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Nelson bowlers head to finals

Nelson’s Lee McNeill, Effie Rains and Pat Alexander are heading to Welland, Ont. for the nationals on July 7 and 8. - Submitted photo
Nelson’s Lee McNeill, Effie Rains and Pat Alexander are heading to Welland, Ont. for the nationals on July 7 and 8.
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Savoy Lanes bowlers are in the winners’ circle again. Twenty one bowlers participated in the annual three-day bowling Jamboree in Osoyoos last month. The winning team from Nelson included Blaine and Effie Rains, Dawn Williams, Dave Alexander and Jody Ramsay.

The final results will be known in September for the overall season winner.

In early April, Savoy Lanes hosted the zone competition for the Triples tournament which is three members to a team and squads competed against Cranbrook.

The winners went  to Port Coquitlam for the provincials.

The women’s team from Nelson, consisting of Lee McNeill, Effie Rains and Pat Alexander, won the Port Coquitlam event with a +480 points over average. The men’s team from Maple Ridge had a +214 and these two teams will be heading to Welland, Ont. for the Nationals on July 7 and 8.

Savoy Lanes bowlers have won gold in this competition several times. The Nationals for this tournament last year were held in Edmonton and our women’s team took the silver losing to Edmonton by only a few points.

Bowling is a great sport giving people some exercise, social activity and fun. Nelson came close to losing its bowling alley last year.

At present, the lane runs two seniors leagues on Monday and Wednesday mornings, senior women’s on Thursdays, a mixed league on Wednesday evenings and Special Olympics on Saturday mornings.

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