By Matt Stevens
January 17, 2020

‘The Hammer’ will host over 120 bowlers in Caboolture this weekend to compete in this weekends Queensland Seniors Classic – the first nationally ranked senior event for 2020

Caboolture Bowl & Mini Golf – QLD


Queensland based bowlers George Frilingos and Dale Stewart raised $900 for the Red Cross Bush Fire earlier in the year at the 2020 Queensland World Cup Of Champions.

A pledge of $2.50 per strike thrown and $1 per spare was made by the pair during the event at Caboolture Tenpin. The efforts were coupled with contributions from other bowlers and spectators in the centre which contributed to the $900 raised.

From the success of this, a group of bowlers are proposing that National Training Squad (NTS) members bowling in the QLD Hammer Senior Classic to join in with the fundraising efforts.

Starting on the 17th January at Caboolture Tenpin, the bowlers will aim to raise a reasonable amount once again for the Red Cross Bushfire appeal.

Caboolture Tenpin staff have committed to the efforts and will be running a raffle with several prizes on offer. A collection container at the bowl will be available for those at the bowl to contribute.

All proceeds raised will be going to the Red Cross Bushfire appeal.

For more information or if you would like to sponsor any of the NTS bowlers in their efforts throughout the Hammer Classic, please contact Dale Stewart on 0432 566 557 / [email protected] OR Suz Wenzel [email protected]

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This is the 16th running of the event

2019 Champions – Julie Harrison & Tony Hamilton

Male Winner – Tony Hamilton (QLD)

Female Winner – Julie Harrison (QLD)

Grand Senior – Bob Whybrow (NSW) & Julie Harrison (QLD)

Tony Hamilton

Top 5 Senior & Grand Senior Male and Female ranked players from 2019 attending as of 16th January 2020 

Senior Male

  1. Andrew Thorpe -1st –  (VIC)
  2. Shaun Cummings – 2nd –  (NSW)
  3. Graeme Morgan – 3rd – (QLD)
  4. Steve C Smith – 5th – (NSW)
  5. Andrew Lloyd -7th – (NSW)

Senior Female

  1. Christine Clark – 2nd – (VIC)
  2. Janet Baker – 3rd – (ACT)
  3. Tracey Crisp – 4th – (QLD)
  4. Mary Dodds – 5th – (VIC)
  5. Suzanne Wenzel – 6th – (QLD)

Grand Senior Male

  1. Jim Karakostas – 1st – (NSW)
  2. David Farquharson – 2nd – (VIC)
  3. Jim Bakirtzidis – 4th – (NSW)
  4. Terry Wenban – 6th – (QLD)
  5. Bill Johnson – 7th – (SA)

Grand Senior Female

  1. Julie Harrison – 2nd – (QLD)
  2. Heather Robertson – 3rd- (NSW)
  3. Robyn Flynn – 5th – (VIC)
  4. Jill Morris – 6th- (SA)
  5. Noelle Bakirtzidis – 7th – (NSW)
2012Graeme MorganJeanette Baker
2013Warren StewartHeather Robertson
2014Jim BakirtzidisChristine Clark
2015Steven SmithChristine Clark
2016Bob WhybrowChristine Clark
2017Craig PearsallTracey Crisp
2018Andrew ThorpeJulie Harrison
2019Tony HamiltonJulie Harrison

If you have past winners from 2005-2011 please send the details through to [email protected] so we can update our records


All bowlers to bowl 18 games in their allocated squad


Squad times will be as follows:

Friday 17th January Bowl 10 Games – 5 Blocks/2 Games 6.15pm Squad A – Check-in

Saturday 18th January Bowl 10 Games – 5 Blocks/2 Games 7.45am Squad B – Check-in 1.15pm Squad C – Check-in Bowl 8 Games – 4 Blocks/2 Games 6.45pm Squad A – Check-in

Sunday 19th January Bowl 8 Games – 4 Blocks/2 Games 7.45am Squad C – Check-in 12.15pm Squad B – Check-in Lanes washed and oiled before each appearance

  • based on 66 men and 30 women


$500 for First 300 Thrown Using a Hammer Ball