Congratulations Ivy Dickinson (QLD) and Mitchell Williams (QLD) who have won the TBA21 Masters event held at Zone Bowling Moonah this afternoon.
Mirroring the Junior Masters format, the winners would also copy that of the Junior Masters event with both winners coming from the Youth National Training Squad. Both winning Queenslanders are from the northern part of the state. Ivy is from the Cairns region while Mitchell is based in Bundaberg.
After finishing third in the 2020 National Youth Cup, Ivy Dickinson went a few better this year by claiming the TBA21 master title on offer. In the stepladder finals, the Queenslander defeated good friend and fellow Youth NTS team member Emily Bottomley in stepladder one 235-180.
The title match saw her facing the Australian Junior Master champion Emily Hart. The South Australian again continuing her hot form at the 2021 ANC by entering the stepladder finals as the top seed. With momentum from the first stepladder victory, Ivy would defeat Hart 235-196 in the title match.
Bundy Bowl’s Mitchell Williams, like Ivy, would face the Australian Junior Master champion in Jack Colmer in match one of the stepladder. A nail-biting finish would see Williams moving on with a 204-201 victory over his Queensland counterpart.
Waiting in the title match for Mitchell was Ryan Julian. The New Zealander was the top seed after an impressive run towards the stepladder final. After entering as the top qualifier, Julian would save his best for the match play section posting an incredible 1,915 with a total average of 247.9 over his seven games and cementing the top seed.
Unlike what was seen in both Junior Master events, the TBA21 Masters would see both top seeds fall short in the title matches. Mitchell Williams would defeat Ryan Julian 256-210 to claim his first title.
Thanks to Strike 3 Bowling, both competitors walked away with $1,800 first-place cheques for their efforts thanks to Strike 3 Bowling. The TBA21 Team Challenge begins tomorrow with Queensland facing off against New Zealand. The compressed schedule will see both teams compete in the singles and doubles event on day one before the teams concludes the event on day two.
More notes from the day
Many of the junior participants stayed on following Junior week to have another crack at a title.
Two of those were New Zealand pair Ryan Julian and Ben Pettit who topped the boys qualifying for the event. A three-game qualifying block of 772 (269, 258, 245) saw Julian enter the semi-finals as the top qualifier. For the girls, South Queenslander Jessica Canfield topped the qualifiers with a 665 block (216, 224, 225) after finishing 5th in the Australian Junior Masters event.
The semi-finals leg of the event commenced on a snowy yet sunny morning in Hobart with another pair of New Zealander’s rising to the occasion.
Osiris Cave provided the second 300 game of the ANC by bowling perfect in his third game. It would be his New Zealand teammate Connor Frith who would top the boy’s leader board in the semi-final leg. Frith would average 227 over the six games closely followed by a Queensland contingent headlined by Jesse Ellis who finished 12 pins behind Frith.
For the girls, Queenslander Ivy Dickinson topped the semi-final performances. The NTS youth member posting 1,247 with an average of 207.8 over the six games. New Zealander Cindy Lister sitting closely behind with two fewer pins.
The top 15 progressed through to match play where bowlers would compete in 7 games in a Tri-match play format awarding bonus pins of 30 for a win and 15 for second.
Ryan Julian continued his impressive bowling finishing the number one ranked bowler heading into the stepladder finals. Julian posted an incredible 1,915 with a total average of 247.9 over his seven games. The New Zealander collecting bonus pins on every game by winning all his match-play battles including two games of 279 and 278.
Bundy Bowl’s and Queensland TBA21 Team Challenge representative Mitchell Williams finished in second place and Australian Junior Master champion Jack Colmer continued his hot form claiming the third spot on the stepladder to have another chance at yet another title.
Emily Hart continued her amazing ANC performances by finishing as the number one bowler for the girl’s division. After claiming the Australian Junior Master crown on Saturday, the South Australian outperformed her junior match play section by 115 pins, posting 1,722 in the TBA21 Masters match play section averaging 222.4 over the seven games.
For all the scores and results of ANC2021 head to www.tenpinresults.com.au