Vernon trio in bowling finals

YBC: Zone championships held; three Vernon bowlers advance to provincial finals

Three Lincoln Lanes bowlers have advanced to the provincial YBC finals in the new year after taking zone titles.

The YBC Zone Singles Finals were held in Chase (for senior bowlers) and Kamloops (bantams and juniors).

Bowlers from Vernon, Kamloops, Chase and Kelowna competed in the five-game scratch event.

Top bowler in each group advances to the B.C. finals in Langley/Surrey March 4. Provincial champions will advance to the YBC National Finals in Ottawa/Gatineaul, Que. in May.

Matthew Greer, Kayli Breitkreutz and Aidan Buckley won zone titles.

Greer took gold in the senior boys division with games of 225, 230, 216, 291 and 246 for a 1,208 total. Matt Christie of Lincoln was second at 971 (127, 273, 161, 175 and 235) while Kalvin Blaeser of Lincoln was third with a 939 total (182, 167, 247, 185, 158).

Konnar Oliver of Lincoln was fourth with a five-game total of 886.

Breitkreutz won the senior girls division with a 1,001 total, thanks to games of 221, 195, 254, 162 and 169. Fellow Lincoln bowler Larissa Jones was third at 973 (207, 194, 171, 156, 245).

Buckley won the junior boys zone championship with games of 195, 159, 258, 192 and 226 for a 1,030 total.

Charleigh Lemay was second in the bantam girls division with a five-game total of 696 (131, 110, 110, 178, 158).

Rayne Hill won the silver medal in the junior girls division with games of 88, 161, 138, 244 and 193 for an 824 total.

She beat out Lincoln’s Shelby Merry, who won bronze with a 769 tally (113, 220, 144, 145, 147).

Garland rings up $500

Dave Garland outdueled the field to win the Lincoln Lanes Cash Singles final.

The event featured the top-70 bowlers from the semifinal rounds in a three-game, pins over average tournament with $1,600 in prize money up for grabs.

Garland finished 107 pins over his 136 average to take the $500 top prize.

Barb Wright was second, 93 pins over her 126 average to pocket $250. Trudy Kerr rolled 91 pints over her 180 average to finish third ($175).

Rounding out the cash winners: Fourth: Art Forester, 90 pins over his 151 average ($125);

Fifth: Yvonne Walker, 86 pins over her 240 average ($75); Sixth: Christal Bogdan, 79 pins over her 168 average ($75); Seventh: Louis Fred, 78 pins over his 197 average ($50); Eighth: Debbie Lefferson, 72 pins over her 168 average ($50); Ninth: Stan Smith, 67 pins over his 165 average ($50); 10th: Ethel Somers, 65 pins over her 155 average ($50); 11th: Tara Ratcliffe, 63 pins over her 142 average ($50).