IIBC Junior Championships Set to Begin

Ottawa, Ontario | December 2nd, 2018

Two promising Canadian bowlers have landed in Glasgow, Scotland to compete in the 2018 IIBC Junior Championships from December 4-7, 2018.

Rob Law (Winnipeg, MB) and Carah Webster (Victoria, BC) will compete against top youth bowlers from around the globe under the guidance of coach Derek Dillon (Calgary, AB). Webster is the defending Canadian Under 25 champion, while Law was recently appointed to BCB’s High Performance Senior Squad.

The IIBC Junior Championships are replacing the World Youth Championships on World Bowls’ calendar of events for international players under the age of 25. With a total of 12 men and 10 women from 7 countries, this age-restrictive event will showcase several countries’ up-and-coming bowlers on the international stage.  

The event will consist of singles as well as mixed pairs. Singles play will be 7-end sets in the round robin, and 9-end sets in the semifinals and finals. Mixed Pairs will be 2-bowl pairs, straight knockout. During the knockout rounds, it will be 7-end sets, with 9-end sets for the finals.

Both Law and Webster have competed in the World Youth Championships previously. While their past experience will prove useful, both players will need to adjust to a new surface for this event. The World Youth Championships had been held on the outdoor greens of the Broadbeach Bowls Club for the past few years; this year the IIBC Junior Championships are being held on the indoor artificial surface of the Glasgow Indoor Club.  

Coach Dillon will be making his second international appearance as a Canadian coach. After recently coaching at the North American Challenge in California this past October, Dillon will be eager to add to his international coaching résumé. Dillon has had a busy fall, picking up coaching experience in Australia, California, and Toronto over the past three months. As one of BCB’s coach developers, Dillon has a wealth of knowledge and experience that Law and Webster can tap into.  

Round Robin play will commence on December 4th and conclude on December 7th. 

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Matt Nafe, Operations & Communications Coordinator, Bowls Canada Boulingrin
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