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Tenpin Fun and Games in Toowoomba

Tuesday, May 01, 2018

Tenpin bowling is renowned as a healthy, challenging sport, and similarly a fun-filled recreation enjoyed by people of all ages and abilities.

Recognised by health professionals as having many benefits as a sun-safe, low-impact sport, tenpin bowling requires mental and physical precision, stamina and excellent hand-eye coordination and muscle memory.  The highly competitive side of this popular sport will be on display at Toowoomba’s Sunset Superbowl over the coming Long Weekend as players, officials and supporters from all around Queensland participate in the annual Adult and Youth State Championships, while the fun aspect will be under the spotlight on Friday evening, 4 May as teams representing business and media organisations from the Toowoomba region gather for the inaugural Terrific Toowoomba Tenpin Tournament.

The TTT Tournament will get underway at 7pm on Friday evening, and spectators are welcome to cheer on their favourite team.   Entries are expected from some of Toowoomba’s most popular media outlets and corporations and each team will be paired with a ‘pro’ bowler.  Many of the State’s top-ranked players, including members of the reigning Interstate Teams Challenge champions, will be recruited to augment each team and give tips to his/her teammates during the light-hearted TTT tournament.

From Saturday morning, 5 May onwards serious competition resumes with qualifying squads in several divisions and culminating with the Masters (elite) finals for Youth, Restricted, Adult and Senior (over 50 years) throughout the weekend.

In conjunction with the Championships, the sport’s State Association, TBAQ, conducts a gala Awards and Hall of Fame induction ceremony to celebrate the sporting achievements of its members and honour its volunteers.  This year the function will be integrated with a Civic Reception hosted by Toowoomba Mayor Paul Antonio at the Council’s recently-opened function facility, The Annex.

“With the generous support of the Championship’s major sponsor, Back Roads Touring Company, a stunning travel prize valued at up to $12,000 is being offered in support of the sport State-wide, and every player competing in this year’s Championship will receive a bonus of two complimentary tickets in this unique fund-raiser,” said Championships organising committee leader, Morty Douglass.

“In between the hectic schedule of competition, visitors have plenty to see and do with Toowoomba’s famous parks and gardens, galleries and museums to explore and we’re delighted that the city of Toowoomba is hosting the Championships after an interval of almost two decades,” he added.

For further details regarding the Championships, more details of the additional attractions on offer in Toowoomba this coming weekend or to purchase tickets for the chance to win the sensational Back Roads Touring travel prize, go to www.tbaq.org.au or phone Morty Douglass on 0439 788 266.