Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 15, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta
The Lethbrldge Herald 1875 Jeux, Canada games Third Sectlqn Lethbridge, Alberta, Saturday, February 15, 1975 Pages 21-32 Ontario foiled for second straight By CLARKE won only one will be these two Ontario and Herald Sports the eight-team round each other in the final in the epee standings edging of the nine-team far are Newfoundland, with Quebec won its second 5-4, and finished event tonight at 2-1 record, and New fencing gold medal as fencer for the which split four women's foil event was Helen Sachs, individual fencer so Friday. up at the Civic Centre 11 of her 23 bouts, a the epee event is night and for the which placed of Ontario with a Foil Final time, Ontario was the among 27 followed closely by (G) 12 Just as in the men's Alberta Robert Nichol ISI 11 event Thursday, the Wetterberg, Denis Lessard, (B) 10 eastern provinces went one of her two losses 11-3 8 the final round of the big upsets of Helnemann 7 Friday night, Mary foil top entrant. He Scotia 6 Szoka won all three of Quebec and eight of his bouts 5 bouts against Ontario to are at it again in just three. Epee Quebec to a 7-2 victory and fencing a team, Alberta sports L gold edged Ontario 5-4 record in team play. The 4 0 Szoka also took the final round of the trio downed Manitoba 7- 4 0 dividual gold medal with event Thursday to take but lost by ah identical Brunswick 2 2 record of 21 wins and just medal after to B.C. and 1 2 losses in her bouts had been 6-3 by 1 2 teammate Louise A'umais in seven first-day 1 1 the silver with 19 sabre event 0 4 Eleanor Parsons was could see a to get bronze medal winner in develop as both morning with the first Women'! Foil dividual competition, and and Quebec are after which the L British Columbia team after five rounds rounds of epee Que: (G) 21 2 Aumais, Que. (S) 19 4 the bronze in team in the event. Once B.C. (B) 19 4 Alberta swimmers grab more gold By LLOYD YAMAGISHI Herald Sports Writer It was proven Friday that team discipline and dedica- tion are worth its weight in gold. Edmonton Aquadettes showed a spectacular team ef- fort in giving Alberta its se- cond gold medal in the 1975 Can-ida Winter Games syn- chronized swimming competi- tion Friday night. The capacity crowd at Stan Siwik Pool applauded nearly every move they made during their gold medal perfor- mance. The seven team competi- tion judges, were likewise moved by the Aquadettes' superb timing and precision as they rewarded the Alber- tans 83.2 points out of a passi- ble 100 points. The gold medallists also used four swimmers over the minimum four swimmers needed in team competition and were awarded the max- imum two points which brought their overall point total to 87.2 points. Not only did the Aquadettes display a team effort in the water, they also showed it through Cathy Sulkers. Miss Sulkers, a substitute swimmer for the Aquadettes, was called on to participate in last night's competition, when one of the regulars turned up ill, but she was not rewarded with a medallion with her team-mates. The team com- petition ruling states a sub- stitute swimmer will not be awarded a medal whether or not she participates in the event. However, her team-mates which include Karen Heath, Carolyn New, LQNDA Court, Barbara Drever, Leslie Ringrose, Debbie Schmidt, Janice Strautman and Janice Campbell were nonetheless grateful for her participation. As expected, British Colum- bia the Hollyburn Country Club captured the silver medal in the nine-team event. The B.C. contingent that included swimmers Janice Fletcher, Noel Gray, Julie Hankinson, Janice McGillibray, Jill Pool, Sharon Reeves and Debbie Wheatley, amassed 83.60 points