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Port Coquitlam bowlers ready to strike gold at provincial championships

The Youth Bowl Canada national championships is the pinnacle of five-pin bowling competition in the country.
Sixteen bowlers and eight coaches from PoCo Bowl will compete at the provincial youth championships in Duncan and Nanaimo this weekend. Another two have already qualified for the individual events at the national championships.

Port Coquitlam bowlers are ready to knock over the competition at the Youth Bowl Canada provincial finals, which take place March 2 and 3 on Vancouver Island.

Eight teams from PoCo Bowl will be boarding the ferry after qualifying at the zone finals in Surrey on Feb. 11.

Elias Finlayson, 10, and Cole Madaski, 8, will compete at the boys bantam championship in Duncan. They’re coached by Trevor Noble.

The girls will be represented by Hayden T. Brown and Alaina Sayer. The nine-year-old players are coached by Marco Nunez.

In Nanaimo, Aidan Stad, 14, and Tyler Ng, 13, will compete in the junior boys championship. They’re coached by Terry McPhee while Aaron King will guide the girls entry of Eden Tregilges and Abby King, who are both 12.

Four senior teams will be at the senior championships that are also being held in Nanaimo.

Trevor Hodges, 20, and Jacob Dooley, 16, along with Mitchell Ng, 15, and Nick Poznekoffm, 18, will compete on the boys’ side. Their coaches are Stephen Syrnyk and Jo Borgford, respectively.

The two girls teams that earned their way into the senior provincial championships are Emma Parisé, 17, and Joelene Dooley, 19, who are coached by Karen Syrnyk, along with Sierra Squires, 15, and Rebecca Skipworth, 18. They’re coached by Darryl Skipworth.

The top team in each age division advances to the Youth Bowl Canada national championship that occurs in May in Ottawa, Ont., and Gatineau, Que.

Two PoCo bowlers have already qualified for the individual national championships: Colton Catterall, 14, will compete for the junior boys title while Jayden Allgaier, 19, is in the senior boys division.