TOP TEAM: The victorious Bundaberg bowlers that won the South East Queensland Juniors shield. Kaleb Coyne (back left), Tim Gillard, Josh Gillard, Hannah Clark, Jude Hellmuth, Khloee Sellen, Connor Dingle, Tiffany Buckler, Jye Slape, Mitchell Williams. Amber Craven-Hughes (front left), Skye Doyle, Tanika Mason, Caoimhe Craven-Hughes, Abby Smith. Pagan Samuels-Rosser, Jakobe Mobbs and Lachlan Lewis-Rickards were absence.
TOP TEAM: The victorious Bundaberg bowlers that won the South East Queensland Juniors shield. Kaleb Coyne (back left), Tim Gillard, Josh Gillard, Hannah Clark, Jude Hellmuth, Khloee Sellen, Connor Dingle, Tiffany Buckler, Jye Slape, Mitchell Williams. Amber Craven-Hughes (front left), Skye Doyle, Tanika Mason, Caoimhe Craven-Hughes, Abby Smith. Pagan Samuels-Rosser, Jakobe Mobbs and Lachlan Lewis-Rickards were absence. Shane Jones

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The talented Bundy team last month claimed the South East Queensland Juniors shield for the second time in three years.

The Rum City, battling powerhouse regions of Brisbane and Gold Coast, won overall with 20 points to overcome last year's loss to Gold Coast by one and a half points.

Bundaberg also claimed first overall in the boys competition with the girls finishing in third.

"The last three years the kids have bowled brilliantly,” coach and Bundy Bowling and Leisure assistant manager Barbara James said.

"They are awesome children and put 110 per cent in when they are going away.”

James said the success came down to the bowlers and their attitude.

"They just want to do the best they can,” she said.

"They are showing that Brisbane isn't the only place where ten pin bowlers are.”

In individual performances, Lachlan Lewis-Rickards (223), Pagan Samuels-Rosser (216), Josh Gillard (245) and Amber Craven-Hughes (222) all got scores over 200 in one game.

Fellow bowler Kaleb Coyne was another standout, finishing the tournament with the highest average for Bundy of 199 in the more than 15 games he played.

He was selected to compete in the All Stars and said the team spirit helped.

"The boys team always seem to bond well and work good (sic) together,” he said.

"We just continued bowling good (sic), getting our points no matter who was on the lane.

"I finished fifth for the All Stars, not as high as I wanted to be but I got in there.”

There will be more on Coyne and the other bowlers who competed at the shield in tomorrow's NewsMail.



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