TBA50 National Championships Hub

By Tenpin Bowling Australia
October 20, 2022

Final Day

TBA50 Cup

The nationally ranked event, the TBA50 Cup has concluded at Wyncity Keon Park with Andrew Lloyd and Jenny Burton-Douglas being crowned champions of the event.

Andrew Lloyd continued his amazing 2022 year, winning his fourth of five ranked events for the year. An incredible achievement!

Northern Territory representative Bruno Maglieri would finish runner-up in the male division, two points behind the champion. Tasmanian legend Ashley Riley would finish in third place to round out the podium.

In the female division, things were very, very close.

Jenny Burton-Douglas from the ACT would win her second ranked event for the year after winning the John Sullivan Senior Australian Open.

Jenny would finish on 22 points and so would Victorian Karen Newman. Due to the tie-in points, it would come down to pins for and against which Jenny had the advantage of two!

Karen would settle for silver in front of fellow Victorian Robyn Flynn who claimed the bronze.

TBA50 Classic Masters

The next set of champions has been crowned!

Congratulations to Tina Hohmuth and Steve Williams who have taken out the titles.

The final podium finishes for both male and female divisions can be found below. Unfortunately, TenpinResults are currently experiencing technical difficulties.

Female Division

  • Gold Medal – Tina Hohmuth
  • Silver Medal – Robyn Watkins
  • Bronze Medal – Karen Smith

Male Division

  • Gold Medal – Steve Williams
  • Silver Medal – Joseph Moraitis
  • Bronze Medal – Paul Jones


Welcome to the last day of the TBA50 National Championship.

Today the TBA50 Classic Masters and TBA50/60 Cup champions will be crowned.

The TBA50 Classic Masters scoring link is live and can be accessed here

Day Seven

TBA50 Cup

Stage One of the TBA50 Cup is in the books and results can be found by clicking here.

Stage Two will see State & Territory masters join the race.

For the ladies, the six from stage one will join nine waiting representatives to make a field of 15.

For the men, the top 15 progress to stage two to meet nine waiting representatives to create a field of 24.

Six games of bowling from 5.30 pm local time tonight where the 24 men will battle it out to make the top 15 that advance to matchplay tomorrow.

TBA50 Graded Masters

We have our first cup event champions!

The TBA50 Graded Masters ran this morning at Wyncity Keon Park and we wish to congratulate Andrew Jacklin and Wink Mustchin who claimed the tiles.

Andrew Jacklin is a TBA board member and it was fantastic to see him out on the lanes competing and posting some impressive numbers but was unopposed in the finals.

The female division had seven participants and participants would compete in matchplay for points.

New Zealand’s Wink Mustchin came away with the gold medal after winning six of seven of her matchplay battles and averaging 166.6 in the finals.

Right behind Mustchin was Michelle Gunn who also won six of seven battles but had to settle for runners up due to less total pinfall than Mustchin. Rounding out the podium was Tasmania’s Kathy Crick who won five of her matches.

Congratulations to all participants!

Stage One of the TBA50 Cup will commence this afternoon after qualifying was completed yesterday. The top 24 from qualifying will participate in stage one. We expect the results to pop up on the inital TBA50 Cup results page as indicated in the results quick links above or here – if this changes, we will strive to provide the link as soon as we see it or go to https://tenpinresults.com.au/ and it should pop up in the ‘Live’ section

Day Six

TBA50 Cup Qualification is underway – Results can be viewed in the results quick links or by clicking here

Teams continued with the newly implemented TBA50 Teams Matchplay event this morning after commencing yesterday afternoon.

The new event saw teams square off in a ‘Rachuig’ style team event gaining points for their team along the way.

In a tightly fought contest, the team from Queensland came out on top by 1 point over second place.

Congratulations to Queensland who took out the gold for the event.

