Bundaberg Bowlers Shine at National Championships
IT’S been a great year for bowling in Bundaberg, with the 2018 season wrapping up last week.
Returning from the 2018 Australian Adult Championship with medals a-plenty were Bundaberg bowlers Nathan Curd and Kate Juillerat, who have enjoyed great success in recent months.
Juillerat was recognised as the 2018 Adult Restricted Cup Champion of Australia, and her All Abilities Ladies Team took out the Champion of Champions trophy to boot.
To top it off, she made the All Stars Team, a special trophy in recognition of her ability and improvement.
In the Combined Cup, Nathan and Kate competed as a team, coming in as runners up in the end.
For Curd it was a particularly proud moment, as he competed in the Men’s All Abilities Competition against people with – and without – disability.
Out of the 40 qualifying competitors from across Australia, Curd finished in 10th place, a remarkable achievement for the Bundaberg bowler.
Curd and Juillerat were coached and supported by Kathleen Hanson, who represents the Special Olympics in Bundaberg.
“These guys have put Bundaberg on the map,” she said.
The result follows on from solid results at the Queensland Tenpin Bowling State Disabilities Championships.
For Curd, the opportunity to play against people without disability and to share the experience with Kate was a great honour.
Both Nathan Curd and Kate Juillerat live with disability, and have experience as ambassadors for people with a disability.
Selection will begin next week for next year’s tenpin bowling season, with 14 spots available in the Queensland state team. Of the 20 people vying for those spots, nine are training right here in Bundaberg.
To read more about the competition, click here.
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