SHIPLEY Youth Bowling Club (YBC) produced their best ever performance at the National Tenpin Bowling Championships, striking gold on the way.

The club came away with their best ever haul of medals at the 53rd national competition, with a tally of eight across multiple categories.

This included three golds, two silvers and two bronze medals.

The championships - run by the National Association of Youth Bowling Clubs (NAYBC) - took place at Dunstable across the last three weekends in May.

In total, 407 youth players from all parts of the country competed in seven different age groups from under six to under 22 and in four separate events.

Shipley entered 24 players in six teams over two of the weekends.

Five of that squad competed for Yorkshire earlier in the month, with all of them winning gold in some form at the finals.

Jack Blyth was one of those competing for his county, but this time he went solo to win top-spot in the Senior (Under 16) Boys Singles.

He also combined with his fellow Yorkshire team-mate George Jagger to seal bronze in the Senior Boys Doubles.

Another solo champion was Grace Thomis, who ran to overall victory in the Bantam (Under 10) Girls All Events category.

Rounding out the golds was the mixed quad of Jayden Hartley, Charlie Turner, Harriette Bowes and Jerald Villegas in the Bantam Team contest.

Hartley and Turner had to settle for silver though in the Bantam Boys Doubles.

In the Under-22 Boys Doubles, Callum Simons and Declan Simons also grabbed a silver medal.

The former then doubled his haul when going solo to strike bronze in the Under-22 All Events.

Shipley also had four fourth-placed finishes, as well as several other top 10 performances to round-off an impressive tournament for the club overall.