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World Cup Qualifier - Finals - Information NEW
National Ranking Tour 2015/2016 - Champions & Teams NEW
National Ranking Tour - Event 9 - Results NEW
National Ranking Tour - Event 8 - Results
Upcoming International Events & Selections

Turkey Times Newsletter - Spring Issue
Rift Apparel - Team Northern Ireland
Leagues at Dundonald International Ice Bowl
2015/2016 Memberships
Sport NI - Athlete Support Programme Criteria

Safeguarding Children Policies - Click Here
IV Commonwealth Championships, Belfast 2008 - Click Here
Adult Triple Crown 2014 - Click Here

 

World Cup Qualifier - Finals - Information
22nd May 2016

The World Cup Qualifier Finals will take place in the Dundonald International Ice Bowl on Sunday 5th June (Registration 9.00-9.20am, Start 9.30am). The following players will contest in the finals:

Men: Kev Horton, David Seay, Ryan Press, Tony O'Hare, Kenny Donnelly and Grant Dugan

Women: Lauren Dugan and Donna Horton

The finals will contested as two 4 game blocks, each block will be contested a different lane pattern. The man and woman with the highest 8 game pinfall total at the end of play will be selected as the Northern Ireland representatives for the upcoming QubicaAMF World Cup in Shanghai, China.
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National Ranking Tour 2015/2016 - Champions & Teams
22nd May 2016

Following the completion of the 2015/2016 National Ranking Tour our champions and teams are as follows, congratulations all involved:

FIC Male: Kev Horton
FIC Female: Lauren Dugan

Senior Male: Kev Horton
Senior Female: Donna Horton

ECC Representatives: Kev Horton & Lauren Dugan

Commonwealth Championships Representatives: Kev Horton & David Seay, Lauren Dugan & Caroline Horan

World Singles Championships Representatives: Kev Horton & David Seay, Lauren Dugan & Caroline Horan

Adult Triple Crown:
Male team: Kev Horton, David Seay, Tony O'Hare, Alan Smith, Kenny Donnelly, Grant Dugan
Female team: Lauren Dugan, Caroline Horan, Donna Horton, Isobel Smith

Results are available in the Event Results & Standings section of the website.
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National Ranking Tour - Event 9 - Results
22nd May 2016
Lisburn Bowl

Winners of today's event were as follows:
1st place: Billy Nimick
2nd place: Lauren Dugan
3rd-4th place: Kenny Donnelly, Paul McCauley

Ranking winners for each section were:
Male: Kenny Donnelly
Female: Lauren Dugan
Seniors: Donna Horton (Female) & Kenny Donnelly (Male)

Results are now available to view here or in the Event Results & Standings section of the website.
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National Ranking Tour - Event 8 - Results
8th May 2016
Brunswick Moviebowl

Winners of today's event were as follows:
1st place: Kenny Donnelly
2nd place: Jonathan Gilliland
3rd-4th place: Kev Horton, Donna Horton

Ranking winners for each section were:
Male: Kev Horton
Female: Donna Horton
Seniors: Donna Horton (Female) & Kev Horton (Male)

Results are now available to view here or in the Event Results & Standings section of the website.
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National Ranking Tour - Event 8 - Details
17th April 2016

The eigth ranking event of the 2015/2016 Season takes place in the Brunswick Superbowl. This event will also see the fourth of the World Cup Qualifiers (Best 4 events count from the last 5 events, to qualify for the finals). The event will begin at 9.30am, registration at 9.00am until 9.20am.
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National Ranking Tour - Event 7 - Results
10th April 2016
Dundonald International Ice Bowl

Winners of today's event were as follows:
1st place: Alan Smith
2nd place: Ryan Press
3rd-4th place: Jonathan Gilliland, David Seay

Ranking winners for each section were:
Male: Ryan Press
Female: Caroline Horan
Seniors: Isobel Smith (Female) & Kev Horton (Male)

Results are now available to view here or in the Event Results & Standings section of the website.
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National Ranking Tour - Event 7 - Details
30th March 2016

The seventh ranking event of the 2015/2016 Season takes place in the Dundonald International Ice Bowl on Sunday 10th April. This event will also see the third of the World Cup Qualifiers (Best 4 events count from the last 5 events, to qualify for the finals). The event will begin at 9.30am, registration at 9.00am until 9.20am.