  • Gold Medal – Queensland – Anthony Hamilton, Brian Olsen, Karen Smith, Suz Wenzel – 35 points
  • Silver Medal – New Zealand – Pete Richardson, Terry Mustchin, Melonie Lister, Jho Balanay – 34 points
  • Bronze Medal – Victoria – David Edwards, Paul Lawnton, Lee Booth, Karen Newman – 33 points

The full results are yet to be updated on TenpinResults but are located here

The marquee cup events will get underway this afternoon with TBA50 Cup qualifying.

TBA50 Teams Challenge Team Photos

Please flick through the gallery of TBA50 Teams Challenge Team photos. Click the slider to view the images in a larger size.

TBA50 Teams Challenge Day Five – Teams Medal and All-Events – Last day of TBA50 Teams Challenge

The TBA50 Teams Challenge events came to a close today with Team Medal games 4-6 taking place for the Teams event. Games 1-3 occurred on day one of the tournament.

TBA50 Teams Challenge Team Medal event final Podium

  • Gold Medal – Wodonga Wizards 1 – Christine Clark, David Farquharson, Jo Babic, Mike Muir – 4,903
  • Silver Medal – Victoria 1 – Paul Lawton, Robyn Flynn, Lee Booth, David Edwards – 4,865
  • Bronze Medal – QLD 1 – Karen Smith, Suz Wenzel, Brian Olsen, Athony Hamilton – 4,572

TBA50 Teams Challenge Teams Medal Event Final Results

As the Teams Event concluded, our champion all-event bowlers were revealed.

Male Top 3

  • Gold Medal – Tasmania 1 – Ashley Riley – 5,238
  • Silver Medal – Wodonga Wizards 1 – Mike Muir – 5,226
  • Bronze Medal – Northern Territory 1 – Robin Sands – 5,179

Female Top 3

  • Gold Medal – New Zealand 1 – Jho Balanay – 4,708
  • Silver Medal – Victoria 1 – Lee Booth – 4,698
  • Bronze Medal – Victoria 2 – Karen Newman – 4,676

TBA50 Teams Challenge All-Events Final Results













At the conclusion of all TBA50 Teams Challenge events, TBA wishes to congratulate the Wodonga Wizards 1 for taking out the Combined Team Pointscore title of the TBA50 Teams Challenge.

The other podium winners from all divisions are:

TBA50 Teams Challenge Combined Pointscore

  • Gold Medal – Wodonga Wizards 1 – 865 Combined (M&F) and 19,377 pinfall
  • Silver Medal – Victoria 1 – 815 Combined and 19,041 pinfall
  • Bronze Medal – Queensland 1 – 759 Combined and 18,643 pinfall

TBA50 Teams Challenge Male Division

  • Gold Medal – Queensland 1 – 255 points 10,028 pins
  • Silver Medal – Wodonga Wizards 1 – 254 points – 10,142 pins
  • Bronze Medal – Northern Territory 1 – 245 points – 9,739 pins

TBA50 Teams Challenge Female Division

  • Gold Medal – Victoria 1 – 261 points – 9,303 pins
  • Silver Medal – New Zealand 1 – 261 points – 9,008 pins
  • Bronze Medal – Wodonga Wizards 1 – 255 points – 9,235 pins

TBA50 Teams Challenge Mixed Division

  • Gold Medal – Victoria 1 – 360 points
  • Silver Medal – Wodonga Wizards 1 – 356 points
  • Bronze Medal Queensland 1 – 288 points

All photos of these teams will be captured on the presentation night on 27 October 2022. We will share these once we have them.

This afternoon saw a fresh new event start – TBA50 Teams Matchplay event. This event will see all teams compete in a ‘Rachuig’ matchplay like event and will conclude tomorrow.

TBA50 Teams Challenge Day Four – Doubles

The traditional gender doubles event was up next on day four of the TBA50 Teams Challenge.



