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9th-21st April 2014
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Masters Silver for Keira
(l-r) Keira Reay, Lea Degenhardt (GER), Emelie Tiveljung (SWE), Oleksandra Yakunina (UKR)
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Keira Reay completed a memorable European Youth Championships for 2014 by winning the Masters silver, to add to her all events gold, team silver, doubles silver and singles bronze.  As first seed, Reay first defeated Riikka Hakala (FIN) 203/186 & 223/199 to progress to Step Three, where she defeated Caitlin Dicay (DEN) 212/195 & 194/179 and then Oleksandra Yakunina (UKR) in the semi-finals 216/191 & 246/231.  Reay powered-ahead in the finals against Lea Degenhardt (GER) who struggled to find pocket, loosing game 1 to Reay 237-156, however a ball change and a run of strikes for Degenhardt was enough to keep-ahead of Reay in game 2, 258-213 leaving the third game wide-open.  Degenhardt won that final game 212-175 to take the gold.

All Events Gold for Keira
(l-r) Maria Bulanova, Keira Reay, Emelie Tiveljung Girls All Events
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Keira Reay captured her second consecutive EYC All Events gold medal when she headed the 2014 tables in Denmark.   With 3915 over 18 games (217.5 avergae) Reay was +524 from the top-24 cut.  Second-placed Maria Bulanova (RUS) finished with 3847 / 213.7 / +456 and third-placed Emelie Tiveljung (SWE) finished with 3803 / 211.3 / +412.

Singles Bronze For Keira
(l-r) Emelie Tivuljung, Maria Bulanova, Cajsa Wegner and Keira Reay
Girls Singles
Pictures Onder Gurkan
After qualification completed in the girl's sinlges, Russia's Maria Bulanova was first, Sweden's Cajsa Wegner and Emelie Tiveljung were second & third, and England's Keira Reay fourth.  Semi-final one would see Reay fall to Bulanova 244-178 and in semi-final two Wegner defeated team mate Tiveljung 207-195.  In the finals Bulanova defeated Wegner 201-180.

Girls Win Team Silver
(l-r) Terry Searle, Frankie Plewis, Becky Daly, Emily Allen and Keira Reay
Picture Onder Gurkan
England's girls qualified in second place for the finals, bowling 4,799 (200 avg) over six games, just 28 pins behind leaders Sweden.  Games of 740, 783, 781 in block 1 and 844, 770 and 881 in block 2 placed them +144 over Russia in fourth, who would go on to defeat England in the finals, with Maria Bulanova being the difference bowling a 278 game.  Russia had defeated Sweden 771-737 again with Bulanova bowling a key 224, whilst England defeated third-placed qualifiers Germany 780-711 to reach the finals.

Doubles Silver Joy for Emily and Keira 
Emily Allen, left, and Keira Reay

Emily Allen and Keira Reay took England's first medal in EYC2014, taking silver in the girls doubles.  Allen and Reay had completed qualifying as top-seeds with a total pinfall of 2,533 (211.1 avg) and played through a tense and difficult semi-finals with Finland's Teea Mäkelä and Iida Gylden, in which the girls drew on 339 pins.  After winning the tenth-frame roll-off, they were defeated 443-376 in the finals by Sweden's Emelie Tiveljung and Filippa Persson.


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The 2014 NAYBC Academy Results

"The NAYBC Academy are pleased to announce the following bowlers have successfully passed Year One and Year Two of the Academy Programme. Congratulations to all of them."

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The South Coast Junior Challenge 2014
Bowlplex Portsmouth,
16th March 2014

The annual South Coast Junior Challenge took place at Bowlplex Portsmouth on 16th March 2014.  Over 7 divisions each girls and boys,  it was Craig Tracey & Lorna Scott (Div A), Ki Leighfield & Carly Bushell (Div B), Lewis Johnson & Lucy Williams (Div C), Daniel Wall & Bethany Davis (Div D), Cameron Hayward & Darcey Kinnear (Div E), Oliver Stroud & Libbie Greenslade (Div F) and Isaac Adams & Darcy Cutler-Back (Div G) that took honours in a very well attended event.


Boys Results by Division

Div A

Div B Div C Div D Div E Div F Div G

Girls Results by Division

Div A

Div B Div C Div D Div E Div F Div G

The 1st PeeWee Singles - South
The 1st PeeWee Singles - South was held on February 23rd 2014 at Bugsy's Tenpin Bowling in Cliftonville.  Nine boys and one girl bowled 6 games of singles with the winner decided by total pinfall.
Nicola Betts took first for the girls with a total pinfall of 744 (124 avg.) with a high-game of 158.  For the boys, Freddie Barr took first place with 861 (143.5) with a high-game 171, Shea Warren took second with 848 (141.3) and 159 high-game, and Isaac Adams third with 773 (128.8) and two high games of 135.

Midlands Matchplay Singles 2014

The results for the Midlands Matchplay Singles 2014 are now available - click the link below.

Squad Announced
The BTBA and Junior Team England are pleased to announce the team that will represent England in the 2014 European Youth Championships in Odense, Denmark between the 11th and 21st April 2014.  The selection from the Junior squad was again very difficult due the the high standards of all the players involved.

For those who were not selected on this occasion, I can assure you there is a list of champions at all ages that were not selected, so please see this as an opportunity to get to the next level with the knowledge gained from the JTE training and  the determination never to be left out again.

To those who made it, the work starts again, the team will be visiting the North West on the 1st and 2nd of March, details will be available soon.

Terry Searle, BTBA Director of Sport Development

The EYC2014 Squad

George Ackerman

Alex Green

Sean Hussey

Brandon Roberts

Emily Allen

Becky Daly

Frankie Plewis

Keira Reay

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