Gervais captures 13th bowling championship

Nancy Gervais of Red Deer certainly isn’t superstitious.

Nancy Gervais of Red Deer certainly isn’t superstitious.

Gervais captured the Red Deer Advocate trophy for the 13th time as Central Alberta Five-Pin Bowler’s Association’s ladies’ singles champion during the weekend.

She averaged 238 for 16 games, edging Rhonda Barber of Red Deer by six pins.

Gene Ziebarth of Millet used four 300 games and a steady 269 average to pick up his eighth Advocate title by 18 pins over Karie Kreutz of Wetaskiwin in the men’s singles.

Gervais and Barber will be joined by Andrea Leavitt of Drumheller in the singles competition at the provincials in Lloydminster in April. In addition Holly Harris of Didsbury, Danielle Greggain of Red Deer and Barb Tallon of Drumheller will be on the ladies’ team.

The men’s provincial singles team will have rookie Eric Kjos of Wetaskiwin joining Ziebarth and Kreutz. Joining them on the men’s team will be Lawrence Fobert of Lacombe and Derek Dobbs and Kevin Armstrong of Red Deer.

The mixed team will be Jenne Campbell of Olds, Shauna Pirie-Laisnez of Big Valley, Kelly Budd of Ponoka, Derek Ware of Didsbury, Gary Baird of Blackfalds and Mike Tweedy of Red Deer.

Bob Guthrie of Leduc will coach the ladies’ team while Terry Ell of Innisfail will handle the men’s team. Amanda Brunke is the manager.

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