Scottsdale Lanes to host provincials

Youth Bowling tournament also in Cloverdale and Langley

Nine former provincial champions from Scottsdale Lanes will have the advantage of competing at home in the Five-Pin Youth Bowling Provincial Championships.

Scottsdale will host the Junior (11-14) and Senior (15-19) team events on Saturday. All Scottsdale bowlers qualified by winning a Fraser Valley zone playoff.

Lucas Schaff, Noah Benoit and Drake Green will be part of the Scottsdale team in the Junior boys category. Schaff has won two gold medals in the Bantam (10-and-under) division in 2006-07, adding two more in the Junior age group in 2009 and 2011, Benoit was a provincial champion with the 2009 Bantam team, while Green earned gold in 2006 as a Bantam and 2009 as a Junior. Nickolas Dodge is the fourth member of the Scottsdale team.

Taylor Sutton and Rebecca Ponting will bowl in the Junior girls group, Sutton won a B.C. title in 2009 in the Combo (one bowler from each age group) class, while Ponting won gold in 2008 (Bantam) and 2009 (Junior). They will be joined by Kylie Arno and Ally Collinson.

Cassidy Buckman has won seven provincial titles in both team and singles competition, and will join Stacy Semkiw, Jordin Buckman and Jordyn Henderson in the Senior girls division.

Semkiw has won three team titles, including last year in the Senior age group with Henderson. Jordin Buckman has won team titles in the Junior and Senior divisions.

Scottsdale is one of three sites for the provincial tournament. The Combo teams will bowl at Clover Lanes, while all singles and the Bantam teams will compete at Willowbrook Lanes in Langley.