Kelowna’s blind curlers see off Pr. George

For the seventh straight year, Kelowna’s blind curling team has claimed the Canadian Vision Impaired Curling Championship.

Under the banner of Team Canada, the Kelowna rink knocked off Team B.C. (Prince George) 10-3 last weekend in Ottawa in the final game.

The final was close through six ends with Team Canada leading 4-3, but the Kelowna curlers put the game away with a big six in the seventh end.

The Kelowna rink, skipped by Dean Martell posted a 6-0 record in the round robin to earn a direct berth into the final game.

“It was a great event put on by the CCA and the Canadian Council of the Blind and the host Ottawa curling club and their volunteers and showcased the abilities of persons with a vision loss with many great shots being made,” Bob Comba, the lead for the local rink.

Along with Martelll and Comba, the Canadian champs feature third Sandy Neddow, second Frank Costello, designated sweeper Tracy Meikle, on-ice coach and guide Barb Hansen-Comba and off-ice coach George Meikle.

Other teams cmpeting in the event were Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Ontario and New Brunswick.

Capri Valley Lanes

The following are the top scores from the Capri Valley Lanes Monday Classic Bowling League on Feb. 7:

High Ladies Single—Joann Bosch, Red Door Engraving 285

High Ladies Block (4 games)—Lori Faasse, Security Paving 1010

High Mens Single—Chris Davy, Team Fowler 331

High Mens Block (4 games)—Allan Burn, Renovators 1104

High Team single—Red Door Engraving, 897

High Team Block (4 games)—Lake Country Building 3185

High Mens Average This Season—Matt Schultz, Security Paving 247

High Ladies Average This Season—Ashley Fowler, Team Fowler 232.

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