Medal wins a possibility for teams as they celebrate great first day performance.
After a positive first day there's still all to play for in Youth World Championships.
England’s junior and intermediate youth teams have both performed well in the first day of their World Championships on Italy’s River Arno.
The junior team were unlucky to finish second to host nation Italy by just one point, considering all of their four man squad finished in the top four of their seventeen peg sections. With England sat on ten points, Italy on nine and third placed Serbia on 17, they need a good result tomorrow to guarantee a medal place.
Surrey-based Ryan Watson came back with a section win, leaving him with a great shout of an individual medal. Hampshire based Alex Clements finished second in his section, while Jake Dye from Sheffield came third and Manchester’s Connor Barlow fourth.
The intermediate competition took place on a different stretch of the Arno where after a close finish England were left fourth on the first day with 21 points. France are currently in front with 15 points, and there is a tie for second place between Poland and Belgium who are both sat on 19 points.
In the individual stakes, Cleveland based James Dent was the best performer finishing second in his 17 pegs, with Derby lad Cameron Hughes coming fifth, Sheffield’s Matt Godfrey sixth, and Tamworth’s Matt Derry eighth.
Junior coach Steve Sanders said: “Obviously, after such a good first day I am very happy with the result, and I think both teams have a great chance of picking up a medal come tomorrow night. Having said that, we have won nothing yet, and tomorrow is the really important day, so everything is still to play for.”
Last modified on Thursday, 01 September 2011 20:22