after adding on their 1.5 bonus points. Ontario received the bronze medal for a third place finish as they registered 82.20 points using their two bonus points for having extra swimmers. The Ontario team, from Hamilton, is comprised of Theresa Adams, Susan Campbell, Silvia Bosoni, Jo- Ann Garner, Maureen Garner, Mary Jane Ling, Elsie Walmsley and Lori Wilson. Montreal Olympique representing Quebec placed fourth in the competition with 77.70 points while fifth place went to Manitoba who mustered up 76.20 points. Nova Scotia placed sixth with 70.80 points while Saska- toon Aquabelles of Saskatchewan followed in .seventh with 68.60 points. Eighth and ninth place finishes went to Prince Edward Island (67.80 points) and Newfoundland (60.00 points) respectively. Team Pis Alberta.........................12 Quebec.........................10 British Columbia .................9 Manitoba ........................8 Nova Scotia......................7 Prince Edward Island............. 6 Saskatchewan....................5 Newfoundland....................4 Wrestling medals will be decided at Sportsplex BARBARA DREVER, LINDA COURT, LYNDIA CAMPBELL, LESLIE RINGROSE, JANICE STRAUTMAN, KAREN HEATH, CAROLINE NEW, DEBORAH SCHMIDT Alberta curlers could win it all today By PAT SULLIVAN Herald Sports Editor "I had a one-way ticket to Whiz said a very disap- pointed Dale Duguid, skip of the Manitoba men's team as he saw his chances for a gold medal in curling competition grow very slim. Duguid, one of the favorites prior to the start of the Canada Winter Games, had just lost 8-4 to Dave Cruickshank of Alberta in the evening draw allowing the Red Deer skip to move ahead of the pack with an 8-1 record. When told that he had to hope for Alberta to lose two while he won two Duguid didn't expect any miracles. "They are curling very he said, "I don't look for anything out of the or- dinary to happen." While the men have things pretty well under control in their 12-team section a pair of losses by Ontario's Kim Clark has thrown the women's divi- sion into a real dogfight as three rinks now have 7-2 records. "I like it, "said Alberta skip Joan Phillips as she stepped from the bus from Coaldale after downing Newfoundland 12-4 and finding out that the Northwest Territories had doubled the score, 10-5 on On- tario in Fort Macleod. Manitoba's Patti Vandekerckhove couldn't agree with Phillips more. All three rinks are tied with just two draws left to play. At the Lethbridge Curling Club a good crowd, possibly the best of the week, turned out to watch Alberta and Manitoba meet head on. Cruickshank made it look easy. For all intents and purposes the game was decided by the fourth end with the yellow sweatered Albertans enjoying a 7-1 cushion. "We had control was how Cruickshank reacted after his big win. Cruickshank scored first but Duguid drew even with a single in the second frame. Duguid was looking at three Alberta counters when he set to deliver his last rock in the third and he missed leaving Cruickshank an open draw for a big four ender and the Alberta skip responded beautifully. Visibly shook up by the sudden turn of events, Duguid allowed Cruickshank to steal another two in. the fourth end and it was all over for the Manitoba skip. Duguid's chances of a gold medal are very slim. He can- not even win should there be a tie as he lost to the Alberta rink in their only encounter. Still not out of the picture is Quebec, which along with Manitoba has a 7-2 mark. In moving to the head of the class Cruickshank won all three of his games Friday. He downed Ontario 10-7 in an easy game Friday morning and then had all he could han- dle in getting past Northwest Territories 7-6 in the after- noon! Phillips had an easier time of