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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 13, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Augurt 1V73 THE LETHMIDGE HERALD 7 B.C. dethrones Ontario Athletes big winners as Canada Games end B.C. British Columbia won the over- all championship and Sas- katchewan the title Sunday when the Canada Summer Games closed. But the feeling among Games organizers was that all athletes were big winners following largest single athletic event ever held in Canada. Jack federal minister of the told a clos- ing ceremonies crowd of more than the Burnaby-New Westminster Games were greatest non-professicaal sport event in Canadian Attendance at the 16 sports was about what had been projected. In the B.C. picked up I76Vi points to replace Ontario as champion. which led the 1969 Summer Games in Halifax and the Winter Games of 1967 and 1971 in Quebec City and finished with Quebec was third with Alberta fourth with 128. Than with came Manitoba Nova Scotia with Saskatchewan with New Brunswick with New- foundland at Prince Edward Island at the Northwest Ter- ritories with 10 and the Yukon with seven. Ontario picked up the most with B.C. a close second at 93. Quebec had Al- berta Manitoba 19. Nova Scotia Saskatchewan seven and New Brunswick four. The hcst province had 47 well ahead of Ontario with 31 and Quebec with 18. Alberta won nine gold and Nova Scotia including three from Ann canoe- Softball competition which ist from Fall Halifax County. Manitoba and Sas- katchewan won two each and New Brunswick one. Saskatchewan received the Centennial Trophy as the most improved its 112 points a 28-per-cent gain from the last Games. Field shoot- baseball and diving were all won by B.C. Ontario was tops in track and tennis and canoeing while Quebec won wa- ter polo and water skiing.' The three provinces were tied in with Ontario and B.C. tied in lawn bowling. Saskatchewan was the only other province to win an event when it upset B.C. 6-4 in women's softball for the gold. The team from the Prairies was the only club entered in the Top shooter Jim Slrizich of Great Falls was the top shooter at the Lethbridge Trap Club shoot on the weekend. didn't pick up any but went with the squad which won he right to represent the prov- ince. As at most major sporting events there were some out- standing individual perform- ances. Becky of Edmonton and Stephen of Van- couver each earned five gold medals. Gail of Ottawa and Michael of Vancouver got four each. Their performances were in the magnificent new Olympic- size pool in New Westminster. The which cost mil- is one of the benefits de- rived from the Games. Jean of Van- couver was a triple gold winner in track. Dodge's per- formance in canoeing was per- haps the outstanding feat of the Games. She won her medals in less than four hours. Another great feat was turned in by Phil a 16-year-old from who threw the javelin 235 two inches- four four inches farther than it has been thrown by any other competitor of his age in the world. Janis Lusis of Russia set the mark more than 20 years ago. was a little surprised at the but I'd been throwing well in said Olsen. NEWCOJffiR AVLNS Another B.C. Mike of Victoria provided a shock in winning the single scuUs despite having taken it up only last February. In water crowd of 200 watched one game and offi- cials said that was the largest single-game crowd in water polo history in took the gold medal with an up- set over Alberta. In a preliminary Al- Canadian came from behind a 9-3 deficit to win 10-9 over Quebec. In the the who trained in rallied late in the game for a 10-7 win. Field another attracted good particularly after a couple of accidents in a Sas- katchewan-Ojiiario earns in which one Saskatchewan girl broke her nose and another was cut over the eye. The fans showed up in in- creasing numbers to see the girls whack the ball around the field. B.C. beat Ontario 2-1 for the gold. About million was spent on the Games in the two commu- nities neighboring Vancouver. Besides the various base- softbsll and lacrosse stadia were improved. MEDAL STANDINGS Ontario.......... B.c........ Quebec......... AlberTa Maniloba Nova Scotia Saskaichewan New Brunswick P.E.I. New foundland Ygkon N.W.T. Weather ivas perfect Strizich top shooter Jim Strizich of Great Falls was named top shooter at the Lethbridge Trap Club's annual shoot Sunday. Strizich won the class title in men's singles and fol- lowed with a triumph in the play of shooting Wood scored championship side of the third event. Don Wood of Calgary topped the field in the men's singles by taking home the champion- ship trophy. In a brilliant dis- ANDY CAPP WHICH T-YPB SHOULD I GO TOR OFF YOU CAN YOURSELF ANOTHER SLAV I HATE T1 SEE 1OU WASTiN1 NPUft TWE A GOCO UOOKlN' ONE COULD DO A SENSIBLE KNOW BETTER THANK VERY MUCH 198 out of a possible 200 for the win. Virgil Chadwick came close to matching Woods' perform- ance as he scored 197 out of 200 to win the Class A title. The B title went to Myles Travis a 185 out of 200 while Ray Schuler scored 186 m the D class linai. Chadwick was right on lar- es s B Tct 31 36 33 100 a 22 26 95 16 31 23 72 12 30 19 H POINT STANDINGS B.C................... TOi Ontario................. 170''a Quebec 152 Alberta................... us Manitoba 123'i Nova Scolia llBVj Saskatchewan 112 New Brunswick............. 78 Newfoundland........... 