NW Women help recapture trophy at NAC
Team USA enjoyed the benefit of Jefferson Park bowlers Alexis Vanden Bos and Janice Bell at the recent North American Challenge tournament in Vancouver, British Columbia.
For this bi-annual tournament, Team Canada and Team USA each field a Jarvis and Folkins team consisting of 5 men and 5 women. For the 2016 tournament Janice played vice in triples and fours for Team Jarvis and Alexis played singles and lead in triples for Team Folkins. During the three days of competition the cross-teams format allows each country's Jarvis and Folkins team performance to affect the outcome of their countrymen, and that's exactly what Janice and Alexis did!
While US Women's Jarvis held a lead going into the final events, clinching the trophy depended on the outcome of the Women's Singles games. Then suddenly the US Jarvis singles player was defeated leaving a Women's Jarvis victory in doubt. At the same time Alex was having a slow start to her finals singles match, playing the Canadian Jarvis woman who was yet undefeated. With steady determination Alex began picking up points to draw even with the Canadian. They traded ends through the latter half of the game and but with some daring but deadly shots Alex picked up the last two ends to reach 21 and win the game.
Alex' defeat of the Canadian Jarvis player pushed the game points in favor of US Women's Jarvis team and Janice's team recaptured the Women's Jarvis Trophy for the first time since 2008! This victory broke the domination Canada has enjoyed for the last several NAC events.
Novice Singles Tourney
Playdowns Champs on the Road to AZ
NWD playdown winners are on the road to the 2016 National Championships being held at Sun City West, Arizona October 24-29.
For women's singles, Nita Chambers took the title with Alexis Vanden Bos finishing second.
In men's singles, Chris Davis outlasted John Johnson to secure his first trip to the National Championships.
For pairs the NWD teams of
Nancy Nishikawa (skip) and Amy Alesio (lead) will be joined by
Jeff Covell (skip) and Todd Wagers (lead). Jeff and Todd are looking to repeat their National Championships performance from 2014.
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