Following the release of the NTS Evolution earlier today (6 December), which announced a raft of changes to Tenpin Bowling Australia’s (TBA) High-Performance program, we’re proud to unveil the 2022 NTS Open team.
Despite the reduction in squad numbers from last year’s women’s team, there is still a good mixture of youth and experience while the men have a new group of young and exciting bowlers coming through the ranks.
With a lack of international competition over 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic, NTS Open head coach Robert Alexander says both squads are eager to get overseas and bowl once again.
“All the bowlers are looking forward to getting overseas and bowling in tournaments and are very excited that they are back to training again and able to bowl,” he said.
“Both squads are a good, dedicated bunch of bowlers that have a joint objective of being competitive overseas. The IBF World Championships is one of the main targets for the squad,” Alexander concluded.
TBA’s NTS consists of four squads of the best athletes Australia has to offer across 18, 21, Open and 50 divisions with both men’s and women’s teams. In 2022, the NTS Inclusion and NTS 65 will join this group.
Each day this week, TBA will be unveiling a new NTS squad so tune in tomorrow for when we release the NTS 50 squad.
Please find the full squad list for the 2022 NTS Open below.
NTS Open Squad – Men’s
- Jason Belmonte
- Sam Cooley
- Jarrod Langford
- Matthew Krinis
- Chris Castle
- Robert Townsend
- Adam Hayes
- Callum Borck
- Will Clark
- Lachlan Mckiernan
NTS Open Squad – Women’s
- Jamie Phelan
- Rebekah Commane
- Chloe Jones
- Kaitlyn Commane
- Jaimie-Lee Spiller
- Rebecca Whiting
- Bec Martin
- Dena Buxton
- Robert Alexander – Head Coach
- Hayden George – Assistant Coach
- Don Lindsay – Assistant Coach
- Lyn Alexander – Team Manager
Please note the states indicated on the graphics are the states and territories that the athlete currently lives. Int – stands for International Exemption.