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Victoria Win 2017 Presidents Shield

Friday, April 21, 2017

Following three days of competition Victoria have won the 2017 Presidents Junior Interstate Shield at Tenpin City, finishing first overall in the combined points.

This year’s tournament saw the Victorians gain top spot on the podium for the first time since 2015 and hitting back after finishing 5th overall in 2016.

After starting strong on day 1, Victoria raced to the top of the leader board with 69 points to lead by an impressive margin of 11 points. With the girl’s teams leading and the boys on 35 points with South Australia, the Victorian’s had put the other states on notice early in the tournament.

On day 2, they extended their lead to 13.5 points over NSW with South Australia taking the lead in the boy’s division and North Queensland on top of the girl’s field, amassing an impressive 35.5 points across the 6 matches.
With Victoria gaining maximum points against Western Australia, Northern Territory, Tasmania and South East Queensland on day 2, the podium was in sight for the 2015 champions.

On day 3, Victoria watched the other states battle it out as they enjoyed the bye in the first game of the day. In game 14, the Vics took the 4 points against the ACT but then failed to gain any points against North Queensland. In game 16 and 17 they bounced back to take two points against NSW and South Australia to then gain full points in the final game against WA to take the 2017 shield with 180 points and 11.5 points ahead of NSW (168.5) and North Queensland in third (160).

In the girl’s division, North Queensland went back to back finishing in 1st place with 101.5 points with Victoria in 2nd with 92 and the NSW 3rd on 85.5 points.

In the boy’s division, South Australia also claimed consecutive titles claim gold with 100 points, with Victoria taking silver on 88 and NSW with bronze on 83 points.  

In the individual results ACT’s, Josh Morris finished in first place averaging 211 over the 3 days and Rebekah Commane finishing first in the girl’s division by 54 pins averaging 203.

To view all the final standings visit www.tenpinresults.com.au