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Apr 172019

ACTTBA are pleased to announce that the 2019 Annual General Meeting will be held at Zone Tuggeranong on Sunday 19th May at 2pm.

Attached, please find documents for notice of AGM, 2018 minutes of AGM, Board of Directors Nomination form and Notice of Motion Form.

The following positions are to be elected at the AGM:


Vice President

Disabilities Coordinator

yours in bowling

Gayle Shoesmith


May 012018

ACTTBA State Restricted, Senior and Rachuig Team rolloffs / team selection will take place 19th and 20th May 2018.

Please see the attached Nomination form for more details.

All completed nomination forms and proof of payment of $20.00 nomination fee to be emailed to president@acttba.org.au by 8pm Tuesday 9th May 2018.

Gayle Shoesmith
President ACTTBA


Apr 182018

TBA is working towards all state associations aligning their financial years with that of TBA.

Previously ACTTBA financial year was 1 July to 30 June with AGM held towards the end of the calendar year.

To align ourselves with TBA the 2017 AGM ratified the change to our financial year, thus we are reporting on 6 months (1 July 2017 to 31 December 2017) financial performance in order to align ourselves with TBA.

Given this change, it is our understanding that we must hold an AGM no longer than 5 months after the close of financial period. Therefore, the AGM has been called and will be held Sunday 20th May 2018 from approximately 2pm following the conclusion of the ACTTBA state team roll off / selection event. Meeting will be held at Tuggeranong Bowl.

Attached to this post is the ACTTBA Notice of Annual General Meeting, Constitution, By-Laws, Notice of Motion and Nomination Forms as the positions of Treasurer, Coaching Coordinator and Centre Representative are required to be filled.

Another important item to be ratified is the alteration of Constitution and By-Laws to change any and all reference to AMF following the current process of change of ownership of the 2 local centres and replacing with what the meeting deems to be a suitable reference to include the new and any future local centre proprietors.

Any nominations and notice of motion have to reach the ACTTBA Secretary no later than 8pm on 6 May 2018.

Gayle Shoesmith

ACTTBA President



ACTTBA 2018 notice of meeting



Jan 272018

ACTTBA Youth team has ended the 4 year Victorian domination by winning the 2018 Youth Team Challenge recently at Campbelltown City Bowl.

Our teams efforts started off in winning style with Jodie Kos taking out the Ladies National Youth Cup and Nathan Shoesmith leading the men’s throughout to be pipped into second place by 11 pins by a Singapore Schools bowler. Draftee Brandon Edwards powered home in the match play section of the final to finished 3rd and another of our draftees, Mat Drummond finished 15th our only other finalists.

Our singles day was not as we had hoped, but the training super coach Paul Delany put the team through paid off for two of our girls gaining better placing with 5th and 11th. Our men’s team gained placings of note at 5th, 7th and 13th. We were not placed well in the standing after day 1.

Doubles on day 2 saw our entire team respond extremely well to the previous nights team talk with Amy Shoesmith and Jodie Kos not only winning the ladies doubles but also setting a new event record. Our other ladies combination placed 11th. Our mens placed 6th and 8th, will all showing continued improvement and response to the team coach.

Teams day 3 was awesome for us with both teams getting off to huge starts. After 3 games our ladies led and were 64 over the card with low individual series being 602 for the first block. Our men came out firing with games of 922, 912 and 1001 for a 3 game set of 2835, 435 over the card (low game was 198 and it was the only game under 200). Lunch break and change of pattern and lanes saw our teams struggle to start, with our ladies losing the lead they had built in the morning. but they powered home and got the win by 20 pins over the Singapore girls team who luck would have it drew the same lanes we started the afternoon on. Our men’s team led throughout and held on to win the gold by 44pins from the Vic’s.

All events saw Jodie Kos finish 4th and gaining all star status, Emily Rowland 5th, Amy Shoesmith 9th and Maryia Shoesmith 29th in the ladies. Nathan Shoesmith 5th, Brandon Edwards 9th, Matt Drummond 11th and Rhys Woszczeiko 12th.

Both our ladies and men’s teams gained silver in there respective points division and our combined points score resulted in ACT being named CHAMPIONS FOR 2018.

