23rd Asian Junior Tenpin Bowling Championships Team Australia Hub

By Matt Stevens
June 16, 2024

Emily Hart wins second Bronze Medal

Congratulations to Emily Hart who has won her second bronze medal at this year’s Asian Junior Championships!

After qualifying for the Stepladder Semifinal, Emily was defeated by Hazel Tan Wei Ning from Malaysia 245-214.

The stepladder gold match final is currently underway with presentations for the master’s to occur following this event.

Congratulations Emily!!


The semi-final between 2nd and 3rd will be one game before the winner advances to the two-game final where the total pinfall leader will win Gold and the runner-up will win silver!

Emily Hart bowls her way to the Girls Stepladder Final

South Australian Emily Hart has finished in third place after 16 games in the Girls Masters event at the 23rd Asian Junior Tenpin Bowling Championship.

Hart now advances to the girl’s stepladder final where she will bowl for what colour medal she will walk away with in her last Asian Junior Tenpin Bowling Championship.

WAY TO GO EMILY!

Watch as Emily’s last shot in the Master’s guarantees her a spot in the Stepladder Final!

Warm-ups are occurring now with the semi-final set to see Emily take on Hazel Tan Wei Ning from Singapore for a chance to bowl for Gold against fellow Singapore representative Ashley Victoria Lok.

The semi-final between 2nd and 3rd will be one game before the winner advances to the two-game final where the total pinfall leader will win Gold and the runner-up will win silver!


Welcome to the final day of competition at the 23rd Asian Junior Tenpin Bowling Championship!

The final block of the Masters event is set to get underway from 12:00 pm AEST today, with several Aussies in contention for a medal. Bowlers will complete eight more games before the top 3 on total pinfall plus bonuses advance to the stepladder finals to determine the colour of the medals each will receive.

It’s been an incredible championship for Team Australia, winning three medals – bronze in the girls doubles event, and gold and bronze in the boys’ team of four event.

The team also had a special celebration last night, marking its third birthday on tour. Kohan Davis and Assistant Coach Cameron Walsh both celebrated their special day with the team and we wish them a very Happy Birthday! 🎉

Let’s cheer on our talented bowlers as they aim for more success today! 🇦🇺🎳

After the stepladder finals, stay tuned for the Masters medals presentations before the team heads to the victory banquet.

Good luck to all our bowlers, and let’s cheer them on to the finish!

Team Australia begins Master’s Event

The first of two blocks of the 23rd Asian Junior Tenpin Bowling Championship Masters event has concluded this afternoon in Malaysia.

The top 16 bowlers competed in the first 8 games of the 16-game event, aiming to finish in the top 3 to bowl for medals in the stepladder final. Team Australia has seven representatives (2 girls, 5 boys) who have qualified for this prestigious event.

At the halfway mark, after 8 games, several Aussies are within striking distance for one last big effort on the final day tomorrow.

Girls: Emily Hart and Emily Hinspeter are Australia’s Masters representatives after winning bronze in the girls doubles event. South Australian Emily Hart is currently sitting in 6th position, just 58 pins away from bronze. Averaging 191.25 in the first eight games, Hart’s highest score came in game 6 with a 221, capturing an impressive five wins from her 8 matches. Fellow bronze medallist Emily Hinspeter is currently in 15th position, managing two wins and one tie from her eight games.

Boys: Victorian William Zaccaria continues his impressive campaign, leading the Aussies after eight matches. Zaccaria currently sits in 11th position, 165 pins off bronze, after averaging 201.25 and securing 3 wins and a tie in his matchups. Sean Lam follows right behind William in 12th position, with Nicholas Rajkovic, Justin Dinham, and Julian Dinham rounding out the field in 14th, 15th, and 16th place respectively.

There is still plenty of bowling left, and anything can happen on the final day of eight games and the stepladder final!

Action gets underway from 12:00 pm AEST tomorrow with the second block of eight games, followed by the stepladder finals, Masters medals presentations, and the victory banquet.

Some more great photos from last night and some master shots from this morning are below. Credit to abf-online.org


Several Aussies begin Masters Campaign Today

Good morning and welcome to day four of the official events of the 23rd Asian Junior Tenpin Bowling Championship.

Following a historic night after the Australia boy’s claimed both gold and bronze, several Australian’s begin their masters campaign today in Malaysia.

