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1984 Canadian Men's Five Pin Bowling ChampionsPhil Smith was the only holdover from the 1983 Canadian Open champions but the Saskatoon men put together a second straight national championship run in 1984.

Chris Bonany, Tom Walter, Lloyd Wiens, Tim Cuthbert and Dale Boothman qualified for the team along with Smith. Bonany, who came to Saskatoon from North Bay, Ont., shot a perfect 450 in the 12th game of the city trials. The team, coached by Cecil Irvine **, then went to the provincial finals in Moose Jaw, coasting to victory with 74.5 points, 10 more than their rivals from Moose Jaw.

The Canadian finals were held at Saskatoon's Eastview lanes and Saskatoon won with 105 points, well ahead of Ontario with 97.5 points and Alberta with 96. The men's team averaged 26 years of age, considered young at Canada's elite level.

** Deceased