Area Youth Bowlers Competed at Provincial Championships


Bowling Scores for Week Ending Jan 30, 2016

The two day Ivan Nelson Memorial Youth Provincial Championship Scratch Tournament was held on January 16 & 17 at Classic Bowl in Mississauga with 238 bowlers participating in eight different divisions.

There were six qualifying games on Saturday with the top eight bowlers in each division returning on Sunday to bowl match play resulting in seven more games.

On Sunday, the eight qualifiers in each division bowled together on the same set of lanes, moving after each game.  Two points was awarded for beating your opponent plus an additional one to eight points could be won for the best scores on the lanes in descending order. Bowlers with the most points in each division will represent Southern Ontario against other Canadian provinces this year in the Canadian Youth Championships at St. Catherines.

The fifteen LCTA bowlers from Marcin Bowl and Hi-Way Bowl who participated in the tournament were Devon Crowe, Jacob Bestard, Jarod Pelkie, Morgan Pelkie, Hollie-Ann Jean, Domenic Cocozzoli, Ben Lapointe, Dalton Crowe, Joshua Trott, Taelor Koundakjian, Kira Pelkie, Connor Smith, Brett Zevenbergen, Chris Crawley and Rachel McGrath.

Four LCTA bowlers advanced to the Sunday match play competition. Domenic Cocozzoli qualified 2nd in the Intermediate Boys division averaging 201 with high games of 253 and 229. Ben Lapointe qualified 3rd in the same division averaging 199 with high games of 243 and 229. Morgan Pelkie qualified 3rd in the Junior Girls division averaging 175 with a high game of 201. Connor Smith qualified 7th in the Senior Boys division averaging 200 with high games of 221, 229, 211 and 220.

Four other LCTA bowlers narrowly missed the cut line by different pin counts in their respect divisions. They were Devon Crowe (-4), Hollie-Ann Jean (-9), Taelor Koundakjian (-27) and Rachel McGrath (-30). A perfect game was rolled in the tournament for the first time.





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