1978 Reach for the Top Nationals

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1978 Reach for the Top Nationals
Champion Vincent Massey
Runner-up Dryden
Third Glenboro
Fourth Lorne Jenkins
High scorer individual scores not kept
Editor/s Reach for the Top
Site Charlottetown
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The 1978 national finals of Reach for the Top, held in Charlottetown, resulted in the first two-time champion: Vincent Massey of Etobicoke, Ontario. Lorne Jenkins of Alberta, under their new name of Barrhead HS, participated for their sixth straight year.



  • Barrhead (formerly known as Lorne Jenkins)

This was Barrhead/Lorne Jenkins' sixth straight appearance at nationals in the 1970s; they would make their last appearance in the following year.

British Columbia

  • St. George's


  • Glenboro


  • Inglis Memorial

Nova Scotia

  • Halifax West


  • Vincent Massey (representing southern Ontario)
  • Dryden (northern Ontario)

Vincent Massey defeated Stephen Harper-led Richview in their city matches.


  • Charlottetown Rural


  • Loyola


  • Aden Bowman


Matches moderated by Bill Guest were aired on CBC, and clips of Vincent Massey's games have surfaced on video-sharing websites. There were preliminary rounds followed by single-elimination playoffs.

Preliminary Round

  • Vincent Massey 270, Inglis Memorial 175
  • Glenboro 260, Halifax West 220
  • Barrhead 405, Loyola 120
  • Aden Bowman 290, Charlottetown Rural 270
  • Dryden 280, St. George's 225

The two teams defeated by the largest margins of victory were eliminated (Inglis Memorial and Loyola)


  • Barrhead 300, St. George's 230
  • Vincent Massey 305, Charlottetown Rural 235
  • Dryden 305, Aden Bowman 275
  • Glenboro 410 d. Halifax West 290


  • Vincent Massey 300, Glenboro 225
  • Dryden 300, Barrhead 270


  • Vincent Massey 300, Dryden 255