Gree­ley wins sec­ond bowl­ing bronze

The Compass - - OPINION -

Rachelle Gree­ley of Up­per Is­land Cove has won her sec­ond con­sec­u­tive bronze medal at the Cana­dian Mas­ters Five-pin Bowl­ing Cham­pi­onships, which con­cluded July 3 in St. John’s.

Gree­ley claimed third spot in the fe­male sin­gles of the teach­ing cat­e­gory.

Gree­ley, who is in her early 20s, also took bronze at the 2011 na­tion­als, which were staged in Gatineau, Que­bec.

It was one of three medals won by en­tries from this prov­ince at the 2012 com­pe­ti­tion.

Scot Ryan earned the gold medal in the male sin­gles of the teach­ing cat­e­gory, while Lee Es­cott won the bronze medal in the male sin­gles of the tour­na­ment cat­e­gory. Both are from St. John’s.

More than 400 top bowlers from across Canada were en­tered in the com­pe­ti­tion, which ran for four days at three bowl­ing fa­cil­i­ties in St. John’s.

In the teach­ing di­vi­sion, com­peti­tors use a pinsover-av­er­age scor­ing sys­tem, while tour­na­ment play uses a sys­tem called to­tal pin fall.

Rachelle is the daugh­ter of Win­ston (de­ceased) and Sylvia Gree­ley, and the younger sis­ter of singer Ja­son Gree­ley.

It was the fifth time the na­tional event had been held in the prov­ince, with the first in Corner Brook in 1982, and the last three in St. John’s (1989, 1996 and 2004).

Com­pe­ti­tion took place at Hol­i­day Lanes, Plaza Bowl and St. Pat’s Lanes, with bowlers from all prov­inces ex­cept the Mar­itimes.

The provin­cial con­tin­gent con­sisted of bowlers from St. John’s, Mount Pearl, Bay Roberts, Grand Falls-Wind­sor and Corner Brook.

Sub­mit­ted photo

New­found­land and Labrador medal win­ners at the 2012 Cana­dian Mas­ters Five-pin Bowl­ing Cham­pi­onships were, from left, Scot Ryan, gold in the teach­ing di­vi­sion men’s sin­gles; Rachelle Gree­ley of Up­per Is­land Cove, bronze in teach­ing ladies’ sin­gles; and Lee Es­cott, bronze in male sin­gles.

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