by Jordan Burley
Aaron Benning and Samuel Richer are both bantam boys that play out of our Kemptville YBC program, which stands for Youth Bowl Canada, open to youth ages 4-19. It is held at the Kemptville Bowling alley every Saturday morning from September to April, one shift at 9 am and one shift at 10:30 am.
Aaron and Samuel qualified out of Kemptville to play in the National Championships tournament, which is the highest level any bantam bowler can play in. They moved on to the Ottawa Valley zone round, where they, along with a team from Orleans, qualified to move on to the provincial round.
The provincial round was held on March 1 at Markham bowl in Markham Ontario, where 24 teams competed for the chance to move on to the National round In Calgary, Alberta.
After a hard fought five games, the boys managed to secure a Silver medal finish in the province, crossing a total of 1,568 points, only behind first place by 26 points, while two teams tied for 3rd, only 4 points behind our Kemptville bantam boys team.
Congratulations to Aaron and Samuel on this outstanding accomplishment. We have many talented youth coming up in our YBC program, and we are very excited for what the future holds!