2023 TBA50 National Championships Hub

By Matt Stevens
October 22, 2023

Congratulations to Dena Buxton and Tony Hamilton – our TBA50 National Masters Champions!

Read more below!

That concludes the TBA50 National Championship! Thank you for following along!

The final stage is set!

Congratulations to all finalists of the TBA50 National Masters!

The 15 top-performing men and women from Stage 2 will face off in a seven-game, three-way matchplay format. Matches are on a scratch basis, with scoring as follows:

  • πŸ₯‡ 4 points – 1st place
  • πŸ₯ˆ 2 points – 2nd place
  • πŸ₯‰ 0 points – 3rd place
  • πŸ… 3 points each – two-way tie for first
  • πŸ… 2 points each – Three-way tie for first
  • 1 point each – Tie for second and third

Welcome to the climactic conclusion of the 2023 TBA50 National Championships here at the AGL National High-Performance Centre on the Sunshine Coast.

Today’s spotlight shines on the TBA50 National Masters, marking the senior division’s grand finale for the 2023 Rankings season. State and Territory masters, alongside the top qualifiers from the six-game preliminary round, will make up the group of 20 elite bowlers entering stage 2 of this prestigious event.

Top 5 Qualifiers

πŸ‘© Female Division

  1. Cheryl Walduck (QLD) – 1,300: Fresh from her TBA50 Classic Cup triumph, Cheryl stands tall as the top qualifier. A former 2017 champion, she’s aiming for a repeat performance.
  2. Gayle Howell-Carmichael – 1,292
  3. Dena Buxton – 1,230
  4. Sue Cassell – 1,223
  5. Lee Booth – 1,198

πŸ§” Male Division

  1. Graeme Morgan – 1,473: With a stellar average of 245.5 during qualification, the Queenslander is in prime form to wrap up the year.
  2. Bruno Maglieri – 1,359
  3. Robin Sands – 1,339
  4. Andrew Lloyd – 1,327
  5. Ashley Riley – 1,318

Today’s Schedule

  • πŸ•£ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm: TBA50 National Masters – Stage 2
  • πŸ• 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm: TBA50 National Masters – Stage 3 (Final)


  • Stage 2: Featuring State, Territory, and defending champions alongside top qualifiers. All 20 participants will roll an additional six games. Pinfall from the qualification will carry over but resets for Stage 3.
  • Stage 3 – Finals: The 15 top-performing men and women from Stage 2 will face off in a seven-game, three-way matchplay format. Matches are on a scratch basis, with scoring as follows:
    • πŸ₯‡ 4 points – 1st place
    • πŸ₯ˆ 2 points – 2nd place
    • πŸ₯‰ 0 points – 3rd place
    • πŸ… 3 points each – two-way tie for first
    • πŸ… 2 points each – Three-way tie for first
    • 1 point each – Tie for second and third

Come evening, the individuals with the highest point totals from the men’s and women’s divisions will be crowned the 2023 TBA50 National Masters Champions. Let the games begin!

A later one tonight!

Please click below to read today’s summary of the TBA50 Graded and Classic Cups.

Congratulations to all the winners and all bowlers who competed today.

We have some scores!

All scores are being uploaded to the same link as the qualifying.

TBA50 Graded Cup

The finalists will complete 8 games. The bowler with the highest scratch pinfall plus handicap will be declared the winner.

TBA50 Classic Cup

The finalists will bowl 8 games. The bowler with the highest scratch pinfall will be declared the winner.

πŸ”₯ Qualifying rounds are done, and the finalists are here! πŸ† Here are the top contenders making their way to the TBA50 Graded and TBA50 Classic Cup finals at the AGL National High Performance Centre on the Sunshine Coast:

🎳 TBA50 Graded Cup

Male Division 🚹

  1. Dennis Nayda – 609
  2. Neil Cook – 608
  3. Peter Mui – 579
  4. Geoff Culbertson– 560

Female Division 🚺

  1. Giovanna Mison – 681
  2. Yvette Thompson – 650
  3. Bronwyn Morgan – 600
  4. Lyn Hawkes – 596
  5. Kaye Talbot – 587
  6. Lisa Parente – 574
  7. Kathy Crock – 566
  8. Donna Martin – 551
  9. Karen Fiedler – 543

