Doubles bowlers are national champs
Local bowlers Marshall Browning and Matthew Johnston, along with their coach Ken Calvert, have won gold in the Youth Bowl Canada National Championships.
After scoring gold in the provincial tournament in Streetsville, Ontario, the team advanced to the national five-pin competition, held May 7-9 in Regina, Saskatchewan.
The boys, bowl out of Bowlerama in Chatham, took part in two tournaments bowling a total of 14 games over three days.
In the junior mixed team tournament, the Chatham boys were paired with junior girls bowlers from Sarnia Ontario — Kennedy Keating, Kailey Milner, and coach Tammy Ottonello who bowl out of Marcin Bowl in Point Edward.
The mixed team won the gold medal in the National tournament with the highest pinfall. In boy’s doubles match play, the boys finished a respectable fourth in all of Canada.