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Local Youth Bowlers heading to Nationals

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For the 6th time in 8 years, youth bowlers from Partners Billiards & Bowling will be competing on the national stage. Twenty-Seven youth bowlers competed in the third step of the YBC National Championships tournament at the Northern Ontario Provincials on March 4th and 5th in Timmins.

Capturing Gold Medals in their respective categories include:
–       Sadie Tremblay in the Bantam Girls Singles category
–       Dylan Grant, Cody Edmunds, Thomas Williams, Liam Smith and Coach Phil ‘Flipper’ Smith in the Senior Boys category

Capturing Silver Medals in their category:
–       Nicholas MacLean, Tyrone Woodbury, Jake McKenny, Noah Starcevic and Coach Michael MacLean in the Junior Boys category.

Capturing Bronze Medals in their category:
–       Alexis Lamb, Shelby Gaudreau, Gilliand Widdop and Coach Remi Levasseur in the Combo Girls category.

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10-year-old Tremblay is already in her 7th year of bowling and bowled a 180 average over five games at provincials. She will be competing in her first YBC Nationals competition.  She will be joining her brother Liam and Grandfather Phil from the Senior Boys category. The Senior Boys who have seven YBC National appearances among them bowled a 226 team average over four games at provincials.  They took the lead from the first game and never looked back. It’s the first time since 1991 that a senior boys team from North Bay will be represented at the YBC Nationals.

The 2016 Youth Challenge Nationals Champion will be competing in his 2nd YBC Nationals. Thomas Williams in just his 2nd year at Partners after many years of bowling in Garson and will be competing in his first Nationals. Dylan Grant will be competing in his 4th YBC Nationals. Liam Smith will also be competing in his 4th YBC Nationals. It is a busy year for Smith, as he is also competing for the Northern Ontario team at the Youth Challenge Nationals in March. The YBC National Championships are being held May 6th through the 8th in Gatineau, Quebec.

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