Wyncity Keon Park to host TBA50 National Championship

By Tenpin Bowling Australia
August 31, 2022

Tenpin Bowling Australia (TBA) is pleased to announce the TBA50 National Championship will be held at Wyncity Keon Park, Victoria, from 20-27 October 2022. 

The TBA50 National Seniors Cup and TBA50 National Senior Teams Challenge will be the marquee events for this year’s Championship over seven days of competition. 

The TBA50 National Seniors Cup will be the fifth and final event on the senior division ranked event calendar for 2022. The Teams Challenge will welcome states and territories to battle against each other on the lanes.

National Manager of Bowling and the TBA High-Performance Centre Morty Douglass is thrilled to announce the home for the popular senior events this year. 

“Wyncity Keon Park is a special venue to many bowlers around the country,” said Douglass. “It has been the stage for many high-profile tournaments over several decades and holds a special place in many people’s hearts.” 

After releasing the news of a standalone weeklong senior carnival in late 2021, TBA has been working with potential stakeholders in finding a home for the events.  

“We thank the Victorian Government for supporting the TBA50 National Championship,” Douglass said. 

“We are so grateful to partner with the Victorian Government, who already has thrown their support behind the 2022 National Disability Championship and two legs in the recently announced Tenpin Premier League (TPL). 

“Without the help of stakeholders like the Victorian Government, these events can’t happen, and I’m sure all bowlers look forward to an amazing experience in Victoria,” added Douglass. 

The TBA50 Cup concept was first established in 1986 with the TBA50 Challenge in 2007.  Both events have continually attracted the country’s best senior bowlers battling it out on the lanes, with the TBA50 Cup also classified as a ranked event in the senior division season. 

There will also be events for all skill levels after introducing the TBA50 Graded and Classic Cups.

As mentioned late in 2021, the TBA50 Challenge will be sporting a slightly different format with the introduction of Mixed Teams to the Challenge. 

“It will offer greater flexibility to our smaller states and territories that may find it difficult to field two entire teams, yet it still allows the opportunity for larger states to field two teams in the competition,” explained Douglass. 

Entries for this year’s cup events will open online on 12 September 2022.

Any enquiries regarding the event can be made by emailing [email protected]

Click here to head to the TBA50 National Championship webpage where information will be updated in the lead-up to the event.