The ACT State Youth team have just returned from Sydney where they competed in the 2017 National Youth Cup and Challenge where we placed 6th in overall combined points, the men’s team also placed 6th and the women’s team 7th.
Our team found the going difficult in the Cup event with none of the team making the finals on day 2.
Monday’s training session was well utilised by all of the team as they worked on the weekends scoring in one last preparation for the Challenge.
In singles play on Tuesday the men’s team was headed by Nathan Shoesmith with a 7th place finish averaging 219 for the day. The women’s team was headed by Emily Rowland who finished 10th place averaging 189 closely followed by Amy Shoesmith in 12th place with 187 average.
The doubles on Wednesday saw our teams only success when honorary Canberran Rhys Woszczeiko (209 ave) and Nathan Shoesmith (233 ave) placed second with combined pinfall of 2655 for the silver medal by 2 pins from a fast finishing Singapore doubles combination. Amy Shoesmith (175 ave) and Emily Rowland (186 ave) place 13th in the women’s division.
In the teams event our men’s team placed 5th and our women’s team stormed home in the afternoon session to place 4th. Creditable averages for the day were Rhys Woszczeiko 216, Nathan Shoesmith 203, Amy Shoesmith 201 and Maryia Shoesmith 202.
For the all events our best performance was Nathan Shoesmith who missed all starring by 6 pins to finish in 5th place with pinfall of 3931 (average 218).
Rhys Woszczeiko 17th 3590 (average 199).
Nathan Riach 31st 3155 (average 175).
Keiren Gulyas 34th (average 173).
Amy Shoesmith 13th 3385 (average 188).
Emily Rowland 16th (average 185).
Maryia Shoesmith 26th (average 174).
Dakota Howard 31st (average 166).
Well Done to the entire team, they tried hard each day in hot and testing conditions and all averaged above their entering average for the event. We also thank Rhys for accepting our draft request and becoming part of the team.
It was announced that the 2018 event is once again at Campbelltown starting 13th January 2018 with the Youth Cup and the Challenge starting 16th January 2018.