Wyllie off to national titles

AS a child your parents are always telling you to go and play outside.
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Jake Wyllie clearly never listened to that advice.

At only 15 years of age, Wyllie is already bowling plenty of older opponents over in the sport of indoor bias bowls.

After dominating the local scene in Burnie, where he has taken out the Western division junior title for the last four years, Wyllie has now taken his talents to a state level.

He has recently taken out the Tasmanian junior boys singles championship, earning himself a trip to Toowoomba, Queensland in August to compete at the national titles, where he will play nine games over a week.

To earn his ticket interstate, Wyllie took on some of the best under-18 bowlers in the state, and left his best performance till last.

He faced Launceston’s Jak Wilson in the final, who also happened to be the reigning Australian boys champion.

After falling behind early, Wyllie hauled himself back into the match with some great draw shots.

He eventually won the final in a nail-biting finish 21-20, to claim the title.

Emu Bay Bowls Association secretary Robyn Lenarcic, who also plays with Wyllie at Acton, said he is a very talented player.

“He’s very good, and he’s very well-mannered as well,” Lenarcic said.

“He’s a very good draw bowler being a singles player.”

Burnie’s Jake Wyllie showing off the winner’s shield after claiming the Tasmanian junior boys singles championship recently. Picture: Stuart Wilson.

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