The only fours carpet bowling team from B.C. to compete at the Canada 55+ Games in Brampton, Ontario, earlier this month returned to the North Thompson Valley with a silver medal in hand, and were then notified a week later they had tied for gold.
The team of Hector Denton, Donna Smith, and Linda and Pete Verhoeven, had previously 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, team members report they were informed the 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.