WINNERS ARE GRINNERS: Kyle Annetts (left), Donovan Brown, Jade Dingle, and Teyniele Smith with their trophies after success in junior masters event in Bundaberg.
WINNERS ARE GRINNERS: Kyle Annetts (left), Donovan Brown, Jade Dingle, and Teyniele Smith with their trophies after success in junior masters event in Bundaberg.

Bowlers striker lucky

A RECORD was broken last weekend at the Junior Masters ten pin bowling event at the Bundaberg Bowl and Leisure Centre.

12 bowlers, in the girls and boys events combined, took part in the competition over 10 games.

In the boy's competition four competitors got past the magic 200 mark as strong scores were posted.

Donovan Brown took out the title, with an average of 189 per game, and a highest game score of 246.

The impressive score gave the Bundy bowler a new record for the lane as a junior.

After being down early he stormed home to take the event ahead of Kyle Annetts and Christopher Whitworth.

In the girl's event consistency was the key for Teyniele Smith as she won with an average of 169 per game.

Jade Dingle, with an average of 161, finished second with Rachael Sommer rounding out the top three.

Sommer got the highest score overall with a 201 but struggled with consistency during the contest.

President of the Bundaberg Junior Ten Pin Bowling Association Barbara Lutz said the results were great for the area.

"We had a couple of bowlers debut in this competition and they finished in the top five," she said.

"To see them immediately hit their stride is great."

With Bundaberg set to compete in Brisbane at a youth competition event in Caboolture in January, Lutz says the tournament was good preparation.

"Most of our players will be competing in those tournaments, so this was good preparation for that," she said.

"With most getting 200 games, it bodes well for the events in January."

The only negative for the club was the lack of numbers competing in the event.

"We would have liked to see more juniors compete but most were busy last weekend."

"Those that competed though did the association proud and we can't wait to see them compete in the future."