Williams Lake bowlers Ben Airey (from left)

Williams Lake bowlers Ben Airey (from left)

Youth bowlers qualify for provincials

Williams Lake bowlers were striking out the competition on the weekend at the Youth Bowl Canada North Zone Championships.

Williams Lake bowlers were striking out the competition on the weekend at the Youth Bowl Canada North Zone Championships.

Two bowlers, Harmony Lycett, 10, and Kyry Morrison, 19, punched their tickets to the upcoming March YBC Provincial Bowling Championships after both winning gold medals in their respective divisions at Cariboo Lanes in Williams Lake on the weekend.

Lycett thew a combined 773 total through five games (120, 127, 184, 172 and 170) in the bantam girls division beating eight other competitors from Prince George, Quesnel, Smithers and Dawson Creek.

Morrison pitched a combined 1,149 total, also through five games (171, 274, 301, 135 and 268) to claim the senior girls title.

The YBC Provincial Bowling Championships run March 5 at Falcon Lanes in Kamloops.

Lycett said she thinks she bowled pretty well and was happy with her scores.

“I was way better than normal,” she said. “I was about 50 pins over my average on the last three games. I’m really excited because I qualified for provincials.”

Morrison said she bowled above her expectations at zones.

“At provincials if I place in the top 10 that would be nice,” she said.

“I don’t want to put too much pressure on myself.”

Lycett added her dream would be to win provincials.

“I want to be super good,” she said. “I want to go to nationals representing bantam girls for B.C.”

Meanwhile, two other bowlers, Ben Airey and Cole Broen, each medalled in their respective divisions.

Broen brought home a silver medal in the senior boys division with a 1,106 total (197, 205, 206, 235 and 263), finishing 56 pins back of the first-place finisher.

Airey threw games of 232, 177, 152, 172 and 135 to win a bronze medal in the junior boys division.

Should either Morrison or Lycett qualify for nationals, they will be held in Calgary, Alta. in June.

The YBC bowling program runs every Monday from 3:30 until 5 p.m. at Cariboo Bowl in Williams Lake.

The program is open to any youth aged five to 19.

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