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TBNZ is always on the lookout for dedicated, passionate volunteers to assist with taking the sport forward.  If you have one or two hours per week to spare, and would like to help out, we would like to hear from you.  Please see the volunteers page for more information.
 

World Cup information

Hot off the press, from Jason Waters in Poland.

The World Cup results will be updated throughout the tournament on the WORLD CUP Website.

Fans around the world will again be able to get all the results and follow the scores on line during the tournament by going to the Website and clicking on the on-line scoring logo.

Stay up-to-date and follow all of this year’s tournament action, LIVE – ON Facebook, Twitter, the official QubicaAMF website, with Live Streaming and Live On-Line Scoring.

This year bowlers, coaches, friends and family—even those that cannot be there in person—will be able to follow the QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup tournament action live in more ways than ever before.

Live streaming will be back for this year’s tournament. We’ll cover 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 the 2014 World Cup page 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.

You will also be able to stay up-to-date on all official Bowling World Cup news, results, qualifying rounds, social events and more through Facebook and Twitter (@QubicaAMF). You’ll know what happens as it happens including high scores, country match-ups, daily highlights and World Cup staff comments. ‘Follow’ us on Twitter  and be sure to ‘Like’ us on Facebook.

If you would like to have the latest scores emailed to you after each game, then simply send an email and you’ll be added to the distribution list. Don’t forget to add us to your ‘Safe List'.

 

Rachuig update.

The development team that TBNZ has sent to the Walter Rachuig Memorial Tournament in Sydney are finding it tough.  The standard of bowling shown by some of the other teams has been mind-blowing.

The stand-out bowler for NZ over the first 2 days, by a country mile, is Blake Brooks.  He is averaging 210, with a high game of 247, but is still placed 13th amongst the men.  Brendan Meads from Queensland is bowling a 234 average, including a 300 game.

The Victorian Ladies team are bowling a 211 average between all 6 of them, 5 of them are in the top 7 ladies.  No other team is competing with them in the Ladies division.

In the points standings, The NZ mens team and Ladies team are both placed 7th, but by a quirk of the points the team is sitting 9th overall.  But we must keep in mind that this is a development team, I am certain that lots of lessons are being learned by the athletes, that will benefit them for years to come.

Full official results can be found at the Australian Tenpin Results website.

I have compiled some overall team and individual statistics after day 2, the Mens file can be found here, and the Ladies file can be found here.

Please keep in mind that due to the unavailability of any head to head or team match results from Australia, I have no points statistics or averages against etc etc.

 

NZ Seniors triumph in Australia.

For the 2nd time, New Zealand has emerged victorious in the Australian Senior Teams Challenge.  

The NZ men won the mens division with 534 points, ahead of Queensland and Northern Territory, whilst the ladies picked up bronze with 485 points, behind Victoria and ACT.  The combined points tally for NZ was 1019, ahead of Queensland on 923 and Victoria on 916.

There are many many highlights from NZ to mention, but standout performances are as follows:

-    All the NZ men finishing inside the top 15 in the Singles and, more importantly, the All Events.  This set the stage for the overall performance.
-    Roger Tucker and Greg Nicolas winning GOLD in the Doubles, with Terry and Phil finishing 4th.
-    After a sluggish start, the NZ men roared back to win the Bronze in the teams event.
-    Ivena Heald 5th in the Ladies Singles, and 3rd in the All Events.
-    Cushla Burns and Ivena Heald 2nd in the Doubles.
-    The ladies winning Bronze in the teams event.

Congratulations to one and all, every single point won by every single athlete contributed to this victory.

Full results can be found on the TBA Results website here.

TBNZ Board welcomes back Barry Hutton.

The board wishes to advise that Barry Hutton has agreed to return to the Board on an interim basis, in the position of Central Zone Director, until a permanent CEO is appointed.

Regional Camps - last 3 months of 2014.

We’ve now run eight (8) Regional Camps.   We have the last three (3) for 2014 and the flyers are attached for each one.  Please take the time to read through the flyer as session times and maximum numbers per session may vary from one camp to another.

Dates     Centre     Contact Person     Shop Link Notes
November 1-2 Lincoln Road    Sarah Young Click here Session 1 CANCELLED
November 22-23 Tenpin Tauranga  Mark Stretton Click here  
December 6-7 Garden City Bowl    Claire Gow Click here  

We would like to take this opportunity to thank Pins Lincoln, Tenpin Tauranga and Garden City Bowl (through Claire Gow) for their support and for accommodating these regional camps.
 
NATIONAL TRAINING SQUAD REGIONAL CAMP REQUIREMENT for 2014
 
A gentle reminder about the minimum requirement for camp attendance which I have outlined in my email dated 25th of August 2014:
- Three TBNZ-run regional camps required for squad members who have not attended any National Team training camps.
- Two TBNZ-run regional camps required for squad members who are attending National Team training camps.
 
