Old Mill Lanes host roll- offs
Provincial Youth Bowling Canada championships held Feb. 26
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.
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.
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.
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.