Burnaby lawn bowler wins bronze in triples

B.C. beat Saskatchewan to place third overall at the Canadian Bowls Championships in North York, Ont. on Saturday

Burnaby’s James MacGowan helped Team B.C. to a bronze medal in the men’s triples at the Canadian Bowls championships in North York, Ont. on Saturday.

MacGowan and teammates Kin On Lau and Michael Leong defeated Saskatchewan 17-11 in the consolation final.

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The B.C. lawn bowling threesome finished round robin play with a 6-3-0 record in the nine-day competition, placing just one point behind runner-up and eventual champion Alberta.

Ontario A finished the preliminary round with a perfect 9-0-0 record.

In the final, Alberta, which finished at 6-2-1 in the early rounds, edged Ontario 21-20 on the final bowl of an extra end.

In the preliminary rounds, B.C. lost 18-7 to Saskatchewan B, 21-16 to Ontario A and 18-7 to Alberta in the final day of round-robin play at the nationals.

The B.C. women’s fours won a gold medal following a 21-11 win over Ontario B.

Ontario B came back to edge B.C. 15-14 to win the women’s triples.

In men’s pairs, Alberta beat B.C. 24-14 to take the gold medal.

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