If you are unsure where you are in terms of your camp requirements and would like to know how many you have completed or how many more you need to do, please do not hesitate to contact me.
 
For and on behalf of TBNZ 
 
Kind regards,
Belle Swain

 

National Youth Teams Champs - Pins Lincoln.

The 2014 National Youth Teams Champs is now completed, and it was the most successful National Youth Teams Championships ever.  With ten teams taking part for the first time, as well as 27 bowlers making their debut, the event was absolutely awesome.

All the bowlers are a credit to their Coaches/Managers, their Centre's and themselves, in the way that showed competitiveness and true sportsmanship, both on and off the lanes.

Final Results are as follows:

Team Placings
1st - Manukau/Hawkes Bay - 117.5 points
2nd - Porirua - 101.5 points
3rd - Westgate - 87 points
4th - Kapiti - 80.5 points
5th - Lincoln - 77.5 points
6th - Wellington - 74 points
7th - Lower Hutt - 56.5 points
8th - Strike Juniors - 51.5 points
9th - Canterbury - 44 points
10th - West/Linc - 31 points

All Stars Placings - Top 3 Mens
1st - Blake Brooks - 194.06 avg
2nd - Anthony Carbonell - 189.50 avg
3rd - Joshua Stretton - 189.44

All Stars Placings - Top 3 Ladies
1st - Monica Sopi - 170.25 avg
2nd - Chelsie Parsons - 167.77 avg
3rd - Rebekah Baxter - 165.61 avg

Outstanding Performance Award
George Lambert - Manukau/Hawkes Bay, and Fiona Sopi - Porirua

Sportsperson Award
There were a number of bowlers who were voted for, but for the second year in a row there were two that stood out and tied for the award.  The winners were Jess Swain - Wellington and Liam Geyde - Westgate.

I would like to personally thank all the Bowlers, Managers, Coaches, Parents and Supporters for their effort, time, dedication and support. This is a wonderful tournament and it is all your effort that makes the event. It is truly 'grassroots' bowling and needs to be fostered.

Thanks to NZ Tenpin Bowling Supplies for their kind sponsorship of donating a high performance bowling ball to the All Stars Champions.

Lastly I would like to thank Pins Lincoln for hosting the event, especially to Sarah, Steve, Cushla, Tony and Ila and their staff for all their efforts with running the tournament and assisting me prior to the event. Also to David Davies for his time and effort with scoring the tournament and the Junior-Youth Nationals.

Full results can be found here.

I will look forward to seeing you all again at the 2015 Junior/Youth Nationals and National Youth Teams Champs, these events will be hosted by Tenpin Kapiti,

Kind Regards

Pete Richardson
TBNZ Tournament Director.

TBNZ Junior/Youth Nationals.

The 2014 TBNZ Junior/Youth Nationals have just concluded. Thirty-six bowlers across four divisions took part in the Masters, many for the first time.

There was some exceptional bowling with many bowling above their average.

The National Champions are:

Open Youth Boys - Anthony Carbonell, Blake Brooks, Kaleb Allardyce.
Open Girls - Dayna Haylock, Rebekah Baxter, Fiona Sopi.
Junior Girls - Dayna Haylock, Rebekah Baxter, Fiona Sopi.
Junior Boys - Kieran Davis - Alex Jaggers - Liam Smaha.
Junior Graded - Clare Sanayam, Emilee Adams, Devan Sanayam.

Special mention of the outstanding performance of Dayna Haylock to win both the Junior Girls and Youth Girls titles.

Full results can be found here.

Regards

Pete Richardson
TBNZ Tournament Director

Chief Executive Officer Vacancy.

Unfortunately we have received no applications for the CEO vacancy that we advertised recently.  Accordingly, we are re-advertising. 

This role is a voluntary role that will take up approx. 10 hours per week, and can be based anywhere in New Zealand.  Anybody who is interested should read the job description and send their application to Fred Housham (northern@tbnz.co.nz).  Applications close on 24 October.

The Board will continue to act as interim CEO until a new appointment is made.

Regards
The Board

 
National Teams Championships Survey.

TBNZ is reviewing the format of future National Teams Championships events, and we are seeking the opinions of our members.  Please see the attached survey document.  

If you want to submit your opinions by mail, please print out this document, fill it out, and send it to the TBNZ mailbox at PO Box 79013, Royal Heights, Auckland 0656

If you want to submit your opinions electronically, you can do so by answering these questions in the TBNZ Forum, or you can copy the questions to an email, sent to Pete Richardson at tournament@tbnz.co.nz.

Meeting minutes and Income/Expenses statements.

The minutes of the 2014 AGM, the Mgmt Team meeting held July 15, and the June 2014 Income and Expenses statements, have now been published on the Minutes  and Financial Reports pages.

