Team Australia Hub – 2024 IBF World Youth Championships

By Matt Stevens
July 8, 2024

First Squad Completes Qualification for the 2024 IBF World Youth Championships Women’s Doubles Event

The first squad of two has completed their qualification for the Women’s Doubles event at the 2024 IBF World Youth Championships.

Representing Australia in this squad, Emily Hart and Shanae Key performed strongly, finishing in 14th place with one squad remaining. The girls completed ten games of Baker doubles as their qualification attempt and currently sit above the top 16 cut-line.

As with the singles, the top 16 double teams will advance to the Doubles Group Matchplay phase. The top 16 will not be finalized until after the second squad completes their qualifying efforts.

Tomorrow’s Schedule:

  • 10:00 AM AEST: Women’s Doubles
    • Hannah Clark and Samantha Clifton will bowl at 10:00 AM AEST with the following lane draw:
  • 2:00 PM AEST: Men’s Doubles
    • Justin Dinham and Blake Walsh will kick off the Australian men’s qualification in squad 2. Their lane draw is:
  • 6:00 PM AEST: Men’s Doubles
    • For Squad 3, Seth Gray and Jackson Buckingham will follow at 6:00 PM AEST with the following lane draw:

Sunday’s Action:

  • Both the Women’s and Men’s Doubles Matchplay will commence at 10:00 AM AEST, followed by the semi-finals.
  • The Women’s Team event will begin with qualifying from 5:30 PM AEST.

Stay updated using all the links in the Quick Links section for results, streams, and information. We will continue to update the hub where possible over the weekend.


Men’s Singles Group Matchplay Phase Concludes at the 2024 IBF World Youth Championships

The men’s singles group matchplay phase has concluded at the 2024 IBF World Youth Championships, with Justin Dinham finishing in 8th place in Group A.

It just wasn’t the 18-year-old junior bowler’s day, as Justin was defeated in all of his matches this morning, concluding his singles campaign. We want to congratulate Justin on his incredible achievement in qualifying for the top 16 phase. At a World Championship, the competition is cut-throat, and even the smallest margins can make a difference with all the incredible bowlers participating.

We also want to congratulate Korea’s Junghun Bae and Germany’s Paul Purps for finishing in the top two positions and advancing to the semi-finals. For those who remember, Paul Purps was crowned the Men’s Individual event champion at the 2022 World Cup on the Sunshine Coast, showcasing how tough the competition is here.

Now our attention turns to the next event – Doubles.

This afternoon, the Women’s Doubles event will begin with qualifying. The pair of junior bowlers, Shanae Key and Emily Hart, will start at 2:30 PM AEST with the following lane draw:

A Few Notes for the Doubles Event:

  • The Doubles event and all future events in the Championships will be played in Baker Format. This means members of competing doubles will successively and in regular order bowl complete and consecutive frames within the same game.
  • Qualification will involve pairs completing 10 games Baker style.
  • The top 16 double teams will qualify for the group matchplay phase, with groups separated similar to the singles event.
Group AGroup B
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  • Two groups of 8 teams are created based on position in qualification.
  • Each group will play 7 Round Robin matches with 3 points awarded for a win, and 1 point for a tie.
  • The top 2 teams in points from each group will advance to the semi-finals.
  • The top 4 teams who qualify from the matchplay groups will bowl in the semi-finals, which will be played over the best of three games. The winners will advance to the final.
  • The two winning double teams from the semi-finals will face off in the final for the Gold medal, to be played over the best of three games.

We wish Team Australia the best of luck and high scores as they embark on this new chapter in the championships.


Welcome to Day Three of the Official Events of the 2024 IBF World Youth Championships from Incheon, Korea

Team Australia finished the singles event qualifying phase yesterday, with Justin Dinham making the top 16 cut to advance to the Group Matchplay phase that begins today.

Justin will hit the lanes at 10:00 AM AEST today with the following lane draw:

There are two groups in the Group Matchplay phase, and Justin has been placed in Group A as the 13th seed. He will now bowl seven games against the other bowlers in his group, with 3 points awarded for a win and 1 point for a tie. The two bowlers with the most points at the end of matchplay will advance to the semi-finals.

You can see who Justin has in his group on the results link under Men’s Matchplay.

Later this afternoon, the Women’s Doubles event will begin with qualifying. The pair of junior bowlers, Shanae Key and Emily Hart, will start at 2:30 PM AEST with the following lane draw:

We will post more details about the doubles event and the format that awaits the team later.

