World Juniors Update

World Junior Championships Update

Canadian team at Opening Ceremonies of World Junior Championships L to R: Pricilla Westlake, Stirling Wood, Jaymee Sidel, Cameron Lefresne, Grant Wilkie


Update April 15, 2016

The Australians took the majority of the medals and there were some excellent bowls rolled by all players that kept the spectators on the edge of their seats.

Friendships made and talk about when they will see each other next year.

Our U25 team made Canada proud by being good ambassadors for their country and for the sport of bowls.

Homeward bound tomorrow!

Shelley Sidel


(Here is the modest Australian version of events . .  Junior Jackeroos in World Title Clean Sweep)



Update April 13, 2016

Shelley Sidel reporting from 2016 World Bowls Junior Championships in Queensland

Round robin play is complete, unfortunately no Canadian teams are in the finals.

Overall team results:

  • Women’s singles: Pricilla 11th, Stirling 13th, Jaymee 16th
  • Men’s singles: Cameron 17th, Grant 18th
  • Mixed pairs: Jaymee/Scott 13th, Grant / Pricilla 16th, Cameron / Stirling 17th

This has been a great learning experience for all of them and new friendships have evolved.

The team received numerous compliments from coaches, managers and officials on their ability to come back, adjusting to the condtions, their camaraderie and sportsmanship.

Weather permitting, they will have a training session with Lachlan Tighe later today to assist them in future competitions.

We are homeward bound on the 16th. See you at the Open House!

See here for Day 5 results.

April 12, 2016

Day 4: We were awakened by a thunderstorm but luckily it stopped before the games began.


Jaymee and Scott Jess, mixed pairs partner from Ireland

At the end of the day Jaymee is sitting at 1-6 for singles (8th in her section); 3-4 for mixed pairs (6th in their section).

At the team’s debriefing session internationally known lawn bowling coach, Lachlan Tighe spoke about his methods for achieving success in your games.

He has worked with Henselite Bowls, World Bowls, and numerous national teams including Canada in 2012.

Each player received a copy of his new book “Winning Becomes You”.

Tomorrow is the final day of round robin play.

Jaymee’s “Momager”

See here for  a full list of competitors, the complete draw and results.



The team at Currumidin Wildlife Sanctuary