Bowlers’ striking feat
BOWLING: Striking success at the representative level is a remarkable feat for any aspiring sportsperson.
It’s also one that Lockyer Valley bowlers Kristel Redinger, Karnie Taylor and Jamie Haupt can proudly lay claim to.
The trio hit the lanes of Oz Tenpin in Epping, Victoria, to compete at the 28th National Disability Ten Pin Bowling Championships in June.
The bowlers have become regular faces for Queensland at the competition, with Kristel attending for the third year, Jamie for the fifth and Karnie for an impressive sixth time.
It was a great outing for the group who all bowled well above their averages.
Kristel and Jamie were both in the Queensland Cole Cup side and although Queensland didn’t place in the top three, there were only 11 points between the seven state teams.
“I like catching up with my friends and I went much better this year,” Kristel said.
While Karnie was in the Queensland open team, which claimed a silver medal at the competition.
Karnie also claimed a gold medal in the trio’s class with team mates Courtney Bucknall and Duncan Fraser. The trio now hold the national record for that division.
Karnie also won a silver medal in the individual ladies open all events and claimed the highest scoring female of the competition with a 254 game. She also won the highest over average female for the competition by scoring a 101 over average.
“It was a bit harder this year but it was still fun,” Karnie said.