Holiday Turtle Productions
A television show with a youth focus that's bringing candlepin bowling back to network television.
Now entering its tenth season, Candlepin for Kids combines a New England tradition with the essence of sport in a half-hour television production that emphasizes competition, sportsmanship and fun. A successor to the immensely popular candlepin bowling TV shows of the past, Candlepin for Kids produces over twenty episodes per each season featuring the best youth bowlers in New England. Six tapings are held across bowling centers in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, featuring one-string matches between girl/boy doubles pairings ages five to eighteen after a qualifying tournament. Tournament attendances range from forty to eighty-five kids, with contestants coming from as far as Bangor, Maine and even Nova Scotia to compete.
The show is filmed with two 1080p HD cameras, and includes graphics, instant replays, split-screens, commentary, interviews and all the fix-ins of a professional television production. The program has aired on Cox Sports New England, various cable access stations, and YouTube, with the expectation of a pilot episode appearing on NESN in the fall of 2012, and the hope of achieving a full season of episodes in 2013. It has been featured in the Boston Globe, the Bangor Channel Five Nightly News, and the Haverhill Gazette. All of the 2011-2012 season's episodes are archived on the show's website, www.cp4k.com, a hub for all things candlepin bowling, which is updated daily with behind-the-scenes blogs, videos, commercials and more. The show is produced by an all-volunteer staff of bowlers who do it for the love of the game.