Double carpet gold

Chris Vanderstoet and Glenn Howell of Qualicum Beach are home with double gold from the B.C. Carpet Bowling Championships in Prince George.

Chris Vanderstoet and Glenn Howell from Qualicum Beach are home sporting double gold after a great showing at the B.C. Carpet Bowling Championships in Prince George.

Played out May 7-10, the Qualicum Beach duo won the pairs competition, and teamed up with Fred and Joyce Luecke from Port Alberni to take the fours.

There were eight teams in the mix in the pairs, and seven teams in the fours. Vanderstoet and Howell went unbeaten in pairs, and lost one in fours.

“It’s a great game, a good time,” surmised Vanderstoet, 68, adding “I’ve been carpet bowling for about 13 years, and Glenn, who’s almost 85 years old, has been at it for at least 16.”

Different then lawn bowling, carpet bowling he explained is played indoors on a much shorter  field.

Vanderstoet and Howell have attended the B.C.’s the last six years, and were provincial champs in pairs in 2011.

For anyone interested in getting in on the action, the Qualicum Beach Seniors Carpet Bowling Club bowls every Monday ad Wednesday at 12:45 p.m. at the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre. For more information call Chris at 250-752-7414.


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