It wasn’t gold coloured, but Hamilton’s George Lambert IV did earn a bronze medal and a spot on Team Canada when the 2006 Canadian National Championships wrapped up Monday.
Lambert, who carried the lead into the final day of the 10-pin bowling championships, watched Windsor’s Jason Kovack roll a record score of 10,305 (including bonus points) over 48 games to take the gold medal. Lambert’s total was 10,214.
Lynne Gauthier of Winnipeg was the women’s gold medallist.
Lambert won a spot on the eight-member men’s team that will compete for Canada at international tournaments in 2007
The four-day Canadian event attracted 86 men and 46 women who bowled 24 games in two six-game blocks. The field was cut to 36 men and 36 women for 12 games of match play. That field was reduced to 18 in both divisions and they bowled a final 12 games of match play. Total pins were carried over to the match play and bonus points of 10 pins were awarded for each match won.