2018 M5PBA Manitoba Open Day 1

Adamson and Sentner Advance to Singles Stepladder Final

Central Manitoba's Scott Adamson and Westman's Nicole Sentner finished 1st in the Mens and Ladies Division of the 2018 M5PBA Open Singles Qualifying round in Minnedosa, Mb. Eight games were played over the course of the afternoon, with Adamson's total of 2099 and Sentner's 1953 giving them top spots amongst some of rural Manitoba's top players. Each will advance to the final of the Singles Stepladder on Sunday afternoon, and must be defeated twice to be eliminated.

​Adamson is a rookie in the Manitoba Open, but no stranger to high level competition, with plenty of experience at both the youth and adult level. The diesel mechanic from Brandon will face stiff competition in the final, with 3 other finallists facing off to determine his opponent, including 3 time defending champion Ian Sylvester of Morden (1952), who averaged 244 in qualifying and will face Brandon's Aaron Humenny (1925) in Aaron's first singles stepladder match. The winner will face Brandon's Trevor Rae (2031) in the semi-final to determine Adamson's opponent, as Rae exploded in the 8th and final game with a 388 to place second. 

​As opposed to the rookie Adamson, Brandon's Nicole Sentner is an experienced 2 time defending champion looking to make it 3 in a row on Sunday. Challenging to face Nicole in the final are two bowlers new to singles competition, and one experienced former champion. Sperling's Laurie Wiebe (1678) and Brandon's Bailey Moncur (1654) will face off in the opening match. The ladies semi-final will feature the winner versus the 2012 M5PBA Open Provincial Singles Champion Christy Wilson, who finished runner up to Sentner last year in Killarney.

The Singles Champions will represent Manitoba at the C5PBA National Open Championships in Gatineau, QC.

​Video streaming, including the Singles Stepladder semi-final and finals is available at 


Top Men's single of the day went to Trevor Rae, throwing 10 strikes in the final game of qualifying for a 388 single. The top Ladies single of qualifying was Christy Wilson, busting out of the gate with a 327 in game 1.​​
​Minnedosa Bowl hosted a fun "All-Star Challenge" Friday night, with a game each of 3-6-9, traditional, and No-Tap Bowling qualifier. Eight bowlers advanced to the playoff round, with Ian Sylvester taking home the $130 top prize.