Ward sets hot pace at provincial 5-pin showdown

Grimsby’s Connie Ward averaged 308 for five games to lead all scorers as the 2007 Ontario Open 5 Pin Championships kicked off Thursday night at the Sherwood Centre.

Hamilton’s Kelly Martin averaged 264 to stand seventh.

Terry Little of Windsor averaged 299 to lead the men qualifiers with Dave Birkby of Hamilton fifth averaging 276.

A second block of five games Friday morning will determine the top five men and ladies for play in the stepladder finals Saturday (April 7).

The men’s, ladies’ and mixed teams swung into action with 15 games each during Thursday and Friday.

The senior division opened with three games and sees Hamilton leading with 19 points.