Gray Claims Bronze: Seth Gray Triumphs in Boy’s Master’s Stepladder Final

By Matt Stevens
August 25, 2023

Seth Gray has wrapped up Team Australia’s 22nd Asian Junior Tenpin Bowling Championship journey with a flourish, securing the BRONZE medal in the boy’s master’s event in Singapore.

Starting the day from the 8th position and trailing by 65 pins from the medal line, Seth set out on day two with determination. He kicked off with impressive victories in his first two games, quickly gaining momentum. The Victorian athlete powered through, notching up five more wins along with some impressive scores, building up to the pivotal positional round 16th game.

As the 15th game concluded, Seth found himself in the sixth spot, just 16 pins shy of the coveted medal line. Meanwhile, fellow Australian Blake Walsh, previously leading the pack after day one, faced a challenging day and slipped to 4th position, a mere eight pins away from the medal contention.

Amidst the unfolding results of the 16th game, Blake secured his third win of the day with a score of 196. However, despite his efforts, the standings didn’t favour a return to the top three. A chance emerged when the third-placed bowler, Japan’s Mitsuki Horooka, also experienced a loss, creating an opening for Seth.

Seth didn’t require thinking music and seized the opportunity, amassing an impressive 244 in his final game, along with a bonus of 10. This surge catapulted him up the leaderboard, securing his place in the Boy’s stepladder finals.

Seth’s journey culminated in the first stepladder final, where his dream run eventually concluded with a 225-195 result against Singapore’s Aiman Lim.

This marks Seth’s second bronze medal of the championship—a spectacular achievement for his inaugural representation of Australia.

Brock Gordon’s remarkable performance in the last few days propelled him up the All-Events standings, earning him a place in the Masters, yet as day two transpired, he couldn’t quite get back the magic that got him there. He concluded the event in the 16th position.

Emily Hart emerged as the strongest Australian contender on the girls’ side, securing an impressive 7th place. The South Australian’s achievement is further amplified by her silver medal in the girl’s singles event. Victorian representative Shanae Key wrapped up her fantastic championship journey in 9th place. Both girls have had outstanding campaigns for Australia Shanae has looked right at home in her first appearance in Aussie colours.

As the curtain falls on Team Australia’s participation in the 22nd Asian Junior Tenpin Bowling Championships, the team can hold their heads high. With a total of 3 medals from the campaign, this marks the best performance in terms of medal quantity since the 19th edition in Chinese Taipei in 2018, where Australia secured four medals.

With this, Australia’s tally at the Asian Junior Championship stands at an impressive 38 medals, including 6 gold, 17 silver, and 15 bronze.

Team Australia, stand tall – your remarkable efforts this week in representing our nation on the global stage are truly something to be immensely proud of! 🇦🇺🏆

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