Jim Duholke Wins Silver At Canadian Singles
It was a fantastic time and experience for Jim Duholke as he travelled off to Regina Saskatchewan to compete in the 2018 Canadian Singles Championships. Jim qualified for this event earlier in the summer as he placed second at the Provincial Championships. With a new format in place it the Championships would see 4 Men and 4 Women that would represent BC at this years event.
Jim was competing in the Men’s Division which would see the BC Men dominate through the round robin play. Jim Duholke, Earl Luk and Christie Graham would all finish at the top of the table, with Jeff Birrell just missing out with a 2-3 record in his section. With Jim and Earl winning their Quarter Final matches and Christie just missing out in the playoffs, it would see both BC Men moving on in the top and bottom half of the draw, setting up the possibility of an all BC Final. Earl would cruise through his Semi Final game vs Patrick Desranleau from Quebec getting off the greens quickly, where Jimmy would be in a dog fight against Evertt Zwiers of Ontario. The match that would go down to the wire with Duholke eventually taking it 21-20.
In the Gold Medal game, with a trip to Australia on the line as the winner of the Gold Medal game would represent Canada at the World Singles Championships in Adelaide Australia next year, it was evident that Duholke was tired after his marathon semi final match, and Earl Luk would capitalize on it, jumping out to a commanding 7-1 lead and never really looked back. Trying to stay in at 20-6, Duholke would take it back to 20-10 before Luk would shut the door with a drive to end the game and winning the final 21-10 to take the Gold. Quebec’s Desranleau would eventually take home the Bronze.
Congratulations to Jim on a fantastic experience and job well done. Also to all the competitors at this years Canadian Singles Championships who did us proud both on and off the greens.
Full Tournament Results: http://bowlscanada.com/en/championship/2018champ_canadian.html