Carpet bowlers move up to gold medals

North Thompson team members were informed that the team’s tie for the gold medal has been reviewed and the tie will stand

North Thompson carpet bowlers (l-r) of Pete Verhoeven

The only fours carpet bowling team from B.C. to compete at the Canada 55+ Games in Brampton, Ontario, in August returned to the North Thompson Valley with silver medals in hand.

The  team (l-r) of Pete Verhoeven, Donna Smith, Linda Verhoeven and Hector Denton actually tied for the gold medal, but then lost the gold when officials broke the tie by taking into  consideration that the other team had earned more points in a preliminary round.

However, the silver medals had only just made it back to the North Thompson when team members were informed that the local team’s tie for the gold medal has been reviewed and the tie will stand.

The team will be receiving their gold medals by mail in recognition of their achievement.