Chief Executive Officer Vacancy.

It is with regret that the Board accepts the resignation of Ally Haynes as CEO of TBNZ.  Ally will stand down at the 31st of August. 

The Board would like to thank Ally for her work over the last eighteen months and wish her and her family well for the future. 

We are now looking for a new CEO, this role is a voluntary role that will take up approx. 10 hours per week, and can be based anywhere in New Zealand.  Anybody who is interested should read the job description and send their application to Fred Housham (northern@tbnz.co.nz).  Applications close on 15 September.

The Board will act as interim CEO until a new appointment is made.

Regards
The Board 

National Squad Manager position.

The TBNZ Management Team has reviewed certain positions in relation to looking after TBNZ’s National Squad and the selected National Teams.   With the new National Training Squad Policy now in place, it follows that there is no more separation between the national squad divisions in terms of training needs and selection policies.  To ensure that the policy is enforced and that team trainings and preparations for National teams are done in a consistent manner, going forward there will only be one National Squad Manager.  In support of this role, Team Managers will be appointed for the international travel of each team as required.  This means that the roles of Adult/Youth/Senior National Squad Managers no longer exist.  We are also reviewing the Squad Management Policy to align with the changes then subsequently present this to the Board for approval.
 
We hereby advise that we have appointed Annabelle Swain to the role of National Squad Manager.   This role is in transition for 2014.  Belle will provide support, where required or requested in the preparation for travel of this year’s National Teams.

We have also appointed Tim Swain to the position of Rankings Officer.  We thank James Kelly for his efforts in this position over the last few years.

 
8th Regional Training Camp - Porirua.

TBNZ is proud to present the eigth regional training camp of 2014, to be held at Strike Porirua, Wellington, over the weekend of September 27-28.  This is open to all TBNZ members of all ability levels.  There are different session times during the weekend, each session costs $45.00.

TBNZ would also like to include as many TBNZ registered coaches, and any people not qualified as a coach yet but interested in coaching at any level, in the regional camps.

Please see the attached flyer for more information on which sessions would suit you best, costs, other schedule items and the contact people to register your interest with.

All NZ Squad members must attend 3 regional camps per year.  They must also attend 2 training sessions at each camp, for a discounted cost of $70 per camp.

Registrations will be taken by email to Belle Swain.  Registrations close on September 20, all fees are required to be paid by this date.  No refunds will be given after this date. 

Each session is open to a limited number of athletes, so please get your registration in early to book the sessions you want.

 
7th Regional Training Camp - Kapiti.

TBNZ is proud to present the seventh regional training camp of 2014, to be held at Kapiti Tenpin, Wellington, over the weekend of September 6-7.  This is open to all TBNZ members of all ability levels.  There are different session times during the weekend, each session costs $45.00.

Registrations will be taken by email to Belle Swain.  Registrations close on August 30, all fees are required to be paid by this date.  No refunds will be given after this date. 

All other info is as per the Porirua Camp mentioned above - please see the attached flyer for more details.
 

2014 World Youth Champs

The team of Anthony Carbonell, Blake Brooks, John Miklos and Kaleb Allardyce have arrived in Hong Kong for the World Youth Champs.  More information will become available here, and the official website can be found here.

Good luck team, we are sure you will do us proud.

New WorldBowling website

Some of you may be aware that the FIQ and WTBA have recently merged into one body - WorldBowling.

WorldBowling has launched a new website as part of its drive towards more global participation and competition, and ultimate inclusion in the Olympic Games.

The website will act as the central hub for the Bowling community, consisting of hundreds of millions of bowlers worldwide.

As part of WorldBowling's online media presence, they have also launched pages on Facebook, Twitter and a YouTube channel.

More information on WorldBowling and its' activities can be found at the website.

UPDATE:  WorldBowling have created a working group to explore options to change the scoring system for Tenpin Bowling, to make it more attractive and exciting to non-bowlers to watch.  Please see the press release for more information.

This committee has invited suggestions from the public on this - so if you have any really bright ideas on how to simplify the scoring for bowling, please send them in.  

Junior Nationals Entry Form

TBNZ, in association with Pins Lincoln, is proud to present the entry form for the Junior/Youth Nationals, to be held at Pins Lincoln from September 29 to October 1.

The entry form can be downloaded from the tournament page.

Entries will also be accepted through the TBNZ Shop.

Date changes for Junior/Youth Nationals and NYTC

Due to a record level of entries for the NYTC (ten teams), this event will now be held over 3 days from October 2-4 at Pins Lincoln.

This necessitates a minor date change for the Junior/Youth Nationals, which will now be held on September 29 to October 1, also at Pins Lincoln.

The entry form for the Junior/Youth Nationals will be out very shortly.

