Greeley wins second bowling bronze
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.
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.