Carpet bowlers win silver medal

Team of four including Lake Cowichan lady Jean McIntyre bring home silver medal from national championships in Edmonton

A team of local carpet bowlers have recently come back home with a silver medal from the national championships.

The team, based out of Duncan, was lead by team captain Jean McIntyre, 76, from Lake Cowichan and won a silver medal at the 55+ event held in Edmonton, August 27 to 30.

Also on the team were Egon Gron (late 80’s), George Capella (92) and Connie Parker (75).

Parker is the mother of Linda Blatchford who works for Cowichan Lake Recreation based out of the sports arena in town.

The team actually tied for gold, with another team from British Columbia, but lost a four-end overtime playoff to determine the overall winner, resulting in a silver medal.

Also, Capella notably was the oldest competitor at the tournament.

 

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