Historic win for Ogden Granite
Forthe 17th year in a row, local Stanstead businesses came up with some competitive teams to take part in the Stanstead Entertainment Centre’s annual Friendly Company Bowling Tournament, held last Saturday at the Stanstead bowling alley. For the first time in the tournament’s history, both of the trophies (total pin scratch and averages) were won by the same team: Ogden Granite. “This year the top three teams were very close, with Nanny Doreen’s Daycare coming second and Residence funeraire de Stanstead coming third,” said Nickolas Wood, an organizer of the fundraiser.
Charlie Poulin, who was playing on the Pro Energy Odette Caron team, was the only player of the tournament to get a perfect score of 300.
Although there were not as many teams as last year, the event was still able to raise $750 to be shared among the following organizations who provide services to children: Border Minor Hockey, Stanstead Soccer Club, Ray Parent’s softball league, and the two elementary schools, Sunnyside and Jardin-des-Frontieres. Money was also raised through half-and-half drawings for the junior bowling program.
“We had four less teams this year but we’ll be holding it again next February and we hope to attract more teams then,” concluded Nickolas.