There’s Always Time to Go Bowling – Book Now for Christmas

Don’t leave it until Christmas to arrange a bowling party.

Throughout the year, Go Bowling Australia member centres offer fantastic tenpin bowling parties for groups of 8 or more.

Are you looking for a Christmas party venue that will keep guests of all ages thoroughly entertained with activities, food and drinks?  Something a little different to the boring sit down dinner or drinks at a bar.  Get your team into the spirit with a tenpin bowling event!

Corporate events to Christmas parties, birthdays to just bowling with friends - Go Bowling Australia centres are the perfect place for great fun, tasty food and a complete party atmosphere for you, your family and friends and your workmates!

Find your local Go Bowling Australia Centre and check out their  deals and special offers today.

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Mavis Still Bowling Them Over at 97

MAVIS Peters has been lining up pins for more than a quarter of a decade.

Each Monday, without fail, the dedicated league bowler gets a lift into the Suncity Tenpin at Alexandra Headland and mixes it with the best of them.

Yesterday was unlike any Monday before – she celebrated her 97th birthday.

Read more . . . 

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Squads Available at Junior Championships

The 2016 Australian Junior Championship is on at AMF Keon Park (Melbourne) and squads are still available!

Hundreds of teenage and junior bowlers from every State and Territory in Australia, together with players from New Zealand, compete in tenpin bowling’s annual Junior National Championship – a two-week bowling extravaganza that happens in April!  The first Junior Championship was held at St Leonards in Sydney NSW back in 1971.  The first President’s Junior Interstate Shield was at Cross Road Bowl in Adelaide, South Australia in 1974.

Tenpin Bowling Australia LtdInformation on how to enter, participant registration forms and all other details are available from Tenpin Bowling Australia’s website here.

The Junior Nationals is also the catalyst for coaching seminars, sport science forums etc. for parents, guardians and junior bowlers.  An important part of TBA’s role as the national governing body for the sport is its responsibility for the development and education of young athletes.  TBA works closely with, and is strongly supported by the Australian Sports Commission in every aspect of its role to regulate, develop and promote the sport of tenpin bowling in Australia.

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Active Adults Get Back into Bowling!

Remember the fun of tenpin bowling???  The laughter, the atmosphere, and the sheer exhilaration of playing in a small team??

Well, we’re pleased to report that your local Go Bowling Australia Centres are inviting you, your family and friends to join them as a member of their Active Adults tenpin bowling club.

Many mature aged people have happy memories of tenpin bowling back in the 1970′s and 80′s, but gave up their sport to raise families or for career reasons and really missed their sport. Well the good news is . . . bowling is back!

Many people are finding that now that their children are grown up and work pressures are reduced, they again have time to enjoy the fun of tenpin bowling.  Most mature-age people who are playing again say that bowling revives the youth that lives within us all.?  Research among existing mature-age people showed quite clearly that it’s the fun and social side of tenpin bowling that has such immense appeal to them.  In fact 100% of them said they would recommend tenpin bowling to anyone in a similar age group.

Although Go Bowling Australia Centres retain that magical atmosphere of excitement, today they have modern coffee shops, bars, function rooms, and automatic scoring of course. All centres have plenty of parking and easy access too.?  For most mature-age people it’s about playing and meeting friends, so maybe it’s time for you to get back into bowling and see for yourself why it’s so popular with people our age.

Go Bowling Australia Tenpin Bowling Centres would love to see you again and welcome you back to bowling in their modern, air-conditioned centres.?  Of course, if you haven’t tenpin bowled before you’re more than welcome to join in the fun.  Go Bowling Australia Centres are renowned for their friendliness and making it easy for newcomers, so no excuses anyone!

Simply call your local Go Bowling Australia Centre for full details of their Active Adults Club – all centres are listed here on the Centre Locations page of this website.

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The Countdown is on for 54th Australian Adult Championship

Every year, for more than 50 years, the sport’s governing body has held a championship for men and women over the age of 18 who are members of Tenpin Bowling Australia or an affiliated federation.

Entry forms and more information on the 2015 Australian Adult Championships is available now.

If you have any queries or need assistance, please contact TBA’s National Office via email – or call 07 3262 4455.

The 2015 Australian Adult Championship will be held at Tenpin City from October 3-24.

TBA’s Adult National Championship is a bowling carnival that offers the opportunity for bowlers of all grades to compete for awards and prize-money as individuals, or in pairs or teams, against fellow players from every State and Territory of Australia.

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Belmo talks to THE PROJECT team tonight about Bowling’s Olympic aspirations!

Just 24 hours after returning from Japan where a team of officials and bowlers presented Bowling’s case for inclusion in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Jason Belmonte will appear on Channel Ten’s THE PROJECT this evening.

Catch the program and Jason’s interview with The Project panel at 6.30pm AEST tonight.

Bowling also featured on the ABC’s top-rating A.M. news program that aired right around Australia this morning – here’s a link to the site where you can tune in to the segment:

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Bowling Poised for Olympic Inclusion

The sport of tenpin bowling is poised for a momentous leap into the Olympics.

World #1 bowler, Jason Belmonte returned to Australia brimming with optimism following a presentation to the panel assessing bids for inclusion in the Tokyo 2020 Games. Bowling is one of eight sports shortlisted as a possible addition to the Tokyo 2020 programme and its credentials were boosted with a petition signed by nearly 1 million Japanese, demonstrating the level of national support.

