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Junior and Under 25 Championships to Kick Off in Saskatchewan

Ottawa, Ontario | July 31, 2015

 

The Bowls Canada 2015 Junior and Under 25 Championships are set to begin at the Nutana Lawn Bowling club in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on Tuesday, August 4th.   The weeklong championship is sponsored by MVP Sports, a long-time contributor to advancing bowls in Canada.

 

The Junior competition will begin on Tuesday, August 4th and conclude with the medal rounds on Thursday, August 6th.  On Sunday, August 9th and Monday, August 10th, the Under 25 Championship will take place and there is bound to be a great deal of fierce competition.  The male and female winners of the 2015 Canadian Under 25 Championships will be nominated as a Canadian entry to the 2016 World Junior Championships hosted in Queensland, Australia.

 

In addition to winning the Junior and Under 25 championship titles; the inaugural Youth Development Squad will be determined during these Championships.  The top four young men and women placing at the Under 25 Championships and the top four male and female Juniors placing at the Junior Championships will be named to the Youth Development Squad for a one year term.  These athletes will be eligible for selection to national development events that may be run over the course of the year and may also be eligible for funding opportunities within their individual provinces.

 

Below is the current roster for the Junior Championship:

Junior Men

Brad Roden

AB

Jude MacNair

BC

Rob Law

MB

Nate Jacobucci

MB

Braeden Campbell

NS

John Siteman

NS

Owen Kirby

ON

Ben van Steijn

ON

Mason Boyd

SK

Carter Watson

SK

 

Junior Women

Emma Boyd

BC

Chris Burke

ON

Nicole Leblanc

ON

Baylee van Steijn

ON

Sydney Boyd

SK

Jordan Kos

SK

 

Below is the current roster for the Under 25 Championship:

U25 Men

Florian Winkler

AB

Lucas Caldwell

ON

Nate Jacobucci

MB

Alex LeBlanc

ON

John Siteman

NS

Jordan Gailey

SK

Michael Pituley

SK

Brandon Watson

SK

Grant Wilkie

SK

 

U25 Women

Jaymee Sidel

BC

Pricilla Westlake

BC

Stirling Wood

ON

Sydney Boyd

SK

 

In between the Junior and Under 25 Championships on Friday, August 7th and Saturday, August 8th, the

Forster Lang Pairs tournament will take place.  A mini tournament that allows for the Junior and Under 25 athletes to come together and play as pairs.   Bowls Canada would like to thank long-time supporters Irene

 

Forster and Henry Lang for their commitment and contribution to Junior Bowls.    

 

For more information and current results for the 2015 Junior Championship, visit: http://bowlscanada.com/en/championship/2015_Junior/2015Junior.html

 

For more information and current results for the Under 25 Championship, visit: http://bowlscanada.com/en/championship/2015_Junior/2015U25_championships.html

 

For more information, please contact:       
Anna Mees    
Executive Director, Bowls Canada Boulingrin         
amees@bowlscanada.com

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