Recap of the U12 and U14 Tenpin Bowling Australian Masters

By Matt Stevens
April 16, 2024

The Tenpin Bowling Australia National Junior Championships continued today with a flourish, crowning four champions in the Under 12 and Under 14 Masters categories.

The journey to the finals for these young athletes required them to rank among the top 8 through their best two championship squad performances before moving to the second round.

In the finals, competitors bowled an additional eight games, carrying over their pinfall from the qualifiers, showcasing some spectacular performances that hint at a very bright future for the sport.

In the Under 12 category, Harper Mundraby and Zane Rahim were crowned the U12 Masters champions, each displaying remarkable skill.

Harper Mundraby stood out as the sole competitor in the Female Under 12 division. Representing Logan City Tenpin at an incredible 8 years old, Harper exceeded expectations, surpassing her average entering score of 90 significantly in qualifying. With impressive scores throughout qualifying, Harper didn’t disappoint in her performance in the finals with her output improving and finishing with an average of 115.1, Harper captured the title with confidence and flair.

Way to go Harper!! Future star in the making!

Zane Rahim, a ten-year-old powerhouse from Shellharbour Tenpin Bowl, dominated the male division from start to finish. Kicking off with a remarkable 227 in his first qualification game, Zane led the final stages with astounding scores, including 212 and 234, to clinch the title by a massive 679 pins, a truly phenomenal achievement for his age.

Congratulations Zane! Watch for this name in the future!

A further congratulations to the other boy finalists Jacob Love who finished in second, while John Hoole, and Jaxon Clark will share third place.

The Under 14 category was no less thrilling, with Elouise Cocks and Zavier Trajanovski taking home the titles.

Elouise Cocks, from Victoria, entered the finals in a close second place with 1,008 scored in qualifying. With consistent high performance and an average of 170.9 in the finals, Elouise narrowly secured the title, edging out her competition by just a few pins.

Congratulations Elouise! You are the 2024 under 14 Tenpin Bowling Australian Masters champion!

Fellow Victorian, Summah Bennett finished in second place, 18 pins beind, after being the leading qualifier with the biggest score of the female division with 225. In third place was Queenslander Talia Piffero who finished on 2,280.

Zavier Trajanovski, hailing from Terrace Strikezone in New South Wales, demonstrated his skill under pressure throughout the event. Starting just 28 pins behind the leading qualifier, Zavier’s extraordinary scores in the finals, including a run of 236, 226, and 258, in the 3rd, 4th, and 5th game, propelled him to victory, earning him the prestigious title with a total of 2,961 points.

In second place was Samuel Kubik who had heads turning after bowling an incredible 275 in qualifying. Samuel climbed up the standings in the finals to finish in second place, 63 pins behind Zavier. In third place was Hayden Miller who led all qualifiers, finished on a total of 2,858.

The top three boys all averaged over 200 for the event which is an incredible feat and all should be very proud!

As these young athletes celebrate their hard-earned victories, Tenpin Bowling Australia commends all participants for their incredible performances and sportsmanship throughout the tournament.

The future of Australian tenpin bowling looks promising, thanks to these talented young bowlers.