Pocket Preview: 2023 Queensland Junior Cup

By Tenpin Bowling Australia
April 28, 2023

The first junior division ranked event for the year will kick off at Coolangatta Tweed Tenpin this weekend with the ninth running of the Queensland Junior Cup (QJC).

Limited spots are available for the popular event with 92 bowlers scheduled to compete over the weekend. After hosting the event for the first time in 2022, Coolangatta Tweed Tenpin will again be the stage of this weekend’s action.

After winning his first ranked event at this event in 2021, Blake Walsh will return once again as the defending champion and be bowling for his third successive title. Tamika Pettigrew who won the female division in 2022 will return this year as a youth bowler after aging out and will now compete in the Queensland Youth Cup event (not ranked).

Bowlers will complete 12 qualifying games with the aim to make the top 12 that advance to stage two of the QJC. The remainder of the field out of the cut will have their handicap added to their qualifying pinfall with the top 4 then to compete in the handicap final.

The top 12 males and top 12 females will bowl a further 5 games with pinfall to carry over. The top six of each gender will then advance to matchplay with pinfall to carry over.  The top six will then complete five games of matchplay with bonus pins activated.

The boy and girl with the highest aggregate pinfall will be declared the 2023 Queensland Junior Cup champions.

For further reading, checkout TBAQ’s news item – Countdown to Queensland Junior Cup Tournament, written by Lynne Clay.

Tenpin Bowling Australia wishes all bowlers the best of luck and high scoring over the weekend.

Please note the recap of the event will be released on Tuesday following the Labour Day long weekend in Queensland

2015Breanna KyteMatt Clague
2016Rebekah CommaneMatt Clague
2017Rebekah CommaneKyle Annetts
2018Grace FahyNixon Chan
2019Sarah PennicottNixon Chan
2020Jessica CanfieldJackson Buckingham
2021Emily MeehanBlake Walsh
2022Tamika PettigrewBlake Walsh

All bowlers wishing to have ranking points applied to their performances must have a silver upgrade registration attached to their TenpinResults profile before 11.59 pm on Friday 28 April 2023. This can be actioned online on TenpinResults and more information can be found here

All competing bowlers must be a 2023 League/Junior Member to participate.