National Rankings Final

Due to a lack of funds available (no contributions from centre qualifying events) and prohibitive logistics, the National Rankings Final scheduled for Manukau Superstrike on the weekend of December 13/14 has been cancelled.

However, Manukau Superstrike have indicated that they would like to host their own Grade 3 ranked tournament, they have agreed to hold it on December 13/14.

2015 Asian Zone Champs team

Unfortunately Melonie Lister has had to pull out of the 2015 Asian Zone Champs team.  TBNZ is proud to announce that Ellen Slater has now been selected to this team.

Congratulations Ellen. 

Tenpin Bowling on National Radio

Sarah Young, NZ Squad representative and manager of Pins Lincoln in Auckland, spoke to Bryan Crump on New Zealand Nights, on Monday July 7.

If you missed the broadcast, you can listen to it online here

2014 AMF Bowling World Cup Qualifying event

Pins Lincoln, in association with Grassroots Trust and TBNZ, is proud to present the 2014 New Zealand World Cup Qualifying event. 

This event will be held at Pins Lincoln over the weekend of August 22-24, and the male and female champions will earn the right to represent NZ at the QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup in Wroclaw, Poland, in November.

This is a Grade 2 TBNZ Sanctioned and Ranked event.

More information can be found on the tournament documents, now available here.

2014 Senior Teams

TBNZ is pleased to announce that the following athletes have been selected for the 2014 Australian Senior Teams Challenge:

Ladies: Ivena Heald, Annabelle Swain, Cushla Burns, Alison Hayward.

Men: Phil Wright, Terry Mustchin, Gregorio Nicolas, Roger Tucker.

TBNZ is also pleased to announce that the following athletes have been selected for the 2014 Senior Asian Zone Champs:

Senior Ladies: Ivena Heald, Janet Miklos, Lynnaire Churchill, Robyn Watkins.

Senior Men: Gregorio Nicolas, Roger Tucker, Fred Housham, Delfin de Guzman.

Grand Senior Ladies: Alison Hayward, Sandy Hoare, Donna Fletcher, Anne McNaull.

Grand Senior Men: Allan Heald, Chan Harris, Alain Cossardeaux, Bill Hayward.

Allan Heald will be coaching all these teams.

Congratulations to all who have been selected, we are sure you will do us proud.

2014 Rachuig Team

TBNZ is pleased to announce that the following athletes have been selected for the 2014 Walter Rachuig Memorial Tournament:

Ladies: Annabelle Swain, Claire Gow, Julie Barns, Kerrie Churchill, Shinae King, Suzanne Howell.

Men: Craig Nevatt, Dave Warwick, Mark Francis, Blake Brooks, Zane Carlson, George Lambert. 

Team Management
Team Coach: Adrian Judd.
Team Manager: AJ/Craig will share this role.

Congratulations to all who have been selected, we are sure you will do us proud.

2014 Grand Classic International

TBNZ has received the rules and regulations for the 2014 Grand Classic International, being held in Jakarta, Indonesia, from October 28 to November 4.

Any Senior bowler that is considering travelling to this event should read this information.

 
6th Regional Training Camp - Manukau.

TBNZ is proud to present the sixth regional training camp of 2014, to be held at Superstrike Manukau, Auckland, over the weekend of July 26-27.  This is open to all TBNZ members of all ability levels.  There are different session times during the weekend, each session costs $45.00.

TBNZ would also like to include as many TBNZ registered coaches, and any people not qualified as a coach yet but interested in coaching at any level, in the regional camps.

Please see the attached flyer for more information on which sessions would suit you best, costs, other schedule items and the contact people to register your interest with.

All NZ Squad members must attend 3 regional camps per year.  They must also attend 2 training sessions at each camp, for a discounted cost of $70 per camp.

Registrations will be taken by email to Belle Swain or Blake Brooks.  Registrations close on July 19, all fees are required to be paid by this date.  No refunds will be given after this date. 

Each session is open to a limited number of athletes, so please get your registration in early to book the sessions you want.

Remaining Regional Camps for 2014.

TBNZ is proud to announce that the following dates/centres have been confirmed for hosting regional training camps: 

  • 26 – 27 July - Manukau.
  • 05 – 07 September - Kapiti.
  • 26 – 28 September - Strike Porirua.
  • 31 Oct – 02 November - Pins Lincoln.
  • 22 – 23 November - Tenpin Tauranga.
  • 06 – 07 December - Garden City Bowl, Christchurch.

Registration is now open for the Manukau camp.  Information flyers will be published for the remaining camps in due course.

TBNZ would like to acknowledge the support of all the centres, for accommodating the Regional Camps this year.

 
5th Regional Training Camp - Tauranga.

