2017 Queensland Junior Cup - 22/23 July - Strathpine Hyperbowl

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  1. nls

    nls Member

    TBAQ have recently announced that the 2017 Queensland Junior Cup will be held at Strathpine Hyperbowl in 2017 owing to the new sponsorship offer from Moreton Council supporting Junior Tenpin Bowling in Queensland.

    Dates for the event have been confirmed as July 22nd and 23rd. Entry forms will be available soon however due to the unpreceded demand, squads have started to fill with paid deposits already. If you are interested in bowling in this event, please add your name to the official squad lists on the South Queensland Junior Tenpin Facebook page.


    Or search "South Queensland Junior Tenpin" on Facebook.
  2. elsie

    elsie Active Member

    Entries Open for 2017 Queensland Junior Cup

    BRISBANE (April 7, 2017)
    – Organisers of the Queensland Junior Cup today released the official Entry form for this popular event which will be held at Strathpine Hyperbowl on the weekend of 22-23 July 2017.

    Moreton Bay Regional Council has this year partnered with TBAQ to help host the 2017 QJC in the Moreton Bay Region. Council’s Sports and Recreation spokesperson, Councillor Darren Grimwade said it was part of Council’s $32.5 million investment towards generating diverse sport, park and recreation opportunities in 2016/17.

    Open to TBA-registered bowlers 18 years and under, participation in this nationally ranked tournament has almost doubled each year since the inaugural event in 2015. Exploring the beautiful scenery and natural assets of the Moreton Bay region will be a further drawcard for players and their families travelling from all around Australia.

    The 2017 QJC offers a prize pool of over $12,000, plus an exciting bonus of international flights for the top place-getters. In addition to $1,000 in prize-money, the winners of both the male and female divisions of the tournament will receive return tickets for two to fly from the Gold Coast to Singapore courtesy of award-winning airline SCOOT.

    TBAQ’s travel partner EUROPCAR and STORM’s BPD Bowling Australia are also providing prizes and special discounts for QJC participants.

    “Council is pleased to partner with TBAQ to stage this fantastic event right here in Strathpine and to showcase what our region has to offer during the two-day tournament,” said Councillor Grimwade. “Our region has a proud sporting culture, and I’m glad that with the 2017 QJC we’ll be bringing tenpin bowling into the fold,” he added.

    Squads are expected to fill fast, so go to www.tbaq.org.au/home-wts/news/ to register your entry in this exciting tournament. The entry form contains full details, including accommodation options and sightseeing suggestions in Brisbane’s diverse Moreton Bay region.

    For further details, email sqjtbc@@optusnet.com.au or phone Jeff Kemp on 0408 870 844.


  3. elsie

    elsie Active Member

    Full House tipped for upcoming Queensland Junior Cup

    BRISBANE (June 21, 2017) – Bowlers from all around Australia, and an international contingent of eight young American players will congregate at Strathpine Hyperbowl on the weekend of 22-23 July to compete in one of the country’s fastest growing tournaments for bowlers up to 18 years of age – the Queensland Junior Cup (QJC).

    When two of the proposed three squads filled very quickly, QJC organisers expanded the capacity for registrations to 36 players per squad, and there are now just a handful of spots up for grabs before the FULL HOUSE sign is posted for this year’s tournament.

    Staged for the third consecutive year, the QJC offers a wide range of exciting prizes for tournament participants, with equal prize-money for the top four bowlers in both the male and female divisions. Graded bowlers will be rewarded with an increased prize pool this year and the male and female champions will again receive a thrilling bonus of return flights for two to Singapore, courtesy of award-winning SCOOT Airlines.

    “The 2017 Queensland Junior Cup is part of Tenpin Bowling Australia’s national ranking system for Junior bowlers and the involvement of a group of young players from the United States adds another dimension to this year’s event,” said CEO of Tenpin Bowling Association of Queensland, Gail Torrens. “The QJC is also an integral part of TBAQ’s highly successful Talent ID Series, the pathway to further international competition for our emerging talent in Queensland,” she added.

    Moreton Bay Regional Council’s Division 8 Councillor, Mick Gillam, said Council looked forward to welcoming the QJC to Strathpine. “This tournament is gearing up to be one action-packed weekend of bowling…the Moreton Bay Region is one of Australia’s fastest growing urban areas and we pride ourselves on our strong sporting culture and active lifestyle,” Cr Gillam said.

