Bowlers host regionals

The Glenmerry Lanes will be rolling at full capacity this weekend as Special Olympians bowl in their regional qualifier.

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.