules on Dress Code before they travel to a championship.

BRITISH COLUMBIA PROVINCIAL PAIRS CHAMPIONSHIPS

Steve Santana and Bob Gardiner defeated Steve Forrest and Hiren Bhartu 16-14 to take the BC Pairs Championships.

In Women's play, Shirley Lai and Helen Lam outdistanced Sylvia Broomhall and Alica Duncalf 20-10 to take the Gold.

OPEN NATIONAL TEAM QUALIFIERS SET TO ROLL

Winners of the mens and womens pairs events at both the 2001 W.O.B.A. tournament and Pacific Open Pairs will qualify for the 2002 Canadian National Bowls Team, providing they meet all eligibility requirements.

The W.O.B.A. is one of the most prestigious bowls events in North America and, in its 106th consecutive year in 2001, remains the oldest tournament on the continent. Bowlers from around the world have participated in this week long tournament of fun, fellowship and spirited competition. The tournament takes place in the London, Ont. area from July 22-26, 2001. The pairs event runs from July 25-26.

The Juan de Fuca Lawn Bowls Club of Victoria, B.C. will be hosting The Pacific Open Pairs Sept. 7-9, 2001, which will also serve as a qualifier for the National Team. The Pacific Pairs offers competitive bowling for players throughout the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada at one of the countrys premiere bowling venues, the legacy venue from the 1994 Commonwealth Games Lawn Bowls competition. For a registration form and more information on the Pacific Pairs visit BCBs web-site or contact Ellen Leonard at 1431 Kangaroo Road, Victoria, B.C. V9C 4C6.

MVP ANNOUNCES SUPPORT OF CANADA'S JUNIOR BOWLERS

MVP Sports of Canada, exclusive distributor of Taylor bowls and accessories, has once again thrown their support behind Junior Bowls. MVP will be a supporting sponsor of the 2001 and 2002 Canadian Junior Championships.

Among other things, the sponsorship will see a set of coloured Taylor bowls being presented to each of the Canadian Junior Singles Champions, a package of Taylor accessories for every participant and a set of bowls to be raffled for the benefit of the junior program.

It is great to see a company such as MVP Sports make a commitment to juniors on a national level, said Bowls Canada Boulingrin Executive Director, Dan Wolfenden. We share a vision of promoting the game to our youth. Thank you Dan and Brenda Milligan for supporting the future of our sport.

KIM THOMPSON HIRED AS OFFICE ASSISTANT

For the spring and summer of 2001, Kim Thompson of Orlans, Ont. has been hired by the national association as its office assistant. Kim has recently graduated from the University of Ottawa with a bachelors degree with honours from the School of Human Kinetics. She was a member of the U of Os Gee-Gee womens hockey team and grew up playing ringette and soccer. BCB would like to welcome Kim to the office and the sport of bowls.

PRUDEN PAIRS - British Columbia

After 3 days of high competitive bowling from most of the best bowlers in British Columbia, a mainland/island duo of Ted Waterston and Stevie Santana snatched Gold in dramatic fashion over Michael Sanderson and Kiwi-born Brent Foster, both from Vancouver.

Waterston and Santana sailed through section play & quarter finals before a tough match against Meek/Chang in the semi's on the last shot to win. Meanwhile, as the pace quickened to 13 sec. greens, Sanderson and Foster picked up their game and defeated Au/deBruin handily in the quarters and came back dramatically to oust Mathison/Boxwell on Sanderson's last shot in the semi's.

The final match favoured Waterston/Santana at the start but Sanderson/Foster fought back & created a tie-breaking extra end. Santana sat by the jack and Sanderson missed the overweight by a breath. Meanwhile Jim Morrison and Ray Posser captured 3rd. place in a one-sided, conceded battle with Mathison/Boxwell. Total prize purse was $1700.


WORLD RECORD ATTEMPT

Milton Lawn Bowling Club members Ken Armstrong, David Anderson, Jack O'Donnell, Mark Sandford, Chris Stadnyk, and Ryan Stadnyk will be attempting to break the 24 hour Bowls Marathon record for the most number of ends played in a 24 hour period. They will be accepting pledges to raise money for the Milton District Hospital Foundation. The record will be broken between 6pm June 28 and 6pm June 29. Prizes, B-B-Q, Refreshments and Music will accompany the record breakers and all corporate teams who will be participating. Sponsors include; Peel Insurance Company and HJM Insurance. Others to follow!!
Come out and cheer them on and show your support...better yet organize a team and collect pledges! For more details contact Ken Armstrong 905-876-4607 ext 223

MVP ANNOUCES SUPPORT OF CANADA'S JUNIOR BOWLERS

MVP Sports of Canada, exclusive distributor of Taylor bowls and accessories, has once again thrown their support behind Junior Bowls. MVP will be a supporting sponsor of the 2001 and 2002 Canadian Junior Championships.

Among other things, the sponsorship will see a set of coloured Taylor bowls being presented to each of the Canadian Junior Singles Champions, a package of Taylor accessories for every participant and a set of bowls to be raffled for the benefit of the junior program.

