Description: Midland and District Lawn Bowling Club hosted the Ontario Mixed Pairs Championships from August 7 to 9. The top teams from each of the 16 districts in Ontario competed for the right to represent the province at the Canadian championships in Fredericton, New Brunswick. The opening ceremonies included a parade of the athletes lead by Midlandâs own Cindy Higgins, piper Art Stewart and a colour guard from the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 68. Mayor Gord McKay welcomed the competitors and delivered the opening bowl.
The competition was fierce on Saturday, with three 16 end games followed by tie breakers (over 10 hours on the green) to determine the 8 teams that would advance to the playoff rounds on Sunday. The medal rounds on Sunday afternoon featured teams from London, Niagara on the Lake and Toronto. The team of Jim Young and Sandy Ronson from London, jumped out to an early lead in the gold medal game resulting in the team of Vince Donohoe and Sheila Lumley from James Gardens in Toronto conceding the match after6 ends of play. These two teams will represent Ontario at the national championships in Fredericton.
The bronze medal was won by Peter Wong and Helena Ho from the Agincourt club in Toronto after 16 very close ends of play.
Start Time: August 17th, 2015 at 12:00am End Time: August 17th, 2015 at 10:00am Location: Address: Midland & District lawn Bowling Club