Best of luck and high scores to Justin today! Let’s go, Australia!

More updates to come. Stay tuned and use the links in the Quick Links section at the top of this screen for results, streams, and more information!

Justin Dinham makes the Cut for next phase of Men’s Singles Event at the 2024 IBF World Youth Championships

The third male squad has finished their six games at the men’s singles event this afternoon at the 2024 IBF World Youth Championships.

Although no Australian representatives bowled in this squad, all eyes were on the action, hoping that Justin Dinham would make the top 16 cut after his superb performance in the first squad yesterday.

The third squad came out firing with big scores, creating a nervous wait for the team. In the end, Justin survived the cut and finished in 13th place, advancing to the next stage.

A BIG CONGRATULATIONS to Justin Dinham for this wonderful achievement at just 18 years old!

The top 16 bowlers will now commence the Group Matchplay phase, beginning at 10:00 AM AEST tomorrow morning. Justin will join fifteen other bowlers, with the top 16 separated into two groups of eight.

Seeded number 13 after qualifying, Justin will be placed in Group A with seeds 1, 4, 5, 8, 9, 12, 13, and 16.

Justin will bowl one game against each of the other bowlers in a round robin format, with 3 points awarded for a win and 1 point for a tie. The top 2 athletes on points from each group will advance to the semi-finals.

Following the men’s singles matchplay phase, the next official event, the Women’s Doubles qualifying, will begin at 2:30 PM AEST. The junior pair of Shanae Key and Emily Hart will compete in the first squad tomorrow afternoon, while Hannah Clark and Samantha Clifton will start at 10:00 AM AEST on Saturday morning.

More updates to come tomorrow. Stay tuned and use the links in the Quick Links section at the top of this screen for results, streams, and more information!


Second Female Squad Completes Their Singles Event at the 2024 IBF World Youth Championships

The second female squad has finished their six games at the women’s singles event at the 2024 IBF World Youth Championships.

Representing Australia in this squad were Emily Hart and Samantha Clifton. Here’s how they performed:

  • Emily Hart: 43rd place – 1,110 total, 185 average
  • Samantha Clifton: 58th place – 1,076 total, 179.3 average

Well done, girls!

The third and final men’s qualifying squad is underway this afternoon, and we will wait to see if Justin Dinham maintains his spot in the top 16 to advance to the group Matchplay phase starting tomorrow.

More updates to come tomorrow. Stay tuned and use the links in the Quick Links section at the top of this screen for results, streams, and more information!

Emily Hart
Samantha Clifton

Welcome to Day Two of the Singles Event at the 2024 IBF World Youth Championships from Incheon, Korea.

Most of the Australians have completed their six-game qualifying for the singles event after day one concluded last night. Justin Dinham currently sits inside the top 16 cut line in 10th place, with a strong chance to advance to the next stage. Justin faces a long wait today to know for sure, with the last squad scheduled to compete at 2:00 PM AEST this afternoon before the top 16 are finalised.

We now turn our immediate attention to the girls’ draw, where the second squad is set to get underway at 10:00 AM AEST. South Australia’s Emily Hart and Samantha Clifton from New South Wales are set to represent Australia in this squad. This will be the second and final squad of the singles event for the female division. The Aussie girls will follow the lane schedule below (subject to change):

Following the final squad, the top 16 women will advance to the Matchplay phase, which will commence immediately after the boys’ last squad, scheduled to start at 6:00 PM AEST.

Next Phase: Group Matchplay

The top 16 bowlers in each division (men and women) will be split into two separate groups of 8 bowlers. Each group will play 7 Round Robin matches against the other bowlers in their group, with 3 points awarded for a win and 1 point for a tie. The top 2 athletes on points from each group will advance to the semi-finals.

Once the top 16 are finalised, we will have the groups posted here on the hub for those keen to follow from home.

We wish Emily and Samantha the best of luck and high scores this morning as they strive to get within the top 16.

Stay tuned and use the links in the Quick Links section at the top of this screen for results, streams, and more information!

Second Male Squad Completes Their Singles Event at the 2024 IBF World Youth Championships

The second male squad has finished their six games at the boys’ singles event at the 2024 IBF World Youth Championships.

