TBA Announces 2020 Ranked Events & State Dates

By Kelly Warren
October 9, 2019

The 2020 National Ranked Events calendar will feature 24 events alongside the nationally approved state championship and roll-off dates that were released today.


Today’s announcement of the 2020 rankings program will see tournaments held in 5 states and territories. The year will commence with Victoria and Wyncity Bowl & Entertainment hosting the TBA National Youth Cup on the 11 & 12 January. 

When deciding events for the program some of the following factors are taken into consideration when determining which tournaments TBA include in the rankings program:

  • Tournament performances indicators such as the number of entries, reputation of each event, history, and prestige
  • Geographic spread to ensure as many states as possible have the opportunity to host a ranked event
  • Timing of events to ensure reasonable spread throughout the year
  • The number of current and established ranked events

2020 National Ranked Tournaments

Open Division

  • Kegel Open March 6 – 8
  • Australian Open April 10 – 12
  • Melbourne Tenpin Cup June 6 – 8
  • TBA Australian Masters July/August
  • NSW Open September 5 – 6

Ladies Division

  • Darwin Tenpin Cup January 31 – February 2
  • VIC150 April 10 – 12
  • Queensland Ladies ClassicMay 16 – 17
  • TBA Australian Masters July/August
  • NSW Open September 5 – 6

Senior Division

  • Hammer Qld Seniors Classic January 17 – 19
  • John Sullivan Seniors Australian Open March 14 – 15
  • SA Seniors Classic April 25 – 26
  • TBA Australian Seniors Cup July/August
  • Campbelltown Vintage Seniors Classic October 3 – 4

Youth Division

  • TBA National Youth Cup January 11 – 12
  • Werribee Youth Cup  February 29 – March 1
  • Sydney Youth Cup May 23 – 24
  • Tenpin SA Youth/Junior Masters August 22 – 23
  • Grand National Youth Eliminator November 21 – 22

Junior Division

  • TBA Australian Junior Masters April 24 – 25
  • Queensland Junior Cup  June 20 – 21
  •  Tenpin SA Youth/Junior Masters August 22 – 23
  • Junior Sydney Cup October 3 – 5

National Rankings

Bowlers wishing to be ranked must be current Silver Members.  Rankings points will only be recorded for bowlers competing in a Ranked event if they have registered for Rankings and are current financial Silver members before bowling their first ball in that ranked event. Rankings registration is required once only, not each year.

For any bowler wanting to accrue points in the rankings program please ensure an application is filled out.  To view the form, click here.


2020 Designated State Approved Dates

Below are the approved dates for 2020 for all states and territories to conduct state championships and state team roll-offs for juniors, youth, adults, seniors, and restricted bowlers. States may use any of approved dates either for state championships or for roll-offs.

  • February 8 – 9
  • February 15 – 16
  • March 21 – 22
  • March 28 – 29
  • October 17 – 18
  • October 24 – 25

For any further inquiries, please contact our National Office on (07) 3262 4455 or email tenpin.bowling@tenpin.org.au

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