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Save The Date for 2018 TBAQ Adult State Championships

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Toowoomba, Queensland’s famed Garden City and just 90 minutes from Brisbane, will be buzzing with bowling action and the spirit of friendly competition this year as players, officials and supporters from all around Queensland gather to participate in the annual Tenpin Bowling Adult State Championships of this popular sport.

Leader of the organising team for the 2018 TBAQ Adult State Championships, Morty Douglass, today released details of Queensland’s pinnacle event for Youth and Adult bowlers from all around the State. 

In association with Platinum sponsor, Back Roads Touring Company, the Championships will be staged across 5 days on two consecutive weekends – 28-29 April and 5-7 May 2018 at Toowoomba’s Sunset Superbowl.

The state of the art, 24-lane Centre will provide the ideal venue for the event that is expected to attract more than 200 players, officials and supporters.  The Championships comprise several divisions, culminating in Masters (elite) events for Youth, Restricted, Adult, Over 45 years, and Senior (over 50 years).

Queensland’s famous Maroon and Gold state colours will be reflected by the mellow tints of red and gold that predominate the landscape around Toowoomba in autumn.  “It’s been almost 20 years since the TBAQ Adult State Championships were staged in Toowoomba and we’ll be working closely with Nathan Stein and volunteers from the local Association to present a truly memorable event,” Douglass explained.  “The Championships will feature five divisions and will include players from all over Queensland.  “Adding to the prestige of the 2018 Championships will be the inclusion of a Gala Awards function and TBAQ’s Hall of Fame induction ceremony,” he continued.  

“We’re delighted to announce our partnership with Back Roads Touring Company, renowned for its experience in small group and tailor-made tours across the UK and Europe, and spreading its wings to a range of new touring destinations in Asia in 2018.  “This exciting partnership will provide a fantastic opportunity for the bowling community to discover more about the BRT experience, and we’ll soon be announcing details of a sensational prize being offered in conjunction with this year’s Championships …. watch this space,“ Douglass added with a grin.

Squads are expected to fill fast, so save the date and go to www.tbaq.org.au to register your interest.  The Entry form and further details will be published on the dedicated Championship Facebook page next month but initial enquiries can be directed to Morty Douglass via email on morty@rd8.net.au, or by phone to Morty at 0439 788 266.

About Tenpin Bowling Association of Queensland (TBAQ)         

Through responsible governance, financial management and outstanding sport service delivery, TBAQ has built a stable and well run State-level Sporting Organisation.  Its volunteer Committees provide State events and championships for six categories of bowlers:-  bowlers with a disability, junior, youth, Restricted (those under 170 average), open grade Adults and Senior bowlers.  TBAQ has 29 Associations state-wide, supporting all of the privately owned and operated bowling centres and providing tenpin as a sport and recreation to community organisations throughout Queensland.

TBAQ is recognised as a leader in the delivery of quality assured sport training and education processes.  TBAQ initiated the unique Roll ‘n Strike in-school development program, which has grown to become one of the sport’s greatest participation tools, reaching over 57,000 Primary school children in Queensland each year and endorsed and supported by the Queensland government.  Another key development program conducted annually by TBAQ is the popular Interschool Challenge for Primary and Secondary school teams.  Its latest initiative is the Junior & Youth Talent ID Pathway series.

TBAQ is positioned to expand the scope of Tenpin Bowling service delivery across Queensland in partnership with the Queensland government, the sport’s national governing body, and commercial stakeholders.  This growth increases opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to participate in an active and healthy lifestyle.