Canada wins North American Challenge

From Bowls Canada Website:  Canada wins North American Challenge, Sun City, Arizona | October 20, 2014.  After an  exciting three days of competition, Canada has won the overall competition over  the USA at the North American Challenge.   Canada won six of seven categories including overall Jarvis division,  overall Folkins division, Men’s Folkins, Women’s Jarvis and Women’s Folkins.  Canada started off strong on Thursday with the  Triples and Pairs, quickly pulling ahead of the Americans.  On Friday, the Americans had a big afternoon,  winning all but one match of the Fours and Singles and closing the gap in the  overall standings.  It all came down to  Saturday’s matches to determine which country would be victorious. At the end of the competition, Canada had a big win in the Folkins division, beating the Americans 31-15 overall. The Jarvis division came down to the last game and Canada narrowly won with a score of 26-24. The overall title is a combination of these two scores, giving Canada the go ahead and Champion title with a final score of 57-39.  The entire team played together as a unit and proved  that all the hard work and dedication put in before the event paid off.  While there were celebrations all around after  winning the entire competition, there were also some other highlights  especially for Katelyn Brierley of Team Jarvis, as this was her first  international win.       Davie Mathie, Team Canada’s coach was pleased  with the results; “We worked together as a team and our efforts paid off.  We came out strong like we planned and  maintained our dominance throughout the competition.  The Americans played hard and gave us a run  for our money at the end, but we stayed focused and came out on top”.  All  the results can be found at: