Graham Fach advances to final round of Badger Open
ALLEN PARK, Mich. – Graham Fach of Guelph earned a qualifying berth for the Professional Bowlers Association Badger Open stepladder finals Wednesday night at Thunderbowl Lanes.
Fach had a 12-game total pinfall of 2,812 to place third behind Wes Malott of Pflugerville, Tex., at 2,854 and Sean Rash of Montgomery, Ill., at 2,818.
Fach, a contender for the PBA Rookie of the Year honours, became the first Canadian to win on the PBA Tour when he beat Ryan Ciminelli of Cheektowaga, NY, 279-244 in the final to take the Barbasol Players Championship at Columbus, Ohio, in February.
Fach has won three times this year as he also won the PBA Greater Marion Central Open at Marion, Ohio, in July and the PBA Debbie & Leo Nunan Memorial Central Open presented by Grove City Family Dentistry & Track at Grove City, Ohio, in April.
The Badger Open finals are set to begin Saturday at 5:15 p.m.
Minor peewee AA Royals get win in championship tournament
MARKHAM — The Guelph Royals had a win and two losses in Baseball Ontario’s minor peewee AA championship tournament.
The locals suffered a 9-2 loss to host Markham in their opening game before rebounding for a 19-4 win over North London. They were ousted from the double-knockout affair with a 4-2 loss to Halton Hills.
Brantford won the championship with a 6-4 win over Markham in the final.
Minor peewee A Royals win twice in Baseball Ontario tourney
MARKHAM — The Guelph Royals recorded two wins and two losses in Baseball Ontario’s minor peewee A championship tournament.
The Royals opened with a 3-2 edging of Burlington before they were defeated 18-12 by Sudbury. A 4-1 win over Cambridge followed, but the locals were eliminated from the double-knockout tournament with a 6-2 loss to Sudbury.
Niagara Falls took two consecutive games from London to take the title. Niagara Falls won 15-8 and 8-3.
Gryphon men clobber RMC, set to face Queen’s Sunday
KINGSTON — The Guelph Gryphons opened their OUA men’s rugby season with a 53-0 drubbing of the RMC Paladins.
The Gryphs, who received tries from nine players, scored 36 of their points in the second half.
Mario Van Der Westhuizen kicked six converts and added a penalty kick.
The Gryphs are to face the Queen’s Gaels Sunday at Varsity Field. It’ll be the first time the two teams have meet since Queen’s won last year’s championship match 24-23.
Queen’s won its season opener 71-17 over the Waterloo Warriors at Waterloo last weekend.
Sunday’s game is to start at 1 p.m.
- Guelph Sports Journal