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Items from the front page will be moved to the news page regularly, so if you have not visited us for a while, go to the news page to catch up.
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.

Media Officer Appointment

TBNZ would like to congratulate Roger Tucker on being appointed to the position of Media Officer.

2016 Rankings Policy

The 2016 Rankings Policy is now available from the Policies page, or click here to go directly to the document.


2015 World Cup, Las Vegas

All the best to Zane Carlson and Stephanie George as they represent New Zealand in this year's World Cup.

Full results can be found here, updates on Zane and Stephanie will be posted here.

Good luck and high scoring to both Zane and Stephanie.  We are sure you will do us proud.


2015 Rachuig Memorial underway today

"Kia Ora

Today the hard work we have all put in to earn the privilege to represent New Zealand at the Walter Rachuig trophy will be put to the test.

We proudly wear the silver fern on our chest while we fight for every point with the passion and desire that New Zealand athletes are known for.

We thank everyone that has helped and supported us to reach the pinnacle of our sport and look forward to your support over the next 3 days.

Kia Kaha
New Zealand Rachuig Team"

Team news updates over the next 3 days will appear here.  Full results will appear here.

Photo Courtesy Adrian Judd.


2015 Australian Senior Teams Challenge underway today

The Australian Senior Teams Challenge is getting underway today at Tenpin City, Lidcombe, NSW.  Singles is today, Doubles is tomorrow and Teams is on Thursday.

The format of this event is identical to the National Senior Teams Champs event that was held in Tauranga in September.

The NZ team is as follows:

Ladies: Cushla Burns, Ivena Heald, Donna Fletcher, Robyn Watkins

Men: Fred Housham, Keith Rankin, Rey Non, Stephen Penney

Full results for the Teams Challenge can be found here.  Team news will be posted here.

We wish the team all the best of luck and high scoring.  Go get em…

Latest WorldBowling Newsletter

The latest WorldBowling newsletter is now available here, this contains a report on the unsuccessful bid for Bowling to be included in the olympics, and an in-depth discussion by Jeff Richels on why we must not give up.

2016 Australian Youth Teams Challenge

Congratulations to the following bowlers who have been selected to represent New Zealand in the Australian Youth Team Challenge in January 2016:

Mens Team:
Josh Stretton, Blake Brooks, Leon Fox, Hanz Osa

Ladies Team:
Shinae King, Jess Swain, Chelsie Parsons, Dayna Haylock

The management team for this trip:
Adrian Judd (Coach), Mark Stretton (Manager/Assistant Coach)

More information can be found on the team page here.

Congratulations to you all, we are sure you will do us proud,

WorldBowling's quest for inclusion in the 2020 Olympic Games

The Latest Press Release from World Bowling about the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo can be found here.


Junior/Youth Nationals Divisions

This is to clarify of what the Events and Grades that are being held for the upcoming Junior Youth National Championships. It will be the following:

Bantams - Singles, All Events & Masters are separate with bowlers required to compete in Junior Graded Division for the Doubles & Teams. This includes handicap of 90% of 200.

Junior Graded - Singles, Doubles, Teams, All Events & Masters will all be a combined mixed grade for both Boys & Girls, includes handicap of 90% of 200.  

Junior Boys - Singles, All Events & Masters are separate with bowlers required to compete in an Open Combined Division with the Youth Boys competitors for the Doubles & Teams events.

Junior Girls - Singles, All Events & Masters are separate with bowlers required to compete in an Open Combined Division with the Youth Girls competitors for the Doubles & Teams events.

Youth Boys - Singles, All Events & Masters are separate with bowlers required to compete in an Open Combined Division with the Junior Boys competitors for the Doubles & Teams events.

Youth Girls - Singles, All Events & Masters are separate with bowlers required to compete in an Open Combined Division with the Junior Girls competitors for the Doubles & Teams events.

The Rules document on the tournament page has been updated to reflect these divisions.

If anyone requires any further clarification or assistance. please don't hesitate to contact me at tournament@tbnz.co.nz

Kind Regards

Pete Richardson
TBNZ National Tournament Manager


World Senior Champs

The 2nd World Senior Championships is now ready to start. First start is Tuesday 25 August 8.30am Las Vegas time (Wednesday 1.30pm NZ time)
You can follow this event on the following links
-    WSrC website is here, where you find results, statistics and all information about the participants
-    Online scoring will be on qubicaamf.com
-    Live streaming will be on YouTube 

NZ Team updates will appear here.

The following bowlers will represent New Zealand at this tournament.

