TBA Australian Masters

INFORMATION

The TBA Australian Masters finals are scheduled for the 9th and 10th August 2021

Open to all male and female bowlers. Qualifying in any three (3) game singles, doubles or team event. AN ALL EVENTS ENTRY IS NOT REQUIRED TO QUALIFY FOR FINALS. All Finalists must check in by 1.00pm on Monday 9 August.

National Ranking Points will be allocated to all players registered for ranking points in both the male and female divisions
of this event.

ELIGIBILITY

This tournament is open to all TBA Silver members in good standing and all non-resident bowlers who are a member of an affiliated federation who have attained the age of 18 years or above as at 1 January 2021. Australian residents must show their current TBA membership cards and affiliated federation members must show their proof of federation membership at check-in. There will be a male and female division and all rules apply to both divisions.

QUALIFYING

Qualifying series will be the highest three (3) game singles, doubles or teams attempt bowled during the Adult Championship until completion of the 11.00am squad on Monday 9 August.

The top twenty (20) male and female qualifiers will progress to the semi-finals. State and Territory Masters Champions cannot be eliminated by virtue of their qualifying score. In the event of a tie for 20th place or lowest qualifying positions excluding automatic qualifiers, a 9th & 10th frame playoff will be played until the tie is broken.

SEMI FINALS

All players will bowl a single six game block, moving pairs after every second game. The top six (6) male and female qualifiers will join the list of automatic qualifiers below to make up the maximum of fifteen (15) male and female qualifiers who will compete in the matchplay finals.

State and Territory Masters Champions cannot be eliminated by virtue of their qualifying score. In the event of a tie for 15th place or lowest qualifying positions excluding automatic qualifiers, a 9th & 10th frame playoff will be played until the tie is broken.

Automatic Qualifiers
The following bowlers will receive automatic entry into the matchplay finals section;
• The eight (8) Male and Female State and Territory Open Masters Champions
• The one (1) Male and Female defending champion

MATCH PLAY FINALS

Male and female players will complete seven (7) games in a Tri-Matchplay format with 30 pins for a win and 15 pins for second being awarded. At the conclusion of seven (7) games the top five (5) male and female players will progress to the stepladder finals. In the event of a tie for 5th place a 9th & 10th frame playoff will be played until the tie is broken.

STEPLADDER FINALS

The fifth and fourth placed male and female players will play a single game match to determine the winner. In the event of a tie, a full game will be replayed to determine the winner. If there is a second tie, a Golden Strike will determine the winner with the highest placed bowler deciding whether to start or follow. Bowlers will play one frame at a time, alternating lanes, until one bowler strikes in a frame when the other doesn’t to determine the winner.

The winner of this match will play the third placed player and will play a single game match to determine the winner. In the event of a tie, a full game will be replayed to determine the champion. If there is a second tie, a Golden Strike will determine the winner with the first placed player deciding whether to start or follow. Players will play one frame at a time, alternating lanes, until one player strikes in a frame when the other doesn’t to determine the winner.

The winner of this match will play the second placed player and will play a single game match to determine the winner. In the event of a tie, a full game will be replayed to determine the champion. If there is a second tie, a Golden Strike will determine the winner with the first placed player deciding whether to start or follow. Players will play one frame at a time, alternating lanes, until one player strikes in a frame when the other doesn’t to determine the winner.

The winner of this match will play the first placed player and will play a single game match to determine the champion. In the event of a tie, a full game will be replayed to determine the champion. If there is a second tie, a Golden Strike will determine the champion with the first placed player deciding whether to start or follow. Players will play one frame at a time, alternating lanes, until one player strikes in a frame when the other doesn’t to determine the champion.

ENTRY FEES

  • Qualifying- Included in squad entry fee
  • Finals – $140 (Defending champion, if eligible, have a free entry)

PRIZE MONEY – MALE & FEMALE (GUARANTEED)

1st- $3,500 plus Trophy
2nd- $1,500 plus Trophy
3rd- $1,000 plus Trophy
4th- $700
5th- $500
6th- $300


