SOUTH COAST CARNIVAL - JUNIORS
Warilla's Jessica Hili and Maitland City's Molly Wilton were big sectional winners in the pairs at the Junior South Pacific carnival at Warilla Bowling Club.
The pair cruised into tomorrow's quarter-finals with three wins and a plus 63-shot margin in section 1.
The pair will now take on Ellen Ryan (Goulburn Railway) and Warilla's Natalie Noronha, after the Australian under-18s representatives were beaten by Andrew Deasey-Jake Chapman (composite) but won section two with 2 wins+41.
Among the other 10 pairs of sectional winners yesterday were Figtree RSL's Dylan Skinner and partner Corey Wedlock (3 wins+44), West Dubbo's Keedan McGuire and Ryan McGuire (2 wins+17), Trent McGuire and Warilla's Jayden Gebbie (2 wins+18) and Warilla's Samantha Noronha and William Johnson, who had 2 wins+33.
The five-day carnival features 80 bowlers in under 16 or under 18 (open) singles and open pairs. The carnival continues with post-sectional singles today.
In the open division, Warilla's Natalie Noronha, a finalist the past two years, takes on Australian under-18s rep Thomas Webb (Corowa Services) in a standout match.
Figtree's Skinner - who last week made the semi-finals of the senior South Pacific - plus Hili and Fairy Meadow's Australian rep Dawn Hayman will aim for the singles final.
In the under 16s competition, Dubbo Railway junior Jono Davis, who reached the final last year aged 10, will feature among the players to beat today.
Jordan Taylor and Oak Flats clubmate Kayleigh Darlington will also be in action in singles today.
Post-sectional play in pairs is tomorrow, with Friday's finals to be held at Warilla BC.