The Louise Eady Melbourne Junior Cup: A Grand Finale for Junior Bowlers in 2024

By Tenpin Bowling Australia
June 11, 2024

Get ready for a thrilling new addition to the junior tenpin bowling calendar – the Louise Eady Melbourne Junior Cup!

This eagerly awaited tournament is the fourth and final event in the 2024 TBA National Ranked series for the junior division, marking an epic conclusion to the junior bowling season.

Scheduled to commence on August 31, 2024, at Wyncity Keon Park in Thomastown, Victoria, the new event is set to become a cornerstone of junior bowling excellence. Entries will open on Thursday 13 June at 12:00 pm AEST with details at the end of this post.

Following the recent passing of the proud Victorian Louise Eady, tournament organisers have decided to name the event in her honour. Eady spent decades supporting the sport of Tenpin Bowling in the state of Victoria often being the coach for state junior and youth representative teams along with her more recent appointment as the coach of the TBA Inclusion National Training Squad.

“We chose to honour Louise by naming this event after her because of her unparalleled dedication and impact on Tenpin Bowling in Victoria. Louise was not only a remarkable coach for our junior and youth teams, but also a passionate advocate for inclusion in our sport. Her legacy will continue to inspire future generations of bowlers, and we are privileged to celebrate her contributions in this way” explained Tournament director Warren Stewart.

Victoria has a rich history of producing top-tier bowlers, and the Louise Eady Melbourne Junior Cup is a significant addition to this legacy.

“It is paramount that Victoria has a ranked Junior event. Victoria has long been a strong State in both adult and junior levels. Many Victorian juniors have gone on to represent the green and gold for Australia. Having all levels of demographics with their own TBA ranked event is an essential pathway from Junior to Youth, to adult, and of course to Seniors” said Stewart.

The introduction of this event not only highlights the strength of Victoria’s bowling community but also provides a vital platform for young athletes to showcase their skills and ambition.

The Louise Eady Melbourne Junior Cup promises an exhilarating atmosphere for both participants and spectators. Attendees can look forward to watching the youngest bowling talents put their skills to the test, competing alongside some of the current best junior athletes.

Warren Stewart adds, “There will be exciting competition watching the youngest of our bowling generations putting their skills to the test. There will be the current best athletes competing and juniors early in their development stages who might be the next budding champions of tomorrow.”

This event offers a unique opportunity for young bowlers to gain invaluable experience, learn from their peers, and dream big about their future in the sport.

The Louise Eady Melbourne Junior Cup complements its renowned older sibling, the Melbourne Tenpin Cup.

The history and prestige of the Melbourne Tenpin Cup (MTC) provide a rich backdrop for the junior event, inspiring young athletes to aspire to greater heights. “I would like to think the juniors of today know or learn of Australian bowling history and understand that from small things big things grow. They may be competing in the MJTC today, but if they stay with our great sport, they could be competing in the adult MTC in the future,” says Stewart.

The juniors of today have the potential to become the champions of tomorrow, continuing the proud tradition of excellence in Australian Tenpin Bowling.

As the final ranked event of the junior season, the Louise Eady Melbourne Junior Cup brings added excitement and anticipation, junior bowlers will compete fiercely for the title of Number One Australian Junior bowler for 2024. “How good will it be? Juniors fighting to be the Number One Australian Junior bowler for 2024! It adds another depth to the tournament,” explains Stewart. The stakes are higher, the competition is tougher, and the thrill of the final showdown promises to be unforgettable.

The Louise Eady Melbourne Junior Cup has received substantial backing from notable sponsors, ensuring a high level of competition and reward. The Tenpin Bowling Association of Victoria (TBAV) is the major sponsor, guaranteeing $1,000 each for both the Boys and Girls Champions. TBAV’s continued support at all levels of bowling in Victoria underscores the importance of this event in nurturing young talent and promoting the sport.

The Louise Eady Melbourne Junior Cup is more than just a tournament; it’s a celebration of the passion, dedication, and skill of junior bowlers reflecting the incredible work provided by Louise in her time in tenpin bowling.

Don’t miss the chance to be part of this historic inaugural event.

Register to secure your spot and join us in supporting and celebrating both the life and contribution from Louise Eady and the future stars of tenpin bowling she helped shape at the Louise Eady Melbourne Junior Cup!

Entries will open to the public on Thursday, 13 June, at 12:00 PM AEST via the TenpinResults platform.

By clicking the button below, visit the event page for the entry form and the latest event updates.

Let’s roll into an exciting new chapter for junior tenpin bowling in Australia!


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