Ladies: Cushla Burns, Lynnaire Churchill, Janet Miklos, Wink Mustchin.

Men: Gregorio Nicolas, Roger Tucker, Terry Mustchin, Hamish McGrigor.

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

Please join us in wishing them well for the tournament.

Latest WorldBowling Newsletter

The latest WorldBowling newsletter is now available here, this contains information and results links for the Upcoming World Senior Champs in Las Vegas.


 Special Olympics Games Medallists in Los Angeles

TBNZ would like to congratulate Julie Bryant, Craig Burke, Neil Oliphant and Christopher Rielly for their achievement in the recently concluded Special Olympics Games in Los Angeles:

•    M2 Teams event (Julie, Craig, Neil & Christopher) – Silver medal
•    F14 Singles - Julie Bryant - Bronze medal
•    M4 Doubles - Julie Bryant & Craig Burke - Bronze medal
•    M18 Singles - Craig Burke - Silver medal.
•    M6 Doubles - Neil Oliphant & Christopher Rielly - Bronze medal

Fantastic achievement and well done to all!

Tokyo Olympic Games 2020 - World Bowling presentation

TBNZ has received a report of how the World Bowling presentation to the committee organising the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games went.  The WorldBowling delegation are optimistic about the chances of Tenpin Bowling being included in these Games.


Setting Expectations

A short message from our CEO Annabelle Swain is available in the attached PDF, for all members to read.

TBNZ’s Youth Development and Educational Trip for 2015

One of the priorities for 2015 of the National Training Squad (NTS) is youth development. To this end we have proposed a trip for interested youth bowlers so they can gain experience bowling overseas and at the same time take the opportunity to learn from international bowlers (in particular the Asian bowlers) and also gain knowledge and understanding of other cultures. The Milo International Tournament in November is seen as the appropriate tournament to fulfill this.

This initiative is supported and endorsed by the TBNZ Board.

In April, an invitation was sent to all NTS youth bowlers for this development trip with the following key conditions:
· If under 18, they MUST travel with a parent or guardian
· School work is the priority – they cannot travel if there is a conflict with their school schedule.

In mid-May 2015, eight bowlers (age range 13 – 20) confirmed their interest in traveling, as follows:
· Lance Barns
· Liam Smaha
· Josh Stretton
· Fiona Sopi
· Dayna Haylock
· Jess Swain
· Chelsie Parsons
· Shinae King

With the exception of Josh and Shinae, all of the bowlers are novices when it comes to traveling internationally for bowling, but all are looking forward to the travel and eager to learn from this trip.

The management team is made up of :
· Adrian Judd, USBC Coach, Silver (Coach)
· Albert Saw, USBC Coach, Level 1 (Manager/Assistant Coach)

Thanks to the parents who are traveling:
· Julie Barns
· Rebecca Sopi
· Anita Haylock
· Belle Swain
· Sue Bingham

It’s a big step for most of these kids, so please give them the encouragement and support when you see them.

Junior/Youth Nationals

TBNZ, in association with North City Tenpin, is proud to present the 2015 Junior/Youth Nationals. This event will be held at North City Tenpin, Porirua, from September 28-30.

There is a new Junior Bantams division in this year's event, for bowlers under the age of 13 at January 1 and averages under 150 (boys) or 140 (girls). This is a mixed division, and will be handicapped at 90% of 200.

This division will consist of singles (4 games), all events and masters. Junior Bantams will need to compete in the Junior Graded doubles and teams to complete their all-events.

Bowlers are also allowed to enter a maximum of 2 All-Events divisions, using 1 set of Singles, Doubles and Teams scores. Please note that Junior Bantam Singles scores cannot count for any other all-events divisions.

Full details can be found here

Entries close on September 20, full payment is also required by then. Details of how to pay into the TBNZ bank account are on the Rules and Entry Form documents.

Please note that entries in squads are not guaranteed until payment is received in full. If you submit your entries without full immediate payment, we may need to move your entries to another squad.

Registration of entries through the TBNZ Shop is now open, at this link.  Payment by credit card through the shop is accepted, additional fees apply.

World Cup Qualifying

Pins Lincoln, in association with the Grass Roots Trust and TBNZ, is proud to present the NZ World Cup Qualifier event.

This event will be held at Pins Lincoln on August 21-23, and will select the male and female representatives (1 of each) to compete in the 51st AMF Bowling World Cup, to be held in Las Vegas, USA, in November,

The rules and entry form can now be found here.



