Ottawa, Ontario | March 31st, 2017
All four Canadian representatives at the World Youth Championships in Queensland, Australia are in the hunt for playoff contention.
Luke Caldwell (Peterborough, ON), Rob Law (Winnipeg, MB), Nicole LeBlanc (Uxbridge, ON) and Pricilla Westlake (Delta, BC) are in the final stages of round robin play at the World Youth Championships in Gold Coast, Queensland. All four of the Canadians have a shot at playoff contention in either the singles or the mixed pairs portion of the event.
Pricilla Westlake, three-time participant of this event, has made use of her experience. Currently sitting 3rd in her section for singles with a record of 7-2, Pricilla has one match left against Norfolk Island. A win would secure a spot in the women’s singles playoffs for Westlake.
The other three Canadian representatives are not in playoff contention for the singles, but still have a shot in the mixed pairs portion of the event.
Caldwell teamed up with Westlake for the mixed pairs event and are currently ranked 3rd place in their group. With a record of 5-2, a win in the two remaining rounds will maintain their 3rd place ranking and secure their birth in the knockout rounds.
The other Canadian duo of Leblanc and Law have three rounds left in the mixed pairs. First-time competitors at this event, Law and LeBlanc currently sit in 6th place with a record of 3-4. With a little help from their competitors, this duo could still secure a place in the knockout rounds with a win in each of their remaining matches. Based on the quality of their play to date, this duo will begin their last day of round robin play with high expectations.
The next two days will be an exercise in endurance for all participants thanks to Cyclone Debbie forcing participants to remain in their hotel for parts of the event. The last round robin matches, knockout rounds and finals all need to be completed within the next two days. The finals remain scheduled for Sunday April 2nd, 2017 local time.
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Jake Schuknecht, Technical Coordinator, Bowls Canada Boulingrin
About World Youth Championships
The World Youth Championships are an annual outdoor championships that feature Men’s and Women’s Singles and Mixed Pairs events. Eligible athletes must have reached their 18th birthday but not reached their 25th birthday the start of the event. The 2017 event will be hosted at Broadbeach Bowls Club in Queensland, Australia from March 27th – April 2nd.
About Bowls Canada Boulingrin
Bowls Canada Boulingrin (BCB) is the governing body responsible for lawn bowls in Canada. The BCB mission is to advance the sport of bowls in Canada. For more details on Bowls Canada Boulingrin and the sport of lawn bowls, visit