Applying for TBA Awards

The awards program is included in the cost of your Tenpin Bowling Australia membership.

The Tenpin Bowling Australia National Office administers the high game and high series award plaques.  Awards must be applied for by either your league secretary or a representative from your local centre, with the correct pin & ball inspection form and game score sheet.

If you have any questions regarding applying for Tenpin Bowling Australia administered Awards, please contact our National Office on (07) 3262 4455 or

Whilst all care is taken to ensure the engraving, Tenpin Bowling Australia takes no responsibility for incorrectly spelt names or other incorrect details engraved on your chosen item.

Tenpin Bowling Australia Administered Awards

There are two ways to apply for an award, depending on which one you are applying for.   

The Tenpin Bowling Australia national office will continue to administer the High Game and Series Award plaques.  So if you are applying for a 300, 299 or 298 game plaque, along with other high series plaques such as 800 (3 games), applications needed to be forwarded to the national office.  

Some of these awards are provided free of charge to all TBA registered members when achieved in a TBA Registered Centre, including your first ever 300 game and 800 series (3 games) award plaque.

Other awards and plaques may be purchased from Tenpin Bowling Australia, provided the bowler is a TBA registered player competing in a registered centre.  Additional awards and jewellery are also available for purchase. 

Order Forms

Please click on the link below to access the appropriate order forms for high game or series.  Award recipients are required to be a TBA registered player in a TBA registered centre.

Award Plaques & Jewellry order form

300 Game Pin & Ball Inspection form - first ever
Second & Subsequent 300 Game Pin & Ball Inspection form
First ever 600 2 Game Series Pin & Ball Inspection form
First ever 800 3 Game Series Pin & Ball Inspection form 
First ever 900 3 Game Series Pin & Ball Inspection form 

Bar Awards (UTBA)
Individual Application form for Bar Awards (UTBA)                                             
League Champion Chevrons (UTBA)

Additional Awards and Jewellery are available for purchase.  If you have any questions regarding applying for Awards, please contact our National Office on (07) 3262 4455 or

In 2015 Tenpin Bowling Australia, partnered with Simpler Technology, to launch a new automated awards system which will allow league bowlers to claim awards with a simple click of a button.

Automated Awards

If you bowl league in a centre using LDE, our software automatically calculates when you have won an award.  If we have your email address on file you will receive an email (usually within 24 hours) congratulating you on your achievement and you will be given the option to order your award which will then be sent to your centre.

Check if your Centre is using LDE here.

We Need Your Email Address!
In order to be notified of your achievement, we must have your email address.  To update your details simply log into your account at  If you havenít logged on before and donít know your TBA number, simply use our lookup function here to get started.
If you have any difficulties feel free to email

Manually Administered UTBA Awards

For all other awards listed below, United Tenpin Bowling Association (UTBA) administer the awards on behalf of TBA.  To ensure that bowlers receive their awards as quickly as possible, league secretaries and centre representatives are encouraged to register online for our awards program.  Please find below the awards currently available.

50 Game*
75 Game*
100 Game*
125 Game
150 Game
175 Game
200 Game
225 Game
250 Game
275 Game

All Spare Game
Dutch 200

7-10 Split (converted)
4-6-7-10 Split (converted)

500 Series
550 Series
600 Series
650 Series
700 Series
750 Series

50 Over Average
75 Over Average
100 Over Average

(available to juniors & disability bowlers only)


1. The preferred method of applying for UTBA Awards is via the Online Application Form. Manual forms are available for those without internet access.

2. Pin Awards will be sent monthly to the leagueís bowling centre.

3. A maximum of one award per week per bowler can be applied for in each of the game, series or special award category.  For example, a bowler has games of 290, 215 and 195 for a total of 700. The bowler could apply for a 275 pin and a 700 series only. They could not apply for a 250, 225 or 200 pin award in the same application.

4. Yearly Awards are calculated as per the calendar year.

5. Application for "Plaque Awards" must also be accompanied by the Tenpin Bowling Australia's verification sheet.

6. A bowler is not permitted to apply for a game or series award that is below their current league average - that is a bowler with a 175 average is ineligible to apply for a 150 game award or 500 series award.

7. All awards must be applied for within one month of being bowled. (Notification of 300 games must occur within 14 days.)

If you have any questions regarding awards administered by UTBA, please contact UTBA on (03) 9532 2219.