🎳 TBA50 Classic Cup

Male Division 🚹

  1. Robin Sands – 683
  2. Pete Richardson – 668
  3. Garry Crick – 662
  4. Greg Bennett – 648
  5. Roger Tucker – 648
  6. Roy Andrews – 626
  7. Greg Nicolas – 625
  8. Roger Balanay – 615
  9. Terry Mustchin – 608
  10. Leon Brady – 593

Female Division 🚺

  1. Cheryl Walduck – 651
  2. Melonie Lister – 627
  3. Jo Babic – 621
  4. Karen Commane – 607
  5. Robyn Bull – 579
  6. Jho Balanay – 567
  7. Janine Matheson – 566
  8. Tracy Howie – 555
  9. Karen Smith – 555
  10. Robyn Watkins – 544

Best of luck to all finalists! Let the competition heat up! πŸŽ‰πŸ‘

Unfortunately, we are still waiting for the scores to be updated on TenpinResults. When we see it appear, we will be sure to share ASAP!

πŸŒ… Good morning from the AGL National High Performance Centre on the Sunshine Coast! As we usher in day five of the TBA50 National Championships, excitement is in the air with a packed schedule ahead.

πŸ“… Today’s Schedule:

  • πŸ•£ 8:30 am – Masters & Cup Qualifying Squad 7
  • πŸ•™ 10:00 am – Masters & Cup Qualifying Squad 8
  • πŸ•¦ 11:30 am – Masters & Cup Qualifying Squad 9
  • πŸ•‘ 2:00 pm – TBA50 Graded Cup Final πŸ†
  • πŸ•‘ 2:00 pm – TBA50 Classic Cup Final πŸ†

πŸ€ Wishing all our competitors the best of luck today! Let’s make it a day to remember. 🎳🌟

🎳 Day four of the TBA50 National Championships has wrapped up at the AGL National High Performance Centre on the Sunshine Coast.

As we transitioned from the Teams Challenge, today was all about individual prowess, with three cups in the spotlight. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a casual enthusiast, you have a place on this national stage.

Today, our talented bowlers were laser-focused on delivering their best three or six-game qualifying attempts, eyeing the cup they aimed to clinch. Here’s how things shaped up:

πŸ† TBA50 Graded Cup

Aimed at bowlers averaging 175 or below for males, and 165 or below for females:

  • πŸ₯‡ Leading the ladies is Queensland’s Bronwyn Morgan from Caboolture Bowl with a splendid 600 total (pinfall plus handicap), aided by a top game of 189.
  • πŸ₯‡ In the gents’ section, Neil Cook from Launceston Lanes stands out, finishing day one with a 608 total, bolstered by a closing game of 196.

πŸ† TBA50 Classic Cup
Open to bowlers with averages up to 199 for men and 189 for women:

  • πŸ₯‡ For the men, it’s a tight race with Victoria’s Greg Bennett and New Zealand’s Roger Tucker neck and neck with scores of 648.
  • πŸ₯‡ Leading the ladies is New Zealand’s Melonie Lister with 627, closely followed by South Australia’s Jo Babic at 621.

πŸ† TBA50 National Masters
The crowning event of the championships. The final senior ranked event for 2023:

  • πŸ₯‡ TBA Hall of Famer Sue Cassell shines at the top with a stellar six-game total of 1,223. With an impressive average of 203.8, she certainly will be a threat once again.
  • πŸ₯ˆ Not far behind is Lee Booth. Following a successful team challenge representing her beloved Victoria, finished with a score of 1,198.
  • πŸ₯‰ A tie-in third with Tasmania’s Karen Commane and Victoria’s Dena Buxton. Tasmania’s Commane finished her six game qualifying attempt a mere 31 pins from the leader. Victoria’s Dena Buxton, yet to complete her second three-game squad, has started strong yet again and the leading ranked bowler in the country will be one to watch.

