Jamie Elliott is the 2014 Junior London International Champion
24th-27th July 2014, Airport Bowl, Harlington, England
(l-r) Runner-up Sophie Thompson, champion Jamie Elliott, third-placed Jack Barwick
and fourth-placed Jake Edwards
Elliott of Cheshire, England has become the 2014 Junior London
International champion. More than 150 entries/re-entries were bowled
over the four days of qualifying on a testing pattern designed by
tournament manager and England international Raymond Teece, who exlained
to the bowlers that the scoring pace would be medium to medium/low.
bonus pins awarded based on age divisions, all bowlers competed
together in combined squads to determine who would make the final cut to
top-48, comprised of pinfall totals, daily winners and divisions
winners. After eight games of qualifying, Elliott was ninth with 1,530,
second-placed SophieThompson was leading with 1,623, third-placed Jack
Barwick had progressed by winning his age division and Jake Edwards was
fifth on 1,555.
the Finals Steps, Thompson was eliminated to the losers bracket having
been defeated by Robert Abbott 407-361, just to progress through the
loosers bracket rounds to meet Elliott in the finals. Elliott, having
been undefeated through the winners steps and Thompson not, had to be
defeated TWICE under the rules, and eventually after Thompson had
defeated him in the first match 373-368, Elliott defeated Thompson in
the second maches by just four pins to be the champion.