The top 16 bowlers after the completion of singles, doubles, and team of four, on total pinfall, qualify to compete in the grand finale of the championships – the master’s!

Australia has two girls and five boys with their names in the mix!

Bowlers will compete today and tomorrow over two blocks of eight games, with one block today, and the final block tomorrow. Then the top 3 bowlers on pinfall will qualify for the exciting stepladder final to determine the final placings and medal colours.

Action gets underway from 11:30 am AEST today with both genders bowling at the same time.

We wish all bowlers the best of luck and high scoring in the event and have no doubt the Aussie, Aussie, Aussie call will be chanted throughout the event to give our bowlers all the support they need.

SING IT LOUD AUSTRALIA!!!

🥇🥉 Double Medal Victory for Team Australia! 🥉🥇

The boys of Team Australia have dominated the boys’ team of four event at the 23rd Asian Junior Championship, winning both Gold and Bronze medals! 🌟🏆

A massive congratulations to: 🥇 Australia A – Nicholas Rajkovic, Justin Dinham, Blayde Christensen, and Liam Cochrane 🥉 Australia B – Sean Lam, Julian Dinham, William Zaccaria, and Kohan Davis

This outstanding achievement marks the first medals in the boys’ team of four event in 20 years, since winning bronze in 2004 in Hong Kong, China. It’s also the first time since 2002 that Australia has won two medals in one event, replicating the gold and silver from Melbourne 2002. 🎉🇦🇺

More exciting updates to come! Stay tuned.

Let’s celebrate this historic moment!

Here are the boys finding out the final results!!!



Welcome to day three of the official events at the 23rd Asian Junior Tenpin Bowling Championships in Malaysia!

What a night it was yesterday!

The country celebrated as Emily Hart and Emily Hinspeter captured the first medal for Australia at the championships, earning bronze in the girls doubles event. A huge congratulations to the girls for this outstanding achievement! Shoutout to Sean Lam and Kohan Davis, who came incredibly close to the same result, missing by just 2 pins in the boys doubles event.

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Two events down, two to go!

Today is the Team of Four event. Both divisions will bowl simultaneously, following the same schedule. Another six games with medals on the line, and the last chance to qualify for the Masters events and the final stretch for the All-Events race. The top 3 performing All-Events bowlers will be awarded medals.

The top 16 bowlers in the All-Events race (Singles, Doubles, Teams) will qualify for the Masters competition, which features 16 games over two days, culminating in a top 3 stepladder final.

Currently, three of our girls are above the top 16 line: Emily Hart (7th), Emily Hinspeter (9th), and Vanessa Hannigan (13th). On the boys’ side, William Zaccaria and Julian Dinham sit in 6th and 7th, respectively.

Team configurations:

Today’s schedule:

  • 10:45 am – 11:00 am: Practice
  • 11:00 am – 2:00 pm: Boys and Girls Team of Four – Block 1
  • 2:00 pm – 3:45 pm: Lane Maintenance
  • 3:45 pm – 4:00 pm: Practice
  • 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Boys and Girls Team of Four – Block 2
  • 7:15 pm: Team of Four Presentations and Boys and Girls All-Events Presentations

Keep up to date with all the latest by following the scores and stream links below.

Let’s go, Team Australia!

Team Australia Captures First Medal at the 23rd Asian Junior Tenpin Bowling Championship!

Congratulations Emily Hart & Emily Hinspeter on winning the bronze medal at the girls doubles event at the 23rd Asian Junior Tenpin Bowling Championship!


Sean & Kohan Finish in 4th Place at Boys Doubles Event

The boys of Team Australia have concluded their doubles event at the 23rd Asian Junior Tenpin Bowling Championship in Malaysia.

Australia’s pairing of Kohan Davis and Sean Lam delivered a superb performance, finishing in 4th place, just 2 pins away from the bronze medals. Finishing with a total of 2,524, Sean Lam from New South Wales averaged 211.67, while North Queenslander Kohan Davis averaged 209 over the six games. The pair hovered around the medal line throughout the event and held a 26-pin lead in second place with one game to go. Unfortunately, they couldn’t maintain their hot form in the last game and dropped below the bronze line. Keep your heads up, boys – you have done us very proud!