TBNZ is proud to present the fifth regional training camp of 2014, to be held at Tenpin 13th Ave, Tauranga, over the weekend of June 27-29.  This is open to all TBNZ members of all ability levels.  There are different session times during the weekend, each session costs $45.00 which includes the presentation and a video review of your game that AJ will send to you after the camp.

TBNZ would also like to include as many TBNZ registered coaches, and any people not qualified as a coach yet but interested in coaching at any level, in the regional camps. There is a session for all registered coaches and potential coaches on the Friday evening, and all coaches who attend this will be asked to help with the bowlers in the Saturday sessions to further their coaching development.

Please see the attached flyer for more information on which sessions would suit you best, costs, other schedule items and the contact people to register your interest with.

All NZ Squad members must attend 3 regional camps per year.  They must also attend 2 training sessions at each camp, for a discounted cost of $70 per camp.

Registrations will be taken via the TBNZ Shop or by email to Belle Swain or Mark Stretton.  Registrations close on June 20, all fees are required to be paid by this date.  No refunds will be given after this date. 

Each session is open to a limited number of athletes, so please get your registration in early to book the sessions you want.

Team Manager Required - Australian Nationals and Rachuig.

TBNZ will be sending a team to the Australian National Champs and the Walter Rachuig Memorial Tournament.

Adrian Judd has kindly agreed to coach the team, but a team manager is required.

The team will depart for Australia on October 17, returning October 26.  The tournaments will be held in Tenpin City, Lidcombe, Sydney. 

If anybody is interested in this position, can you please email Ally Haynes, outlining your skills and experience, and what you can bring to the position.

 

National Youth Teams Champs, Pins Lincoln, October 3-4.

TBNZ is proud to present the National Youth Teams Champs, to be held at Pins Lincoln, from October 3-4.

Updated Rules, Entry Form and Draft Application Form are now available from the TBNZ Results website.

Registration of interest from each Team entries is required by June 30, with full payment of entry fees required by August 31.

National Senior Teams Champs, Manukau Superstrike, August 29-31.

TBNZ is proud to present the National Senior Teams Champs, to be held at Superstrike Manukau, from August 29-31.

Updated Rules, Entry Form and Draft Application Form are now available from the TBNZ Results website.

Trial information for participating centres is required to be on centre notice-boards by June 30, whilst team entries with full payment of fees is required by July 31.

Annual General Meeting Reports.

The Board, CEO, Tournament and Finance Reports that were presented at the AGM last night are now available from the 2014 AGM page.

 
3rd Regional Training Camp - Pins Lincoln.

TBNZ is proud to present the third regional training camp of 2014, to be held at Pins Lincoln over the weekend of June 13-15.  This is open to all TBNZ members of all ability levels.  There are different session times during the weekend, each session costs $45.00 which includes the presentation and a video review of your game that AJ will send to you after the camp.

TBNZ would also like to include as many TBNZ registered coaches, and any people not qualified as a coach yet but interested in coaching at any level, in the regional camps. There is a session for all registered coaches and potential coaches on the Friday evening, and all coaches who attend this will be asked to help with the bowlers in the Saturday sessions to further their coaching development.

Please see the attached flyer for more information on which sessions would suit you best, costs, other schedule items and the contact people to register your interest with.

All NZ Squad members must attend 3 regional camps per year.  They must also attend 2 training sessions at each camp, for a discounted cost of $70 per camp.

Registrations will be taken via the TBNZ Shop or by email to Belle Swain or Sarah Young.  Registrations close on June 6, all fees are required to be paid by this date.  No refunds will be given after this date. 

Each session is open to a limited number of athletes, so please get your registration in early to book the sessions you want.

 
4th Regional Training Camp - Bowlarama Newtown.

TBNZ is proud to present the fourth regional training camp of 2014, to be held at Bowlarama Newtown over the weekend of June 20-22.  This is open to all TBNZ members of all ability levels. 

All details are as per the above camp at Pins Lincoln, except registration is only open by email to Belle Swain. Registration closes on June 13.

Each session is open to a limited number of athletes, so please get your registration in early to book the sessions you want. 

 

Annual General Meeting - Remit received

All members are advised that one remit has been received for the upcoming AGM, this can be found on the AGM page

Members are also reminded that the AGM has been confirmed at Strike Porirua, Friday May 30 at 7.30pm, if they plan on attending they need to advise Josie Adams of this.

Board meeting minutes

The minutes of the latest TBNZ Board meeting, held on March 8, can now be viewed here.

The financial statements for June, August, October and December 2013 can also now be viewed from the Financial Reports page.

2014 Asian Zone Champs team

Due to the change in dates for the Adult Asian Zone Championships from May 2014 to January 2015 - two of the originally selected team have had to withdraw.

It is with regret that we have had to replace Sarah Young and Claire Gow.

The selection panel have replaced Sarah and Claire with Ivena Heald and Suzanne Howell, whom we are sure will be assets to the team.  Congratulations Ivena and Suzanne, we are sure you will do NZ bowling proud.