TBNZ is very pleased to announce that Annabelle Swain has been appointed TBNZ CEO, starting July 1. Belle has proved how logical, thorough and meticulous she is in her handling of the National Squad over the last couple of years, we are confident that she will do an outstanding job as CEO.

Congratulations Belle.

TBNZ wishes to thank Fred Housham and the Board for acting as CEO over the last 9 months.

Walter Rachuig Team Change

Regretfully Josh Stretton has an exam clash during the Walter Rachuig tournament and has withdrawn from the team.  Congratulations to James Kelly who was selected by the National Team Selection Panel to replace Josh.

National Senior Teams Champs

TBNZ, in association with NZ Tenpin Bowling-Supplies​ and Tenpin Tauranga​, is proud to present the 2015 TBNZ National Senior Teams Championships.This event will be held at Tenpin Tauranga, on September 10-13.

There are a few changes for this year's event, as follows:

- This event will be ranked as a Grade 2 event.  Ranking points will be allocated solely according to finishing positions in the Mens/Ladies All-Events.  Further info is in the Rules document.
- No substitutes will be allowed.
- The All-Stars team will now comprise 5 men and 5 ladies
- The schedule this year is different, the Opening Ceremony and official practice will be held on Thursday evening (September 10) with competition commencing on Friday morning.  We will be bowling one event per day on Friday, Saturday, Sunday.

The Rules, Entry Form Draft Application and Timetable can be found on the NSTC tournament page.


Lorraine Williams

It is with much sadness that TBNZ announces that Lorraine Williams, former secretary for the New Zealand Tenpin Bowling Congress (NZTBC), passed away on the morning of June 9 in Rotorua, due to complications arising from a stroke.

Lorry did a power of work for many years working for NZTBC, covering many areas of sports administration.   

Lorry had just turned 69 a few days earlier.

Messages of support can be left with Linda & Mike Bristow, or by comment on this status on the TBNZ Facebook page.

Lorraine will be privately cremated. However, a gathering of family and friends will be held at the Commercial Travellers (CT Club) Club on Moncur Drive (off Old Taupo Road) Rotorua at 2.00pm Saturday June 13th in the Rimu Room.  For catering purposes please indicate attendance to Mike Bristow.

2015 Regional Camps

TBNZ, in association with AMF Garden City Bowl, Manukau Superstrike, Tenpin Tauranga, Bowlarama Newtown and North City Tenpin, is proud to present the five remaining regional camps for 2015.Further information can be found at these links:

Camp 7 Christchurch Camp 8 Manukau Camp 9 Tauranga Camp 10 Wellington Camp 11 Porirua

These camps are available to ALL TBNZ members, at a cost of $45 per session, to assist you with making improvements to your game.  Our National Development Manager Adrian Judd, with assistance from regional coaches, will be on hand to give you advice and answer any questions you may have.

National Squad members are reminded that one of the requirements to remain in the National Squad in 2016 is to complete 3 camps (6 camp sessions) during 2015.  Squad members are encouraged to book 2 sessions per camp, at a discounted cost of $70 per camp.

Registration for these camps is now available through the link above to the TBNZ Shop.  All registrations must be completed through the Shop, payment can be made via credit card (additional charges apply) or by bank deposit.

2015 National Youth Teams Champs

TBNZ, in association with NZ Tenpin Bowling Supplies and North City Tenpin, is proud to present the 2015 TBNZ National Youth Teams Champs.

This event will be held at North City Tenpin, Porirua, on October 1-3

There are a few changes for this year's event, as follows:

- This event will be ranked as a Grade 2 event. Ranking points will be allocated 50/50 according to team finishing positions AND finishing positions in the Boys/Girls All-Stars. Further info on this is in the Rules document.
- Team lineups are now restricted to 6 bowlers in total, of which 2 must be girls. 1 girl must be on the lanes at all times.
- The All-Stars team will now comprise 5 men and 5 ladies.
- There will be a 'challenge' trophy up for grabs each game, like the Shoefresh Trophy and the Cosgrave Award in the NTC.

The Rules, Entry Form and Draft Application for the NYTC can be found on the NYTC tournament page.

Information on the NSTC at Tenpin Tauranga will be released very shortly.

2015 AGM documents

For the members attending the Annual General Meeting on Friday evening, I have just posted the Financial Statements for 30 April 2015, and an updated 2015 Budget.The link to the AGM page is here.

2015 Rachuig Team

The following athletes have been selected for the 2015 Walter Rachuig Memorial Tournament, to be held in October.

