The Glenmerry Lanes will be rolling at full capacity this weekend as Special Olympians bowl in their regional qualifier.
Five-pin bowlers from Trail, Rossland, Warfield and Fruitvale will welcome teams from across the Kootenays in a two-day tournament to see who advances to the provincials in the summer of 2013.
“The competition is competitive but also fun,” said organizer Sheila Hawton. “This is why there is a banquet and dance combined with the tournament.”
In all, 15 teams and over 70 bowlers will compete in the qualifier.
“This is the most teams we have had at a Regional bowling tournament,” says Hawton.
The qualifier consists of two sessions each day as the bowlers hit the lanes on Saturday at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and Sunday at 9 a.m. and noon.
The public is welcome to attend.