Under 18 Champions for 23/24
Throughout a warm sunny week during the school holidays in January talented young bowlers from bowling clubs across South Australia battled it out at Modbury Bowling Club for our Under 18 Championships crowns. The atmosphere was filled with anticipation as these future stars showcased their skills, giving their best performance.
The girls’ singles field of 12 bowlers were divided into 3 sections, competing on Monday then finals proceeded on Thursday.
In a solid game for bronze Daisy Coe (Gladstone) defeated Mary King (Para Hills) 21 shots to 11.
Brighton Club mates Mia Baldey and Anda Panchawat played off for the singles crown with Anda coming away victorious with a strong win 21 shots to 12.
Girls Singles Winner – Anda Panchawat
Girls Singles Runner Up – Mia Baldey
Girls Singles Bronze – Daisy Coe
The boys’ singles field of 18 bowlers competed in 5 sections on Monday while the finals series was also completed on Thursday.
Playing off for the bronze medal match Sammy Milkins (Marion) was defeated in a convincing win by Liam Coe (Holdfast) 22 shots to 11.
Going into the gold medal final Charlie Hicks (Adelaide) was in dominant form but Kobe Jarman (Adelaide) bowled above and beyond to take the boys singles crown 21 shots to 6.
Boys Singles Winner – Kobe Jarman
Boys Singles Runner Up – Charlie Hicks
Boys Singles Bronze – Liam Coe
On Tuesday the open pairs field of 14 teams began their matches with the final series completed on Thursday.
In a strong display of determination for the bronze playoff Jayden Green (Kapunda) and Cameron Hill (Berri) blitzed a courageous Maibelle and Hartlee Riley-Tyler (Aldinga Bay) 21 shots to 3.
The gold medal match was a nail-biter with Sammy Milkins (Marion) and Liam Coe (Holdfast Bay) overcoming tough competition in Adelaide’s pair Kobe Jarman and Charlie Hicks to take the pairs crown 17 shots to 15.
Open Pairs Winners – (L to R) Liam Coe and Sammy Milkins
Open Pairs Runners Up – (L to R) Charlie Hicks and Kobe Jarman
Open Pairs Bronze – (L to R) Cameron Hill and Jayden Green
On Wednesday 2 sections of 7 open triples teams took to the greens to make their mark on the championship.
The final triples bronze playoff saw a gallant Cameron and Ryan Hill (Berri) with Noah Phillips (Ascot Park) defeat Daisy Coe (Gladstone), Ava Vass (Curramulka) and Anda Panchawat (Brighton) 21 shots to 15.
The triples team of seven- and ten-year-old Kapunda brothers; Noah and Jayden Green, along with Lyndoch’s Ashton Mahoney, were only one shot down going into the last end, to be outscored by a solid combination of Kobe Jarman (Adelaide), Liam Coe (Holdfast) and Charlie Hicks (Adelaide) to take the triples crown by two shots in the end to finish 13 shots to 11.
Open Triples Winners – (L to R) Liam Coe, Charlie Hicks, Kobe Jarman
Open Triples Runners Up – (L to R) Ashton Mahoney, Jayden Green, Noah Green
Open Triples Bronze – (L to R) Ryan Hill, Cameron Hill, Noah Phillips
Bowls SA would like to thank all officials from the various bowling clubs and volunteers from Modbury Bowling Club for their efforts across the week to make this event such a success.