Omar Hayward continued, while Yushae DeSilva-Andrade began competing at the Montreal World Boccia Cup in their 1st competition of the year.
Over 100 athletes from 28 countries will compete with both hoping to qualify for the Para Pan American Games being held in Chile in November
DeSilva-Andrade ranked 10th in the world in her first match of the tournament defeated Hiromi Endo from Japan who is ranked 19th in the world 7 – 1. DeSilva-Andrade won 3 of the 4 ends and played a great tactical match and did a great job at maximizing the amount of points she scored.
Unfortunately Hayward in his second match of the event would fall 5 – 4 to Panagiotis Soulanis from Greece. Soulanis scored 4 points in 1st end before Hayward showed great fight to win the next 3 ends, however, unfortunately, came up 1 point short. Despite the loss Hayward demonstrated the potential he has and losing by only a single to the world number 10 was a great effort.