Brandon’s Garry Hamm sits in second place heading into today’s men’s singles stepladder playoffs at the Canadian Open 5-Pin Bowling Championships in Calgary.
Hamm, who came into the third day of the preliminary round in first place, scored 1,755 in his seven games to drop into second with an average of 265.6. Ontario’s Mitch Davies leads with a 273.5 average.
Hamm will have to win his semifinal and then beat Davies twice to become the Canadian champion.
Meanwhile, Manitoba’s mixed team, which includes Brandon’s Nicole Sentner and Neepawa’s James Boxshall dropped only 5 1/2 points in their six games on Friday to finish second. Boxshall has the second-highest average on the team at 237.09, while Sentner’s is at 199.27. Manitoba will have to win its semifinal today and then beat Saskatchewan twice to earn the title.
The Manitoba men’s team, which includes Minnedosa’s Brandon Mansell, was out of playoff contention sitting in seventh place heading into their last game last night. Mansell was second among all men’s team competitors with an average of 272.04.
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