Rose-Marie Gigliuk of Red Deer won the girls’ title at the zone championship of the Youth Challenge tournament for five-pin bowling at Riverside Bowl during the weekend.
Gigliuk accumulated 1,979 pins in eight games for a 247.4 average, easily bettering Alyssa Lentz of Red Deer, who finished at 1,684.
The top five girls made the first team to compete at the provincials to be held Jan. 29-30 at Red Deer’s Heritage Lanes.
There were two girls, two boys and two mixed teams selected to compete at the provincials.
Other girls on the first team include Meaghan Ray of Innisfail (1,579 pins), Holly Harris of Olds (1,531) and Melissa Armstrong of Leduc (1,507) and coach Kerry Fincaryk of Olds.
The top boys’ team will be coached by Greg Gigliuk of Red Deer and includes top qualifier Erik Kjos of Wetaskiwin, who had a score of 2,111 for a 263.9 average in eight games. Others on the top team include Kent Gigliuk of Red Deer (1,893), Willis Fincaryk of Olds (1,817), Kyle Cymbalisty of Olds (1,.812) and Russell Murray of Red Deer (1,773).
The first mixed team consists of Wade Gobin of Wetaskiwin (1,771), Tim Pratt of Red Deer (1,767), Brandon Langrock of Lacombe (1,573), Alexandra Mantai of Camrose (1,487) and Jessica Pelletier of Red Deer (1,483) and coach Terry Ell of Innisfail.
Other teams are
Girls — Shereen Gobin, Wetaskiwin; Emily McMurrer, Wetaskiwin; Amanda Brunke, Red Deer; Sarah Murray, Red Deer, Kaitlin Berg, Lacombe; coach Sandy Anderson, Wetaskiwin.
Boys — Brandon Scott, Red Deer; Paul Maas, Ponoka; Harold Talbott, Lacombe; Brady Wallace, Wetaskiwin; Cody Otto, Red Deer, Red Deer; coach Rob Armstrong, Leduc.
Mixed — Sheldon Petty, Innisfail; Morgan Donald, Leduc; Natasha Tanke, Drumheller; Rosanna Martineau, Leduc; Danielle Ziet6a5sky, Camrose; coach Paul St. Yves, Leduc.