Three of the four Westman competitors that played in the Canadian Open 5-Pin Bowling Championship in Calgary on the weekend returned home as national champions.
Brandonite Garry Hamm rolled back-to-back 300-games to win both matches in the men’s singles stepladder final on Saturday. Hamm, who beat Quebec’s Sylvain Bercier in the semifinal, defeated Ontario’s Mitch Davies 330-270 and 304-299 in the final.
Meanwhile, Manitoba’s mixed team that includes Brandon’s Nicole Sentner and Neepawa’s James Boxshall, won that team title.
Boxshall averaged 225.3 pins in his three playoff games as Manitoba dominated Ontario in the semifinals before beating Saskatchewan 7-1 and 5-3 in the stepladder finals. Sentner rolled a 206 in the first leg of the final and an 81 in five frames in the second leg.
Minnedosa’s Brandon Mansell and Manitoba’s men’s team placed seventh in their event.
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