    “The Strathpine Hyperbowl is extremely easy to access for participants and spectators by car or public transport - it’s situated within Strathpine Shopping Centre, just a short walk from Strathpine train station. “Why not also make the most of the weekend and enjoy all that the Moreton Bay region has to offer - from the bayside to the hinterland,” he continued. Council’s website lists numerous accommodation options and sightseeing suggestions for this diverse region …. just go to www.visitmoretonbayregion.com.au.

    For entry details or further information about the 2017 Queensland Junior Cup, please email sqjtbc@@optusnet.com.au or phone Jeff Kemp on 0408 870 844.

  4. elsie

    elsie Active Member

    Countdown to Queensland Junior Cup

    (Brisbane, 18 July 2017): Strathpine Hyperbowl is buzzing in the lead up to hosting the Queensland Junior Cup, an exciting tenpin bowling tournament that has attracted a record number of players, officials and supporters travelling from almost every State and Territory in Australia.

    The sport of tenpin bowling is increasingly popular with teenagers and younger players, and throughout the weekend of 22-23 July the bowling centre will showcase some of Australia’s best emerging talent, together with a squad of eight young players from the United States.

    A unique appeal of the sport is the “fun “element, and adding to the excitement of pin-flying action players will compete for an outstanding array of prizes. Equal prize money and the thrilling bonus of return flights for two to Singapore, courtesy of SCOOT Airlines, is on offer for both the male and female champions, while Graded bowlers will also be rewarded with a significant prize pool.

    The first squad will commence bowling 10 games of qualifying at 8.30am on Saturday morning and the second squad will hit the lanes at 1pm on Saturday afternoon, following the official Opening ceremony which will be attended by the Hon. Shane King MP, State Member for Kallangur, representatives of Moreton Bay Regional Council and other dignitaries. Squad C is scheduled to start at 5.45pm after which the top 12 male and top 8 female players will qualify for Sunday’s final matches.

    Last year’s QJC champions were Matthew Clague from Queensland’s Gold Coast and Rebekah Commane from Point Cook in Victoria. Clague has now ‘aged out’ and is therefore unable to defend his title, but Commane returns this year along with fellow Victorian Daniel Perrella who was runner-up to Clague in 2016. 17 year-old Chloe Jones finished second last year in the female division, and rolled a perfect game during the tournament. Bowling from the age of 3, it was Jones’ first 300 game and the Townsville teenager will be striving for another perfect game and possibly the title this year.

    The youngest competitor to nominate for the 2017 QJC is 11 year-old Blake Walsh from Ballina in northern NSW. Hailing from a famed bowling family, Blake won the Australian Junior Restricted Masters in 2015 at the age 9. The youngster’s current League Average is 173, and he has an impressive High Game of 268, and a High 3-game Series of 695 to his credit.

    Spectators are welcome to watch the excitement, skill and challenge of competitive tenpin bowling – admission is free. Otherwise, follow the action via Facebook (South Queensland Junior Tenpin) and see live scores and results at www.tenpinresults.com.au

  5. elsie

    elsie Active Member

    Fun and Games in Lead Up to Queensland Junior Cup

    Brisbane, (20 July 2017):
    The first of two ‘friendlies’ was held at AMF Richlands Bowl last night between the visiting American bowlers who have just arrived in Queensland to compete in this year’s QUEENSLAND JUNIOR CUP. Eleven local players lined up for a casual ‘get to know you’ four games, while the pressure will be turned up a notch this evening when the visitors meet another group of local players at Ashmore Bowl.

    “The format of tonight’s competition will be high score on each pair of lanes and noting if this score is Aussie or American,” said TBAQ CEO, Gail Torrens. “We want the players to enjoy the social side in the friendlies and get to know each other in the short time they have.”

    Gail joined Robert McDonald and Jeff Kemp in welcoming the US visitors to Queensland and was on hand to assist with the staging of the friendly matches organised by the SQ Junior Association in the lead up to this weekend’s QJC.

    “TBAQ is proud of the great job our Junior Committee has done in the lead up to the Queensland Junior Cup and in delivering a bigger, better event every year since the first QJC in 2015 … the QJC is now the largest ranked event for Juniors in Australia outside the Junior Nationals,” she continued.

    The tournament offers two divisions of prizes - one division for open grade bowlers and a handicapped division for those starting out in tournaments to encourage the younger players to participate.

    “It’s shaping up to be a fantastic tournament at Strathpine Hyperbowl this weekend and we’re expecting plenty of spectators – so come along and watch our Junior stars in action,” she added.

