|Posted by Dr John Aveline on July 3, 2014 at 1:00 PM|
It's been a busy Wednesday July 2nd for Kerrisdale bowlers - and a successful one.
The fun started at the inaugural V&D Junior Singles Championships in Tsawwassen. Our 13 year old Laurel Aveline was competing in her first singles tournament and she did very well. Her first match was a 5-3, 5-5 win over a local Tsawwassen boy and she followed that up with a 5-2, 3-3 win over another boy from Maple Ridge. That earned her a spot in the finals against Emma, a very good junior in the mold of Priclla Westlake. In one of her earlier sets Emma had racked up a 16-0 score in 5 ends. Laurel gave her all she could handle, winning the first set 7-2. Emma grabbed a 5-0 lead in the second set, but Laurel fought back with a 1 and 3 to trail by only 4-5 playing the last end. Emma managed to score 1 to force a tie-breaker. In the tie-breaker, Laurel drew first blood with a single, but then Emma played some really solid bowls and scored a 4 and 2 to takee the match and the trophy. Laurel admitted after the match that she didn't feel any nerves until the second end of the tie-break. Anyway, a great start and all the more impressive when you consider that she has only bowled twice all year!
While this going on our guys were hosting the 3rd annual Whiskey Bowl against Dunbar. This year there were 4 triples teams from each club, playing a total of 16 matches. Club with the most wins takes home the trophy and a 16 year bottle of scotch, donated in memory of Ron Leyland, whom we lost earlier this season. Although the morning matches were all fairly close, the after was all Kerrisdale's and our guys romped home with 12 wins, 1 tie and only 3 losses. Many of our bowlers are very new to the club and sport, having only just started this year or last year. Great showing guys!
Finally, the Women's Classic Pairs had their last sectional matches played last night. We have 4 women in this event for the first time in its history, All four have a had a good showing, but, unfortunately, only one has managed to make the play-offs. Cathy Selzler and her partner from West Point Grey lost their last match and finished 2 spots out of the play-offs. The all-Kerrisdale duo of Pat Kost and Joyce Bolleman finished just in front of them and just shut out of heaven. Cathie Cleveland and her Van South partner Diane Fulton won their last match and qualified 6th. Quarterfinals will be be played next Tuesday, July 8th.