Drumheller athletes shined once again on the national stage this summer as four senior athletes competed in the 2010 Canada 55-Plus Games.
This year’s events were in Brockville, Ontario from August 23-28.
Bob Moffatt and Billie Wood both competed in darts. Billie’s sister Donna Campbell competed in horseshoes and Ian Daniels competed in 8-Ball.
Moffatt said all the provinces were represented at the games with the exception of Newfoundland and Nunavut. This was the first year that Quebec and British Columbia entered. There were about 1,500 competitors registered to compete in 21 different events.
Moffatt said as always there were strong teams from Alberta, Ontario and Nova Scotia.
The four competitors from Drumheller were able to come home with eight medals.
Bob Moffatt won gold in single men’s darts, gold in doubles and bronze in mixed doubles. Wood won gold in singles, silver in lady’s doubles and bronze, teamed with Moffatt, in mixed doubles. Campbell won silver in horseshoes and Daniels won bronze in 8-Ball.
Moffatt said he had some tough competition in the singles matches, and he credits his mentor Jim Owens for teaching him the strategy of the game.
This was Moffatt’s third trip to the national games. He competed in Summerside PEI in 2002 and Portage la Prairie, Manitoba in 2006. Wood participated in the Summerside games and also in Whitehorse, Yukon in 2004.
These were the first national games for Daniels and Campbell.