  6. elsie

    elsie Active Member

    Queensland Junior Cup Lifts the Bar for Junior Bowlers

    Brisbane, (2 August 2017):
    Across the weekend of 22-23 July, the 2017 Queensland Junior Cup lifted the bar once again as a premier ranked tournament for Junior bowlers in Australia.

    In the space of just three years, participation has soared and with the support of many loyal sponsors, a tireless Organising Committee and exceptional efforts by the host Centre, Strathpine Hyperbowl to provide a top-class field of play, this year’s QJC was a resounding success.

    Defending champion Rebekah Commane from Point Cook in Victoria led the field from the start of the two-stage Finals on Sunday and stormed to victory again this year with an impressive 214.2 average and a total pinfall of 4558, including bonuses for three matchplay wins. Local teenager Makayla Tritton from Narangba averaged 208.7 and 2016 QJC runner-up, Chloe Jones from Townsville finished third with a 197.4 average.

    In the male division, 17 year-old Kyle Annetts from Little Mountain on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast overtook top-qualifier Josh Morris from Cameron Park near Newcastle in NSW to take the lead going into the final five head-to-head games of matchplay. With the bonus of a flawless five winning matches Annetts cruised to an emphatic victory with a 223.4 average, ahead of 14-year-old Cairns bowler Bailey Miller who notched wins in four of the five games of matchplay. Despite an overall average of 213.0, a disappointing first game in matchplay relegated Adelaide teenager Jay Davy to third place, just 21 pins behind Miller.

    From the outset, the QJC provided the ideal opportunity to showcase the fun and excitement of the sport of tenpin bowling. Within hours of the contingent of eight young American players arriving in Queensland, the first of two ‘friendlies’ matches was held between the visitors and local players. During Friday’s unofficial practice Jay Davy shot a thrilling 300, and came close to achieving another perfect score with a 298 game in the first stage of Sunday’s Finals. Other ‘firsts’ associated with this year’s QJC included expansion of the prize fund for Graded division bowlers and the introduction of a new award – the Fletcher Family Trophy, recognising sportsmanship as well as achievement, and won this year by Bradley Logozzo from Picton in south-west Sydney. Prizes for the winners of BPD Bowling’s ‘up and coming players’ award went to Blake Walsh from Ballina in northern NSW and Strathpine bowler Charlene Burnet from Lawnton.

    With a maximum age of 18 to qualify as a Junior, the age span of participants was also notable, including 11 year-old Blake Walsh and 9 year-old Julian Dinham, the youngest of three brothers who had travelled with their parents from Bankstown in Sydney to compete in this year’s QJC.

    Tenpin Bowling Association of Queensland’s Junior Committee, in partnership with Moreton Bay Regional Council presented a memorable tournament that attracted bowlers, officials and supporters from all around Australia, and overseas. The tournament was officially opened by Shane King, MP for Kallangur representing Queensland Minister for Sport, the Hon. Mick de Brenni, with the Opening ceremony involving dignitaries from the Moreton Bay Regional Council, the Australian-American Association, TBAQ Chairman, Michael McKenna and including an inspirational speech by one of Australia’s top bowlers, Brisbane-based George Frilingos.

    Highlighting the popularity of the region, Organising Committee Chairman, Robert McDonald today announced the venue and dates for next year’s Queensland Junior Cup which will be held at the Caboolture Bowl complex on the weekend of 21-22 July 2018. Due to the unparalleled interest in this popular Junior tournament, the Organising Committee is considering expanding the event next year starting with a Friday evening squad, with further details to be announced in coming weeks.

    Caboolture Bowl proprietor, Brian Bates was pleased to receive news of his Centre’s winning bid to host the 2018 Queensland Junior Cup, acknowledging the outstanding efforts by this year’s host venue, Strathpine Hyperbowl. “We will work with the SQ Junior Committee and Moreton Bay Regional Council to try and make next year’s event even better than this year’s success story,” Bates stated.

    TBAQ CEO, Gail Torrens echoed his comments. “TBAQ is proud of the great job our Junior Committee has done in delivering a bigger, better event every year since the first Queensland Junior Cup in 2015. “The tournament offers two divisions of prizes - one division for open grade bowlers and a handicapped division for those starting out in tournaments to encourage the younger players to participate, and we’re thrilled that the QJC is now the largest ranked event for Juniors in Australia outside the Junior Nationals,” she added.

    Full details of Graded division winners and full scores for the 2017 QJC are published on TBA’s results page – www.tenpinresults.com.au.


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