Kootenay bowlers hit the lanes on the weekend vying for a berth to the B.C. championships in March.
Trail’s Glenmerry Bowl hosted the Kootenay region zone finals as Bantam, Junior and Senior division five-pinners from across the East and West Kootenays bowled it out.
The Glenmerry Bowl senior boys dominated, sweeping their division as David Langille rolled to a five-game total of 1,285 points, including a tournament high, one-game score of 303.
Tim Flack took the silver with a 1,228 and Devon Fulton the bronze, 1102.
In the girls senior division Glenmerry Bowl took top honours, as Kennedy Keraiff shot a 922 to win the gold.
In the boys junior division, Glenmerry bowler Jacob Plett also pitched his way to first place with a 1,098 score. Plett won each of his five games over second-place finisher Nathan Wood of Castlegar and teammate Dakota Campbell who picked up bronze.
Tessa Anderson from Beaver Valley Lanes won the Bantam division girls title with a total of 624. Kayla Southall and Erika Kivi from the Glenmerry club picked up silver and bronze respectively.
In the Bantam boys division, Beaver Valley’s Tyler Dier made a valiant effort to come back on Sparwood’s Wyatt MacDonald, winning the final three games but came up short on aggregate points in the end. Dier’s five-game total was however good enough for a silver medal and Jordan Cherrington also of Beaver Valley took the bronze.
B. V.’s Jenica Bouliane nabbed bronze in the junior girls.
Langille, Keraiff, Plett and Anderson automatically advance to the provincial finals held in Langley. Winners there will qualify for the national finals in St. Johns, N. L. in May.