LadiesMel Lister, Suzanne Howell, Christine Rota, Cushla Burns, Tinelle Sullings, Shinae King

MenBlake Brooks, Josh Stretton, Zane Carlson, Tony Payne, Dan Ellis, Craig Nevatt

Team Management
Team Coach: Adrian Judd.
Manager: Stephen Penney.

More information can be found here.

Congratulations on your selection, we are sure you will do NZ proud.

Board Meeting Minutes.

The minutes from the latest Board meeting, held on May 05, can be found here.

2015 Regional Camps 5 & 6.

TBNZ, in association with Tenpin Tauranga and Manukau Superstrike, is proud to present the 5th and 6th Regional Camps for 2015.

Camp 5 is due to be held at Tenpin Tauranga on June 20-21, Camp 6 is at Manukau Superstrike on June 27-28.

Registration and payment for these camps is strictly through the TBNZ Shop.  More information on the camps, and registration forms, can be found at the following links:

Camp 5 - Tauranga Camp 6 - Manukau
Vacancy Information Vacancy Information
Registration Registration

Payment can be made by credit card (additional fees apply) or bank deposit.

Spots in sessions are strictly limited, so get in early to book the sessions you want.

2015 Australian Senior Teams Challenge

The following athletes have been selected for the 2015 Australian Senior Teams Challenge, to be held in October.

Ladies: Cushla Burns, Ivena Heald, Donna Fletcher, Robyn Watkins

Men: Fred Housham, Keith Rankin, Rey Non, Stephen Penney

Team Management
Team Coach: Allan Heald.
Manager: Ivena Heald.

More information can be found here.

Congratulations on your selection, we are sure you will do NZ proud.

2015 Annual General Meeting

The TBNZ Annual General Meeting will be held in Henderson, Auckland, during the TBNZ National Championships at Queens Birthday weekend.The venue and date for the AGM is as follows:

  • Tamaki Makaurau Campus, 207 Lincoln Road, Henderson, Auckland.  This is next door to Pins Lincoln.
  • Friday 29th May at 7.30pm.

There is ample car parking at the front of the building, or in the Pins Lincoln carpark adjacent.

More info on director nominations, notices of motion, TBNZ financials etc can be found on the 2015 AGM page.

2015 QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

QubicaAMF have announced that the 2015 Bowling World Cup will be held at Sam’s Town Hotel and Gambling Hall, in Las Vegas, USA, from November 13-20.

More info can be found on the QubicaAMF website here.

Pins Lincoln will be holding the NZ Qualifying tournament on August 22-23, more info coming soon.

2015 Japan World Open

The Japan Bowling Congress is organising the Japan World Open, to be held in Tokyo on July 9-12.  First prize in the MEns and Womens divisions will be approx US$83,000.

More information can be found at the following links:

Info   Invitation   Prize list   Schedule   Preliminary International Schedule 

2015 Senior Nationals

Good luck to all the athletes competing in the TBNZ Senior Nationals at Manukau Superstrike, over the weekend.

This event will determine the 2015 TBNZ Senior and Grand Senior National Champions.

Competition starts tomorrow, results will be updated squad by squad (block by block in singles squads) and will be posted here.

Financial Documents, Board minutes

The Final audited accounts for 2014, as well as the February 2015 Income/Expense statements, can now be found on the Financial Reports page

The latest Board meeting minutes can be found at the Meeting Minutes page.

2015 Open National Champs.

TBNZ, in association with Pins Lincoln, is proud to present the 2015 TBNZ Open Nationals.  This event will be held at Pins Lincoln on Queens Birthday weekend, May 29 to June 1.The entry form and tournament rules can be found at the tournament page.

Entries are now being accepted through the TBNZ Shop.

Full payment is required to be made by the entry close-off date of May 22.

NTC Survey.

With the success of the 2015 TBNZ National Teams Champs, we are now interested in bowlers' opinions on how it went, and how things could be improved further.

We are doing a survey of bowler's opinions.  The Survey document is available in both Word and Fillable PDF format.

Please download the format you prefer, complete, save and return to David Davies.  Please note that some browsers do not support filling in or saving fillable PDF files, so if using the fillable PDF please ensure you download to your PC and edit using a free PDF reader such as Adobe Reader.

If you wish to complete the survey online, this can be done at the TBNZ Forum.

Much of the survey focusses on the fact the NTC was ranked, and ranking points were allocated to each bowler by their team finishing position.  This has proven to be the hot topic of discussion since the NTC finished.

