Tracy Tiller captured a gold and bronze medal at Youth Bowling Canada tournaments on live television when she was an elite kegler coming up through the ranks.
She also won a bronze medal on the national stage with a mixed team from Corner Brook during her many trips to national bowling events held across the country.
Her brother Troy Pardy has bowled on the national stage and her parents Doreen and Gary Pardy are still active in Corner Brook bowling leagues and proud supporters of their grandchildren who have embraced the sport at a young age.
Abigail Tiller is the 10-year-old daughter of Tracy and looking to find her way to success on the hardwood as a dedicated bowler in the Corner Brook YBC program.
Abigail has spent a lot of time at the lanes during her life so it only made sense that she would catch the bowling bug like everybody else in the immediate family.
“I like to bowl because it’s a fun sport and it gets more interesting as you get older because there’s more tournaments and you move up to another level,” Abigail said Thursday while getting in some practice at the Corner Brook Centre Bowl with Nanny Pardy giving her some pointers.
Abigail will be looking for her first provincial bowling title when she represents Corner Brook Centre Bowl in the bantam girls singles event at the 2017 YBC provincials being staged Nov. 24-26 in Corner Brook.
She has watched YouTube videos of her mom in action at nationals back in the day and has used it as motivation to be the best bowler she can be, but she’s only focused on having fun and doing her best at this time.
“I feel that it’s pretty cool that my mom went to nationals and she won, and now I’m doing the same tournament as she did one time,” she said.
She’s an alley cat and she wouldn’t have it any other way right now.
The smile on her face says she’s quite fine where she spends her time.