For the men:

  • πŸ₯‡ Bruno Maglieri continues his dominant form, finishing on top with 1,359. Following a gold in the challenge, Bruno is having a week out on the lanes!
  • πŸ₯ˆ Close on his heels is Andrew Lloyd with 1,327. The 2022 senior rankings champion has had a quite year following the title but looks due with a superb performance including a blistering 278 opening game – the high game of the day!
  • πŸ₯‰ In third, the Tasmanian legend Ashley Riley sits with a score of 1,318. Gold in the All Events in the challenge, Riley, who sits only 59 points from the current top-ranked bowler Mick Talevski will be looking to do enough make the jump for the title.

πŸ“… We’re gearing up for an action-packed day tomorrow, with the conclusion of the qualifying squads. Bowlers have three more chances to secure their spot, with sessions starting at 8:30 am and concluding at 11:30 am. And don’t miss the TBA50 Classic Cup and TBA50 Graded Cup finals, kicking off at 2:00 pm!

πŸ‘ A massive congratulations to all bowlers who showcased their skills today. Let’s roll into another exciting day tomorrow! πŸŽ‰

All the results can be had by clicking the link below!

🌞 Good morning from the 🌟AGL National High Performance Centre🌟 on the Sunshine Coast! As we kick off day four of the TBA50 National Championships.

🎳 The team challenge might be in the rearview, but the bowling action isn’t slowing down. πŸŒ€ There’s no rest for our dedicated bowlers as today’s spotlight shifts to individual events.

πŸ“… On today’s agenda: the first of two qualification days for the trio of individual cup events. Here’s a quick rundown:

πŸ† TBA50 Graded Cup 🎳:

  • For our champs with averages ⬇️ 175 (males) & ⬇️ 165 (females)
  • 🎳 Qualifying: 3 Games
  • 🏁 Final: Top 10 duel in 8 Games
  • πŸ‘‘ Champion: Best scratch pinfall + handicap earns the crown!

πŸ₯‡ TBA50 Classic Cup πŸŽ–:

  • A stage for those with averages ⬇️ 199 (males) & ⬇️ 189 (females)
  • 🎳 Qualifying: 3 Games
  • 🏁 Final: Top 10 face-off in 8 Games
  • πŸ‘‘ Champion: The bowler with the highest scratch pinfall is declared champion!

🌍 TBA50 National Masters 🌐:

  • A high-stakes nationally ranked event! The last on the calendar for 2023!
  • 🎳 Qualifying: 6 Games
  • 🎳 Stage 2: 20 bowlers, 6 intense Games
  • 🏁 Finals: Top 15 from Stage 2 in a seven-game three-way matchplay πŸ₯Š
  • Point System πŸ“Š:
    • πŸ₯‡ 1st: 4 pts
    • πŸ₯ˆ 2nd: 2 pts
    • πŸ₯‰ 3rd: 0 pts
    • Ties have their own point distribution, ensuring fairness!
  • πŸ‘‘ Champion: The point leader after seven rounds is crowned!

πŸ”₯ Today, it’s all about qualifying! From the early risers at 8:30 a.m. to the persistent players until 6:30 pm, it’s a day full of fierce competition and brilliant bowling.

πŸ€ Sending our best wishes, and hoping for high scores as these exciting individual events commence! πŸ™Œ Let’s roll! 🎳

After the mains were served, the next presentations for the night were for the female division.

MC and National Bowling & Operations Manager, Nathan Stein, is calling out the teams in reverse order, with the top 3 to be presented their medals.

9. Northern Territory – 209 points

8. Tasmania – 227

7. Queensland 2 – 269

6. New Zealand 2 – 307

5. South Australia – 346

4. Australian Capital Territory – 386

3. πŸ₯‰Queensland 1 – 487

– Suz Wenzel, Nola Findlay, Heather Robertson, Karen Smith

2. πŸ₯ˆNew Zealand 1 – 538

– Jho Balanay, Cushla Burns, Jo King, Melonie Lister

  1. πŸ₯‡πŸ†The 2023 TBA50 Female Team Challenge Champions – Victoria – 549
    – Robyn Flynn, Lee Booth, Karen Newman, Robyn Bull

Congratulations Ladies!

Now onto the Male division.

