Ranked event bowling is back this weekend, with the senior divisions set to take centre stage at Zone Bowling Frankston, Victoria for the 2022 John Sullivan Senior Australian Open.
The second seniors ranked event for the year will see bowlers head to a new venue – Zone Bowling Frankston. A unique 28-lane centre in that it’s a split centre – 14 lanes on one side of the concourse with the other 14 on the other side.
Holding the event at the Centre for the first time, Tournament director Sue Raphael is excited about what’s to come this weekend.
“I am really happy and looking forward to a great event this weekend,” said Raphael. “We look forward to welcoming 107 bowlers from around the country, with two defending champions in the mix.”
Both the 2021 senior men’s and grand senior men’s champions will return to defend their titles in Mike Muir and David Farquharson. The ladies division is left wide open with 2021 champion Sue Cassell, unfortunately, missing this weekend’s event.
A total of three divisions will be played this weekend – Men’s, Ladies and Grand Senior Male, with a Grand Senior Ladies bonus for Grand Senior ladies that don’t cash in the ladies division.
The format is a straightforward one with bowlers tasked with 16 games over two days on Saturday and Sunday.
Considered one of the top bowlers in the 1970’s and 80’s, John Sullivan was inducted into the TBA Hall of Fame in 1989. The John Sullivan name was added to the Senior Australian Open event name in 2020 due to community-wide respect for the bowler.
Tenpin Bowling Australia wishes all the bowlers the best of luck and high scoring this weekend!
- What? Nationally Ranked Senior Division event – A22/004
- Where? ZONE BOWLING Frankston, Victoria
- When? March 19 & 20, 2022
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This is the 16th running of the Senior Australian Open
Western Australian Mike Muir will be in attendance to defend his 2021 senior division title. David Farquharson will be in attendance to defend his 2021 grand seniors title.
|Year||Senior Division||Grand Senior Division|
|2007||Merv Billing and Jeanette Baker|
|2009||Bob Whybrow, Jeanette Baker||Stephen Bell, Alain Cossadeaux|
|2010||Tony Stoppel, Julie Hird||Stephen Bell and Ingrid Coburn|
|2011||Bill Johnson, Jeanette Baker||Brien Show-yin, Barb Richmond|
|2012||Brenton Davy, Jeanette Baker||Rob Zikman, Maxine Forrest|
|2013||Brenton Davy, Jeanette Baker||Mike Kennedy, Barb Richmond|
|2014||Mick Talevski, Jeanette Baker||Stephen Bell, Christene Webster|
|2015||Bill Johnson, Heather Robertson||Stephen Bell, Jeanette Baker|
|2016||Mick Talevski, Lee Booth||Jim Bakirtzidis, Jeanette Baker|
|2017||Bill Johnson, Julie Harrison||Jim Bakirtzidis, Jeanette Baker|
|2018||Kevin Webb, Jeanette Baker||Mick Talevski, Lee Booth|
|2019||Ralph Harford, Christine Clark||Terry Wenban, Sarah Knowland|
|2020||Andrew Lloyd, Christine Clark||Jim Bakirtzidis and Jeanette Baker|
|2021||Mike Muir, Sue Cassell||David Farquharson|
If you have any information other than what is listed above, please send the information to [email protected]
- All bowlers will bowl 16 games in two (2) squads.
- 3 divisions Men’s, Ladies, and Men’s Grand Seniors
- 8 games on Saturday and 8 games on Sunday
- Grand Senior Ladies Bonus for GS ladies that do not cash in the ladies division
Saturday, March 19
- Squad A – Check-in by 8.30am – Bowl 8 games (4 blocks x 2 games)
- Lanes Washed and Oiled
- Squad B: Check-in by 1:00pm – Bowl 8 games (4 blocks x 2 games)
Sunday, March 20
- Squad B: Bowl 8:00am (4 blocks x 2 games)
- Lanes washed and oiled
- Squad A: Bowl 1:00pm (4 blocks x 2 games)
Female Senior Division Top 10
Male Senior Division Top 10
Female Grand Senior Division Top 5
Male Grand Senior Division Top 5
|4||VIC||Chris Benson (Snr)||40||203.6|
The current 2022 rankings are now available on the current points page of the ranked events section. Please click here to view
Ranking points will be allocated to all bowlers that are silver members prior to bowling this event. You must ensure you have both 2022 League Membership AND 2022 Silver Upgrade Membership. Click here to renew or join now!
Don’t forget to have your proof of COVID vaccination on you at all times in case required upon entry to the venue.
There are many ways to show your vaccination status, but the easiest way is by getting your COVID-19 Digital Certificate and linking it to your Service Victoria app.
When you check-in to a venue using the Service Victoria App, this will automatically verify your vaccination status if you have linked your COVID-19 Digital Certificate.
Visit how to get your COVID-19 Digital Certificate and link it to the Service Victoria App. You can only do this once you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Other eligible proof of COVID-19 vaccination:
- COVID-19 digital certificate saved to a smartphone wallet
- printed copy of COVID-19 digital certificate
- printed copy of immunisation history statement ;
- eligible proof of vaccination exemption.
Individuals under the age of 18 years are not required to show proof of their vaccination to enter a venue.