The pair of William Zaccaria and Julian Dinham continued their strong performances from the singles event, finishing in 7th place and just 45 pins away from third place. After two events, William and Julian sit in 6th and 7th place in the All-Events race. With one event to go tomorrow, the boys will aim to stay above the top 16 line to qualify for the master’s event.

Well done to all the boys for their performances in the doubles event.

Up next are the girls from Team Australia. Another six games with action set to get underway from 4:00 pm AEST.

Finishing Places from the Boys Doubles Event:

  • Sean Lam & Kohan Davis – 2,524 – 4th place
  • William Zaccaria & Julian Dinham – 2,481 – 7th place
  • Blayde Christensen & Nicholas Rajkovic – 2,280 – 23rd place
  • Justin Dinham & Liam Cochrane – 2,184 – 27th place

Welcome to day two of the official events at the 23rd Asian Junior Tenpin Bowling Championship in Malaysia!

Following the completion of the singles event, Team Australia will compete in today’s event – Doubles. The boys of Team Australia will kick off the action starting at 11:00 am AEST.

Teams will bowl in a traditional doubles format, involving six games each for a combined tally. Medals will be awarded to the top three performing pairs.

Pairings have been confirmed and are listed below:

Boys

  • Justin Dinham and Liam Cochrane
  • Blayde Christensen and Nicholas Rajkovic
  • William Zaccaria and Julian Dinham
  • Sean Lam and Kohan Davis

Girls

  • Emily Hinspeter and Emily Hart
  • Vanessa Hannigan and Shanae Key
  • Jessica Chi and Jasmine Walker
  • Sophie Jones and Bella Westlake

The schedule for today in Australian Eastern Standard Time:

  • 9:00 am – 10:50 am: Lane Maintenance
  • 10:50 am – 11:00 am: Practice
  • 11:00 am – 2:30 pm: Boys Doubles
  • 2:30 pm – 3:50 pm: Lane Maintenance
  • 3:50 pm – 4:00 pm: Practice
  • 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm: Girls Doubles

We wish all bowlers the best of luck and high scores in the Doubles event!

William Shines in Australian Debut

The boys of Team Australia have finished their singles event at the 23rd Asian Junior Tenpin Bowling Championship.

Victorian William Zaccaria was the top-performing Australian, finishing with a total of 1,299, just 9 pins shy of the bronze medal in 5th place. Making his debut in Australian colours, William bowled superbly, averaging 216.5.

The Dinham brothers, Julian and Justin, also made an incredible debut for Australia, finishing in 11th and 12th place respectively. Older brother Justin had a nervous start but stormed home with an event-high score of 279 in his last game.

Final Standings for the Australian Boys in the Singles Event:

  • William Zaccaria – 1,299 – 5th place
  • Julian Dinham – 1,225 – 11th place
  • Justin Dinham – 1,223 – 12th place
  • Blayde Christensen – 1,178 – 26th place
  • Liam Cochrane – 1,173 – 30th place
  • Kohan Davis – 1,138 – 39th place
  • Sean Lam – 1,089 – 49th place
  • Nicholas Rajkovic – 1,085 – 51st place

Another impressive start for the Aussies, with many set to naturally become more comfortable as the next events begin.

Tomorrow, the doubles event begins. Another six games, but this time in pairs. The boys will lead things off tomorrow at 11 am AEST.


The boys have hit the lanes for their singles event.

Julian Dinham & Sean Lam

Julian Dinham & Sean Lam

Nicholas Rajkovic & Blayde Christensen

Nicholas Rajkovic & Blayde Christensen

William Zaccaria & Kohan Davis

William Zaccaria & Kohan Davis

Liam Cochrane & Justin Dinham

Liam Cochrane & Justin Dinham


Girls Singles Event

L-R: Jasmine Walker and the Top Performing Aussie in the Girls Singles – Jessica Chi

The girls have concluded their singles event, with all 47 bowlers completing six games. Australia featured two bowlers in the top 10.

Jessica Chi was the top-performing Australian, finishing with a total of 1,253, just 21 pins away from bronze in sixth place. The youngster from New South Wales quickly found her groove, firing a game 1 score of 244, which was the highest in the field to begin the event. It was a superb performance by Jessica, who finished with an average of 208.83.