2014 TBNZ Annual General Meeting

The TBNZ Annual General Meeting will be held in Porirua, during the TBNZ National Championships at Queens Birthday weekend.

The Venue for the AGM on Friday 31st May at 7.30pm is Strike Porirua.

More information can be found on the 2014 AGM page here.

TBNZ Open National Championships

TBNZ is proud to present the entry form for the 2014 Open Nationals, being held at Strike Porirua, Wellington, from May 30-June 2.  This entry form can be found on the results website here.

As with the Senior Nationals, we are now accepting entries and payment online, through the TBNZ Shop here.  Payment by Credit Card is accepted through PayPal, with an additional fee of 3.5% to cover PayPal and merchant fees.

 
2nd Regional Training Camp.

TBNZ is proud to present the second regional training camp of 2014, to be held at AMF Garden City Bowl over the weekend of May 09-11.  This is open to all TBNZ members of all ability levels.  There are different session times based on the bowlers average and knowledge base. Each session costs $45.00 which includes the presentation and a video review of your game that AJ will send to you after the camp.

TBNZ would also like to include as many TBNZ registered coaches, and any people not qualified as a coach yet but interested in coaching at any level, in the regional camps. There is a session for all registered coaches and potential coaches on the Friday evening, and all coaches who attend this will be asked to help with the bowlers in the Saturday sessions to further their coaching development.

Please see the attached flyer for more information on which sessions would suit you best, costs, other schedule items and the contact people to register your interest with.

All NZ Squad members must attend 3 regional camps per year, and must be in attendance for the full day Sunday. This includes both training sessions and the presentation on the Sunday for a discounted cost of $70. 

Registrations will be taken via the TBNZ Shop or by email to Ally Haynes or Claire Gow.  Registrations close on May 2, all fees are required to be paid by this date.  No refunds will be given after this date. 

Latest National Rankings.

The updated TBNZ National Rankings as of March 31 have been released, and are now available on the results website at http://tbnzresults.co.nz/Rankings.aspx?Year=2014.

I have also put out a set of rankings as of Jan 1, which used last year's tournament results but with the rankings calculated using the new policy, to illustrate the changes between the old ranking system (used to calculate Dec 31 rankings), and the new system. As with any changes to the calculation method, some people moved up and some moved down.

The Jan 01 rankings are available through the 'Rankings' menu at the top of the Results website. They are not available through the rankings page.

To be clear, the Dec 31 rankings were used to determine who received invites into the National Squads for 2014. The Jan 01 rankings are provided for informational purposes only.

The Jan 1 rankings have been used as a starting point for the Mar 31 rankings. It is much easier and simpler to change all the results in all the spreadsheets over in one hit, rather than changing them individually, event by event, throughout the year.

2014 World Youth Champs, Hong Kong.

TBNZ is pleased to announce that the following athletes have been selected for the 2014 World Youth Champs, to be held in Hong Kong from August 6-16:

Men: Anthony Carbonell, Kaleb Allardyce, Blake Brooks, John Miklos. 

Team Management
Team Coach: Adrian Judd.
Team Manager: Albert Saw.

Due to a lack of interest, there will be no Ladies youth team travelling.

Congratulations to all team members, we are certain you will do us proud. 

 

2014 Regional Training Camps

TBNZ is pleased to advise that some funding has been secured for the National Development Manager position for 2014.

As such, TBNZ is proud to present the first regional training camp of 2014, to be held at Strike Porirua over the weekend of April 11-13.  This is open to all TBNZ members of all ability levels.  There are different session times based on the bowlers average and knowledge base. Each session costs $45.00 which includes the presentation and a video review of your game that AJ will send to you after the camp.

TBNZ would also like to include as many TBNZ registered coaches, and any people not qualified as a coach yet but interested in coaching at any level, in the regional camps. There is a session for all registered coaches and potential coaches on the Friday evening, and all coaches who attend this will be asked to help with the bowlers in the Saturday sessions to further their coaching development.

Please see the flyer for more information on which sessions would suit you best, costs, other schedule items and the contact people to register your interest with.

All NZ Squad members must attend 3 regional camps per year, and must be in attendance for the full day Sunday. This includes both training sessions and the presentation on the Sunday for a discounted cost of $70. 

Registrations will be taken via the TBNZ Shop or by email to Ally Haynes or Belle Swain.  Registrations close 7 days prior to the camp commencing, by which all fees are required to be paid.  No refunds will be given after this date. 

Also, here is the list of dates for the Regional Camps that Adrian Judd will be running nationwide during 2014.

