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Youth Bowlers Head to Victoria

Thursday, March 01, 2018

The Werribee Youth Cup will be the second national ranked event for youth athletes in 2018, following the National Youth Cup held at Campbelltown City Bowl in January.

This weekend Wyncity Bowl and Entertainment will play host to a wide-open field.

With qualifying getting underway on Saturday at 8am, 2017 champion Bernie Grueso Jr will return to defend his title.  After a breakout year in 2017 the Victorian finished second in the junior boys rankings to then finish down the leader board at this year’s National Youth Cup.

Another bowler who missed the podium at the NYC was Queenslander Blayne Fletcher.  Following a standout 2017, the Aspley bowler should be amongst the top 14 match play finalists come Sunday.

After a second placing in the NYC only 2 months ago, ACT bowler Nathan Shoesmith leads the youth rankings and a podium finish at Wyncity will get his year off to a flying start.

With plenty of talent on show over the two days including the likes of Rhys Woszczeiko, Jackson Botham, Matt Drummond and Jayden Panella, the boys division should see plenty of high scoring.

As 2017 winner Janet Hunt is not returning to this year’s event a number of bowlers could etch their name on the trophy on Sunday.

After winning the NYC, Jodie Kos enters this weekend on top of the youth rankings.  The AMF Belconnen bowler had an impressive victory at Campbelltown finishing 67 pins ahead the next best bowler.
Finishing off the podium at the NYC, Australian representative Chloe Jones will compete this weekend.  After a 3rd placing in the 2017 youth rankings and falling short of winning a tournament on the ranked events circuit last year, the North Queenslander could be in contention in Sunday’s match play rounds.

AMF Forest Hill bowler Emma Williamson returns this year, after making the match play finals in last year’s tournament.  With winning only two matches in the match play rounds last year, the former Australian representative finished in 6th place.

Could this weekend see young gun from NSW Taneisha Griffiths take home the prizemoney?  With a victory at the Junior Sydney Cup in 2017, the junior bowler will move up to the youth circuit this weekend and could trouble fellow competitors if she can qualify for the final rounds.  

To check out all the action this weekend head to 36 Wallace Avenue, Point Cook or keep an eye on all the results at