THE Shoalhaven junior bowling leagues started their new season on Friday, January 31.
The leagues lost some bowlers this year because the children turned 18 and are no longer considered juniors.
The four bowlers that returned showed some great bowling skills.
Samual Berryman was the overall winner taking five points and also the highest game of 163 for the day.
Wolfe Sinclair-Thompson also won five points and bowled a 142 game and was closely followed by Kieran Berkovic, who bowled a 141 game and Morgan Murphy-Knight with a 121 game.
This Friday Wolfe will come up against Samual, and Morgan against Kieran.
The Shoalhaven Junior Piranha League saw four bowlers return this year, and proof that these juniors have not lost their skills over the Christmas holidays. Levi Robinson sits at the top of the ladder after winning all seven points and bowling a high game of 140 against Lachlan Willis, whose high game was 108.
Alex Ramsey won five points with a high game of 91.
This Friday Jerremy Carrig plays Levi Robinson and Lachlin Willis plays Alex Ramsey.
The junior development group is a coaching clinic for children over seven years old and is held every Friday at 5pm during school terms.
The cost is $6 per child for one hour of coaching and bowling fun.
The group gets to learn the skills needed to bowl strikes and not just roll a ball down a lane.
Coaching is conducted in a fun way where the kids learn the skills of tenpin bowling to enable them to progress into one of the competitive bowling leagues.
So come along and learn the sport of tenpin bowling and have fun with other children.
Last week, Shea O’Sullivan bowled the highest game with a total of 88 followed by Robert Berkovic with 74 and Tom Carrig with 71.
Shoalhaven Junior Tenpin Bowling Leagues are a fun sport that can be played all year round in all weather conditions.
Anyone under 18 years of age is eligible to join, although the younger ones may need to do a term or more in the Junior Development Group to learn the basics of tenpin bowling.
Two junior leagues run, one for the older, more experienced children and one for the younger children.
In both leagues the bowlers
get to meet new people and develop and improve their bowling skills.
The league bowlers play three games each week at a cost of $12.
There are also fun days held throughout the year and a presentation day at the end of the year.
Bowling is on only during school terms.
So if you are looking for a fun, new sport, come along on Fridays at 4.15pm and join one of the junior leagues.