North Queenslander Emily Hinspeter was the other Australian in the top 10, finishing in 8th place with a total of 1,194.

Final Standings for the Australian Girls Singles Event:

  • Jessica Chi – 1,253 – 6th place
  • Emily Hinspeter – 1,194 – 8th place
  • Emily Hart – 1,133 – 14th place
  • Sophie Jones – 1,115 – 19th place
  • Vanessa Hannigan – 1,100 – 20th place
  • Jasmine Walker – 1,093 – 22nd place
  • Bella Westlake – 1,090 – 23rd place
  • Shanae Key – 939 – 42nd place

Well done, girls, on beginning the campaign in a strong way with lots of bowling left!

Congratulations to Singapore and Malaysia who secured the medals.

Lane maintenance is currently underway, with the boys scheduled to start their practice at approximately 3:50 pm AEST before commencing their six-game singles event.

Team Australia’s Girls get ready for the Girls Singles Event

We are about to get underway with the girls hitting the lanes first! Good luck Aussies!

Shanae Key & Emily Hart

Shanae Key & Emily Hart

Emily Hinspeter & Vanessa Hannigan

Emily Hinspeter & Vanessa Hannigan

Bella Westlake & Sophie Jones

Bella Westlake & Sophie Jones

Jessica Chi & Jasmine Walker

Jessica Chi & Jasmine Walker


SINGLES DAY

Welcome to day one of the official events at the 23rd Asian Junior Tenpin Bowling Championship!

Following the opening ceremony, our team had their official training session yesterday afternoon, gearing up for the next five days of competitions.

Today, we kick off with the singles event. Bowlers will play six games, aiming to post their highest totals. The top three bowlers will be awarded medals for their performances.

Here’s the schedule for today in Australian Eastern Standard Time:

  • 9:00 am – 10:50 am: Lane Maintenance
  • 10:50 am – 11:00 am: Practice
  • 11:00 am – 2:30 pm: Girls Singles
  • 2:30 pm – 3:50 pm: Lane Maintenance
  • 3:50 pm – 4:00 pm: Practice
  • 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm: Boys Singles
  • 7:30 pm: Medal Presentation – Boys and Girls Singles

Please note that these are approximate times, and events may run longer based on the speed of play and other factors.

Tenpin Bowling Australia wishes the team the best of luck and high scores as they begin their campaign at the 23rd Asian Junior Tenpin Bowling Championship!

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The Opening Ceremony has concluded, and the team is getting ready for their official practice session.

Check out the event preview below which has some more great images from our on the ground photographer Morgan James! Thanks Morgan!


Team Australia will march in as one as the 23rd Asian Junior Tenpin Bowling Championship gets underway today with the Opening Ceremony and Official Practice sessions.

Emily Hart will be the flag bearer when the team marches to their spots.

You can catch the stream of the opening ceremony by clicking the button below. The ceremony is scheduled to commence at 1:00pm AEST.

A BIG SHOUTOUT to the amazing supporters that are on the trip! Dressed from head to toe in Australian colours, we have no doubts they will make themselves heard with support as the team navigates through the competition!

New team manager Morgan James joined fellow team manager Lyn Alexander at the Team Managers meeting today.


Team Australia completed their second of two unofficial training practice sessions this morning.

Team Australia kept it pretty relaxed on the first day after arriving in Malaysia for the 23rd Asian Junior Tenpin Bowling Championship. Here’s a quick look at how the day unfolded.

Morning:

  • A fun visit to the pro-shop at the host venue was on the agenda. The team enjoyed checking out the latest gear and equipment.
The team visited an off-site pro-shop on one of their travels around Malaysia this morning

Evening:

  • The first of two planned unofficial practice sessions was completed, allowing the team to get a feel for the lanes and start their preparations for the official events kicking off next week.

End of the Day:

  • The team gathered to celebrate a special occasion: Sophie Jones’ 17th birthday! 🎉 Happy Birthday, Sophie!

Stay tuned for more updates as Team Australia continues their journey at the 23rd Asian Junior Tenpin Bowling Championship!

Team Australia departed Friday morning for Malaysia to kick off their campaign in the 23rd Asian Junior Championships, starting early next week!

The team has arrived safely and is looking forward to some unofficial practice sessions over the weekend.

Let’s go, Team Australia! 🟢🟡

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