We have put forward the following options for allocating ranking points, should it be decided that the event continues to be ranked:

1)  Continuing to rank the event by team finishing position.
    - all members of the team get the same points, regardless of individual performance.

2)  Ranking the event by final finishing position in the all-stars list.
    - this risks bowlers' sole focus being on their position in the all-stars list and not focussing on what is best for their team.

3)  Ranking the event by a combination of All-Stars finishing position and team finishing position.
    - this would reward both individual performance and contribution to the team effort.

The survey will close at midnight on April 27.  Please ensure you complete and submit your responses by this time.

Chief Executive Officer Vacancy.

The Board have advised that they do not wish to act in the CEO capacity beyond the AGM.  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 19 May.

The Board will continue to act as interim CEO until a new appointment is made, or alternative arrangements are put in place.

2015 NTC Results

The Championship and Plate divisions of the NTC are now underway at Strike Porirua, results can be found here.

These results will be updated every game throughout the next couple of days.

The 2 'Ranfurly Shield' type trophies have been presented to the top qualifiers in each division, the Cosgrave Award to Counties Comets, and the Shoefresh Trophy to Rotorua Rebels.

These trophies are up for grabs every game for the next 2 days, if the holders lose a match to their 'challengers', then the trophy is passed on.

Good luck and high scoring for all athletes.

Thanks again to NZTBS for their sponsorship of the event.

2015 National Teams Championships

There are fourteen teams that have confirmed their entry for the 2015 NTC tournament to be held at Strike Porirua over Easter 2-5 April. They are as follows.

Waitakere Piha        Waitakere Karekare
Counties Comets        Manukau Meteors   
Rotorua Rebels        Rotorua Rascals   
Lower Hutt 1    Lower Hutt 2       
Porirua 1    Porirua 2       
Wellington Gold Wellington White       
Kapiti        Southland

The tournament will have a qualifying stage on day 1 and a finals stage on days 2-3.  For qualifying, teams will be divided into two pools of seven (7) teams.  The seedings for the qualifying pools are based on the combined averages of the individual bowlers of each team from the National Rankings, refer to Rule 8.4 & 8.5 of the NTC Playing Rules 2015.

In the qualifying stage each team will play seven (7) games of matchplay, one (1) against each of the other teams within that pool, and one bye match.  From that, the top four (4) teams from each pool will contest the Championship final over fourteen (14) games of matchplay, with each team playing each other twice.  The bottom three (3) teams in each pool will contest the Plate final over ten (10) games of matchplay, with each team playing each other twice.

A schedule can be found, along with the complete set of Rules and Regulations for the NTC on the NTC page at the TBNZ results website. Please ensure that you take the time to read these, as there are quite a number of changes from previous NTC tournaments.

We are still working on the amended prize fund for fourteen (14) teams, this will be advised later.

There will be one lane pattern for this tournament, which will be used for all three (3) days, this will be of medium length.  The exact pattern will be advised later.

Unfortunately I cannot attend the event this year as either a competitor or in an administrative role. The Tournament Committee for the NTC will be Kerry Richmond & Marion Gunn, assisted by Steven Pelling.  David Davies will be the official scorer for the event and will assist the Committee with any Technical or Rules & Regulation matters.

Good luck to all teams competing in this years’ National Teams Championships. I'm sure you will all enjoy the new, but challenging concept and format of the tournament.

Many thanks also to NZTBS for their sponsorship of the NTC, NSTC and NYTC this year.

Kind Regards

Pete Richardson
TBNZ Tournament Manager


NZTBS Sponsorship of TBNZ teams events in 2015

TBNZ is proud to announce that New Zealand Tenpin Bowling Supplies (NZTBS) has come on board as a sponsor for the TBNZ National Teams events - National Teams Champs, National Senior Teams Champs, and National Youth Teams Champs, for 2015.

NZTBS will provide the All-Stars champions in each event, both male and female, with one high performance bowling ball of their choice, to a value of $300 each.

TBNZ would like to clarify that this agreement still allows for other sponsors to come on board for the Teams events, whether they be sponsoring the event itself or any participating teams. This includes other centres and pro-shops.

I will be updating all the existing NTC documentation to include the NZTBS logo on it, as well as adding their logo to all future documentation, the TBNZ website, and the results website.

TBNZ Would like to extend our sincere thanks to NZTBS for supporting these events, and supporting Tenpin Bowling as a sport.

Asian Zone Youth Champs

TBNZ would like to wish Blake Brooks and Josh Stretton the best of luck and high scoring at the Asian Zone Youth Champs in Macau, China, from March 22-31.