it as she stopped Nova Scotia cold 134, went an extra end to edge Prince Edward Island 11-10 and then romped past Newfoundland 12-4. With all- three, Alberta, Manitoba and Ontario all tied at 7-2 there is a possible chance a women's tie breaker may be necessary. It will be decided this afternoon. MEN Alberta Manitoba Quebec PlE.I. B.C. Nova Scotia Ontario Saskatchewan New Brunswick N.W.T. tfukon Newfoundland WOMEN Alberta Manitoba Ontario P.E.I. B.C. N.W.T. Nova Scotia Saskatchewan Yukon Quebec Newfoundland New Brunswick W L I 2 2 6 3 5 4 5 4 5 4 4 5 3 6 2 7 2 7 0 7 i 7 2 7 2 6 1 5 4 5 4 4 5 4 5 3 6 3 6 3 6 0 9 CARDSTON Gold is worth waiting for so this afternoon all the medals, gold, silver and bronze were to be awarded to wrestling winners at the 1975 Canada Winter Games. "We decided to do it this way so that all medal winners will be on hand for a gala clos- ing said one of- ficial Friday afternoon. As it stands, two Ontario wrestlers and another wear- ing the colors of the British Columbia team have assured themselves of gold medals as the wrestling compeition heads into the homestretch. Finals in all events were to be held this afternoon at the Sportsplex in Lethbridge. Of- ficial presentation of medals will be made at the conclusion of today's action. Meanwhile, John Gnap of Bradford, Ont.; will receive the gold medal in the 191.5 pound class and Andrew Longpre of Huntsville, Ont., is the best of the pounders. All three positions in the 154-pound class have been decided. Mimmo Marrello of Van- couver will be presented with the gold medal while assured of the silver is Steve Tisberger. The bronze will'go to John Hanbidge of Regina. Albertans are noticeable because of their absence in the battle for medals. Mike Miller of North Van- couver was to meet Brent Tomchuk of Winnipeg to settle second and third in the 191.5- pound division while Wayne McKenzie of Prince Albert, Sask., John Davidson of Van- couver and George Pineau of Oromocto, New Brunswick, still have a crack at both the silver and bronze medals in the 114.5 pound class behind Longpre. Rick Walmsley of Van- couver gives B.C. another medal as he has clinched the bronze in the 105.5 pound division. The gold and silver will be decided by the winner of a match pitting Fred Patton of Regina against Ot- tawa's Roy Takahashi. Another Bronze winner is Deret Eason of Wolfville, Nova Scotia in the 123-pound competition. Doug Yeats of Quebec City tangled with Vern Fedorak of Port Moody, B.C., with the outcome to decide who will wear the gold and silver medals. 'Medals in five other weight divisions will also be up for grabs in today's competition. Choquette and Mayne top winners Quebec athletes take truck full of gymnastics Games medals By CLARKE HUNTER Herald Sports Writer A Hollywood script could not have provided a more fitting ending than did Quebec's Jean Choquette at the Exhibition Pavilion Friday night. Choquette finished off the Canada Winter Games gymnastics events with a horizontal bar routine that earned him a 9.15 marking from the judges, the highest score recorded in three days of competition. In front of an overflow crowd of the 18-year-old Montreal athlete completely stole the show as he won three gold medals, a silver and a bronze in the event finals. He was also the men's all-round champion and earned another gold for that, giving him a total of six medals. Choquette, however, was just one of the gymnasts from a Quebec contingent that ran away and hid from the other provinces over the three days. All told, gymnasts from La Belle Province took home 28 of 40 medals handed out Friday night, as well as winning the team titles in both men's and women's divisions. Medals were awarded on the basis of a combined score from