Norfolk Boys and Surrey Girls are U18 Inter-County Champions for 2016
The 2016 U18 Inter-County Championships took place on the 2nd and 3rd of July at Airport Bowl, Harlington. After 8 games of qualification - in four-person teams - Lincolnshire led the boys, over Essex in second, Norfolk third, Surrey fourth, Hampshire fifth, Derbyshire 6th, Yorkshire 7th and Kent in 8th. For the girls, Lancashire lead the girls, over second-placed Surrey, Northamptonshire third, Hampshire fourth, Lincolnshire fifth, Essex sixth, Sussex seventh and Norfolk eigth.
In the knock-out rounds for the boys, Lincolnshire would defeat Kent, Norfolk would defeated Derbyshire, Surrey would defeat Hampshire and Yorkshire would defeat Essex. Round two saw Norfolk defeat Lincolnshire and Yorkshire defeat Surrey, whilst the final would see Norfolk defeat Yorkshire to be Champions. The third-fourth playoff would see Lincolnshire defeat Surrey to take third place, and Surrey fourth.
For the girls, just four pins would see bottom-qualifiers Norfolk defeat leaders Lancashire, Essex would defeat Northamptonshire, Hampshire defeat Lincolnshire and Surrey defeat Sussex. Round two saw Essex defeat Norfolk, and Surrey defeat Hampshire, setting-up the final in which Surrey would defeat Essex to be Champions. The playoff saw Norfolk take third, and Hampshire fourth.