It is great to see a company such as MVP Sports make a commitment to juniors on a national level, said Bowls Canada Boulingrin Executive Director, Dan Wolfenden. We share a vision of promoting the game to our youth. Thank you Dan and Brenda Milligan for supporting the future of our sport.

The United States has released there line-ups for the North American Challenge and the Asia-Pacific Championships later this year.

North American Challenge - Aug 9-11 in Montreal, Quebec

Jack Behling
Richard Broad
Jim Cavender
Mert Hill
Ivan Hyland
Doug McArthur
Bob Nunes
Joel Stearn
Tom Stirrat
Joe Zinna
Frank Souza, Manager

Asia-Pacific Championships - Oct 22-Nov 4th Moama, Australia.

Michael Ashton-Phillips
Ian Ho
Ivan Hyland
Mert Isaacman
Doug McArthur
Framk Souza, Manager

We will include the members of the women's team as soon as that information becomes available.


BEHLING DOMINATES FEILD AT SW OPEN

Jack Behling (Sun City AZ) lost only one game at the SW Open held last week at Riverside, CA.

Triples:

Championship Flight
1 - Malky Taylor/Sam DeLisle/Stan Bloom (San Diego/Santa Barbara/S.B)
2 - Ian Ho/Ivan Hyland/Frank Souza (Diamond Bar/Coto de Caza/Fremont)
3 - Jack Behling/Mark Sanford/Jim Copeland (Sun City AZ/Toronto Ont/Ripon WI)
4 - Tom Stirrat/Vince Donohoe/Gordy Shieck (Sun City AZ/Toronto Ont/SC)

2nd Flight
1 - Bill Hiscock/Jim Olson/Ross Craven
2 - Bo Bowbeer/Terry Loomis/Sam Benjamin

3rd Flight
1 - Mert Isaacman/Michael Ashton-Phillips/Hugh Finlay
2 - Rob Goldman/Aubrey Fein/Simon Meyerowitz

4th Flight
1 - Lyall Adams/Joe Shepard/John Stewart
2 - Ed Quo/Rajnish Lal/Bob Nunes

5th Fl. (Round Robin Format)
1 - Neil Furman/Mert Hill/Reinie Kramer

Mens Pairs:

Championship Flight
1 - Jack Behling/John Stewart (both of Sun City AZ)
2 - Chris Stadnyk/Wayne Wright (Niagara Falls Ont/Chesley Ont)
3 - Steve Bezanson/Brain Studwell (Halifax NS/Los Angeles)
4 - Tommy Stirrat/Gordy Shieck (both of Sun City AZ)

2nd Flight
1 - Ross Craven/Chuck Cooper
2 - Joe Molletta/Sam Benjamin

3rd Flight
1 - Ivan Hyland/Michael Siddall
2 - Neil Furman/Alan Power

4th Flight
1 - Ed Quo/Bob Nunes
2 - Richard Broad/Richard Krueger

5th Flight (Round Robin Format)
1 - Mert Hill/Simon Meyerowitz
2 - Scottie Robbie/Ray Santini

Singles:

Championship Flight
1 - Jack Behling, Sun City, AZ
2 - Mert Hill, Laguna Beach
3 - Malky Taylor, San Diego
4 - Joe Ruderman, Riverside

2nd Flight
1 - David Calam, Regina, Sask
2 - Mark Sandford, Toronto, Ont

3rd Flight
1 - Neil Furman, Aspen, CO
2 - Richard Krueger, Seattle, WA

4th Flight
1 - Rob Goldman, Baltimore, MD
2 - John Stewart, Sun City, AZ

5th Flight
1 - Bob Nunes, Yorba Linda
2 - Sam Benjamin, Santa Monica

6th Flight
1 - Robbie Harshbarger, Carson

Bowler of the Tournament - Jack Behling of Sun City, AZ, winner of the Singles and Pairs, and 3rd in the Triples, whose teams only lost one game ( Triples semifinal) the entire week.

RIHELA WINS GOLD
BC INDOOR SINGLES CHAMPIONSHIP
Press Release courtesy of M. Welsh

After 36 matches over 2 days, the Gold Medal was captured by White Rock's Harry Rihela. The final 2 matches coincidentally involved 3 bowlers vying for 1st. place. Nick Watkins of Victoria went into the final match with only one loss against Rihela's 2 losses.

Rihela needed to win and in exciting fashion in the deciding third set was victorious, tying Watkins on match points. Rihela and Watkins watched the final deciding set between Michael Sanderson (Vancouver) and Surrey's Christie Grahame.

Sanderson's win would tie him with Rihela and Watkins and Grahame was looking for a 3rd place with a win. In the last shot of the tie-breaker set, Sanderson missed the drive by inches. Rihela was declared the winner based on his win over Watkins, Watkins picked up the silver medal and Grahame the bronze, with Sanderson in 4th. place.

Rihela and Watkins qualify for the final round of 16 at the Canadian Indoor Championships in Victoria in November. The championships were held at Pacific Indoor Bowls Club, operating since 1938, which will close. With a pro-active funding campagin in place the club will re-open in world class facilities.


Thanks should go out to John Devonshire for his contributions of some postings.