There were oohs and aahs, mixed in with high-fives and plenty of laughter as 50 Special Olympics bowlers showed off their skill during the 13th Annual Special Olympics Gold Pan Bowling Tournament at Rev Bowling Lanes in Quesnel.
Three teams from Quesnel swept the top three spots.
Coached by Vanessa Stewart, the team of Rod Williams, Tom Point, Paul Goyette, Max Nelson and Leon Hulet finished in first place.
In second place, was the team of Dean Cake, Nolan Fallowfield, Gerald Wourms, Don Fieber, Cherie Swaan coached by Vicky Hartley.
Coached by Marg Melnychuk, the team of Danny Dodgson, Miranda Forsythe, James Mackay, Jean Scriver and Martin Scriver finished in third place.
“It was a good tournament for our bowlers, “Doreen O’Brien, bowling coach with Quesnel, said of the event.
In all, 50 Special Olympics bowlers from Prince George, 100 Mile House and Quesnel took part in the tournament.
Kimberley MacDonald of Prince George took the most pins over average award on the women’s side with a score of 48 over average.
Chris Zorn of Prince George took the mens most pins over average with a score of 158 over average.