The delegation of eight officials and players included the Presidents of both World Bowling, Kevin Dornberger and the Japan Bowling Congress, Tsutomu Takebe, plus two of the world’s most prominent athletes – Belmonte and World Youth Champion, Shion Izumune from Japan.

“We really promoted Bowling, and really sold the sport on the positives of why it is deserving of a place in the Olympic Games,” Belmonte said. “Bowling is very popular in Japan and they are also very talented bowlers at both amateur and professional level … without a doubt, it would be a huge drawcard for spectators at the Games and to the television audience of Bowling’s enormous fan-base worldwide,” Belmonte explained.

Kevin Dornberger echoed Belmonte’s enthusiasm for Bowling’s eligibility for the Tokyo 2020 programme. “It would be a great honour to be included as an additional event in the Tokyo 2020 Games … Bowling is an exceptional sport that combines outstanding skill and top level performance by extraordinary athletes and we are certain that Bowling will provide a positive and unique impact on the Games”, he added.

In September, organisers will recommend one or more of the shortlisted sports to the IOC for inclusion in the 2020 Games, with the final decision due in August 2016.

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Orange’s Hayward is Kingpin at National Deaf Tenpin Bowling Championships

DAVID Hayward took home two Australian titles and broke a record at the recent 33rd National Deaf Tenpin Bowling Championships.

The event was bowled at Ballarat over the Easter weekend and the Orange bowler excelled.

He took out the mixed seniors’ championship with a three-game series of 664.  It was the first time Hayward was eligible to bowl in the seniors’ event after turning 50 last September.

He rolled games of 234, 189 and 241 for his 664 total and the win.

Hayward took out the masters championship for the third time, after previously claiming the title in 1996 and 2003.

Read the full article here in the Central Western Daily.

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Chris Barnes sweeps two opponents to win men’s title in 50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

After qualifying for the QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup for the first time in his illustrious career, PBA star Chris Barnes swept his two opponents in the stepladder finals to win the men’s title in the 50th anniversary edition of the prestigious event Sunday, Nov. 9 at Sky Bowling Center in Wroclaw, Poland.

The six-time World Champion and 17-PBA titlist, who finally had won the Team USA Trials in January to earn berth into the World Cup after finishing second in the qualifier for five times. He mached the performance of his wife Lynda, who won the 41st World Cup in Llubljana, Slovenia, in 2005, making them the only couple that has won the World Cup.

All the results can be found at this link.

2014 QUBICAAMF BOWLING WORLD CUP at Sky Bowling Center, Wroclaw, Poland

Championship Round
1. Chris Barnes, United States, 1,015 (4 games)
2. Tobias Bording, Germany, 464 (2 games)
3. Mykhaylo Kalika, Ukraine, 423 (2 games)

Playoff Results (best-of-three games)
Semi-final Match: No. 3 Barnes def. No. 2 Kalika, 2-0
(215-204, 300-219)

Championship: Barnes def. No. 1 Bording, 2-0
(269-248, 231-216)

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Live Coverage of 50th Bowling World Cup Available via

You can stay up-to-date and follow all of this year’s tournament action, LIVE via – on Facebook, Twitter, the official QubicaAMF website, with Live Streaming or Live On-Line Scoring — the choice is yours.  And be sure to share this with your friends and family so they can stay up-to-date and follow our Australians in action too!

The first Men’s 5-game squad is scheduled to start at 8.00am Tuesday 4th November, with the women’s first squad due to hit the lanes from 11.00am.

Live Streaming is Back for This Year’s Tournament
BowlTV will be covering a pair of lanes showcasing bowlers as they move across the lanes and have live commentary, including interviews with bowlers and coaches.  Follow the entire Bowling World Cup event LIVE on BowlTV @

In addition, you can keep up with your favourite bowler’s scores live, on-line.  See how they are bowling and their pinfall, frame-by-frame, as it’s happening.  Once the tournament starts, go to  and click on the ‘On-Line Scoring’ button.  Be sure to add this address to your ‘Favourites’ so you easily access it throughout the week.

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Tenpin Bowling Australia Hall of Fame Ceremony Honours Terry Wenban & Steve Lovell

Barb Richmond, Jeanette Baker, John Coxon, Cheryl Munson, Steve Lovell, Cara Honeychurch & Terry Wenban

Tenpin Bowling Australia welcomed 2 bowling stalwarts Terry Wenban and Steve Lovell into the Hall of Fame.  The ceremony took place during a Presentation Dinner held in conjunction with the sport’s National Championships, which continue until Saturday, 25 October.

Terry and Steve were two of the powerhouses of bowling in 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. Whilst fierce competitors throughout their bowling careers they were also great mates with their friendship continuing to this day.  So it was entirely fitting for the two of them to be inducted into the Hall of Fame together.

TBA CEO Cara Honeychurch commented,  “Both Terry and Steve attended the Hall of Fame ceremony on the understanding they were there to roast the other and share some stories from the past. It took some elaborate planning from the Hall of Fame Committee to pull this off and keep it a secret from the both of them.  But to see the look of shock on their faces when they heard their names announced as the 2014 inductees made the effort well worth it”.

An entertaining AV presentation recounting the pair’s outstanding careers added further excitement to the event which was attended by over 130 bowlers and officials, including previous Hall of Fame inductees Barb Richmond, John Coxon, Jeanette Baker and Cheryl Munson.

Read full article here
courtesy of Tenpin Bowling Australia Ltd

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