We are sure you will do us all proud.


To all our members:

Due to the limited number of volunteers that assist with running TBNZ, we are constantly striving for more opportunities to streamline our processes.

The collection of tournament entries and the automation of registration for the Regional Camps through the TBNZ Shop has been extremely successful, so this will continue going forward. We will also be looking at other areas where the Shop can assist with collating and organising registration/payment data.

  • So far, we have had 100 people complete account registrations at the TBNZ Shop, with 113 TBNZ memberships purchased.
  • 269 orders have been completed or are pending payment, totalling just over $20K in value.
  • 8 bowlers have registered for the Christchurch camp, booking 16 session spots.  8 bowlers have also registered for the Kapiti camp, booking 15 session spots. All in the last week.

If anybody has any queries regarding the format of the Regional Camps, please contact Belle Swain.  If anybody has any issues with using the Shop, or suggestions for further improvement, please contact David Davies

2015 Regional Camps 3 & 4

TBNZ is proud to present the 3rd and 4th Regional Camps for 2015, to be held at AMF Garden City Bowl on May 2-3, and Kapiti Tenpin on May 15-17.

Registration for these camps is now open.

Registration will only be accepted for these camps through the TBNZ Shop, this will allow live reporting of the number of spots that are available for each session in the shop, and will prevent over-selling of each session.

The links for these camps are as follows:

PDF Flyer:  Camp 3   Camp 4
Shop Registration:  Camp 3   Camp 4

Payment for registration can be done by either credit card (additional fees apply) or by internet bank transfer.  If paying by internet bank transfer, please ensure that you put your shop order number and your name in the transaction reference details.

For Camp 4, both Sunday sessions are reserved for members of the NZ Senior Team travelling to the Senior World Champs in Las Vegas.  These sessions are listed as ‘sold out’, to reserve your spots please contact Belle Swain directly.

If you have any further queries, please contact Claire Gow or Belle Swain.

2015 Asian Zone Youth Champs

The original decision of the TBNZ Board was not to participate in the 2015 Asian Zone Youth Champs in Macau, China, from March 22-31.

However, subsequent to this decision, TBNZ received a request from Josh Stretton and Blake Brooks to compete in this event.  TBNZ saw the benefit of the opportunity for continuous development for these athletes, hence the Board agreed to send a partial team and endorsed their participation.

Mark Stretton will be the coach and Kevin Brooks will be the Manager.

We wish Josh and Blake all the best in their endeavour in their pursuit of continuous development.

NZ Senior Team to World Champs

The following athletes have been selected for the 2015 Senior World Champs in Las Vegas, from August 23-30:

Ladies: Cushla Burns, Lynnaire Churchill, Janet Miklos, Wink Mustchin.

Men: Gregorio Nicolas, Roger Tucker, Terry Mustchin, Hamish McGrigor.

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

More information can be found here.

Congratulations on your selection, we are sure you will do NZ proud.

2015 Senior Nationals

TBNZ, in association with Manukau Superstrike, is proud to present the 2015 TBNZ Senior National Championships.  These will be held over Anzac weekend – April 24-27.

More information can be found on the Results website here.

Please note, all athletes competing in this event are required to submit payment for their entries in advance of the tournament, by the time entries close on Sunday April 19.  Payment into the TBNZ bank account is strongly encouraged, details for doing this are on the entry form and rules documents.

The entry form is a ‘fillable’ PDF file, which can be completed electronically.  Athletes should download this file to their PC and use a PDF reader to fill in and save the details, some browsers don’t allow filling forms on PDF files and others can be unreliable when saving changes.

Alternatively, athletes can also enter using the TBNZ Shop.  This has changed from last year, as follows:

-  Athletes can select a 2nd all-events grade without needing to add an additional all-events item to the cart.
-  Athletes can also name their doubles/teams partners separately, and also indicate which of their partners they are paying for, without adding more items to the cart.
-  In both of the above functions, the required all events/doubles/teams fees are added to the cart automatically.

However, submission of additional doubles/teams line-ups, or singles/all events entries for other athletes will require adding further items to the cart.

The ‘Cash on Arrival’ payment option has been disabled, due to payment being required in advance.  Payment by credit card will occur additional fees, but the ‘bank deposit’ payment option is free, and instructions are given on what to put in the reference details.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.

2015 Malaysian Open

All TBNZ members are cordially invited to attend the 2015 Malaysian Open, being held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from April 29 - May 7.

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

Please also bear in mind, any TBNZ members that attend will need to have their membership status verified by TBNZ.