  • 9-11 May - Christchurch - confirmed.
  • 13-15 June - Pins Lincoln.
  • 20-22 June - Newtown.
  • 27-29 June - Tauranga.
  • 25-27 July - Manukau.
  • 5-7 September - Kapiti.
  • 26-28 September - Porirua.
  • 17-19 October - Tauranga.
  • 31 Oct-2 Nov - Pins Lincoln.
  • 5-7 December - Christchurch.

Please note these dates are all TENTATIVE, subject to centre bookings and other requirements, unless otherwise stated.

All of these camps will follow a similar format to the April camp at Porirua.

 

2014 Asian Zone Champs - Postponed

TBNZ regrets to announce that we have been advised by the Asian Bowling Federation, that the 2014 Asian Zone Champs in Thailand have been postponed to January 15-26 2015.

Further details can be found at the tournament website.

2014 TBNZ Senior Nationals, ranking the Grand Senior Division

After careful consideration of the format of the TBNZ Senior National Championships at Tauranga, and how ranking points should be allocated - specifically to the Grand Senior division - TBNZ has made the following decisions:

1) Commencing after the Senior Nationals, TBNZ will maintain separate National Rankings for Senior Men, Senior Ladies, Grand Senior Men and Grand Senior Ladies.

2) The overall national champion standings from each division will decide the number of national ranking points allocated to each bowler in that division. As per the new rankings system for Grade 1 events, this will start at 200 points for first place, in all divisions except Graded.

3) All bowlers that enter the Graded division only will be automatically allocated Senior ranking points, and will be ranked behind those bowlers that enter the Open division. If these bowlers want Grand Senior ranking points as well, they will need to enter the Grand Senior all events as well, which will be calculated on scratch scores only.

4) To give bowlers a fair opportunity of earning ranking points in all the divisions they desire, bowlers will be allowed to enter a maximum of 2 all events divisions. Each bowlers first attempt at Singles/Doubles/Teams will count towards both all events, so bowlers need only complete one squad of each event.

However, if bowlers wish to complete 2 separate sets of singles/doubles/teams to count for their separate all events scores, they are welcome to. But the bowlers must be clear on which squads they want to count for which all events, before the tournament starts.

5) When the Grand Senior rankings start, Grand Senior bowlers will still appear in the Senior rankings, but the GS flag will be removed.

6) For team selection purposes, #1 Grand Senior bowler will be #1 on the Grand Senior rankings.

With the Senior Nationals being the only tournament that currently has a separate Grand Senior division, the Senior and Grand Senior rankings will be largely the same. But we hope that with these new rankings starting up, more Senior tournaments will consider incorporating a Grand Senior division into their format, to continue supporting this age group.

The Nationals entry form and the Rankings policy have now been updated to incorporate these decisions.

2014 Malaysian Open

All bowlers are cordially invited to attend the 2014 Malaysian Open, being held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from May 4-10.

Further information can be found at the links below.  Any inquiries should be sent to administrator@mtbc.org.my.

Invitation Letter - Rules and Regulations - Entry Form - Prize List - Squad Times

10th International Senior Classic - Hong Kong

Senior bowlers are cordially invited to attend the 10th International Senior Classic, being held in Hong Kong, from May 19-23.

Further information can be found at the links below.  Any inquiries should be sent to roger@parexcelin.com.

Invitation Letter - Rules and Regulations - Entry Form - Prize List

TBNZ Senior National Championships

TBNZ is proud to present the entry form for the 2014 Senior Nationals, being held at Tenpin 13th Ave, Tauranga, from April 25-27.  This entry form can be found on the results website here.

In a first for TBNZ, we are now accepting entries and payment online, through the TBNZ Shop here.  Payment by Credit Card is accepted through PayPal, with an additional fee of 3.5% to cover PayPal and merchant fees.

National Development Manager

It has come to TBNZ’s attention that some members are not happy with the amount of time AJ has given the members since his appointment as National Development Manager.

TBNZ is still waiting on a funding decision from Lion Foundation for the National Development Manager position.  As such, any time AJ has given to his role as National Development Manager has been mostly self-funded, he has given this time out of his own free will, taking into account his own financial position, business and personal commitments.

AJ has been overseas with national teams on at least 2 occasions, without bowling a single ball himself.  He has also arranged numerous training weekends for the national teams prior to travelling overseas, and whilst some of his expenses have been covered his time away from his business and family certainly hasn’t.

TBNZ is confident of securing funding for the National Development Manager position in the next couple of months.  When this happens, AJ will have the resources to put his development plan into action.

2014 National Squad selection.

TBNZ is in the process of transitioning from the June 2012 to the January 2014 National Training Squad Policy.   To ensure that no one is disadvantaged, a cross-over of the 2 policies was used with the  following principles in mind:

•         Growth and opportunities for the youth
•         Challenges for the adults
•         Continuity of interest in the sport for the seniors
 

Using the cross-over of the 2 policies gave TBNZ the opportunity to invite more bowlers to the National Training Squad pool which is beneficial for the sport to move forward. TBNZ are wanting to be "inclusive" rather than "exclusive"  in this changeover year. National team selection from January 2014 will be based on the new policy.

