Winnipeg, MB | August 13 2018
The top youth lawn bowlers in the country will be showcasing their skills and vying for the titles of Canada’s top youth champions at the St James Lawn Bowls Club in Winnipeg beginning August 14th. With athletes ranging in age from 12 to 23 years, this tournament is a fantastic learning experience for all involved and an even better young bowler showcase. The winners of the Under 25 division will be recognized as the top bowlers in Canada for their age group, they will also have the opportunity to play for Canada at the International Indoor Bowls Council’s World Junior Championship in Glasgow, Scotland in December.
Bowls Canada Boulingrin is pleased to welcome back long-time supporter MVP Sports to this event. One of Canada’s top bowls suppliers, MVP Sports has been championing the development of Canadian youth bowlers for many years.
2017 U25 Champion Carah Webster (BC) will be back in action to defend her title while runner up Lucas Caldwell (ON) is gunning for another shot to take the U25 title. The U18 titles are up for grabs this year with both defending champions, Jordan Kos (SK) and Owen Kirby (ON) moving up to the U25 division. The top four finalists of the U25 and U18 singles events will be named to the Canadian Youth Squad.
This year represents a new format as the U18 and U25 singles play will run currently in the mornings with the Forster Lang pairs event running in the afternoons over the four days of competition. The Forster Lang pairs open event is a favourite of all the competitors as the athlete are randomly paired to compete for the coveted Forster-Lang trophy.
All athletes will also benefit from a mini-training camp run by National Coach Terry Scott. Coach Scott has previously worked with the world renowned New Zealand Blackjacks High Performance Squad and most recently lead Team Canada to best-ever results at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Below is the complete roster for the 2018 Junior and Under 25 championships:
|Kiera Schaelow||Alb||Highlands LBC|
|Emma Boyd||BC||Tsawwassen LBC|
|Luci Ewen||BC||Oak Bay LBC|
|Sierra Trueman||BC||Sidney LBC|
|Maya Pogson||MB||Sargent Park LBC|
|Bridget Masterson||Ont||Peterborough LBC|
|Cori Millard||Ont||Lindsay Community LBC|
|Daleigha Stanyer||Ont||Chesley LBC|
|Baylee Van Steijn||Ont||Cobourg LBC|
|Amy Spence||PEI||Sherwood LBC|
|Alena Bergeron||SK||Nutana LBC|
|Auzzie Chambers||BC||Juan De Fuca LBC|
|Owen Twamley||BC||Ladner LBC|
|Jason Valchar||BC||Nanaimo LBC|
|Jacob Braun||MB||St. John’s LBC|
|Liam Campbell||NS||Bridgetown LBC|
|Erik Galipeau||ON||Port Credit LBC|
|Jake Masterson||Ont||Peterborough LBC|
|Gannen Stanyer||Ont||Chesley LBC|
|Xavier Stanyer||Ont||Chesley LBC|
|Mason Boyd||SK||Mayfair LBC|
|Lorrand Wong||SK||Nutana LBC|
|Carah Webster||BC||Lake Hill LBC|
|Sydney Boyd||SK||Mayfair LBC|
|Jordan Kos||SK||Regina LBC|
|Max Bodley-Scott||BC||Gordon Head LBC|
|Michael Fraser||BC||Sidney LBC|
|Rob Law||MB||Norwood LBC|
|Braeden Campbell||NS||Bridgetown LBC|
|John Siteman||NS||Dartmouth LBC|
|Lucas Caldwell||Ont||Peterborough LBC|
|Owen Kirby||Ont||Heritage Greens LBC|
|Ben Van Steijn||Ont||Cobourg LBC|
|Jordan Gailey||SK||Regina LBC|
|Brandon Watson||SK||Regina LBC|
|Carter Watson||SK||Regina LBC|
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For more information on the 2018 Canadian Youth Championships, click here.
For more information, please contact:
Operations and Communications Coordinator
Bowls Canada Boulingrin
About MVP Sports
Proud supporter of the Canadian Junior and Under 25 Championships, MVP Sports is Canada’s leading lawn bowls equipment distributor since 1985. MVP Sports is the inventor, developer, and sole distributor of the world’s best bowls delivery aid, the Ubi-Launcher. Revolutionizing the bowls world, MVP Sports assisted in the development of the SRPM, the world’s only accurate tool for testing green speeds.
For more information on MVP Sports please visit www.mvpsports.ca.
About Bowls Canada Boulingrin
Bowls Canada Boulingrin (BCB) is the governing body responsible for lawn bowls in Canada. The BCB mission is to advance the sport of bowls in Canada. For more details on Bowls Canada Boulingrin and the sport of lawn bowls, visit www.bowlscanada.com.