Canada will be one of 45 countries at Men's World Championship

    08/25/06

    2006 MWC

    Asiad Bowling Center in Busan, Korea (Aug. 27 - Sept. 9, 2006)

    CTFLogo.jpg Canada will be one of 45 countries expected to compete at the Men's World Championships to be held in Busan, South Korea, August 30-September 8, 2006. The championship to be held at the Asiad Bowling Centre, will be the first time the men's event has been held separate from the women.

    The women's championships were held in Denmark in 2005 and the last joint event was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 2003.

    Canada has a strong experienced team. They could win a world medal for the men for first time since the 1995 World Championships in Reno, Nevada where Marc Doi of Mississauga and Bill Rowe of Hamilton, Ontario won gold and silver in the men's singles.

    Ray Vervynck, Whitby, Ontario a five-time Team Canada member has recently returned from success at the Tournament of Americas where he won the silver medal in the men's adult All Events.

    The 2000 Male Bowler of the Year, George Lambert IV, Hamilton, On., a Team Canada member since 2000, won a gold medal in the team event at the Commonwealth Tenpin Championship in Melbourne, Australia earlier this year.

    Joe Ciach, Mississauga, On. is a five-time Team Canada member and six-time Toronto Male Bowler of the Year and will bring great experience to the team.

    Jason Kovack, Windsor, On. and Lionel Lewis, Burlington, On. are both former Team Canada members and Jonathan Simoneau, Montreal, Quebec represented Canada at the World Youth Championships in Berlin, Germany in July.

    Lucien Casagrande, Winnipeg, Manitoba will coach the team and Sandy Lowe, Bowmanville, On. will serve as team manager.