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Final day for Dawson Creek bowlers at YBC Nationals

Two games Tuesday for Caleb Waller, Hunter Kropp to end play
mixed doubles champs
Dawson Creek's Hunter Kropp and Caleb Waller took gold in the mixed doubles event at the YBC nationals in Oshawa, Ont., seen here with teammates Summer Merwin and Carys Rodgers.

It’s the final day of the YBC five-pin bowling championships in Oshawa, Ont.

And, for two Dawson Creek bowlers, the end to a very long three days of competition.

Caleb Waller and Hunter Kropp will wrap up play Tuesday with two final games, having played 13 games since Sunday.

The two 11-year-olds finished round-robin play in the bantam boys division Monday with a record of 2-and-5, positioning themselves as the sixth-seed going into the playoffs.

For Kropp and Waller, though, placings didn’t matter as the two ended up beating fourth-place Northern Ontario 298-266 in their first of three playoff matches.

They’re scheduled to play Alberta and Manitoba Tuesday before making the long trip back home on Wednesday.

Regardless of their finish, though, the pair have already "medalled" at this event, winning gold (see photo) in the bantam mixed doubles Sunday with Castlegar’s Summer Merwin and Carys Rodgers.