Nervous start for champ

Showing his winning style in the lanes at Ten Pin City at Lidcombe 16-year-old Jordan Dinham managed to turn around a slow start to take the National Junior Masters title 3-2 in Melbourne last month and bring home a swag of trophies and medals.

Story appeared in: Review | May 14th, 2018

TEN Pin City junior bowler Jordan Dinham may need a bigger trophy cabinet soon after winning the prestigious Australian Ten Pin Bowling Junior Masters title in Melbourne last month.
After two weeks of intense competition, the 16-year-old drew Kalum Davis in the final match losing the first 257 to 225 before hitting back to win the second 209-172.
With the competition locked at one-all Davis took the third 247-185 leaving Jordan to come back in the fourth to keep his title hopes alive.
The pressure was on but Jordan held his nerve, bowling 194 to Davis' 190, to push it to a fifth match which he also won 212-207 to take both the match and his first national title.
Balancing his training with his Year 12 studies at Trinity Catholic College, Jordan admitted that he'd been a little nervous at the start of the tournament which was held in Frankston which definitely affected his early performances.
"During the first round I didn't bowl so well but after that I did better," he said.
"I think I was more nervous in the first round.
"It was a long competition."
Thanking his current coach Chris Batson, Jordan said he got his start in the sport at the age of seven under the guidance of Darryl Gardner who helped him develop his skills.
His next sporting challenge is the Sydney Youth Cup at Campbelltown in a few weeks.

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