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Corner Brook youth bowlers poised to roll for gold at national tournament


Corner Brook has a number of budding youth bowlers going to Saskatchewan to test their mettle against the best in Canada.

The Corner Brook Centre Bowl will send two two-member teams and two singles bowlers to the 2018 Youth Bowling Canada nationals March in Regina.

Kevin Mackenzie of Corner Brook gets in some practice at the Corner Brook Centre Bowl to help prepare him for his first Youth Bowling Canada national tournament.
Kevin Mackenzie of Corner Brook gets in some practice at the Corner Brook Centre Bowl to help prepare him for his first Youth Bowling Canada national tournament.

Brooklyn Stride, a silver medal winner in Bantam Girls Singles at the 2017 YBC Nationals, teamed up with 10-year-old Abby Tiller to win gold at provincials and earn the right to represent Newfoundland and Labrador on the national scene in the Bantam Girls Team event.

Jordan Park and Kevin MacKenzie, both 14, will represent the province in the Junior Boys Team event after winning top honours at the provincial YBC event earlier this year.

Samantha Davis, certainly no stranger to the national YBC scene, will represent the province in Senior Girls Singles, while Cody Jacobs will be gunning for gold in the Bantam Boys Singles event.

Here is a look at how Corner Brook’s talented bowlers punched a ticket to Regina this year:

Name: Samantha Davis

Division: Senior Girls Singles

Age: 19

Hometown: Massey Drive

Parents: Gord/Debbie Davis

Years in bowling: 15

YBC highlights: Bronze (Junior Girls Singles) 2013 YBC Nationals, Bronze Senior Girls Team 2014 Nationals, making fourth national appearance

2018 Provincial Scores

Game 1 — 261

Game 2 — 262

Game 3 — 233

Game 4 — 283

Game 5 — 240

Total Pinfall — 1,279

Name: Cody Jacobs

Division: Bantam Boys Singles

Age: 10

Hometown: Corner Brook

Grandparents: Sharon/Terry Delaney

Years in Bowling: 6

YBC Highlights: Winning Family Twosome two years in a row and scoring a 551 triple

2018 Provincials Scores

Game 1 — 249

Game 2 — 178

Game 3 — 241

Game 4 — 164

Game 5 — 195

Total Pinfall — 1,027

Name: Kevin MacKenzie

Division: Junior Boys Team

Age: 14

Hometown: Corner Brook

Parents: Leonard/Rhonda MacKenzie

Years bowling: 5

YBC Highlights: 2018 gold Junior Boys, 2017 provincial mixed combo silver

2108 Provincial Scores

Game 1 — 197

Game 2 — 194

Game 3 — 175

Game 4 — 214

Total Pinfall — 590

Name: Jordan Park

Division: Junior Boys Team

Age: 14

Hometown: Corner Brook

Parents: Kayla Dicks/Greg Park

Years bowling: 6

YBC Highlights: Attended 2017 YBC Nationals as member of Boys Combo Team, career 369 single

2018 Provincial Scores

Game 1 — 200

Game 2 — 257

Game 3 — 263

Game 4 — 269

Total Pinfall — 989

Name: Brooklyn Stride

Division: Bantam Girls Team

Age: 10

Hometown: Corner Brook

Parents: Jason/Jennifer Stride

Years Bowling: 6

YBC Highlights: Silver Bantam Girls Singles 2017 YBC Nationals, 261 high single

2018 Provincial Scores

Game 1 — 199

Game 2 — 170

Game 3 — 139

Game 4 — 251

Total Pinfall — 759

Name: Abby Tiller

Division: Bantam Girls Team

Age: 10

Hometown: Corner Brook

Parents: Craig/Tracy Tiller

Years Bowling: 6

YBC Highlights: 2018 provincial gold, 265 high single

2018 Provincial Scores

Game 1 — 204

Game 2 — 172

Game 3 — 151

Game 4 — 196

Total Pinfall — 723

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