Country school scoops the pool at SSV State Bowls Finals
The students from Kyabram P-12 had a successful day at the School Sport Victoria State bowls finals held at Club Sunbury on Wednesday the 28th of April where the school took home all three state titles.
The SSV State bowls finals is competed amongst three different competitions, the primary school competition where 12 students compete in 3 rinks of 4 and play off at their local SSV division first and the have to win their region final to progress to the state finals. They play 5 end games and you score 1 point per end you play and the overall winner is the combined rinks total ends scored. There are two separate secondary competitions, one for junior secondary, one for senior secondary where they play in rinks of three and have too progress through division and region days to progress to state finals.
In the primary school competition 8 teams competed from all around the state in two pools where Kyabram P-12 and Epping Views won their respective pools to progress to the state final. In the state final it was Kyabram P-12 who proved too strong taking the final 10-5 against Epping Views and taking home the 2021 SSV Primary Bowls Championship.
In the Secondary Senior competition, Kyabram P-12 played against Richmond HS in one semi final and Vermont SC competed against Belmont HS, with Kyabram P-12 and Belmont HS winning their semi-finals convincingly and setting up the final. The Kyabram P-12 trio of Jorga Ponton, Riley Locke and Olivia Cartwright took out the final 16-5 and to become the Secondary Senior State bowls champions for 2021.
In the secondary junior competition it was FCJ Benalla taking on Vermont SC 2 in one semi-final and Kyabram P-12 taking on Camperdown in the other semi-final which saw the FCJ Benalla team winning their semi and booking the final against Kyabram P-12. In what was an incredible game with the scores even after 10 ends, the Kyabram P-12 team of Henry Boswood, Luke Turpin and Josh Cartwright won the extra end and securing the SSV State Secondary Junior championship for 2021.
Many thanks to all the teachers, parents and coaches who took the kids to the events throughout the state, many thanks to the number of bowling clubs throughout Victoria who hosted the division and region days and lastly many thanks to Club Sunbury for hosting the state finals.