8. South Australia – 261

7. Tasmania – 332

6. Queensland 1 – 337

5. Victoria – 392

4. Australian Capital Territory – 417

3. πŸ₯‰Northern Territory – 449

– Robin Sands, Roy Andrews, Bruno Maglieri, Morty Douglass

2. πŸ₯ˆNew Zealand 2 – 483

– Roger Balanay, Robert Jacobsen, Mark Stretton, Terry Mustchin

  1. πŸ₯‡πŸ†The 2023 TBA50 Male Team Challenge Champions – New Zealand 1 – 530

    – Pete Richardson, Roger Tucker, Phil Wright, Greg Nicolas

Congratulations Guys!

Moving Quick!

Now the presentation for the All-Stars of the event. These awards are presented to the top four bowlers from the 18 game challenge.


Female Division:

  • Suz Wenzel (QLD 1) – 3409
  • Melonie Lister (NZ) – 3337
  • Karen Newman (VIC) – 3329
  • Jho Balanay (NZ 1) – 3286

Male Division

  • Ashley Riley (TAS) – 3905
  • Bruno Maglieri (NT) – 3877
  • Morty Douglass (NT) – 3645
  • Phil Wright (NZ 1 ) – 3606

Congratulations everyone!

Now a special presentation to the winners of the Sportsperson Awards. Voted by their peers as the bowlers showcasing the best sportsmanship throughout the event.

Congratulations Ashley Riley (TAS) and Jo King (NZ)

Now the big one – the overall final standings..

9. Queensland 2 – 269

8. Tasmania – 559

7. South Australia – 607

6. Northern Territory – 658

5. New Zealand 2 – 790

4. Australian Capital Territory – 803

3.πŸ₯‰ Queensland 1 – 824
– Brian Olsen, Dale Stewart, Terry Bissell, Colin Reese, Karen Smith, Suz Wenzel, Nola Findlay, Heather Robertson

2. πŸ₯ˆVictoria – 941

David Edwards, Darren Hallifax, Jason Newman, Ian Strahan, Robyn Flynn, Lee Booth, Karen Newman, Robyn Bull

  1. πŸ₯‡πŸ†The 2023 TBA50 Overall Team Challenge Champions – New Zealand 1 – 1068

Pete Richarson, Roger Tucker, Phil Wright, Greg Nicolas, Jho Balanay, Cushla Burns, Jo King, Melonie Lister

That concludes the presentation of awards for the TBA50 Team Challenge!!

Congratulations to all bowlers and now time to dig into dessert!

The presentation dinner for the 2023 TBA50 Team Challenge is underway!

Following the acknowledgement of country and welcoming, some special awards were presented for milestones at the TBA50 Team Challenge.

Congratulations to the following for winning 10 Year Participation milestone awards:

  • Lyn Hawkes (TAS)
  • Robyn Flynn (VIC)
  • Tracy Howie (SA)
  • Kay Talbot (NT)
  • Janine Matheson (NT)
  • Maria Hansen (SA)

And for notching up the 200-game milestone at a TBA50 Teams Challenge, we congratulate the following:

  • Janine Matheson (NT)
  • Maria Hansen (SA)

All the awards are ready for tonights TBA50 Team Challenge presentation dinner.

From the AGL National High-Performance Centre on the Sunshine Coast, New Zealand 1 shone brightly, clinching the overall champions title of the 2023 TBA50 Team Challenge.

The final day was abuzz with excitement as teams converged on the lanes for the teams of four event.

Male Division:

The New Zealand 1 team dominated, securing GOLD. Greg Nicolas was the star performer, averaging 204. Their gold medal team totalled an impressive 4,801 pins. The silver medal went to Northern Territory, with Bruno Maglieri shining brightly and Morty Douglass supporting strongly. New Zealand 2 clinched the bronze.

Female Division:

Jho Balanay was the beacon for New Zealand 1, securing GOLD. Victoria, led by Lee Booth, took silver, while Queensland 1, bolstered by Suz Wenzel’s performances, bagged bronze.

Teams Podium Winners

Male Division

  • πŸ₯‡ Gold – New Zealand 1: 4801
  • πŸ₯ˆ Silver – Northern Territory: 4705
  • πŸ₯‰ Bronze – New Zealand 2: 4555

Female Division

  • πŸ₯‡ Gold – New Zealand 1: 4310
  • πŸ₯ˆ Silver – Victoria: 4199
  • πŸ₯‰ Bronze – Queensland 1: 4161

The All-Events champions and All-Stars were finalised in the final event, with Ashley Riley (Tas) and Suz Wenzel (QLD 1) awarded the gold medals in the All-Events category.

