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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. 
 
 

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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