Early Saturday, the first ball will be rolled in the 2019 QUEENSLAND JUNIOR CUP and an eleventh-hour change of venue hasn’t dampened the enthusiasm or excitement of players travelling from all around Australia to compete in this year’s event.
This nationally-ranked tournament will showcase some of Australia’s best emerging talent and QJC organisers are confident that every squad will be filled to capacity. “There’s now just one place left till it’s a full house,” SQ Junior Committee President Nathan Stein said yesterday.
The Queensland Junior Cup offers a prize pool of over $12,000, with equal prize-money guaranteed for the top ten bowlers in both male and female divisions, and Graded bowlers rewarded with a bolstered prize pool this year. Great prizes of STORM bowling balls, courtesy of BPD Bowling Australia, can also be won.
First held in 2015, the Queensland Junior Cup is open to TBA-registered bowlers who have not reached the age of 18 years on January 1st of the current year and is now firmly established as a popular fixture on the sport’s busy calendar.
The 2019 QJC will be the third highlight event of Queensland’s ‘Jumping July’ schedule, with two major events already staged this month at Caboolture Bowl in Morayfield, north of Brisbane. Two other popular tournaments - the Mt. Warren Cup and the Mackay Open – are also coming up in Queensland this month.
“Be there for your sport, and help get July jumpin!” encouraged TBAQ Vice President, Morty Douglass in a video posted on the South Queensland Juniors Facebook page overnight.
“An important factor in deciding to relocate to Caboolture Bowl following the unexpected closure of Strathpine Hyperbowl last week is the opportunity to showcase the benefits and appeal of the Moreton Bay region which has proven so popular with the bowling community in the past,” Nathan Stein said. “Situated between Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast, the Moreton Bay region offers a wide range of indoor and outdoor activities and natural beauty – an unbeatable combination of attractions for players and supporters from right across Australia,” he added.
Spectators are welcome at Caboolture Bowl, and the tournament will also be live-streamed via Cabbowl-Live, and results updated throughout the weekend via www.tenpinresults.com.au.
CREDIT TO AUTHOR OF ARTICLE – LYNNE CLAY