Suz Wenzel from Queensland 1 was terrific all week. Finishing on a total of 3,409, the Queenslander would win bronze in singles, gold in doubles, and another bronze in Teams. A fourth medal would be awarded for her top achievement, winning gold in the All-Events.

The great Tasmanian legend Ashley Riley would win the gold in the men’s all-events category. Averaging 216.9 for the 18 games and finishing on a total of 3,905, Ashley was once again a force on the lanes. Winning the one silver medal in singles didn’t deter Ashley, as he performed strongly in all events to earn the gold in the All-Events category.

Congratulations to the other All-Events medal winners and the fourth highest performing bowlers, also being named an All-Star for the event.

Female Division All-Stars:

  • πŸ₯‡ Gold – Suz Wenzel (QLD1): 3,409
  • πŸ₯ˆ Silver – Melonie Lister (NZ1): 3,337
  • πŸ₯‰ Bronze – Karen Newman (Vic): 3,329
  • 4th Place: Jho Balanay (NZ1): 3,286

Male Division All-Stars:

  • πŸ₯‡ Gold – Ashley Riley (TAS): 3,905
  • πŸ₯ˆ Silver – Bruno Maglieri (NT): 3,877
  • πŸ₯‰ Bronze – Morty Douglass (NT): 3,645
  • 4th Place: Phil Wright (NZ1): 3,606

New Zealand 1 has dazzled us all by clinching the 2023 TBA50 Team Challenge Overall Title. Their balanced attack saw the men bagging 530 points, while their female counterparts secured 538 points. This stellar performance culminated in a grand total of 1,068 points, with an impressive 26,822 pinfall.

But the contest was fierce!

πŸ₯ˆ Victoria gave a tough fight, coming in at the second spot. Their female contingent shone brilliantly, contributing 549 points, while the men added 392 to the tally. Overall, Victoria wrapped up with 941 points and a total pinfall of 26,306, gracefully claiming the silver.

πŸ₯‰ Not far behind, Queensland 1 showcased their mettle. Their ladies’ powerful performance added 487 points, with the men contributing 337. Their combined efforts of 824 points and a pinfall of 25,846 secured the bronze.

Final Standings:

  • πŸ₯‡ Gold & Overall Champions – New Zealand 1: 1,068 points
  • πŸ₯ˆ Silver – Victoria: 941 points
  • πŸ₯‰ Bronze – Queensland 1: 824 points

What an exhilarating turn of events as New Zealand’s teams dominated the podium in the male division! Both New Zealand 1 and New Zealand 2 clinched the top two spots, showcasing their prowess.

πŸ₯‡ New Zealand 1 made a remarkable surge on the final day, earning 160 points. With an outstanding cumulative total of 530 points and 14,167 pins, they rightfully wear the crown of champions.

πŸ₯ˆ New Zealand 2, while shining in the doubles with a stellar 144 points, continued their momentum in the team event, amassing 128 points. Their combined efforts saw them finish with 483 points and a pinfall of 13,864.

πŸ₯‰ Holding their own, the team from Northern Territory clinched the bronze. After bagging a gold in singles, they continued their form in the team event, securing 144 points. They ended their journey with 449 points and a total pinfall of 13,853.

Final Standings:

πŸ₯‡ Gold & Male Champions – New Zealand 1: 530 points

πŸ₯ˆ Silver – New Zealand 2: 483 points

πŸ₯‰ Bronze – Northern Territory: 449 points

The lanes were alight with fierce competition as the female teams went head to head in the TBA50 National Team Challenge!

πŸ₯‡ Victoria has emerged as the undisputed 2023 Female Champions! Their consistent flair across all events culminated in a standout performance on the teams day, garnering 144 points. Their championship journey totaled 549 points with a pinfall of 12,789.

πŸ₯ˆ Following closely were the talented ladies of New Zealand 1. An exceptional finish on the last day catapulted them up the ranks, sealing their spot with 538 points and a pinfall of 12,655.

πŸ₯‰ Queensland 1 secured the bronze, ending with 478 points and a pinfall of 12,570. Spearheaded by the impeccable Suz Wenzel, the team showcased top-tier bowling throughout the challenge.