AUSTRALIAN MASTER CHAMPIONS

YearMenWomen
1963Eric Jang (NSW)
1964Richard Hall (Vic)Denise Boness (Vic)
1965Gary Burling (NSW)Nellie Schlanger (NSW)
1966Joe Velo (NSW)Ruth Guerster (Vic)
1967Steve Mackie (NSW)Doreen Dockery (Vic)
1968Keith Cummings (Vic)Jean Soderlund (NSW)
1969Brian Burge (NSW)Jean Soderlund (NSW)
1970Steve Mackie (NSW)Trish Datson (NSW)
1971Mick Neylan (Vic)Margaret. Rothenberg (SA)
1972Ray Reid (Qld)Ivy Woodard (WA)
1973Anthony Haralambous (WA)Barbara Ward (NSW)
1974Bruce Kennedy (Vic)Barbara Wright (NSW)
1975Alan Coleman (Tas)Ruth Guerster (Vic)
1976Jim Ferguson (Qld)Jill Pask (Qld)
1977Fred Sullivan (Vic)Del Da-Re (WA)
1978Peter Pengelly (SA)Sue Paull (SA)
1979Eric Thompson (Vic)Lavina Pietens (NSW)
1980Chris Batson (NSW)Ruth Guerster (Vic)
1981Ted Krystofiak (NSW)Jeanette Baker (SA)
1982Frank Ryan (Vic)Jeanette Baker (SA)
1983Terry Maher (NSW)Ruth Guerster (Vic)
1984Mark Sheehan (Qld)Pam Pope (Tas)
1985Brian Bridges (Vic)Jeanette Baker (ACT)
1986Kevin Harding (SA)Jeanette Baker (ACT)
1987Warren Stewart (Vic)Leanne Moyle (Qld)
1988Brenton Manning (SA)Debbie Biviano (NSW)
1989Russell Morris (Qld)Dana Miller-Mackie (NSW)
1990Robert Zikman (Vic)Patricia Kourtesis (WA)
1991Peter van Kempen (NSW)Sue Cassell (NSW)
1992Terry Wenban (NSW)Kelly Hird (Qld)
1993Ian Bradford (Vic)Sue Cassell (NSW)
1994Ian Bradford (Vic)Ann-Maree Putney (NSW)
1995Ashley Riley (Tas)Cara Honeychurch (Vic)
1996Andrew Frawley (NSW)Cara Honeychurch (Vic)
1997Fred Allsopp (NSW)Cara Honeychurch (Vic)
1998Ashley Riley (Tas)Maxine Nable (NSW)
1999Steve Hart (WA)Tanya Bush (ACT)
2000Brenton Davy (SA)Jo Spencer (SA)
2001Fred Allsopp (NSW)Amanda Ladlow (WA)
2002Michael Little (NSW)Kate Wilton (NSW)
2003Andrew Lloyd (NSW)Narelle Baker (Vic)
2004Andrew McArthur (NT)Sharyn-Lee Calder (Vic)
2005Ashley Riley (Tas)Rebecca Simpson (Qld)
2006Mac Stewart (Vic)Jayde Flanagan (NT)
2007Mac Stewart (Vic)Rebecca Simpson (NT)
2008Mitch Marris (WA)Ann-Maree Putney (NSW)
2009Paul Trotter (Vic)Jacinta Gilliland (Qld)
2010Sam Cooley (NSW)Lynda Barnes (USA)
2011Siu Hong Wu (HGK)Shannon Pluhowsky (USA)
2012Jason Belmonte (NSW)Diandra Asbaty (USA)
2013Ashley Riley (TAS)Rebecca Whiting (VIC)
2014Glen Loader (NSW)Rebecca Whiting (VIC)
2015Glen Loader (NSW)Dena Buxton (VIC)
2016George Frilingos (Qld)Alexia Hicks (NSW)
2017Brendan Meads (Qld)Kelly Kulick (USA)
2018David Porto (VIC)Jaime Maglieri (NT)
2019Sam Cooley (NSW)Rebecca Voukolos (NT)

Multiple Winners

Men
Steve Mackie (1967/1970)
Ian Bradford (1993/1994)
Ashley Riley (1995,1998 & 2005)
Fred Allsopp (1997/2000)
Mac Stewart (2006/2007)
Glen Loader (2014/2015)
Sam Cooley (2010/2019)

Women
Ruth Guerster (1966/1975/1980/1983)
Jean Soderlund (1968/1969)
Jeanette Baker (1981/1982/1985/1986)
Sue Cassell (1991/1993)
Ann-Maree Putney (1994/2008)
Cara Honeychurch (1995-1997)
Rebecca Simpson (2005/2007) Rebecca Voukolos (2019)
Rebecca Whiting (2013/2014)

Dual Australian Junior and Adult Masters Winners

Men
Peter van Kempen
Fred Allsopp
Jason Belmonte

Women
Jeanette Baker
Sue Cassell
Maxine Nable
Rebecca Simpson
Jayde Flanagan
Rebecca Whiting


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