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2019 Australian Youth Championship Kicks Off Tomorrow

Friday, January 11, 2019

The 2019 Australian Youth Championship will begin at Wyncity Bowl & Entertainment from 12th January with the event attracting the best up and coming bowlers from around the country.

The National Youth Cup kicks off the championship on Saturday with both divisions full of talent.

In the boys division, Jordan Dinham will be one to challenge for the title after finishing on top of the junior and youth rankings in 2018.  For the cool headed New South Welshman a win at the National Youth Cup will get his 2019 season off to a great start.

After finishing second in this tournament last year, Nathan Shoesmith returns with the aim of going one better.  After finishing third on the youth rankings in 2018 and not winning a ranked event, 2019 might be Shoesmith’s year.

With Australian representatives Matt Clague, Kyle Annetts and Callum Borck as well as the classy Singaporeans in the field, the boys division will come down to the wire on Sunday afternoon.

In the girls division, it is wide open again this year.  2018 youth rankings winner, Chloe Jones headlines the event.  Jones won the Champion of Champions in November and was part of Queensland’s 2018 winning Rachuig team.  Jones will face strong competition from former Australian representatives Amy Shoesmith and Kylie Bailey.   

The event will also host elite youth bowlers from both New Zealand and Singapore Sports School.

With over 80 bowlers in the field it could be anyone who takes home the first ranked event in 2019. 

Who will it be?
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Stage 1 - Qualifying
All bowlers will bowl 6 games in each of two separate appearances, changing lanes after each game, even lanes one pair to the right, odd lanes one pair to the left. Males and females will bowl on lanes with their own gender where possible. All play will be on the TBA approved 44ft pattern. The top 15 males and the top 15 females based on scratch pinfall after qualifying will go through to Stage 2. Pinfall will carry over. Entries numbers may require up to 5 bowlers per pair on some lanes.

Stage 2- Matchplay Final
The top 15 males and females will bowl an additional 7 games in a three-way matchplay format.

Point System
In the matchplay section, bowlers will compete against each other scratch, highest pinfall winning each match.
20 pins - 1st place, 10 pins-2nd place & 0 pins 3rd
15 pins- 1st place draw
5 pins - 2nd place draw
10 pins each - triple tie