Bowl Patrol Annual Awards – Patroller Boy

By Tenpin Bowling Australia
January 21, 2022

Tenpin Bowling Australia would like to congratulate the participants named Patroller Boy of the Year for the 2021 Bowl Patrol Annual Awards.

At the end of each year, Tenpin Bowling Australia’s Bowl Patrol program acknowledges those ‘learn to bowl’ participants, known as Patrollers, who have shown a special quality. Nominees and winners might be considered through a number of ways including encouraging others, commitment and focus on improvement for example. 

Throughout 2021 there were 73 Bowl Patrol programs across 20 centres in all States and Territories with over 641 participants! The biggest year on record despite the restrictions a pandemic brings, proving kids are still very keen to learn how to bowl!

Congratulations to the following Patrollers:

Oliver Stevens – Tasmania (Zone Bowling Moonah) 

When Oliver first started Bowl Patrol he was very shy, but in becoming a Patroller, he has come out of his shell more and has grown in confidence. Oliver has found a love of bowling and after graduating from the Bowl Patrol program now enjoys bowling regularly in the Zone Moonah Junior League. He always gives his best, keeps a close eye on his score and ensures everyone gets a go. Great work Oliver!

Riley Chrystie – Victoria (Xplosions Bowl Melton) 

Riley is a determined Bowl Patroller from Xplosions Bowl Melton, who often comes in on the weekends practicing with his Mum, Dad and Aunty. Riley’s scores consistently improved week by week and he made great friends in the program. The Lane Ranger mentioned Riley really enjoys bowling and the experience of learning to bowl using Bowl Patrol has made a huge difference to his technique.

Left – Oliver Stevens (TAS) and Right – Riley Chrystie (VIC)

Porter Filby – ACT (Zone Bowling Tuggeranong)

Porter’s Lane Ranger reported “one of the most enthusiastic Patrollers” ever seen in the program in ACT. With a love of bowling and learning, every week he entered with the most positive attitude. He might be one of the youngest but has started to progress with his bowling ability. He narrowly missed out on reaching his green band at the conclusion of his program – so when he finally reaches the scores he needs this year, it will be a very exciting moment!

Spencer Lawson – Queensland (Logan City Tenpin)

Spencer made great strides in his bowling in 2021. He tried to improve his confidence level on the lanes each week, eagerly targeting the next wristband level. Spencer has thoroughly enjoyed the program and was enthusiastic to learn new skills. The centre staff along with his Lane Ranger are very excited for the future of Spencer as a prominent young bowler. He looks forward to bowling with the older kids and one day maybe representing his home town.   

David Mitrovic – Western Australia (Zone Bowling Morley)

With a huge enthusiasm for bowling and having learnt the Bowl Patrol basics, David who has a visual impairment, set about introducing tenpin bowling and Bowl Patrol to his schoolmates through the Sporting School’s initiative. Not only has David’s skills improved through his determination and persistence but he also keeps spirits high on the lanes with his bright personality and helping hand.

David Mitrovic

Shaun Carthew  – South Australia (Zone Bowling Cross Road)

At Cross Road in Term 3, Shaun used his Sports Voucher, an initiative led by the Government of South Australia, to participate in Bowl Patrol. He came along to the program to learn to bowl and try to beat his older brother, who is a regular bowler in the South Australia Junior Circuits. Shaun was determined every week to take on board the skills he learnt and reach the next Bowl Patrol band which led him to the pinnacle result; his black band. Once he achieved this, he was even more motivated to improve his personal best scores! Good luck with beating your sibling on the lanes Shaun, many of us spend our lives aspiring to that!

Get involved in Bowl Patrol with Term 1 registrations now open. Find out more about the nation’s number 1 ‘learn to bowl’ program here.