the preliminary competitions and the event finals. Tanya Mayne of Quebec was the top women's gymnast, pick- ing up a pair of golds, a silver and a bronze in individual events, as well as the women's all-round gold. A Quebec coach cited "hard work" as the major factor in Quebec's dominance of the sport at the Games. "The men's team has been together since 1972, and they train hard to come out on top." Alberta had just one athlete in the event finals Friday night. Janie Fleming scored a 7.50 in the women's balance beam, but that mark, coupled with her 8.00 in the preliminaries, was not good enough for a medal. For the second night in a row, Choquette finished his horizon- tal bar routine with a double somersault, with one full twist, dis- mount. He also took top spot in sidehorse and vaulting, got his silver in parallel bars and his bronze in floor exercise. Was he surprised at his showing? "No, not he says. "Actually, I expected to win the all- round medal." Andre Vallerand of Quebec, .who won the all-round men's silver medal, earned a gold and a silver in other events Friday while teammate Jacques Pannitti, the all-round bronze winner, picked up a pair of golds and a bronze. In women's events, the all-round silver medalist, Catherine Corns of Manitoba, was unable to compete in the event finals, and won no additional medals. All-round gold medalist Tanya Mayne had the two best women's scores of the final night. She logged an 8.60 to win the vaulting, and had another 8.60 in a balance beam routine which featured an aerial somersault and an aerial cartwhA. Following the completion of competition, the closing ceremonies for the sport were held, with all of the athletes from each province and territory marching out onto the floor. TEAM STANDINGS M W T 1! 12 24 11 10 21 11 19 16 Quebec Ontario B.C. Alberta Nova Scotia i Manitoba 14 New Brunswick 14 Saskatchewan 12 Newfoundland P.E.I. Yukon _ 4 Women's Vailtlif: 1. Tanya Mayne, Roxboro, Que., 15.15 points; 2. Sandra Henderson, West Hill, Ont., 15.10; 3. Christiane Thlbaull, Montreal, 15.45; 4. Merrie-Elien Wllcos, Mlssisuuga. Out., 15.40; 5. Hoxanne Chamberland, Win- nipeg, 15.10; AngeU Vossen, Delta, B.C., 13.35. Wimn'i UMVN Bin: 1. Glnette Dufreine, Montreal, 17.00; 2. Jill Gibson, Toronto, 16.65; 3. Miyne, 16.70; 4. Wllcox, 1668; 5. Marie-Jose? Ganier, Montreal 16.45; Marie Watte, Miisissauga, 16.25. Mn'i Rap: 1. Jacques Pinnlttl, Montreal, IB.IB; 2. Scott Wier, Toronto 16.80; 3. Nigel, Rotherwell, Windsor, Ont., 16.70; 4. David Steeper, North Bay, Ont., 16.35; 8. Pierre Gervais, Freoericton, 16.10; 6. Pierre Carrier, LaMrre, Que., 1S.50. Mn'l Vnllilf: 1. Jem Choquette, Montreal, 18.15; 2. Wier; 3. Gordon Robin- son. Regina, 1715-4. Steeper, 16.60; T. Bill Boulton, Winnipeg, 16.40; 6. Rothwell, 16.35. .I-.... Mei'l Floor Eierclie: 1. Pannitli, 17.35; 2. Gilles Gallneau, Montreal, 17.00; 3. Choquette, 16.55; R. Rothwell, 16.40; 5. Carrier, 16.30; 8. Chuck Hanlon, Willow- dale, N.S., 15.65. Choquetle, 16.40; 1. Andre VAllerand, Usalle, Que., 15.45: Steeper, 14.40; 4. Carrier, 13.10; 5. Robinson, 1115; 6. Tim Onyschuk Mallon, Ont., 12.05. WMUI'I Rulnce Beam: I. Mayne 16.65; 2. Tarai Knight, West Vancouver, B.C., 3. Joyce Uird, Greenfield Part, Que., 16.80; 4. Laura Huot, Montreal, 15.90; 5. 6. Janlt Fleming, Calgary, 19.50. Wmn'i Flw EienlMi: 1. Ganler, 17.15; J. Mayne, 16.N; i. Thlbault, 2. Ulrd, 16.M (three lied for tecondi; i. Dufreine 16.70; 6. Huot Mei's Parallel Bin: 1. Villerind 2. Choquelte, 3. Carrier 16.70; 3. Gelineiu 1170 (two tied tor 5. Wier, 16.65; 6. Pinnitll 16.50. MM'I HtriiMlal Bar: I. Cboqwtte, ll.JS; Bob Carlue, Toronto, 16.40; 3. PjinnitU, 15.30; 3. Gellneau, 15.30 (two tied for 5. Vallerand, 14.W; 6. Onyschuk 14.05.