North American Bowling News

Men's Canadian Contingent Getting Closer

The Canadian contingent who have joined in on the fun and competition of the pro duckpin events in the United States have been extremely successful in events south of the Canadian border. On the women's side, Connie Ward, Melissa Llewellyn, and Kristi Lampman have already won an impressive number of tour stops for the short time they've been introduced to the duckpin game. Canada's men have yet to break through, but have been close to hitting 'paydirt' on the DPBA circuit since 2010.

Mike Herbert has had the most success on the men's side, going 4-2 in his ladder appearances, which includes 2 runner-up finishes, one in 2010 and the other in 2012. Peter Brown was a runner-up finalist in 2011 and also made it to the 'Final Four' in Hagerstown earlier that year. Jeff Young grabbed the DPBA Rookie of the Year award in 2010, and had a 2nd place finish in 2011, and Scott Dumoulin was a runner-up in 2012. Maxime Lafreniere was top qualifier in the 2010 Masters event in which he shot over 1300 for his 8 games of qualifying, and Stephane Lapensee had a 3rd place finish at Hagerstown in 2010, in which he was bested on the stepladder by fellow Canadian, Herbert. It won't be long before we see a Canadian champion on the men's side.

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