Final Standings:

πŸ₯‡ Gold & Female Champions – Victoria: 549 points

πŸ₯ˆ Silver – New Zealand 1: 538 points

πŸ₯‰ Bronze – Queensland 1: 487 points

The TBA50 National Team Challenge has wrapped up for this year! Tenpin Bowling Australia salutes all bowlers for their exemplary performance over the three days, extending special accolades to the medallists. πŸ† Stay tuned as we gear up for the presentation dinner tonight, and we’ll keep you posted with snapshots of the memorable moments. πŸ“Έ

Please note that we are experiencing a few display issues on TenpinResults.

This is currently being looked at by TenpinResults to get fixed.

One of the known issues is on the Teams event page – all teams are pooled against each other and not separated into Male and Female divisions. The order of standings is not correct.

Thank you for your understanding and patience as we look to get this fixed.

🌞 Good Morning from the AGL National High Performance Centre on the Sunshine Coast! 🌞

Today marks the grand finale of the 16th annual TBA50 National Team Challenge. The spotlight is on the team of four events, where both male and female teams will hit the lanes together in the final showdown.

Event Breakdown:

🎳 Teams will compete concurrently in two distinct sessions.

🎳 The morning session sees them rolling three games.

🎳 A lane dressing and short break sets the stage for the final three games in the afternoon session.

🎳 By the end, each bowler will have completed a challenging 18-game block over the course of the tournament.

Today’s Schedule:

⏰ 8:30 am – Men & Women: First 3 Team Games

⏰ 11:45 am – Lane Maintenance

⏰ 12:30 pm – Men & Women: Last 3 Team Games

⏰ 3:30 pm – Medal Ceremony: Teams & All Events

⏰ 6:30 pm – Presentation Dinner: Recognising Division Champions

As we approach the finish line:

πŸ“Š Female Standings:

πŸ“Š Male Standings:

πŸ“Š Overall Standings:

πŸ‘€ All Events Watch:

Today, we’ll also honour the top-performing bowlers who have showcased excellence and consistency across all 18 games.

Keep an eye out on the All Events race by clicking below

Wishing every bowler an amazing finale full of high scores and memorable moments. πŸŽ‰πŸŽ³ May the best teams win!

Stay glued to our hub for updates and more from the TBA50 National Team Challenge!

As we approach the final day of the 16th TBA50 Team Challenge, there’s been a flurry of activity on the leaderboard!

With the team of four event up next, it’s all to play for! Remember, every pin counts. Teams will be aiming to solidify their standings, and we’re anticipating some potential shakeups in the rankings.

Stay glued to our hub for the thrilling conclusion of the TBA50 Team Challenge. The finale is set to be a rollercoaster! 🎳πŸ”₯πŸ†

A big congratulations to all bowlers who competed in today’s Doubles event! Here are the top 10 finishes in each division. For the entire final results of the Doubles event, Click Here.

It was a rollercoaster afternoon at the AGL National High-Performance Centre on the Sunshine Coast. The Australian Capital Territory team clinched the GOLD medal in the Men’s Doubles Event in a gripping climax.

Echoing Suz Wenzel’s earlier feat, Jamie Carroll, fresh off his bronze medal win in the singles, remained hot on the lanes. Teaming up with the steadfast Robbie Douglas, the duo amassed a whopping 2,453, bringing home the top honours for the ACT.

It looked poised for an ACT-dominated podium with Robert Mason and Andrew Campbell gunning for silver. However, in a twist, New Zealand 2’s Roger Balanay and Robert Jacobsen surged from third to grab the SILVER πŸ₯ˆ spot with 2,359 pins. Balanay, particularly, shone, boasting an event-high average of 208!

Meanwhile, in a sensational rally, Bruno Maglieri and Morty Douglass from the Northern Territory ascended from sixth to seize the BRONZE πŸ₯‰, bolstered by a fantastic final game of 411 and following games of 420 and 430 in the fourth and fifth games.

A tip of the hat 🎩 to New Zealand 1’s Mark Stretton and Terry Mustchin, who narrowly missed the podium by a mere two pins.

