Congratulations to the Northern Ontario youth tenpinners on their CYC National sucess. They all bowled three events for a total of 21 games over three days of competition.
There was the gender team event, doubles and singles. The all-events medals were for 21-game totals of scratch bowling.
Thunder Bay’s Abbigail Gunsinger was in a singles event rolloff for the intermediate girls, with Alberta for the silver, and settled for the bronze, 180-153. Gunsinger’s 5-2 win loss record in the singles put her in the tie position for the silver. She averaged 171 and had a high game of 202. This was her 3rd national medal.
Three out of the five Mario’s Bowl bowlers were first time national participants and the two bantams are only secnd-year bowlers.
Eleven-year-old Miriah Speaks averaged 132 for her 21 games. Her league average is 105. She bowled her highest single game and highest three-game series for her youth career at the nationals, 174 and 460 triple. In the singles event, she tied for fourth.
Christian Landry, also 11, averaged 137 for his 21 games, 25 pins per game over his league average of 112 and a high game of 176. Speaks and Landry bowled 53 pins over their average per game in the doubles event. They lost two very close games with their two highest game scores and two other games by less than 10 pins.
Hailan Laporte, a junior, averaged 172 in the team event with a 224 high game. He bowled a total of 340 pins over his league average of 147 for the 21 games and was tied 4th in the singles.
Brianne Walford’s 185 average in the singles just missed the Mario's Bowl senior girls record average of 186, and missed receiving the bronze by a half point. She rolled her highest three- and four-game total at these nationals. Her league average is 162.
Sault Ste. Marie’s Josh Woolley won a silver medal in the intermediate boys singles, losing in a gold rolloff to Quebec, 267-207. He also won a bronze in the 21 game all-events total category averaging 207.52.
The other bronze medals came to Ema Bowen, another Soo bowler who averaged 165.76 for her 21 game total for the junior girls and Nathan Woods averaged 210.48 for the senior boys all-events.