Old Mill Lanes host roll- offs

Pro­vin­cial Youth Bowl­ing Canada cham­pi­onships held Feb. 26

The Compass - - EDITORIAL OPINION -

Plaza Bowl of St. John’s and Cen­tre Bowl of Cor­ner Brook took three ti­tles each in head-to-head competition dur­ing the 2011 pro­vin­cial Youth Bowl­ing Canada cham­pi­onships held Feb. 26.

Roll-offs were held at Old Mill Lanes in Bay Roberts, Riverdale Lanes in Kel­li­grews, and Cari­bou Lanes in Clarenville with 13 bowl­ing cen­tres rep­re­sented.

Max Lanes of Mount Pearl and Hol­i­day Lanes of St. John’s claimed two ti­tles each, while St. Pat’s Lanes of St. John’s and Riverdale Lanes of Kel­li­grews had one cham­pi­onship each.

In the Combo cat­e­gory, based on pins-over-av­er­age, Riverdale Lanes won the girls team hon­ours with a plus 421, while the boys ti­tle went to Plaza Bowl on plus 361.

Plaza Bowl and Max Lanes emerged with two team ti­tles in reg­u­lar competition while Cen­tre Bowl and Hol­i­day Lanes took home one ti­tle each.

Plaza was tops in ban­tam and ju­nior girls play and Max Lanes won ban­tam and ju­nior boys competition. Cen­tre Bowl took the se­nior girls hon­ours, while Hol­i­day Lanes won the se­nior boys crown.

Max Lanes needed a spe­cial rolloff for the ju­nior boys cham­pi­onship. Max and Hol­i­day Lanes Cen­tral of Grand Falls-Wind­sor tied with a to­tal pin­fall of 3,017 and Max took the play­offs 815 to 732.

In sin­gles, Cen­tre Bowl had Christo­pher Dob­bin earn the ju­nior boys ti­tle and Sasha Lock­yer claim the se­nior girls crown to emerge the only dou­ble win­ner. The ban­tam girls crown went to Katie Tem­ple­man of St. Pat’s, while Hunter Ryan of Hol­i­day Lanes was the ban­tam boys cham­pion.

Ni­cole Pretty of Plaza Bowl won the ju­nior girls hon­ours and Jor­dan Pearce of Riverdale Lanes took the se­nior boys cham­pi­onship.

All win­ners ad­vance to the Na­tional YBC Cham­pi­onships sched­uled for May 7-9 in Moose Jaw and Regina, Saskatchewan where they will try to add to the im­pres­sive New­found­land and Labrador to­tals of 27 team and 17 sin­gles cham­pi­onships since 1974.

Lo­cal re­sults

The ban­tam boys team from Old Mill Lanes, coached by Jonathan Reid, fin­ished in fifth place with a to­tal of 1,880. In­di­vid­ual to­tals were: Ni­cholas Crane, 478; Joshua Mercer, 486; Liam Snow, 330; and Eric Shea, 586.

Ju­nior girls rep­re­sent­ing Old Mill Lanes placed third with a to­tal of 2,766. In­di­vid­ual to­tals were: Tan­isha Newell , 6 7 1 ; Kel sey Gilling­ham, 703; Vanessa Jones 707 and Me­gan Sey­mour, 685. Sherri Bur­ton coached the ju­nior girls team.

Combo

The combo cat­e­gory is based on pins over av­er­age.

The combo boys team from Old Mill Lanes fin­ished in fifth place with a pins over av­er­age of +177.

Coached by Rachelle Gree­ley, the team was made up of Travis Barnes, Noah Wil­son and Aaron Rose.

Sin­gles

In sin­gles, ban­tam boys, Michael His­cock of Old Mill Lanes placed third with 677.

Shauna Bur­ton placed sec­ond in sin­gles, ju­nior girls for Old Mill Lanes with 1,073.

In sin­gles, ju­nior boys, Lu­cas Reid placed fourth with 993.

And in sin­gles, se­nior girls, Terry De­laney of Old Mill Lanes placed sev­enth with 901.

Ni­cholas Crane, 8 (left) and Joshua Mercer 11 throw balls at Old Mill Lanes in Bay Roberts dur­ing the Youth Bowl­ing Canada 2011 pro­vin­cial fi­nals held Feb. 26. They were mem­bers of the only ban­tam boys team from the Bay Roberts area who took part in the first pro­vin­cial tour­na­ment to be partly hosted by Old Mill Lanes.

The CeeBees Atom team took top hon­ours at a re­cent tour­na­ment in Marystown, de­feat­ing Bay Arena 4-0 on Feb. 27 to claim gold. Pic­tured are: Front (l-r) — goalies Josh Grif­fin and Ryan Comb­den; sec­ond row — Ma­son Moores, Mark Tet­ford, Blair Har­ris, Cody Squires, Ni­cholas Dono­van, Josh Neil, Josh Verge; third row — Trent Drover, Lu­cas Lynch, Richie Baker, Colin Jones, Lu­cas Adams, Josh Squires, John Whalen, Matthew Butt; fourth row — coaches Brian Dono­van, Paul Squires, Stephen Verge, Tom Whalen and Dar­rin Har­ris. Un­avail­able for the tour­na­ment were Sa­man­tha Pike, Jen­nifer Pike, and Lu­cas Bishop.

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