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Campbelltown Set to Host First Ranked Event of 2018

Thursday, January 11, 2018

The National Youth Cup and Challenge will return to Campbelltown City Bowl from the 13th January and the premier youth event has attracted the best up and coming bowlers from around Australia, New Zealand and Singapore in its' 16th year.

The National Youth Cup kicks off five days of competition with over 100 competitors fighting it out for over $16,000 in prize money.

Beginning on Saturday the two day tournament will see bowler’s complete 6 games on the medium and long patterns with the top 15 progressing to the matchplay rounds.  

With the tournament wide open spectators will get to see international quality bowlers, including 15 former Australian representatives.

Topping this list is 2016 National Youth Cup winner – Blayne Fletcher.  The Queenslander had an outstanding 2017, finishing as the top youth bowler in Australia as well as debuting on the PBA tour and competing on Rollin’ Thunder.

After finishing 3rd and 4th in the 2017 Youth Cup respectively, former Australian representatives Elliott Batiste and Jayden Panella will have another tilt at the title alongside the 2017 Asian Schools gold medal duo of Lachlan Stephenson and Callum Borck.

In the boy’s division, New Zealanders Marcus Houghton and Sam Kidd will cross the ditch hoping to spoil the Australians party and Team Singapore will be the ones everyone will be watching.  

In the girl’s field, 2017 Asian Schools silver medal winners Emily Johnston, Kylie Bailey and Chloe Jones will return to the national circuit after their success in Malaysia last November.

Another Australian representative, Emma Williamson, will also look to start the year off with a win following a 7th placing in last year’s event and will be joined by New Zealand representatives Dayna Haylock and Jess Swain.

The girls division will also feature seven Singapore bowlers, with Oh Han Qin the one to watch on Sunday afternoon, having represented Singapore at the Asian Schools tournament.

On Tuesday, the National Youth Team’s Challenge will get underway with Victoria aiming for four in a row.
Having dominated the challenge in recent year’s team Victoria will be the team to keep an eye on.  However, after finishing second last year Singapore could be the team to upset the Victorians.

For all the standings throughout the National Youth Cup and National Youth Team Challenge, visit

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