Three bowlers from the Merritt Bowling Centre, (shown above) Jordan Pinto, Phil McDougall and Jerrid Chandler, travelled to Kelowna on Feb. 4 to compete in a singles money competition.

A total of 23 bowlers from throughout the Interior took part in the one-day event, which was held at the Capri Lanes. Thirty-two-year-old Chandler was the top Merritt finisher, placing second overall in the scratch competition with a total eight-game pin count of 2,115 and a tournament average of 264.

Twenty-seven-year-old McDougall finished seventh (1,947 and 243) and 26-year-old Pinto 11th (1,928 and 241). In the pins-over-average event, it was Chandler again leading the way with a +275, good for third place. McDougall wasn’t far behind in fifth place with a +195, while Pinto finished up in 12th at +40.

Chandler and Pinto will join forces with fellow Merrittonians Mark Pattison and Stuart Cornies to enter a four-member team competition at the Village Lanes in Chase on the Feb. 24 to 26 weekend. It will be a match-play event, with a minimum of nine games. On March 4, several bowlers from Merritt will be travelling to Salmon Arm for a 12-game singles event.