10-pinners Lambert, Lewis place 13th at World Championship in Korea


George Lambert IV of Hamilton and 10-pin partner Lionel Lewis of Burlington placed 13th in the doubles division at the Men’s World Championships on Friday.


George Lambert IV of Hamilton (left) and 10-pin partner Lionel Lewis of Burlington

The duo topped the three Canadian pairings competing in the world meet in Busan, Korea. They rolled a combined six game total of 2,643. Lambert scored 181, 247, 247, 279, 172, and 225 for 1,351 while Lewis was 226, 217, 191, 222, 245, and 191 for 1,292.

Joe Ciach of Mississauga and Ray Vervynck of Whitby were 27th and Windsor’s Jason Kovack and Montreal’s Jonathan Simoneau finished 44th.

Taking the gold medal in the doubles were Robert Anderson and Martin Larsen of Sweden. They had a combined score of 2,831 to beat England’s Daniel Stride and Mike Quarry, and their 2,808. The bronze medal went to the Australian pair of Jarrod Lean and Jason Belmonte who rolled 2,763.

The Swedes have earned four consecutive world titles beginning in Reno, Nevada in 1995.

Forty-four countries are participating in the championships, which is the first time the men’s and women’s events have been held separately. The women’s championships were held in Aalborg, Denmark in 2005.

Lucien Casagrande, Winnipeg, Manitoba is coaching the team and Sandy Lowe, Bowmanville, Ontario is serving as team manager.