For the second straight year Moose Jaw's Jordan Gailey lost to Parker Laurence to conclude his weekend at the provincial junior lawn bowling playdowns.
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Jordan Gailey bowls at the Moose Jaw Lawn Bowling Club. Times-Herald photo by Mickey Djuric
Last year Gailey lost the final to Laurence, this year Laurence bested him in the bronze medal final.
Gailey was one of seven competitors in the boys' side of the draw at the Regina Lawn Bowling Club. The top two finishers after the round robin advanced to the final and the third- and fourth-place finishers battled for third.
Brandon Watson from Regina defeated his brother Carter Watson to win the junior provincial title.
Saturday Gailey opened the tournament with three wins and a loss — with three of those four games going to a tiebreaker.
That put him in position to advance to the final with two wins in his final two games.
He led Brandon Watson by three points in the final end of the first set, but Watson rallied to win the set and went on to win the match. With his spot in the bronze medal game assured, Gailey dropped his final round robin game with nothing left to play for.
In the bronze final, Laurence and Gailey split the first two sets and needed a tiebreaker. Once again Laurence was able to win the deciding set.
Gailey was hoping to win his first junior title in his final year of eligibility, but still has plenty to play for this season. He will take part in the national junior championships from Aug. 4-11 in Etobicoke, Ont.
On the girls side Jordan Kos of Regina defeated Regina's Sydney Boyd in the final.
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The previous weekend, Moose Jaw's Ernie Meid and his team of Doug Propp and Gary Laurence from Saskatoon and Mark Sutyla from Regina won their third consecutive men's fours provincial lawn bowling championship.
They lost their first game, but won three straight games to claim the title at the Nutana Lawn Bowling Club in Saskatoon.
They will compete at the national championships from Aug. 17-23 in Winnipeg.