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

2015 Rankings Policy

The TBNZ mgmt team has done some analysis of the National Rankings at the end of 2014.  As a result of this analysis, and in consultation with the Board, we have made some changes to the Rankings System for 2015.

These changes are as follows:

- We have reinstated an entries multiplier on the amount of points awarded, which will kick in for each tournament division when more than 20 entries are received.  The points will increase by 10% for more than 20 entries, 20% for more than 30 entries, and 30% for more than 40 entries.

- We will implement separate Graded Rankings, for Men and Ladies only.  When competing in any Graded division, the points earned will count towards the Graded Rankings, but not the Open Rankings.

- These Graded Rankings will not be used for qualifying into the National Squad.  You will still need to bowl at least 6 events, entering the Open divisions, to be eligible for selection into the National Squad.

- We have already announced that the NTC will be ranked, athletes will be awarded points as per their team's finishing position, on the Grade 2 scale.  This will also apply to NSTC and NYTC.

- The Wayne MacDougall events will now be ranked as Grade 5, athletes will still be ranked by finishing position in the All Events.  Each Wayne MacDougall event will continue to be treated as a separate event.

The 2015 policy can be found on the Policies page.

Due to these changes, we will publish rankings as of Jan 1 2015 shortly, which will allocate ranking points according to the new policy to performance in tournaments in 2014.  There will be some changes to where athletes are positioned in these rankings.

However, qualification into the National Squad as at 31 Dec 2014 is not affected, as this was done by the 2014 policy, not the 2015 policy.

2015 Sponsor Centres

TBNZ is pleased to announce that the following centres have confirmed their sponsorship of TBNZ in 2015


Pins Lincoln (Henderson)
Manukau Superstrike

Central North Island

Tenpin 13th Avenue (Tauranga)
Strike Zone Entertainment (Rotorua)
Bowlarama Palmerston North


Kapiti Tenpin
Strike Entertainment Lower Hutt
Strike Entertainment Porirua
Bowlarama Newtown 

South Island

Bowl Line Dunedin  
Superbowl Invercargill


Many thanks go to the 10 centres that have continued their sponsorship from previous years.

We are also very proud to welcome Bowlarama Palmerston North as a brand new sponsor centre for 2015.

2015 National Squad

The 2015 National Squad has been finalised, all athletes who have accepted their invitations are listed on the brand new National Squad page here.  This is also available in the website quicklinks on the left.

This new page is fully interactive, with links to open each section of the squad individually, and clicking on each athlete's name or photo opens up a brief bio.

We also have listed the names of the squad management team, and the team selection panel, as well as links to important policies, and important dates.  We will be adding updates to the list of dates and athlete bios as more information comes to hand and plans are finalised.

Congratulations to all athletes in the squad.


2015 Membership Cards - Important information

As you probably already know, there have been changes to the distribution of TBNZ membership cards in 2015.  TBNZ no longer sends out batches of blank membership cards to each centre, these cards are now being issued by TBNZ upon receipt of membership data from each centre. 

Please note, it is each bowler’s responsibility to ensure they have a valid membership card when they bowl in a TBNZ sanctioned tournament.  They should not assume that by bowling in a league in any sponsor centre that their membership details have been recorded by TBNZ.

Any bowler who cannot prove their TBNZ membership when they check in at a tournament will be asked to pay their membership on line through the TBNZ Shop, or they will not be permitted to bowl.  Payment by credit card is recommended at this point, as confirmation is instant and the bowler will then be permitted to bowl.

The TBNZ Shop is fully responsive, and can be used on all types of internet capable mobile devices. 

Any member who joins through the Shop prior to competing in an event, who then become members through bowling at a sponsor centre, will have their membership fees paid through the Shop refunded in full, including any Paypal fees incurred.

If you want to join TBNZ, but you don't want to pay the Paypal fees associated with the Shop, you can do so through the Join TBNZ page.  You can then pay your membership fees into the TBNZ bank account through internet bank transfer.  This must be done at least 2 days prior to competing in an event, or we will not be able to confirm that we have received your funds.

After the tournament is complete, we will be checking membership data received from the centres, to ensure that all competitors are current TBNZ members.  Any who are not will not receive ranking points.  These will not be reinstated if the bowler subsequently joins TBNZ.

2015 Regional Camps 1 & 2 - Porirua and Manukau.

TBNZ is proud to present the first 2 camps of 2015, to be held on the following weekends:

Camp 1 - March 7-8, Strike Porirua.  More information can be found here.
Camp 2 - March 21-22, at Manukau Superstrike.  More information can be found here.

