TBA Announces 2022 National Ranked Event Schedule

By Tenpin Bowling Australia
October 28, 2021

Tenpin Bowling Australia has confirmed the dates and schedule for the 2022 National Ranked Event season.

Following an improved completion rate of ranked events in 2021 compared to 2020, the start of the 2022 season is now only 78 days away with the Queensland Hammer Seniors Classic kicking off the new year once again at Caboolture Bowl & Mini Golf.

Six of the nation’s eight states and territories currently play host to ranked events throughout the year with additional inclusions coming from two events that are yet to be determined.

“Following a challenging two years for bowlers and tournament organisers due to COVID restrictions, we are hopeful things are now on the improve allowing an increased completion rate of all scheduled ranked events for 2022” explained TBA Events Manager Kortnee Morcus.

The purpose of the National Rankings System is to provide an opportunity for bowlers to compete in Australia’s major tournaments allowing a chance to compete for national titles and collect ranking points to monitor their performance based on results performed on challenging conditions.

There is a total of ten divisions that span five age groups:

  • Junior – (Female and Male):  A Junior is defined as a bowler who has not reached the age of 18 years on January 1st of the current year.
  • Youth – (Female and Male):  A Youth is defined as a bowler who has not reached the age of 21 years on January 1st of the current year.
  • Women’s – Adult
  • Open – Adult
  • Seniors (Female and Male) – A Senior is defined as a bowler who must attain the age of 50 years or above in the year of the competition.
  • Grand Seniors (Female and Male) – A Grand Senior is defined as a bowler who must attain the age of 60 years or above in the year of the competition.

Participation in ranked events is open to all TBA members but ranking points will only be recorded for TBA silver members (league/junior PLUS Silver upgrade) that compete in a scheduled National Ranked Event.

In 2022, the requirement to register for rankings in addition to being a TBA silver member has been removed. Moving forward, the only requirement to receive ranking points will be to be a full TBA silver member (League/Junior + silver Upgrade) before bowling their first ball in that ranked event.

Tenpin Bowling Australia’s Ranked Event calendar currently runs on a 3-year period. Next year will be the third and final year of a period that commenced in 2020.

The first event in the Women’s division is the Northern Territory Cup. Previously known as the Darwin Tenpin Cup, the event has been rebranded and will kick off the division at Dustbowl in Alice Springs on 28-30 January 2022.

All information regarding entry forms and oiling patterns will be released once received by tournament organisers and approved by TBA.

For more information regarding ranked events and how you can get involved, head to the ranked event section on our website.

Test yourself on the lanes in 2022!

Please note that the below dates and details are current as of the 27th of October 2021, for all the latest information and dates, please go to the calendar ranked event page here as this section will be updated as we gain more information from tournament organisers.

2022 Ranked Event Dates

  • Queensland Junior Cup –TBC, QLD, April 30-May 1
  • Australian Junior Masters – Zone Bowling Moonah, TAS, July 23-24
  • Tenpin SA Junior Masters – Zone Bowling Noarlunga, SA, August 20-21
  • Junior Sydney Cup – Tenpin City, NSW, October 1-3
  • Werribee Youth Cup – Wyncity Bowl & Entertainment Point Cook, VIC,  Feb 26-27
  • Sydney Youth Cup – Tenpin City, NSW, May 21-22
  • Tenpin SA Youth Masters – Zone Bowling Noarlunga, SA, August 20-21
  • Grand National Youth Eliminator – Caboolture Bowl, QLD, November 19-20
  • TBA 21 Masters – To Be Advised.
  • Northern Territory Tenpin Cup – Dustbowl, Alice Springs, Jan 28-30
  • VIC 150 – Zone Bowling Frankston, VIC, April 15-17
  • QLD Ladies Classic – Caboolture Bowl, QLD, May 14-15
  • Australian Masters – Zone Bowling Moonah, TAS, August 6-7
  • NSW Open – Tenpin City, NSW, September 9-11
  • Kegel QLD Open – Caboolture Bowl, QLD, March 4-6
  • Australian Open – Zone Bowling Frankston, VIC, April 15-17
  • Melbourne Tenpin Cup – Oz Tenpin Chirnside Park, VIC, June 11-13
  • Australian Masters – Zone Bowling Moonah, TAS, August 6-7
  • NSW Open – Tenpin City, NSW, September 9-11
  • QLD Hammer Seniors Classic – Caboolture Bowl, QLD, Jan 14-16
  • John Sullivan Seniors Australian Open – Zone Bowling Frankston, VIC, March 19-20
  • South Australian Seniors Classic – Salisbury Bowland, SA, May 28-29
  • Campbelltown Vintage Classic – Campbelltown City Bowl, NSW, October 1-2
  • TBA50 Cup – To Be Advised.

Please note that the Grand Senior Division competes in the above events.


If you have any questions regarding ranked events, please contact Kortnee Morcus at [email protected]

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