Oak Bay’s Sidel bowls to team win at tourney

Local bowler helps bring home North American tournament win

  • Wed Nov 2nd, 2016 12:00pm
  • Sports

Oak Bay Lawn Bowling Club’s Jaymee Sidel

Oak Bay Lawn Bowling Club’s Jaymee Sidel and her national fours team  returned with the hardware from the recent North American Challenge.

With roots reaching back to 1989, the challenge match between Canada and the U.S. is the largest North American continental bowls event of its kind.

Held at the Pacific  Indoor Bowls Club in Vancouver last month – the first time it’s come to an indoor venue – each country fielded two teams of five men and five women competing in singles, pairs, triples and fours.

Sidel’s Folkins Team bowled to several nail-biting finishes in triples play and while it wasn’t Canada’s day, play was close, with each game coming down to the last bowl to determine the winner.

In fours play Day 2, the team defeated the U.S. Women 13-12, with the end result coming once again with the last bowl.

The Canadian win brought the first loss of the tournament for U.S. skip Anne Nunes, and her US World Bowls team.

Returning for the playoff game Day 3, Canada took a commanding lead from the beginning and held on to the last end.

Overall, Team Canada won six of seven trophies to be claimed.

For more information visit bowlscanada.com/en/hp/nac.html