Podium Glance:

β€’ πŸ₯‡ ACT – Robbie Douglas & Jamie Carroll – 2,453

β€’ πŸ₯ˆ New Zealand 2 – Roger Balanay & Robert Jacobsen – 2,359

β€’ πŸ₯‰ Northern Territory – Morty Douglass & Bruno Maglieri – 2,354

With the scoreboard showing both New Zealand teams (1&2) comfortably leading in the male championship, ACT has risen like a phoenix, now sitting in the third slot. πŸ“ˆ

Two days chalked up, one grand finale remains! πŸ“… Tomorrow, we dive into the last day of the 16th TBA50 Team Challenge, spotlighting the team-of-four event.

Stay with us for more updates. 🎳πŸ”₯

Queensland’s dynamite duo, Suz Wenzel and Heather Robertson, have bowled their way to the GOLD πŸ₯‡ at the AGL National High Performance Centre on the Sunshine Coast in the Women’s doubles event.

After bagging a bronze in the singles, Wenzel continued her scorching form, spearheading the pair’s golden journey.

The pair chalked up a combined score of 2,198, with Wenzel averaging 189 over six games and Robertson closely tailing at an average of 177.

Victoria’s seasoned pair, Robyn Flynn and Lee Booth, clinched the SILVER πŸ₯ˆ. They finished just 56 pins behind the top spot, with a final tally of 2,142.

Representing New Zealand’s 1 team, Jo King and Jho Balanay grabbed the BRONZE πŸ₯‰ by securing a total of 2,140.

The competition was nail-bitingly close! 🎳 Kudos to ACT’s Jenny Burton-Douglas and Janet Baker who wrapped up in the fourth spot, missing the bronze by a mere 3 pins!

Podium Snapshot:

β€’ πŸ₯‡ Queensland 1 – Heather Robertson and Suz Wenzel – 2,198

 β€’ πŸ₯ˆ Victoria – Robyn Flynn and Lee Booth – 2,142

β€’ πŸ₯‰ New Zealand 1 – Jo King and Jho Balanay – 2,140

With only a day left in the challenge, Victoria holds the pole position in the female championship, followed by New Zealand 1 and Queensland 1.

The action is far from over! Following a brief intermission, the men will be back, rolling strikes in their doubles event around 1:00 pm local time. Stay tuned! πŸ•πŸŽ³

For the full results of the Doubles event, Click Here

Greetings from the AGL National High-Performance Centre on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland! β˜€οΈπŸŽ³

We’re rolling into day two of the 16th TBA50 Team Challenge, and today it’s all about the doubles action!

πŸ‘©β€πŸ¦°πŸ‘©β€πŸ¦³ The ladies have taken the spotlight first, aiming for strikes and spares over their six-game stretch. Our gentlemen will be back in the frame from around 1:00 pm. Just like yesterday, they’ll be playing six intense games. But today, it’s all about teamwork in pairs as they vie for the coveted doubles medals.

What’s exciting about this format? Every day presents a fresh slate, a new chance to bag medals, and crucially, garner points for the team. Bowlers earn points based on their finishing positions, amassing to the ongoing tally. All eyes are on the grand titles – the Male and Female champions, and of course, the ultimate honour, the TBA50 Team Challenge Overall Champions! πŸ†

Here’s a quick refresher on how points are distributed.

PositionSinglesDoublesTeamsAll Events

Sending our best luck and wishes for high scores to all participants! πŸŒŠπŸ€ Keep your eyes on this hub; we’ll be back with updates after the ladies’ doubles event.

πŸ“… Day One Wrapped Up!

Curious about where things stand after today’s excitement?

Here’s the current landscape after day one action:

🌟 Karen Newman from Victoria has stolen the spotlight and secured the GOLD πŸ₯‡ medal in the women’s singles event!

After an initial wobble, Karen roared back with a scintillating score of 1,205, averaging an impressive 200.8 over six games. What a comeback, especially after narrowly missing the podium in the previous year, landing in fourth place.

A standing ovation for our other shining stars:
πŸ₯ˆ Silver – Jenny Burton-Douglas (ACT) with 1,146.
πŸ₯‰ Bronze – Suz Wenzel (QLD) tallying 1,130.

For a deep dive into the scores, click here.

