Queensland Claim National Youth Challenge Title

By Chris Rushton
January 24, 2019

Queensland has been crowned the 2019 National Youth Challenge combined champions at Wyncity bowl yesterday, finishing 31 points ahead of second placed Singapore Sports School (966) and South Australia in 3rd (899).

Following three days of competition across singles, doubles and team’s events, Queensland finished with medals in each event and claim the combined title for the first time since 2008.

With a star studded line-up the maroons were going to challenge for the 2019 title and on day 1 they began their tilt at the title with Matt Clague taking silver and Kylie Bailey a bronze in the singles event which saw Jovan Chua from the Singapore Sports School win gold in the boys division and Ivy Dickinson finish on top of the girls division.

On day 2 of competition, the doubles began and the Queenslanders took their first gold of the competition with the pairing of Chloe Jones and Kylie Bailey finishing 158 pins ahead of Amy Shoesmith and Ivy Dickinson from the ACT.

In the boy’s division, Jay Davy and Stuart Taeuber took the gold with Queenslanders, Kyle Annetts and Kaleb Coyne taking silver and adding some valuable points to their overall tally.

On the final day of competition in the team’s event and with the Queenslanders requiring a strong final day the boys team stepped up to win gold from Singapore Sports School. With bronze in the girl’s teams event which saw ACT take the gold, it was enough to see Queensland win the combined title as well as gold in the overall boy’s division.

Following gold medals in the singles and teams event, the ACT won gold in the girls combined.

With the results on the final day contributing strongly to the All Events standings, Matt Clague claimed the gold in the boy’s division with Ashley Teoh finishing on top of the girls All Events standings.

•    Matt Clague QLD – 213.5 AVG
•    Jordan Dinham NSW – 203 AVG
•    Trent Webber SA – 199.9 AVG
•    Stuart Taeuber SA – 199.4 AVG
•    Ashley Teoh SSS – 202.2 AVG
•    Ivy Dickinson ACT – 199.6 AVG
•    Shanita Clark NSW – 196.1 AVG
•    Amy Shoesmith QLD – 191.6 AVG
For all the final standings visit http://bit.ly/2M8dxTM


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