Up-and-Coming Junior Achieves Personal Best
Michael Murray becomes a Tenpin SA Monthly Star
2010 has been a great year for one of South Australia’s up and coming Juniors, Michael Murray. Not only did he make the President’s Shield Team in 2010 that will head to Geelong, VIC in April 2011, he won the final event of the Junior Section at the South Australian Junior Youth Circuit and bowled his highest single game and highest three game series.
Michael bowled his highest game of 283 at Bowland Salisbury on 9th November and backed it up the very next day at AMF Village with a 738 3-game series.
If this was not enough he showed the rest of South Australia how good his form was when he won the last South Australian Junior Youth Circuit event at AMF Cross Road on 28 November. Michael qualified 2nd after the 6 games of qualifying and then beat 2010 President’s Shield Representatives Matthew Bernhardt and Dekland Modra to win his first tournament.
Earlier this year Michael was selected to join the Tenpin SA Junior Development Squad. The aim of this squad is to prepare talented Juniors for Interstate Competition. Michael has certainly come through the Tenpin SA pathway going from strength to strength in 2010. We hope his form continues through to President’s Shield in 2011 so the President’s Shield Team can improve on last years 3rd place.
Tenpin SA would once again like to congratulate Michael for his great bowling in November and hope to see more great success from him in the future. We wish Michael and the rest of the President’s Shield Team all the very best with their preparations for the Junior Nationals in April 2011.
One TBA Member will be awarded each month so if you know someone that deserves recognition like Michael, NOMINATE THEM NOW!! Nomination Criteria and Forms can be found on the Tenpin SA Website at www.tenpinsa.com.au/index.php?id=320
Tenpin SA would also like to recognise the achievements of the other bowlers nominated in November:
• Garry Hicks highest series bowler in Darlington League and 3 time participant of the Disabled State Team Challenge (Cross Road)
• Pat Hambour legally blind bowler with 80 over average with a 199 game (Cross Road)
• Kierran Ferris for winning the 2010 Disabled Masters (Cross Road)
• Gregory Vermeeren bowling a personal best game of 198 some 82 over average (Port Pirie)
• Nathan Scarman bowling a personal best of 248 which was a massive 117 over average (Port Pirie)
• Mark Stewart bowling a new personal best of 186, 89 over average (Cross Road)
• Kellie Martlew’s new personal best of 200 which was 96 over average (Port Pirie)