P.E.I. wins bronze medal in tenpin team competition
At national competition on Prince Edward Island
It was a big day for Special Olympics P.E.I.’s tenpin bowling team on Wednesday.
That is when the four-member squad, coached by Ann Kilby of Tyne Valley, won the bronze medal in the team competition of the Special Olympics Canada 2018 bowling championships. The team competition took place at the Credit Union Place lanes in Summerside on Tuesday.
“We are super proud of the team,” said Genna Phelan, chef de mission with Team P.E.I. “They had a great winter of training, and it proves hard work pays off for them.” Team members Wayne Dyment of Summerside, Paul Phillips of Summerside, Jenna Smith of Ellerslie and Kevin Ramsay of Tyne Valley all bowled three games as part of the team competition.
“It’s a great way to start the competition,” added Phelan. “They competed in doubles (Thursday), and will bowl in singles competition on Friday.”
The medal presentations will take place at Credit Union Place on Saturday at 9 a.m.
In fivepin team action at the Murphy’s Community Centre in Charlottetown on Thursday, the Rickey Burns-coached P.E.I.
team, which includes Jonathan Watts of York, Patti Bradley of Charlottetown, Degan Hackett of West Devon, Donna Pyke of Charlottetown and Kaitlynn MacKinnon of Charlottetown, competed in two games that featured match-play format. They earned one point against Ontario, and picked up seven
against the Northwest Territories. The fivepin medals will be decided on Saturday, when the semifinals and finals take place in the morning.
Team P.E.I.’s Paul Phillips of Summerside releases the ball during the team competition of the Special Olympics Canada 2018 bowling championships at Credit Union Place on Tuesday. Team P.E.I. won a bronze medal.
Kevin Ramsay of Tyne Valley intently follows the ball down the lane after making a shot during the Special Olympics Canada 2018 bowling championships at Credit Union Place in Summerside.
Jenna Smith of Ellerslie watches her shot during the Special Olympics Canada 2018 bowling championships at Credit Union Place on Tuesday. Smith helped Team P.E.I. win a bronze medal in the team competition.