iPlay Tenpin City in New South Wales (NSW) is gearing up to host bowlers from all corners of the country as they celebrate the 40th anniversary of the NSW Open.
This prestigious tournament that will run from 9-10 September promises to be the grand finale of the 2023 bowling calendar that features both the Open and Women’s ranked event divisions.
In its 40th edition, the NSW Open holds a special place, and this year’s edition is no exception.
The defending champions, Bek Martin and Sam Cooley have maintained a firm grip on their titles, reigning supreme in 2019 and 2022. These formidable bowlers will be present to defend their crowns and are aiming for three consecutive titles at the event. Notably, Sam Cooley is making his eagerly awaited return to the national-ranked event circuit after a successful stint on the regional tour in the United States.
The competition format for the NSW Open is both challenging and exhilarating. Each bowler will face 10 games divided into 2-game blocks for qualifying. The top 24 males, based on scratch pinfall, will advance to Stage 1, while the top 8 females will skip directly to the matchplay phase.
Stage 1 introduces a further test for the top 24 males, who will bowl an additional 8 games in a 1-game block. The pinfall from the qualifying rounds will carry over, ultimately determining the top 8 who will proceed to the matchplay phase.
The pinnacle of excitement comes during the matchplay phase, where the top 8 bowlers in each division engage in fierce competition. Over 7 games of matchplay, they’ll battle it out with bonus pins activated. At the conclusion of matchplay, the top two bowlers in each division will go head-to-head in the title match, with the added drama of the top qualifier having the option to rechallenge should they lose the first game.
As the NSW Open approaches, Tenpin Bowling Australia extends its warmest wishes to all participating bowlers. May the pins fall in your favour, and may you achieve your highest scores at this prestigious event. Let the countdown to the 40th anniversary of the NSW Open begin!
FRIDAY 8 SEPTEMBER
Official Practice– 6pm-7pm
SATURDAY 9 SEPTEMBER
A Squad Check-In Closes – 8 am
A Squad Commences – 8:30 am
Re-oil – 12:30 pm
B Squad Check-In Closes – 1:00 pm
B Squad Commences – 1:30 pm
Finalists Announced – 6:00 pm
SUNDAY 10 SEPTEMBER
Stage 1 Check-In Closes – 8:30 am
Stage 1 Commences – 9:00 am
Top 8 Males Announced – 11:00 am
Re-Oil – 11:00 am
Top 8 Check-In Closes – 11:30 am
Matchplay Commences – 12:00 pm
Title Matches – 2:45 pm
Presentation – 3:30 pm
|1982||Terry Wenban (NSW)|
|1983||Don Brown (WA)||Cheryl Munson (NSW)|
|1984||Steve Lovell (NSW)||Jeanette Baker (NSW)|
|1985||Brian Bridges (Vic)||Cheryl Munson (NSW)|
|1986||Len Hogg (Vic)||Doreen Dockery (Vic)|
|1987||Fred Allsopp (NSW)||Debbie Biviano (NSW)|
|1988||Kevin Quinn (NSW)||Ruth Guerster (Vic)|
|1989||Mark Ramsay (Qld)||Carol Gianotti (WA)|
|1990||Mark Ramsay (Qld)||Cara Honeychurch (Vic)|
|1991||R Kostemuk (Canada)||Christine Roughley (NSW)|
|1992||Mark Ramsay (Qld)|
|1993||Ian Bradford (Vic)|
|1994||Brenton Davy (SA)|
|1995||Andrew Frawley (NSW)||Sharon McLeish (NSW)|
|1996||Andrew Frawley (NSW)||Sue Cassell (NSW)|
|1997||Frank Ryan (Vic)||Jeanette Baker (Vic)|
|1998||Andrew Frawley (NSW)|
|1999||Colin Hunt (SA)||Amanda Bradley (NSW)|
|2000||Colin Hunt (SA)||Katie Stuart (NSW)|
|2001||Matthew Francis (ACT)||Debbie Baldock (WA)|
|2002||Brandon Qualischefski (Qld)||Ann-Maree Putney (NSW)|
|2003||George Frilingos (Qld)||Natalie Shelley (Vic)|
|2004||George Frilingos (Qld)||Emma Walsh (NSW)|
|2005||Sam Romeo (NSW)||Sue Cassell (NSW)|
|2006||Andrew McArthur (NT)||Jayde Flanagan (NT)|
|2007||Jason Belmonte (NSW)||Ann-Maree Putney (NSW)|
|2008||Jason Walsh (NSW)||Maxine Nable (NSW)|
|2009||Dale Fitzgerald (NSW)||Bianca Flanagan (QLD)|
|2010||George Frilingos (Qld)||Carol Gianotti (WA)|
|2011||Jarrod Lean (NSW)||Ann-Maree Putney (NSW)|
|2012||Michael Little (NSW)||Rebecca Voukolos (NT)|
|2013||Jason Belmonte (NSW)||Ann-Maree Putney (NSW)|
|2014||Jason Belmonte (NSW)||Bec Whiting (Vic)|
|2015||Jason Belmonte (NSW)||Bec Whiting (Vic)|
|2016||Jarrod Langford (Qld)||Bec Whiting (Vic)|
|2017||Sam Cooley (NSW)||Narelle Baker (Vic)|
|2018||Jordan Dinham (NSW)||Bec Whiting (VIC)|
|2019||Sam Cooley (NSW)||Rebekah Martin (VIC)|
|2022||Sam Cooley (NSW)||Rebekah Martin (VIC)|