Representing Australia in this squad were Blake Walsh and Jackson Buckingham. Here’s how they performed:

  • Blake Walsh: 20th place – 1,283 total, 213.8 average
  • Jackson Buckingham: 24th place – 1,270 total, 211.7 average

Blake Walsh performed strongly throughout the first five games, but a frustrating 189 in the final game forced him out of the hotly contested top 16 race. Well done to both boys on their performances.

After two qualifying squads, Justin Dinham sits in 9th position and faces a long wait tomorrow with one squad remaining for the boys’ division to find out if he has officially advanced to the next stage. Squad 3 for the boys’ division will commence tomorrow at 2:00 PM AEST. Following this squad, the top 16 bowlers advancing to the matchplay phase, and the final positions will be confirmed.

But before that happens, we have the final girls’ singles squad. Emily Hart and Samantha Clifton will hit the lanes from 10:00 AM AEST tomorrow morning.

Well done to all the bowlers who represented Australia today at the World Youth Championships! You all did the country proud, and it’s only the beginning!

More updates to come tomorrow. Stay tuned, and use the links in the Quick Links section at the top of this screen for results, streams, and more information!


First Male Squad Completes Their Singles Event at the 2024 IBF World Youth Championships

The first male squad has finished their six games at the boys’ singles event at the 2024 IBF World Youth Championships.

Representing Australia in this squad were Justin Dinham and Seth Gray. Here’s how they performed:

  • Justin Dinham: 6th place – 1,364 total, 227.3 average
  • Seth Gray: 27th place – 1,198 total, 199.7 average

Justin Dinham continued his gold medal form from the Asian Junior Championships, bowling with confidence in his World Championship debut. He finished just 83 pins behind the leader’s pace, highlighted by an impressive 274 game in the 5th game.

Justin now sits in a strong position, with two more boys’ squads to go in the singles event. The top 16 at the end of qualifying will advance to the next phase.

Incredible performances, boys!

Stay tuned for more updates and use the links in the Quick Links section at the top of this screen for results, streams and more information!

Justin Dinham Strikes at the Boys Singles Event
Seth Gray Strikes at the Boys Singles Event

First Female Squad Completes Their Singles Event at the 2024 IBF World Youth Championships

The first female squad has finished their six games at the girl’s singles event at the 2024 IBF World Youth Championships.

Representing Australia in this squad were Shanae Key and Hannah Clark. Here’s how they performed:

  • Shanae Key: 24th place – 1,094 total, 182.3 average
  • Hannah Clark: 30th place – 1,052 total, 175.3 average

Well done, girls, on your performances!

All scores can be viewed by clicking the results button under the Quick Links section on this hub.

Next up, at 2:00 PM AEST, the boys will begin their six games of qualifying. Justin Dinham and Seth Gray are scheduled to bowl. Lane draw: 18, 22, 25, 9, 11, 16.

Stay tuned for more updates!

Shanae Key Strikes at the Singles event.
Hannah Clark Strikes at the Singles event

2024 IBF World Youth Championships: Today’s Action

The day has arrived – the official events of the 2024 IBF World Youth Championships begin today at the Fiesta Bowling Center in Incheon, Korea.

This morning’s update covers the agenda, squad times for Team Australia’s bowlers, and the lane schedule to help you tune into the multiple streams available.

Last night, the team attended the Opening Ceremony at the Nest Hotel, where they were treated to an entertaining performance by K-Tiger Taekwondo and a K-Pop group. The event was graced by His Excellency, Sheikh Talal Mohammed Al-Sabah, President of the International Bowling Federation (IBF). Read more about it here

Today’s Schedule: Singles Qualification Event

The Singles event with qualifying rounds begins today. Unlike the Asian Championships, the World Youth Championships feature a format where all events aim to qualify for a dedicated finals day, showcasing finals for Singles, Doubles, Team and Mixed Team events on Thursday 18 July.

Singles Format

  • Qualification will begin with bowlers completing 6 games of qualification.
  • Top 16 athletes will qualify for the Group Matchplay phase
  • Group Matchplay – Each group will play 7 Round Robin matches with 3 points awarded for a win, and 1 point for a tie. The top 2 athletes from each of the two groups will advance to semi-finals.
  • Semi-Finals – Four athletes will qualify from group matchplay. Semi-finals will be played over best of three games with the winners advancing to the finals.
  • Singles Finals – Two athletes qualify from semi-finals. Final to be played over best of three games.