54 P.E 1................... 41 N.WT...................... 10 Yukon 7 Zdenka Servus of left and Blaise Szekely of B.C. shared singles in the Lethbridge Singles champs Tennis Club open tournament staged at Henderson Over the weekend. Visitors dominated the two-day event. Tennis tourney rousing success Visitors take home tro It was billed as the Southern Alberta Open tennis tourna- ment hosted by the Lethbridge Tennis Club. Paul pub- licity director for the local club said they wanted to see more out of town players tak- ing part in the activities of the club and ha got his wish. However. Stevenson meant during general playing not in a tournament. As it turned out visitors dominated tilings as they let the locals play the role of gra- cious hosts. Of the five major titles up for grabs only Joe the club was able to get' his hands on any silverware as he shared top honors in t h e men's doubles wilh teammate Stu Mowat of Calgary. The combination of Forrayi and Mowat was too much for Calgarians Barry Shave and Glen Ennis. Meanwhile. Forrayi. In a bid to grnb the men's singles was thwarted by the talented right arm of Blaise Szekely of B.C. Forrayi went down to a hard- fought two game defeat of the hands of Szekely. In women's singles it was an all Calgary show as was the women's doubles. Zdenka Servus emerged with the spoils in the singles com- petition as she bested Sue Cole. Larisa Ositis and Ann Palmer of the Cowtown put their tal- ents to good use as they bounc- ed Holly Megson and Irene Jacinta also of Calgary. In the mixed doubles Mur- ray Sib von and Kathy Breen of Medicine Hat won out over the It's not easy convincing Jack Lethbridge team Marv Kirch- ner and Gerri Noble in the final of the event. Sihvon is a former Lethbridge Tennis Club member. this year's edition the biggest in the history of the tourney. In th'j men's singles Szeleky stopped Forrayi 6-2 and 6-3 while in the men's doubles For- 1 rayi and Mowatt were victors All told 120 players took part to the tune of 6-3 and 6-1. hi the annual event making I Servus' triumph over Cole was an easy 6-3 while Osit- is and Palmer scored 7-6 and 6-4 wins over Megson and Ja- cinto. Sihvon and Breen had their hands full before stopping Kir- crraer and Noble 7-6 in the mixed finals. Roundup of Short Sport PANASIUK WINS 00RNER Nfld. Bob Panasiuk says he has o goal to make at least a week on the Canadian profes- sional golf tour. The pro ex- ceeded that goal for last week when he won the Newfoundland Open golf championship Satur- day at the Blomidon Country Club course here. He collected first prize of for his 54- hole score of seven under par. CATFISH SHELVED NEW YORK Oakland Athletics of the American League announced Saturday they have placed pitcher Jim who was In- jured in baseball's all-star on the 21-day disabled list. U.S. DOMINATION OAK Ont. It was billed as the 69th Cana- dian Amateur golf champion- but when the 72-hole tour- nament ended six of the top eight were from the United States. The defending Doug Roxburgh of was well down the list with a 296 total. Nick from has won the title four but he fin- ished in a ninth-place tie at eight strokes behind the winner. Taking the cup back to the U.S. for the second time in three years was 24-year-old George Burns of N.Y. STAMPEDE WRESTLING EXHIBITION PAVILION P.M. N. A. TITLE STOMPER vi KROFFAT HAYES and RAMIREZ vs CODY and ANOIA ATLAS vs KIRK 5 Big Bouts CLEVELAND No get in the second event as he matter what his rivals won the championship title with a 187 one point bet- ter than Jim McLean's winning margin in A Wood won the B class title while Clayton Woo of the host won the C crown. Joining Strizich in the winners circle in the third event was i Jack Nicklaus remains uncon- vinced he's golf's greatest player ever. don't know if Bobby Jones is better or I be said Sun- day after cracking Jones's re- vered 43-year-old major title record of 13 victories. do know he achieved his in Mel Biro a former champion I shorter said the Go'den of ths two-day affair. Strizich turned in a I whose final-round charge perfect to a three-under-par 69 gave 100 of 100 in the singles final' him a 277 total and a bulging in event three while Biro i four-shot decision over runner- 99 of 100 after winning a shoot- jup Bruce Crampton. his early 30s who could do this so early and with such ease. Tom t h e greatest player who ever played the game. There isn't a shot he can't make. He's the greatest ever because the calibre of play is so much better now. It's tougher to Consider plishments for off with Wood and j .33. I know I'm going to Chadwick. Mike McConnell won the B title with a 99 of 100 score. The class crown went to Don Blackstock while Salvador Arias won the D class. In other competition Ken Kotkas won the club member title with a 195 score. Laura Alsaker was tops in the men's competition while Wno won the high junior rompcli- play a long and the only these accom- a man just reaching pro golf's prime three three U.S. British two U.S. Amateur. over short of million in official tour earnings since 1962. official tour not counting his two British Opens. victories in 15 tour ap- pearances this year including 13 times in the lop ten and six in the first 11. in 1973 second to Crampton's with the PGA first prize cheque. j still void of a ma- marlo. lie borders on thP jor American finished it j unbelievable. 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