Cameron Wills is the under 18 zone 14 champion.
Cameron Wills is the under 18 zone 14 champion.

Wills wins under 18 singles title

WEST Coffs bowler Cameron Wills can lay claim to being the best young player in the zone after winning the under 18 zone 14 singles title.

In a tough final, Wills triumphed over Rebekah Ramsay of the Port City Bowling Club to win 31 shots to 13.

Wills exhibited a true level of concentration to achieve the win and led from the start. Despite what the scoreboard says, Wills had to fight for his shots throughout the game.

His draw shot made a real difference throughout the final.

In his previous games, Wills defeated Josh Shearam 31-12 in the district semi-final before defeating Daniel Gillmore in the district final 31-27.

Wills faced a stiff challenge against Gillmore who at 17 has played in the last four district finals winning on two occasions.

Wills trailed Gillmore 19-13 at one stage but the West Coffs bowler dug deep to come from behind and draw level at 23-all before playing great draw shots to win the game 31 to 27.

Senior members of the West Coffs Club are proud of Wills’ achievements as they have witnessed the maturing of a potentially great player.

With a full range of shots to draw on he has tailored his game to be able to adapt to the conditions and overcome the strengths of his opposition.

Early in his career he over used the drive or up shot but throughout the finals series he learnt to concentrate on the draw shot and then use his up shots only when really necessary.

The zone win is especially pleasing to Stuart Hartigan who had taken Wills under his wing to hone his game and shares the excitement of this title win.

Wills now has his sights set on the State finals when the top 16 players from around NSW will meet to play for the title of under 18 Junior Singles Champion.

This is the first junior title to come to the West Coffs Bowling Club and shows the depth of bowling being developed at the club with their Grade 2 Pennant team heading off to the zone 14 Pennant final this weekend at Port Macquarie.

The Grade 7.2 team has also done well only being eliminated in its last game.

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