Congratulations to the entire team and those involved for such a tremendous effort.

The board would like to thank Brandon, Matt and Rhys for accepting invites to bowl with us through the draft, Super Coach Paul Delany, Gayle and Graham Shoesmith for their management and organising of the team.

Job well done team.




Dec 182017

The ACTTBA is pleased to present the 2018 State Championship and Masters forms, to be held 10, 11, 17 and 18 of February 2018 at AMF Tuggeranong.

All current 2018 State representatives and those intending to roll off for the state adult teams to attend the Adult Nationals in October will be require to complete an all events entry in these championships.

All entries and enquiries should be submitted to Michael Cooke, tournament director via disabilities@acttba.org.au.


Yours in bowling,

Gayle Shoesmith

ACTTBA President

2018 ACTTBA Championship Entry Form

2018 ACTTBA Masters Information




Oct 152017

The 2017 Annual General Meeting of the ACT Tenpin Bowling Association will be held as follows:

Sunday 12 November 2017
AMF Tuggeranong


General Business will be permitted to be entered from the floor, time permitting, however it would be appreciated for items to be submitted in advance to allow for publication.

Proposed changes to the constitution must be advised in writing no later than COB 1.00pm on Sunday, 29 October 2017. To be introduced, such changes must be supplied as a Notice of Motion, signed by the proposing member and one other seconding member.

Re-election of treasurer and Coaching Coordinator will take place at this meeting. Nominations for positions to the board of directors must be advised in writing no later than COB 1.00pm on Sunday 29th October 2017. To be eligible, nominations must be supplied on a nomination form, signed by the member nominated, the member proposing nomination, and one other seconding member, and specify which position is being nominated for.

  • members may self-nominate, but still require a seconding member.
  • members may nominate for more than one position, on separate forms.
  • directorships open for nominations are treasurer and coaching coordinator as prescribed in the Associations by-laws.


Valid Notice of Motions and Nominations will be posted onto the ACTTBA Website on Tuesday 31st October 2017.

General business items will be listed on the ACTTBA website at regular intervals as they are submitted.

Individuals submitting paperwork via post must ensure that it reaches the PO Box prior to the appointed cut-off time. Forms may be submitted in person to any ACTTBA Board Member until 24 hours before the appointed cut-off time.

For any inquiries, please contact the president at president.acttba.org.au 

ACTTBA-Notice-of-Motion-Form ACTTBA-Constitution-2014 ACTTBA-By-Laws-2014 ACTTBA-Board-Nomination-Form ACTTBA AGM Notice


Oct 032017

Nominations are now open for all interested and suitably qualified coaches and managers for the 2018 ACT Youth and President’s Junior Shield representative teams. More information on the positions available can be found on the application form.

Nominations close at 5 pm on Wednesday 18th October 2017.

Applications are submitted to coaching@acttba.org.au 

Shield and Youth – Management Team Nomination Form 2018



May 152017

ACTTBA roll offs have concluded and due to a lack of nominations the board are seeking expressions of interest from 3 ladies whom hold an average up to 174 to fill our ladies restricted team.

Interested bowlers should email me on president@acttba.org.au on or before Sunday 21st May 2017 to express their interest.

yours in bowling,

Gayle Shoesmith


May 132017

Nominations are now open for all interested and suitably qualified Coaches and Managers for the 2017 ACT Adult Representative Teams. More information on the positions available can be found on the application form.

Candidates who may need to obtain relevant TBA accreditation must have this finalised by August 31st 2017.

It is important to note that although there are multiple positions listed for each team, this is only to allow flexibility for applicants to put forward specific interests to be involved with each team. It is anticipated that the Restricted and Seniors teams will have up to 2 officials, while the Rachuig team will have up to 3 officials.

ACT TBA Team Officials EOI 2017

Coaches.Managers Criteria

Applicants are encouraged to provide a brief summary of why they would like to be involved with the team to accompany their completed application form. Nominations close at 5.00pm on Monday 22nd May 2017. For more information or to discuss your nomination please contact the ACTTBA Coaching Coordinator