These camps are 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 flyers at the links above 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 Feb 28 for the Porirua camp, and March 14 for the Manukau camp.  All fees are required to be paid by these dates, no refunds will be given after these dates.

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

The dates for Camps 3-11 can be found here.  More information on these camps will be forthcoming in due course.


2015 Advertising Policy.

TBNZ is pleased to announce that we have formulated a policy for placement of logos on TBNZ websites and documentation, for organisations that wish to support TBNZ.

This policy can be found on the Policies page.

Any organisations that wish to support TBNZ, please send an email to Josie Adams.

2015 Auckland Classic.

Pins Lincoln, in association with TBNZ, is proud to present the 2015 Auckland Classic. This event will be held at Pins Lincoln on February 28-March 1.

The entry form is now available from the tournament page.This is a 'fillable' PDF, you can fill it in electronically if you wish. Just download it to your PC, open it with a PDF viewer, complete the details at the bottom of page 2, save it, and send it to manager@pins.co.nz.

2015 Asian Zone Champs, Thailand.

The following athletes have been selected for the 2015 Asian Zone Champs:

Ladies: Annabelle Swain, Brooke Malone, Christine Rota, Ellen Slater, Ivena Heald, Suzanne Howell.

Men: Craig Nevatt, David Warwick, James Kelly, Sonny Reguerra, Terry Mustchin, Tim Swain.

Team Management
Team Coach: Adrian Judd.
Team Manager: Craig Nevatt. 

Further details can be found here.

The team will be travelling on January 13, we wish you all the best.

2015 Rulebooks

The updated TBNZ and WorldBowling Rulebooks are now available from the Playing Rules page.

The changes to the TBNZ rulebook deal with smoking and drinking whilst in competition - no smoking or drinking is allowed between games.  This also applies during lane changes.

2015 NTC Entry Form & Draft Application Form

The Entry Form and Draft Application Form for the 2015 NTC are now available from the tournament page.

These are 'fillable' PDF files, that can be completed and sent back electronically, without printing, filling out manually, then scanning/emailing or posting back to TBNZ.

To complete these forms, you may need to download them to your PC as some browsers do not support filling in the PDF within the browser. You will then need to open the form in a PDF viewer, complete the details on the form, save the form, then email to Pete.

2015 Regional Training Camps

The list of Regional Camps to be held in 2015 is below.  Thanks to all the centres listed for continuing to support these camps, by carrying over the 2014 terms of agreement to roll over to 2015 for the regional camps.

  • Camp 1 - Strike Porirua, 07-08 March
  • Camp 2 - Manukau SuperStrike, 21-22 March
  • Camp 3 - AMF Garden City Bowl, 02-03 May
  • Camp 4 - Kapiti Tenpin, 16-17 May
  • Camp 5 - Tenpin Tauranga, 20-21 June
  • Camp 6 - Manukau Superstrike, 27-28 June
  • Camp 7 - AMF Garden City Bowl, 25-26 July
  • Camp 8 - Manukau Superstrike, 01-02 August
  • Camp 9 - Tenpin Tauranga, 08-09 August
  • Camp 10 - Bowlarama Newtown, 15-16 August
  • Camp 11 - Strike Porirua, 26-27 September

Review of National Squad Training Policy

The National Training Squad Policy has been reviewed to make the wording more clearly reflect the intent of the policy, and remove any ambiguity and the possibility of misinterpretation.  The changes will take effect from 01 January 2015.   This means bowlers who will accept the invitation for the year 2015, will be governed by the new set of rules.

The new policy can be found at the PDF icon on the right, and has also been added to the Policies page.
TBNZ acknowledges and takes full responsibility for the ambiguity in the current policy around meeting requirements and accordingly the rankings (with at least 6 ranked-tournaments completed) at year-end December 2014 for current squad members will be taken into account when considering invitations to the 2015 squad.  
Invitation to the 2015 NTS will be sent out as soon as possible after all the regional camps are completed and the rankings for year-end 2014 are finalised.

Any questions about the new policy should be directed to either the National Squad Manager or the National Development Manager.

Also, the changes in the National Team Selection Policy necessitate a change to the 2015 NTC Rules, particularly the All-Stars teams.

Essentially the members of the All-Stars teams, if not already part of the National Training Squad, will become eligible for invitation to the National Training Squad when they complete the minimum requirements - 4 sanctioned tournaments and 1 regional training camp.

The updated NTC Rules can be found here.



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