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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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 email@example.com.
- 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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
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
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.