Port Alberni hosts provincial lawn bowling finals

The Port Alberni Lawn Bowling Club will host the provincial fours women’s championships from July 3–5.

The Port Alberni Lawn Bowling Club will  host the provincial fours women’s championships from July 3–5.

The Qualicum Lawn Bowling Club will host the provincial men’s fours championships on the same weekend.

Ten women’s teams from around the province will come to Port Alberni and compete in a double knockout format. Winning teams will represent B.C. at the national championships Aug. 16–22 in Ontario.

Two teams from Port Alberni will compete in the provincials: Rinnie Hoekstra, Marilyn Chretien, Anne Grist and skip Nancy Hemmingsen and the second team of Alison Merryfield, Elaine van Kooten, Robin Forrest and skip Pricilla Westlake.

Westlake bowls out of the Tsawwassen Lawn Bowling Club and is the current Canadian National under-25 champion who represented Canada at the World Under 25 championships in Australia in March.

Games start Friday, July 3 at 3 p.m. The gold medal game will be played on Sunday, July 5 at 1 p.m.