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Player Profiles of your 2016 BURLINGTON BEARS of the OPL

MARGARET BEACROFT #6
 
Birthdate: July 31
Birthplace: Cwmbran, Ghent, Wales
Resides: Hamilton, Ontario
Occupation: Full-time Bowler
Favourite Discipline: Doubles, Trebles
Favourite Position: Lead, Vice
Biggest Bowls Victory: Silver Medal, Canadian Seniors 2015
Best Bowls Tip: Keep your mind in the game!

MICHAEL BESTER #4
 
Birthdate: March 17, 1980
Birthplace: Hanover, Ontario
Resides: Milton, Ontario
Occupation: Accountant
Favourite Discipline: Fours
Favourite Position: Vice in Fours
Biggest Bowls Victory: 2005 U.S. Open Singles Champion
Best Bowls Tip: There's noboby you can't beat.

REMI CANUEL #5
 
Birthdate: October 31, 1952
Birthplace: Hamilton, Ontario
Resides: Hamilton, Ontario
Occupation: Journalist
Favourite Discipline: Fours and 3-bowl Pairs
Favourite Position: Skip and PBA singles
Biggest Bowls Victory: 2014 & 2016 Ontario Fours Champs
Best Bowls Tip: Don't let etiquette get in the way of having a good game.

PATRICK COTE #9
 
Birthdate: February 22, 1960
Birthplace: Quebec City, Quebec
Resides: Oakville, Ontario
Occupation: Packaging Consultant/Designer
Favourite Discipline: Pairs & Triples
Favourite Position: Lead, vice or skip. Like them all.
Biggest Bowls Victory: 2015 Provincial Bronze Triples and Novice Pairs
Best Bowls Tip: Keep smiling it’s just for fun until the 3rd end then it becomes serious!

RUBY DU FEU #13
 
Birthdate: January 13
Birthplace: Port-Louis, Mauritius
Resides: Burlington, Ontario
Occupation: Full-time Bowler
Favourite Discipline: Pairs or Triples
Favourite Position: Lead.
Biggest Bowls Victory: Canadian Silver in Seniors Triples
Best Bowls Tip: To be consistent.

TOM HOFFMAN #10
 
Birthdate: October 9, 1964
Birthplace: Leningrad, Soviet Union. Grew up in Parry Sound, Ont.
Resides: Ancaster, Ontario
Occupation: Full-time Bowler
Favourite Discipline: two-bowl triples
Favourite Position: Lead
Biggest Bowls Victory: 2016 Ontario West Fours Champs,
2011 Silver medal Ontario Novice Triples
Best Bowls Tip: "Keep your wits about you. The only thing I know for certain is I know nothing."

ANDY PATON #2
 
Age: 38
Birthplace: Kilmarnock, Scotland
Occupation: Transfer pricing senior manager (google it)
Favourite Discipline: Pairs or singles
Favourite Position: Lead in a four-bowl pairs.
Biggest Bowls Victory: Scottish under 18 indoor singles, or winning the Scottish cup with the Galleon Indoor Bowling club.

JOAN WAY #7
 
Birthdate: August 7
Birthplace: Kingston, Ontario
Resides: Hamilton, Ontario
Occupation: Retired
Favourite Discipline: Singles, triples, pairs, fours (descending order)
Favourite Position: Skip, vice, lead, second (descending order)
Biggest Bowls Victory: Canadian Silver in Senior Triples 2015
Best Bowls Tip: try to be positive and constructive. Aspire to Inspire!

GARY WHYTE #8
 
Birthdate: December 8, 1954
Birthplace: Paisley, Scotland
Resides: Burlington, Ontario
Occupation: Forestry Machine Builder
Favourite Discipline: Any time I can play pairs or trips with my sons!
Favourite Position: Lead in pairs, vice in triples and fours.
Biggest Bowls Victory: Washington L.B.C. singles champ in two bowl, three bowl and four bowl in the same season.
Best Bowls Tip: Play to WIN every end!

MALCOLM WHYTE #1
 
Birthdate: October 16, 1986
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario
Resides: Hamilton, Ontario
Occupation: Manager - Employment Services
Favourite Discipline: Fours
Favourite Position: Vice
Biggest Bowls Victory: 2014 Ontario Fours Champs
Best Bowls Tip: Have fun; the sun can't shine everyday!


 
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