A heartfelt congratulations πŸŽ‰ to all the champions and every bowler who graced the lanes today!

More to come πŸš€

The ladies have hit the lanes for their singles event!

All the men’s singles event scores have now been updated on TenpinResults, Click Here.

Keep an eye out for the lady’s scores to filter through on the same link above.

The championship’s inaugural event has wrapped up, and Bruno Maglieri from the Northern Territory clinched the gold πŸ₯‡ in the men’s singles event!

Bruno showcased an electrifying performance, concluding with an impressive total of 1,410 and a high game of 277. A truly golden performance representing the Northern Territory!

Here’s a look at our top contenders:

β€’ Silver πŸ₯ˆ: Ashley Riley (TAS) with a score of 1,347.

β€’ Bronze πŸ₯‰: Jamie Carroll (ACT) finishing on 1,286.

The full results are being updated and will be available shortly on TenpinResults for a comprehensive view of the men’s singles event outcomes. Click Here to check them out.

A huge round of applause for our first medallists of the TBA50 Team Challenge! πŸ… πŸ₯ˆ πŸ₯‰

Coming Next: Spotlight on the Ladies!

Our female competitors are all geared up. The lanes will be theirs from approximately 12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. for the singles event, encompassing six games.

Sending waves of luck and high-scoring vibes to all bowlers! 🌟

We have some scores!

The men are four games into the singles event with some very high scoring occurring.

Click here to view the scores as they are entered

The men’s singles event is underway! We are just waiting for the first results to drop which we will keep you updated on.

The records for the singles event at the TBA50 Team Challenge are:

  • Men – Roy Andrews (NT) – 1,528 (2015)
  • Women – Jeanette Baker (VIC) – 1,371 (2017)
  • Highest Games (Men) – 300 – Chris Kirwin (2018), Jim Karakostas (2019), Wayne Smith (2021), and Robbie Douglas (2022)
  • Highest Games (Women) – 290 – Lee Booth (2022)

Will we see any records broken today?

Live from the AGL National High-Performance Centre on the Sunshine Coast! β˜€οΈ

Good morning! Today, we kick off the action-packed 16th annual TBA50 Team Challenge.

We have nine talented female teams and eight male teams, all ready to showcase their skills over the next three days. The schedule is as follows:

  • Today: Singles competition
  • Tomorrow: Doubles showdown
  • Wednesday: Team of four face-off

In addition to these events, an All-Events competition will run concurrently, incorporating results from each of the above matchups.

For every competition, including today’s Singles event, participants will bowl six games, summing up to a grand total of 18 games over three days. The aim? To land a spot on the coveted top 3 podium and win those gleaming medals! Moreover, every bowler’s performance across events will garner points, adding to the anticipation and excitement.

All points earned will count towards the tallies to award Trophies on the last day of play. These trophies are for the following:

  • Female Division Champions
  • Male Division Champions
  • Overall Champions

In addition, the top 5 performing bowlers in each division will receive All-Star selection.

The gentlemen are all set to kickstart the championships, taking to the lanes for their Singles showdown this morning.

πŸ”— For team rosters, Click Here

πŸ”— For live scoring, Click Here

πŸ”— For all the results as they are entered, Click Here

Welcome to the TBA50 National Championships!

Hello from the AGL National High-Performance Centre on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland! β˜€οΈ

Today marks the beginning of the much-anticipated 16th TBA50 National Championships for Tenpin Bowling. We’re excited to bring you updates throughout the championship.

Teams from across the nation have arrived to commence their Championships. Teams were dressed and smiling brightly as the official photos took place this morning.

Official Practice Sessions

Before the real action starts, all participating teams will have their official practice sessions today. The first of two practice sessions commenced at 11 a.m., and the next one is up at 1:00 p.m. local time. This is a chance for all teams to get familiar with the lanes, the official oil pattern, atmosphere and fine-tune their strategies for tomorrow’s upcoming TBA50 Team Challenge.

Managers Meeting

Team managers have convened for the official TBA50 Team Challenge Managers Meeting. In this important meeting, the tournament director, Nathan Stein, will discuss the rules, schedules, and any last-minute changes or clarifications to ensure everything runs as smoothly as possible.

Stay Tuned!

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