Entries for the 2021 Australian National Championship (ANC) in Hobart are now open!
The 2021 ANC will run from 19th July – 15th August 2021 at ZONE BOWLING Moonah in Hobart, Tasmania. The 28-day event will host four age groups at one venue within the same championship window – Junior, Youth, Adult and Senior age groups.
A championship like no other before, the Strike 3 Bowling promoted event aims to welcome an exciting new era in Australian Tenpin Bowling.
“We are excited to open the entries for the inaugural Australian National Championship presented by Strike 3 Bowling,” said Managing Director Ashlee Carroll. “We are eager to welcome everyone to beautiful Tasmania in July and August”.
Entry fees for squads are $50 for all age groups. Unlike previous year championships, any squad entry (singles, doubles, teams) will be automatically entered as a qualifying score in the respective tournament the bowler is eligible to compete in as part of that section of the 2021 ANC.
Please note that when entering into squads, users can only enter into squads that are matched with the relevant division events that are running at that particular time of the championship. For example, the first section of the championship is strictly available for Junior division squads only.
The Australian National Championship involves 15 competitions.
The following specific championships:
- Australian Junior Championship with U14, U16 and U18 gradings.
- Adult Championship with Open and A grade classifications (avg. 199 and under)
- TBA50 Championship with Open and A grade classifications (avg. 199 and under)
The following inter-state team events:
- President’s Junior Interstate Shield
- TBA21 Team Challenge
- Walter Rachuig Trophy Tournament
- TBA50 Team Challenge
The following Individual events that any bowler may strive to qualify for to join the field of automatic qualifiers (State champions, inter-state team events).
- Australian U14 Junior Masters
- Australian Junior Masters – Ranked Event
- TBA21 Australian Masters – Ranked Event
- TBA Classic Cup
- Australian Masters- Ranked Event
- TBA50 Cup
- Strike 3 World Championship
The following showcase event:
- Devil’s Lair Tasmania
All information can be found in the Guide to the Event provided by Strike 3 Bowling.
Strike 3 Bowling has provided several releases in the lead-up to the inaugural event, with initiatives including – Age based Junior Opportunities, Guaranteed & equal prize money for both male and female participants, automatic semi-final berths for State champions and step ladder final format for the events. All information about the changes and initiatives of all the events can be found directly in the Guide to the event or browsing the ANC section of TBA’s website.
Another introduction to the championship is the online entry system.
For the first time, the nationals will accept online entries via the Tenpin Results entry system. In conjunction with Strike 3 Bowling and the Australian Tenpin Bowling Seniors Organisation, Tenpin Bowling Australia has co-invested in the new capability to be available for this year’s championship. The new platform aims to make life easier for both participants and tournament organisers in processing, accepting, and organising entries for tournaments.
State Associations have been provided exclusive access to the entry system for the past week as per previous championships. The entry system has already seen an overwhelming response, with bowlers taking advantage of the squads on offer at this years ANC. If you have thought about bowling at the ANC 2021, jump online today and enter now, these squads won’t last long.
Tenpin Results have developed an instructional video in helping users navigate the new system, which can be found here.
The championship will kick off with the 47th running of the President’s Junior Interstate Shield on Tuesday 20th July. This year the Shield competition will be run in the FIQ format. The FIQ format is one that is showcased on the international stage with singles, doubles, and team disciplines for the best state teams to contend for glory.
To enter the 2021 Australian National Championship, please head to www.tenpinresults.com.au or directly to the online entry system by clicking here. Please note you will have to log on to tenpinresults.com.au to complete an entry.
Please note the online entry portal will close on the 30th June 2021, with late entries only to be accepted at the discretion of Strike 3 Bowling.