National Disability Championship

The 30th National Tenpin Bowling Championship for Persons with a disability is set to commence from the 6th to the 16th June 2018 at ZONE BOWLING Woodville, South Australia.

819 Port Road
Woodville, South Australia

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2018 Entry Form here

2018 Schedule- Updated 11/5/18 - here

2018 Cole Cup State Team Challenge Rules - here

2018 Open State Team Challenge Rules- here

2018 Cole Cup State Team Entry Form - here

2018 Open State Team Entry Form- here


2018 National Disability Master Events

This yearís event will introduce a new masters division to the Championship, the Classic Masters.

There will now be three masters divisions:

1) Restricted Masters: This is a handicap event based on 100% of 200. Open to all male and female bowlers whose average is 119 and below.

2) Classic Masters: This is a handicapped event based on 100% of 200. Open to all male and female bowlers whose entering averages for the championships are between 120 and 159.

3) Open Masters: This is a scratch event open to male and female bowlers whose entering averages for the championships is 160 and above.

Other Rule Changes to Note Regarding Cole & Open State Challenges

1) Teams will now bowl against the bye and individuals and the team must bowl average to win the points against the bye.

2) In the event of there only being 5 or less state teams participating, 2 games against each state and territory will be played


2018 National Disability Celebration Dinner

Celebration Dinner
Friday 15th June 6.30pm
Download Reservation Slip here
RSVP & Bookings Required by 31st May

Challenge Rules & State Team Rules

Cole Cup State Team Challenge Rules

Open State Team Rules

People with an Intellectual Disability Team Expression of Interest Forms

Tenpin Bowling Australia is seeking expressions of interest from bowlers with an Intellectual Disability who are interested in participating in the 2018 Intellectual Disability Team.

The aim is to enter both a menís and ladies team into the National Restricted Teams Challenge at the 2018 Australian Adult Championships which is being held in Melbourne during October this year.  Below are the Expression of Interest forms to be completed for Athletes, Coaches and Managers.

2018 People with an intellectual disability team Athlete EOI Form
2018 People with an intellectual disability team Coach EOI Form
2018 People with an intellectual disability team Manager EOI Form

Previous Results

2017 Cole Cup Results here
2017 Open State Challenge Results here
2017 National Championship Results here


2015 Results

2014 Results

2013 Results

What is the Joint Management Committee?

For several years, TBA and the Australian Disabilities Tenpin Inc Organisation has staged its own successful National Championship.  However both organisations could see the enormous value in bringing the championships together with the view to providing the best outcomes and benefits for people with a disability and the sport of tenpin bowling throughout Australia.

In July 2012, Tenpin Bowling Australia Ltd established a joint management committee (JMC) to oversee the unification and provide a framework to develop the best experiences and competition opportunities for bowlers with a disability.

Committee members represent key organisations involved with the championships including Tenpin Bowling Australia, Australian Disabilities Tenpin Inc. and the Australian Sports Commission.

Current JMC Committee Members
Michael Cooke, Don Atkinson, Allan Hatton, Beth Boyd, Chris Rushton, Matt Stevens

All enquiries for the JMC can be emailed to and these can be forwarded to specific JMC members.

National Disability Championships - Frequently Asked Questions

This document has been written to answer the frequently asked questions received through the feedback process that was recently undertaken.  We are looking forward to increasing the options and participation opportunities and choice for all members of the community with a disability.

2013 NDC Document