1. Brian Olsen and Tony Hamilton (QLD)
2. Robin Sands and Seb Deblasio (NT)
3. Ashley Riley and Garry Crick (TAS)

Men’s Stepladder Final Results

Doubles Results (Male and Female)

1. Robyn Flynn and Lee Booth (VIC)
2. Jo Balanay and Mel Lister (NZ)
3. Christine Clark and Jo Babic (Wodonga Wizards)

Ladies’ Stepladder Finals Results

Doubles Results (Male and Female)

Special note to – Women’s Doubles Gold Medalists from Victoria, Robyn Flynn, and Lee Booth included Lee shooting 254 in the final game, following on from the Tournament High Female Game of 290 earlier in the day.

TBA50 Teams Challenge Day THREE – Mixed Doubles

In a newly implemented event for the TBA50 Teams Challenge, Day three saw Mixed Doubles take place.

Australian Capital Territory bowlers Janet Baker and Robert Mason took out the gold medal with a six-game doubles total of 2,524.

In second place Victorian’s Lee Booth and Paul Lawton claimed the silver on 2,471 and rounding out the podium in bronze were Karen Commane and Ashley Riley who continued their hot form from singles into Day three finishing on 2,447.

TBA50 Teams Challenge Mixed Doubles Final Results

TBA50 Teams Challenge – Day Two – Singles Day

Day two saw the singles element of the TBA50 Teams Challenge take place and our first medallions handed out.

The top three men were a cut above the rest in the qualifying with West Australian, Mike Muir, the leading qualifier with 1392 over six games.

In the ladies’ division, things were tighter in the qualifying. A total of three (3) pins separated fourth from fifth, and only ten (10) pins separated second from fourth. The leading qualifier heading into the stepladder final was Jho Balaney who averaged 215.7 over the six games.

The Stepladder finals took place with the top 3 qualifiers participating. The first leg of the final would see 2v3 to determine who would challenge the top qualifier for the gold medal.

For the male division, Robbie Douglas from the A.C.T quickly defeated Tasmania’s Ashley Riley 191-158 before defeating Mike Muir for the gold 200-158.

The ladies saw a tight game take place between Vanessa Lane from Victoria and Tasmania’s Karren Commane in the 2v3 battle with Lane edging Commane 206-203. After dominating the qualifying section, New Zealand’s Jho Balanay was caught off guard in the final and lost to Vanessa Lane 214-201 in another tight battle.

Mixed Doubles Up Next!

TBA50 Teams Challenge Singles
TBA50 Teams Challenge Male Singles Finals
TBA50 Teams Challenge Female Singles Finals


Final Results are HERE – Female Singles Winner Vanessa Lane from Victoria, Runner Up Jo Balanay from NZ, and Karen Commane in third from Tasmania. See all Female Results HERE.


Day 2 has commenced with strong singles scores of 270 from Gunn and Robbie Douglas has placed himself into the stepladder final with a 300!

Afternoon Update Day 1 – After the official photographs were taken and the competitions commences – the Teams Games 1 – 3 were completed – you can find the results HERE.


Tenpin Bowling Australia (TBA) look forward to welcoming senior bowlers from across the country today as the 2022 TBA50 National Championships gets underway at Wyncity Keon Park from 20-27 October 2022.

Proudly supported by the Victorian Government, the TBA50 National Championship will host several events over the eight-day schedule.

The championship will host the marquee ranked event – the TBA50 and TBA60 National Seniors Cups, at the famous tournament venue – Wyncity Keon Park. The TBA50/TBA60 National Cup is the fifth and final tournament on the senior division ranked event circuit for 2022.

With the senior and grand senior division rankings remaining close all year, the final event should provide an incredible conclusion to ranked events for the division with over 80 bowlers entered for the event.

The TBA50 Challenge will welcome a total of 13 teams to compete over five days starting on the first day of Thursday 20 October.

The new four-person mixed-team event format will see participants compete in singles, doubles (male and female), mixed doubles and teams events. Performances from the teams will be tallied towards the standings in the overall division, female division and male division, where the top teams will be crowned champions.

The event kicks off today with the TBA50 Challenge official practice and the first block of teams (games 1-3).

We wish all participants the best of luck and high scoring at the events.