Parkland Regional 5 Pin Tournament
On Saturday, April 8th Special Olympics Manitoba Parkland Region held its annual Regional 5 Pin Tournament. 39 bowlers from Swan Valley, Russell and Winnipegosis took part in the 2 shift event at Up Your Alley in Swan River. This tournament was a 5 Pin Bowling qualifier for the Special Olympics Manitoba 2017 Provincial Summer Games to be held in Brandon June 16-18, 2017. These Provincial Summer Games will also be used to select Team Manitoba to compete at the 2018 5 & 10 Pin Bowling National Championships in PEI & Ontario as part of the 2018 Canada Summer Games.
Taking 1st place in the AM shift consisting of Swan Valley bowlers was Lukas Henson, +175 pins above average with the Tigers. 2nd- Jeremy Stephen +97 pins above average with the Cobras and 3rd - Meaghan Ames + 78 pins above average also with the Cobras.
Jason Ames rolled a good one in the left lane and Jeremy Stephens prepares to roll in the right lane as the Tigers and Cobras watch on.
In the afternoon 14 out of town bowlers joined us; 8 from Russell, 6 from Winnipegosis and 5 bowlers from the Swan Valley.
The winning bowlers from the PM shift were 1st - Cheyenne Brandon +123 pins above average from Russell. 2nd- Kelsey Catcheway + 94 pins above average from Winnipegosis and 3rd- Loanda Shingoose + 91 pins above average from Russell.
It was an awesome day of bowling for the Parkland Bowlers. After bowling wrapped up the Parkland athletes joined together at the Elk’s Hall for a delicious potluck supper, dancing, friendship and fun!
Thank you to all the coaches, volunteers and Kevin and Des Fisher from Up Your Alley Bowling Centre in Swan River for helping make it another successful event for the bowlers!