By Matt Stevens
September 13, 2019

Tenpin Bowling Australia (TBA) is excited to announce that Ann-Maree Putney will be inducted as the 33rd member of its illustrious Hall of Fame.

A glittering career that span 34 years, Putney, represented Australia for 23 years collecting an astonishing 29 medals in international events including World, Asian and Commonwealth Championships on her way to being nominated for the Hall of Fame.  Major achievements in Ann Maree’s career include winning the QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup in 2007 in Russia along with the coveted Masters Gold Medal at 1999 World Championships in UAE. 

Established in 1984, the Hall of Fame comprises of 32 members that represent the highest mark of achievement in the sport.

Nominated by the TBA Hall of Fame committee for her outstanding accomplishments in the sport of tenpin bowling, Putney will be inducted during this year’s Australian Adult Championships at Zone Bowling Rooty Hill, NSW.  The ceremony will take place during the Walter Rachuig Trophy Tournament presentation dinner, a tournament that Putney showcased her talent at with 21 years of participation.

The Walter Rachuig and Hall of Fame presentation dinner is scheduled for Saturday the 26th October at the Tivoli Showroom – Rooty Hill RSL/West HQ.

Supporter dinner tickets are now available and can be found at by clicking here. Tickets will be available until Saturday the 19th October or until sold out.

Hall of Fame Members

Ann Maree Putney Achievements

FIQ Results

  • 2013       Adult Combined World Championships – BRONZE Medal Women’s Doubles
  • 2009       Women’s World Bowling Championships, USA – SILVER Medal Doubles
  • 2007       Women’s World Bowling Championships, Mexico – SILVER Medal Singles
  • 2007       Women’s World Bowling Championships, Mexico – BRONZE Medal All Events
  • 2004       Asian Tenpin Championships Silver Medal Doubles & Silver Medal Masters
  • 2003       World Team Challenge, Denmark
  • 2000       FIQ Team Asian Zone, Qatar – GOLD Doubles & BRONZE Masters
  • 1999       World FIQ Tenpin Masters Champion, UAE
  • 1998       Asian Tenpin Bowling Championship, Taiwan SILVER Teams
  • 1994       Asian Tenpin Bowling Championship, Guam – SILVER Teams
  • 1991       Asian Youth Tenpin Bowling Championship, Guam – GOLD Teams

Commonwealth Championships Results

  • 2013       IV Commonwealth Championships – GOLD Medal Mixed Doubles
  • 2013       IV Commonwealth Championships – BRONZE Medal Women’s Doubles
  • 2006       III Commonwealth Championships – GOLD Singles, SILVER Mixed Doubles,

                Mixed Teams, BRONZE Doubles & SILVER Masters

  • 2005       II Commonwealth Championships – GOLD Singles & BRONZE Doubles,

                Mixed Teams & BRONZE Masters

  • 2002       I Commonwealth Championships – GOLD, 3x SILVER & 2x BRONZE

QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup Results

  • 2008       Runner Up QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup, Hermosillo Mexico
  • 2007       Champion QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup, St Petersburg Russia

National Titles

  • 2008       Melbourne International Tenpin Cup
  • 2005 & 2008                        K&K Classic
  • 2004, 2005 & 2009            Queensland Ladies Cup
  • 2002, 2007, 2011 & 2013 NSW Open
  • 2000, 2001, 2007 & 2008    South Pacific Champion
  • 1999, 2004 & 2007            Adelaide Women’s Cup
  • 1994 & 2008                        Australian Masters
  • 1994, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2007, 2011, 2012 Vic 150


  • 2008       Induction to the World Bowling Writers Hall of Fame

Australian Team Representative Honours

  • 1991-2014            Australian Team Member Every Year

Achievements for the sport of tenpin bowling

  • 1989-2009            Australian Tenpin Bowling “All Stars” Team Member
  •                 Rachuig Team member for 21 years and Team captain
  •                 Prime Minister of Australia – “Letter of Congratulations”
  • 3x           New South Wales Government – “Certificate of Recognition”
  • 4x           Channel 10 Television – “Outstanding Contribution to Sport”


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