We are now in the process of collating the details for these bowlers and the invitations to the squad will be sent out shortly.   Careful attention was given to creating the list of invitees based on the information we have, but it is possible that we may have missed someone.  If you believe that you are eligible and we have missed you, please do not hesitate to contact me (coach@tbnz.co.nz) and we can review you case and update all our information accordingly.

2014 Sponsor Centre List.

TBNZ is pleased to announce that the following centres have indicated that they will be TBNZ Sponsor Centres in 2014.

Please note, any members who do not bowl in leagues at any of these centres will need to join TBNZ as individuals before they bowl in any TBNZ sanctioned events. 

If you want to join TBNZ, please click here to go to the TBNZ Shop.  Please note if you elect not to pay by credit card, your membership will not be valid until we confirm receipt of your funds in our bank account.

TBNZ would like to thank the centres above for their continuing support.

National Team Selection Panel vacancy.

TBNZ regrets to advise that Julieanne Mollet has resigned from the National Team Selection Panel.  If anybody is interested in filling this vacancy, please email Ally Haynes and outline the skills and experience you can bring to this position.

Finance Manager appointed, Media Officer still required.

TBNZ is pleased to announce that Jim Roberts as been appointed Finance Manager.  Jim and Tony will be completing a handover of the Finance position over the next few weeks.

TBNZ thanks Jim for volunteering his services for this very important role.

We wish to remind members that the Media Officer position is still vacant.  If anybody has any contacts in the media, and is good at writing short articles on bowling events, we would like to hear from you.  

If you are interested, please email Ally Haynes for more information.

Team manager required

TBNZ is looking for a team manager for the New Zealand Youth Team travelling to Hong Kong for the World Youth Champs, from August 6-16 2014. 

If anybody is interested, can you please email Ally Haynes, outlining your skills and experience, and what you can bring to the role.

TBNZ National Teams Champs CANCELLED

It is with deep regret that TBNZ has had to cancel this years National Teams Champs, scheduled for Strike Porirua over Easter weekend, due to lack of interest from the teams.

TBNZ regrets the inconvenience this will cause for the teams that had shown interest.

TBNZ Shop now online

TBNZ is very pleased to announce that we now have an on-line shop, that accepts payment by credit card over the internet.

This shop is located here, and can currently be used for TBNZ membership applications for those who want to join individually.

This shop processes credit card payments by secure link to the PayPal website.  PayPal’s fees are 3.5% of the value of the transaction to cover merchant fees, plus NZ$0.45 processing fee.  We have chosen to absorb the processing fee, but we have to pass on the 3.5% merchant fees to the customer.

When paying by credit card, your credit card details are entered on the PayPal website, these details are not stored on the shop website.

Payment by credit card will not be the only payment option available, we also have bank transfer and cash on arrival options, with no additional fees.  In these cases it is up to you to make the bank transfer manually or be ready to pay when you arrive at the centre.

For convenience, the shop also permits logging on through your facebook account, although traditional account registration is also supported.

This is just the start, we are working towards using this shop to accept entries and payment for TBNZ Nationals tournaments, TBNZ Awards and Honour Scores applications, and others.  Look out for these options in coming weeks and months.

New Zealand World Cup Qualifying Tournament

TBNZ is pleased to announce that there will be a World Cup qualifying tournament held at Pins Lincoln, Auckland, over the weekend of August 23-24.

There are many details that are yet to be worked out, including format, prize fund, entry fees etc. However, we can tell you that it will be the winners' responsibility to organize and pay for their airfares to the AMF World Cup.

We will do what we can to organize what support we can for the winners to assist with this expense, including but not limited to funding, but as always nothing is guaranteed.

This tournament will be Grade 2 in the National Rankings.

As more details come to hand, we will keep everybody informed.

 
Meeting Minutes

The minutes for the latest TBNZ Management team meeting, held on December 03, are now available here.

The minutes for the latest Board meeting, held on November 2, is also now available here.

 
2014 Asian Zone Champs, Thailand.

TBNZ is pleased to announce that the following athletes have been selected for the 2014 Asian Zone Champs:

Ladies: Melonie Lister, Sarah Young, Annabelle Swain, Claire Gow, Brooke Malone, Christine Brooks.

Men: Craig Nevatt, James Kelly, Chris Haynes, Sonny Reguerra, David Warwick, Terry Mustchin. 

Team Management
Team Coach: Adrian Judd.
Team Manager in Thailand: Mark Stretton.
Team Organizer/Assistant Manager: Craig Nevatt. 

Congratulations to all team members, we are certain you will do us proud.
 

 

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