The Australian men’s tenpin bowling team has qualified for the semifinals of the team’s event at the International Bowling Federation (IBF) Under 21 World Championships in Helsingborg, Sweden overnight.
By making the semifinals, Australia now guarantees themselves a medal.
The four-person team’s event, consisting of Bernie Grueso Jnr (Victoria), Cameron Stein (Queensland), Nixon Chan (New South Wales) and Jamie Robinson (Queensland), saw a total of 33 countries competing in the initial ten-game qualification stage before it was narrowed down to the top 16 for a seven-game match play stage.
Australia qualified for the match play stage after finishing 13th in the qualification stage and continued their impressive play in the match play section, winning five games from seven. It saw them finish in second place in Group A to qualify them for a semi-final berth against the highly fancied USA.
The semi-final against the USA is scheduled for June 29 at 11.30 pm AEST. The semi-final will be the best of three games in Baker format.
Before the men’s team event semifinals take place, Team Australia will turn their attention to the mixed team’s event, starting Tuesday 28 June from 5.30 pm (AEST).
For more information:
- Results – https://bowling.sport/ibf-u21-world-championships-results/
- Information – https://bowling.sport/event/ibf-under-21-world-championship-2022/
- Stream – https://app.sporfie.com/company/ibf
We are so excited to share this wonderful news with everyone in Australia and the world!
About Tenpin Bowling Australia
TBA is the National Sporting Organisation to lead the management and development of Tenpin Bowling in Australia. Tenpin Bowling is a sport for all, with no age, size, speed, or strength limitations. Participants can learn at their own pace while having fun with friends, regardless of their individual skill and ability.
About IBF U21 World Championships
The Under 21 World Championships will see a return to Europe for International Events since the start of the global pandemic. Olympia Bowling plays host in the wonderful city of Helsingborg.
Helsingborg is one of the oldest cities of what is now Sweden.
The IBFU21WC competition will start on June 21st and end on June 29th 2022.
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Top Feature Image L-R: Cameron Stein, Nixon Chan, Jamie Robinson & Bernie Grueso Jnr. Photo credit: Nathan Stein