A team of seven Merritt bowlers traveled to Kamloops on May 7 to compete in the Special Olympics regional qualifying tournament, held at Bowlertime on the North Shore.

Shown above, from left to right, are local Special O spokesperson Brenda Curnow, coach Patrick McKinney, bowlers Will Gregoire, Audrey Lang, Satinder Dulai, Bella Portelance, Seleana Bob, Travis Simpson and Wyatt Collins, parents Don and Rona Collins, and local Special Olympics chairperason Byron Robbie. In the girls’ competition, Lange scored the highest single game and second-highest triple.

Amongst the boys, Simpson had the third-highest triple score, while Collins had the top single game score (216) of all Merritt bowlers.