Team Australia’s Schedule:

Wednesday, 10 July

  • 10:00 AM AEST: Hannah and Shanae (Lane draw: 17, 13, 10, 24, 22, 19)
  • 2:00 PM AEST: Justin and Seth (Lane draw: 18, 22, 25, 9, 11, 16)
  • 6:00 PM AEST: Jackson and Blake (Lane draw: 6, 10, 13, 21, 23, 28)

Thursday, 11 July

  • 10:00 AM AEST: Sam and Emily (Lane draw: 18, 22, 25, 11, 13, 16)

Tenpin Bowling Australia wishes Team Australia the very best of luck and high scores as the event gets underway today. Use the streaming link in the Quick Links section of this page for all streaming options and stay updated on the event hub as we begin the Championships.

Opening Ceremony at 8:00 PM AEST Tonight!

The team will attend the Championships Opening Ceremony tonight at the Nest Hotel.

For those interested in viewing the ceremony, please head to the stream link under the Quick Links section up the top of this page.

We are not 100% sure that the ceremony will be streamed, but if it is, it will be on the great Terance Yow’s YouTube page.

We will provide the next update on this hub tomorrow morning with any happy snaps taken at the ceremony as we look toward the first official event.

One more sleep until competition gets underway with the Singles event tomorrow. We will post all the squad, times, and lane schedules in tomorrow mornings post.


Introducing Team Australia at the 2024 IBF World Youth Championships

Practice Time!

The girls of Team Australia post official practice session

The girls of Team Australia post official practice session

The boys of Team Australia ready to Roll!

The boys of Team Australia ready to Roll!

Last minute instructions

Last minute instructions


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Official Practice and Opening Ceremony Kick Off the 2024 IBF World Youth Championships

The 2024 IBF World Youth Championships picks up steam today with official practice sessions and the opening ceremony on the schedule.

Official practice will consist of one-hour sessions per squad. The girls of Team Australia will have their practice session at 10:00 AM AEST with Squad 1, while the boys will practice at 2:00 PM AEST with Squad 1.

Later in the day, the official opening ceremony will be held at the Nest Hotel. This event will welcome Team Australia and representatives from 38 other participating countries, starting at 8:00 PM AEST tonight.

Stay tuned for more updates.

Fiesta Bowling Center

Fiesta Bowling Center

Credit to abf-online.org

Fiesta Bowling Center

Fiesta Bowling Center

Credit to abf-online.org

Fiesta Bowling Center

Fiesta Bowling Center

Credit to abf-online.org

Fiesta Bowling Center

Fiesta Bowling Center

Credit to abf-online.org

Fiesta Bowling Center

Fiesta Bowling Center

Credit to abf-online.org

Team Australia's Morgan James (Left) and Lyn Alexander (Right) at the Managers Meeting

Team Australia’s Morgan James (Left) and Lyn Alexander (Right) at the Managers Meeting

Credit to abf-online.org

Aussies Arrive in Korea for World Youth Championships

Welcome to Team Australia’s event hub for the 2024 World Youth Championships in Incheon, Korea.

The team arrived safely and settled into camp over the weekend in preparation for the 17th edition of the Championships, which will be held at the Fiesta Bowling Center in Incheon from 7-18 July 2024.

Team Australia arrives in South Korea

With competition starting on Wednesday, the team has spent the last few days acclimating to the environment and exploring South Korea.

On Saturday, the team took an hour-long train trip to Seoul for some sightseeing. Here is a photo of the team at Seoul Plaza.

On Sunday, the team completed their first of two unofficial practice sessions at the Fiesta Bowling Center, getting used to the lanes and shaking off any travel fatigue.

Sunday night concluded with a real Korean BBQ experience that all members enjoyed.

Korean BBQ Team Dinner

Korean BBQ Team Dinner

Korean BBQ Team Dinner

Korean BBQ Team Dinner

Today, the team completed their final unofficial practice session, with positive reports sent back to Australia. Today is the last day for arrivals, while Lyn Alexander and Morgan James will attend this afternoon’s Managers Meeting.

Unofficial Practice for Team Australia

Unofficial Practice for Team Australia

Unofficial Practice for Team Australia

Unofficial Practice for Team Australia

Unofficial Practice for Team Australia

Unofficial Practice for Team Australia

Tomorrow, the official proceedings begin with the teams participating in official practice sessions and being welcomed at the Opening Ceremony.

Stay updated with all the latest from the Australian camp throughout the championships here on the event hub. In addition to official updates, the hub is a great spot to find links to all relevant websites for the championships.

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