National Disability Championship State Team Challenge Day Preview

By Matt Stevens
June 11, 2024

Get ready for an exciting day of high-level tenpin bowling competition with the State Team Challenge Day kicking off today at the 2024 National Disability Championship at Zone Bowling Tuggeranong in the Australian Capital Territory!

This day features two prestigious events: the Cole Challenge Cup and the Michael Cooke Memorial Shield that brings together the best talent from across the nation.

In exciting news, the 2024 State Team Challenge Day will be streamed on our website and Facebook channel from 8:00 am – 10:00am & 12:00pm – 3:00pm with the 10:00 am- 12:00pm period streamed on Kayo Freebies.

Please note: As per previous years, results from each of the State Team Challenge events will be added to the National Disability Championship Hub when received by the tournament team throughout the day.

Tenpin Bowling Australia wishes all bowlers the best of luck and high scoring in both the events today!

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Website & Facebook

8:00AM-10:00AM AEST &
12:00PM-3:00PM AEST

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KAYO

10:00AM-12:00PM AEST
Kayo Freebies

Please note: Kayo Freebies – Those looking to catch the stream on Kayo need to sign up to a free Kayo Sports freebie account at https://kayosports.com.au/ and register for free to watch.

The Cole Challenge Cup, formerly known as The Oakford National State Team Challenge, was renamed in honor of Mr. Barry Cole. Established in 1996, this tournament was created to fulfill the wishes of bowlers with disabilities and their carers.

Participation

The challenge will feature one team from each of the following States and Territories:

  • New South Wales
  • Victoria
  • Queensland
  • South Australia
  • Western Australia
  • Tasmania
  • Australian Capital Territory
  • Northern Territory

Team Rosters

Handicap System

The handicap allowance shall be 100 percent and shall be figured on the difference between each individual’s average and a base figure at least 10 pins higher than the highest average in the competition so every bowler has a positive handicap.

Eligibility: Team members must:

  • Be current financial members of Tenpin Bowling Australia (TBA).
  • Conduct themselves in a manner that reflects positively on TBA and their State/Territory.
  • Meet the criteria of a Bowler with a Disability.
  • Have bowled a minimum of 18 games in a structured competition.
  • Completed an All Events entry in the Nationals of that year.

Team Selection

Teams are selected by the Disabilities Committee of each State/Territory Association. The roster will consist of eight players, with a playing strength of five players per match. Reserves may be nominated in case of injury or non-attendance.

Format

  • Teams will compete in a round-robin format, playing one full team game against each other team.
  • Points are awarded based on individual and team performances.
  • Each team member will be matched against the opposing team member in the corresponding position in the lineup and the bowler that achieves the highest total pinfall with handicap for the game will win 1 point for the team. In the event of equal game scores, the point will be shared.
  • The team’s total pinfall with handicap will be compared with the total pinfall with handicap of the opposing team and 2 points will be awarded to the team with the highest total pinfall with handicap
  • At the conclusion of the rounds of matches, the team having the highest number of points will be declared the Cole Cup Challenge Champion team of 2024.

Prizes

  • The winning team receives the Cole Cup Challenge Trophy and gold medals.
  • Silver medals for the second-placed team and bronze medals for the third-placed team.
  • The trophy is a perpetual award, staying with the winning State/Territory until the next tournament.

The Michael Cooke Memorial Shield, formerly known as the Campbelltown Trophies State Team Challenge, was renamed in honour of the late Mr. Michael Cooke. This event is a scratch competition, with the perpetual trophy sponsored by Mr. Barry Davies.

In 2024, the team from New South Wales will be striving for their 5th successive title.

Participation

The challenge will feature one team from each of the following States and Territories:

  • New South Wales
  • Victoria
  • Queensland
  • South Australia
  • Western Australia
  • Tasmania
  • Australian Capital Territory
  • Northern Territory

Team Rosters

Eligibility

Team members must:

  • Be current financial members of Tenpin Bowling Australia (TBA).
  • Conduct themselves in a manner that reflects positively on TBA and their State/Territory.
  • Meet the criteria of a Bowler with a Disability.
  • Have bowled a minimum of 18 games in a structured competition.
  • Completed an All Events entry in the Nationals of that year.

Team Selection

Teams are selected by the Disabilities Committee of each State/Territory Association. The roster will consist of eight players, with a playing strength of five players per match. Reserves may be nominated in case of injury or non-attendance.

Format

  • Teams will compete in a round-robin format, playing one full team game against each other team.
  • Points are awarded based on individual and team performances.
  • The team with the highest points at the end of the rounds will be declared the Michael Cooke Memorial Shield Champion Team.

Prizes

The shield is a perpetual award, staying with the winning State/Territory until the next tournament.

The winning team receives the Michael Cooke Memorial Shield and gold medals.

Silver medals for the second-placed team and bronze medals for the third-placed team.

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