MONTREAL, Aug. 21 /CNW/ - Over 100 of Canada's top lawn bowlers began
their quest to earn the title of National Champion in Montreal yesterday as
the 2007 Laura Dewald Memorial Lawn Bowling Championships got underway.
The Championships will run until Saturday, August 25, when the medal
winners will be determined for men and women in Singles, Pairs and Fours.
Three lawn bowling clubs, Westmount, Verdun and Saint Lambert, are being used
for the Championships, with each team playing at least once at each venue.
The lawn bowlers earn their way to the National Championships by winning
their provincial playoffs, this year nine of the ten provinces have sent
representatives. In addition to top-flight lawn bowling, Championship week
also has an event called Funforall in Montreal, which will be held at the
Beaconsfield Lawn Bowling Club on Wednesday night. There will be many
activities, including an opportunity for bowlers to pit their shots against
the best of the best in Canadian lawn bowling.
Friday night features a showcase of the Men's Pairs at the Westmount Lawn
Bowling Club. Competitors include 2004 Men's Pairs World Champion Keith Roney
of Saskatchewan and 2006 Men's Singles gold medal winner Mark Sandford of
Bowls Canada Boulingrin is a national, not-for-profit organization
based in Ottawa. The association represents and promotes
all facets of bowls - outdoor, indoor, short mat, for men and women.
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For further information:
For further information: Jason Dawley, Communications Coordinator, Bowls
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