Stanstead Ju­nior Bowl­ing League ends sea­son with a flour­ish

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Last Satur­day, March 14, the kids of the Stanstead Ju­nior Bowl­ing League played their last games at the Stanstead En­ter­tain­ment Cen­ter ‘by moon­light’, that is with lights dimmed, in a fun-filled at­mos­phere to mark the end of their sea­son. Sea­son started in the fall

with ten weeks be­fore Christ­mas and ten more af­ter, with a spe­cial Christ­mas break­fast and three­week break in be­tween. The 14 young bowlers come mostly from Stanstead but a few also hail from Ayer’s Cliff. They range in ages from 4 years old to 13, and take their sport quite se­ri­ously, bowl­ing 3 games ev­ery Satur­day morn­ing. All give out a heart­felt thanks to Doreen Flan­ders who vol­un­teers to coach the Ju­niors and Luc God­bout who as­sists!

Af­ter Satur­day’s last games, yearly tro­phies were awarded to play­ers whose game had most im­proved and kids con­sid­ered most valu­able play­ers in two cat­e­gories: 8 years old and un­der, and 9 and over. Most Im­proved tro­phy win­ners are those whose av­er­age has im­proved the most over the sea­son. As for Most Valu­able Player win­ners, many el­e­ments are taken un­der con­sid­er­a­tion, such as at­ti­tude, at­ten­dance and av­er­age score.

There was also a ‘Strike for a Bike’ prize awarded. All through the sea­son, each time a Ju­nior player bowls a strike, their name goes into a spe­cial box from which the win­ner is drawn at the sea­son’ end. This year’s lucky bike win­ner was Ja­cob God­bout.

Af­ter the awards cer­e­mony, kids, par­ents and sup­port­ers were in­vited to a pizza party, with about 30 peo­ple at­tend­ing, con­clud­ing the sea­son with a festive ac­tiv­ity. Saint Pa­trick’s also cel­e­brated The an­nual Saint Pa­trick’s Tour­na­ment was also held last Satur­day at the Stanstead En­ter­tain­ment Cen­ter. There were 32 bowlers vy­ing for the three top prizes of $50, $40 and $30. Those went to: 1st, Paul and Linda Des­rochers; 2nd, Kathy Al­ger and Al­bert Par­ent; 3rd to Estelle Gabariault and Roger Gin­gras. Con­grat­u­la­tions to all par­tic­i­pants!

Stanstead Ju­nior Bowl­ing League marked the end of its sea­son by award­ing tro­phies to de­serv­ing young play­ers. Left to right are: Ja­cob God­bout, Most Valu­able Player; Emily Yates, Most Im­proved younger kids’ tro­phy; Sierra Bown, Most Valu­able Player among younger kids, and Sara Pa­que­tte, Most Im­proved Ju­nior Bowler.

The sea­son was topped off with a pizza party for bowlers, par­ents and sup­port­ers. It was crowned with a mag­nif­i­cent cake, the work of Sarah Roy, de­pict

ing a bowl­ing al­ley and list­ing the names of Ju­nior League mem­bers.

Photo cour­tesy

All 14 mem­bers of the 2014-2015 sea­son of the Stanstead Ju­nior Bowl­ing League are: back row, left to right, Chelsea Pha­neuf, Sara Pa­que­tte, Faith-Rose Haskell, Bri­anna-Lise Du­til, Ja­cob God­bout; mid­dle row, Doreen Flan­ders, Emily Yates, Sierra Bown, San­dra-Lee Houle, Benny Bedard, Zack Bedard, Dono­van Bown, Luc God­bout; front row, Ali­cia Flan­ders, Keira Pa­que­tte and Emma Pa­que­tte.

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