Lane pattern length will be 42ft.
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Upcoming International Events & Selections
23rd March 2016

The following major International events will be contested later this year, players should be aware that selections for the events below will be made on completion of this season's National Ranking Tour. (Except for the QubicaAMF World Cup which is contested on World Cup Qualifier Finals day)

  • European Champions Cup - Czech Republic - 24th - 31st October 2016
    • Top ranked male & female at end of season
  • QubicaAMF World Cup - Shanghai, China - 14th - 23rd October 2016
    • Top male & female at World Cup Qualifier Finals
  • VII Commonwealth Championships - Johannesburg, South Africa - 19th - 27th November 2016
    • Top 2 males and top 2 females at end of season
  • 2nd World Singles Championships - Doha, Qatar - 2nd - 10th December 2016
    • Top 2 males and top 2 females at end of season

Those vying for selection at the above events should note the event dates and potential costings involved.
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NITBF AGM 2016
20th March 2016

The Annual General Meeting of the Northern Ireland Tenpin Bowling Federation will take place at around 1.30pm on Sunday 10th April 2015 following the completion of the ranking event at Dundonald International Ice Bowl.

If you are a current voting member of the NITBF who will not be in attendance at the AGM, you can submit a 'proxy vote' no later than 48 hours before the AGM is held. Proxy Vote Form - Click Here
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National Ranking Tour - Event 6 - Results
20th March 2016
Lisburn Bowl

Winners of today's event were as follows:
1st place: Lauren Dugan
2nd place: Tony O'Hare
3rd-4th place: Kev Horton, David Seay

Ranking winners for each section were:
Male: Kev Horton
Female: Lauren Dugan
Seniors: Donna Horton (Female) & Kev Horton (Male)

Congratulations to Kev Horton on shooting the first 300 game on record at the Lisburn Bowl during the event.

Results are now available to view here or in the Event Results & Standings section of the website.
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Turkey Times Newsletter - Spring Issue
1st March 2016

The Spring issue of the 'Turkey Times', is now available online in the Turkey Times section of the website or by clicking here

If you would like to contribute any news or articles please contact Lauren Dugan.
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National Ranking Tour - Event 6 - Details
25th February 2016

The sixth ranking event of the 2015/2016 Season takes place in the Lisburn Bowl on Sunday 20th March. This event will also see the second of the World Cup Qualifiers (Best 4 events count from the last 5 events, to qualify for the finals), players wishing to compete to represent at this year's QubicaAMF World Cup in Shanghai should pay the additional entry fee of £20.00 (This will be your final chance to enter). The event will begin at 9.00am, registration at 8.30am until 8.50am.

Lisburn Bowl will also be dressing lanes every Monday, Wednesday, Saturday (am) and Sunday (am) with the pattern being used at the ranking event from this coming Monday 29th February. Players should contact Lisburn Bowl directly to book lanes.
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Rift Apparel - Team Northern Ireland
15th February 2016

Rift Apparel

Rift Apparel have teamed up with the Northern Ireland Tenpin Bowling Federation to offer exclusive shirts for our members. Note that only those representing the national team can avail of the 'Team Northern Ireland' shirts.

The link to order your shirts can be found at http://www.riftapparel.com/nitbf
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National Ranking Tour - Event 5 - Results
14th February 2016
Brunswick Moviebowl

Ranking winners for each section were:
Male: Tony O'Hare
Female: Donna Horton
Seniors: Donna Horton (Female) & Tony O'Hare (Male)

Results are now available to view here or in the Event Results & Standings section of the website.
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National Ranking Tour - Event 4 - Results
3rd January 2016
Dundonald International Ice Bowl

Winners of today's event were as follows:
1st place: David Seay
2nd place: Raymond Chan
3rd-4th place:

Ranking winners for each section were:
Male: David Seay
Female: Lauren Dugan
Seniors: Isobel Smith (Female) & Paul McCauley (Male)

Results are now available to view here or in the Event Results & Standings section of the website.
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National Ranking Tour - Event 3 - Results
8th November 2015
Lisburn Bowl

Winners of today's event were as follows:
1st place: Lauren Dugan
2nd place: Billy Nimick
3rd-4th place: Alan Smith, Raymond Chan

Ranking winners for each section were:
Male: Billy Nimick
Female: Lauren Dugan
Seniors: Isobel Smith (Female) & Alan Smith (Male)

Results are now available to view here or in the Event Results & Standings section of the website.
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National Ranking Tour - Event 2 - Results
11th October 2015
Brunswick Moviebowl

Winners of today's event were as follows:
1st place: Jonathan Gilliland
2nd place:
3rd-4th place:

Ranking winners for each section were:
Male: Kev Horton
Female: Donna Horton
Seniors: Donna Horton (Female) & Kev Horton (Male)

Results are now available to view here or in the Event Results & Standings section of the website.
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National Ranking Tour - Event 1 - Results
6th September 2015
Dundonald International Ice Bowl

Winners of today's event were as follows:
1st place: Sean Robinson
2nd place: Jonathan Gilliland
3rd-4th place: Kev Horton, Alan Smith

Ranking winners for each section were:
Male: Kev Horton
Female: Caroline Horan
Seniors: Donna Horton (Female) & Kev Horton (Male)

Results are now available to view here or in the Event Results & Standings section of the website.
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Leagues at Dundonald International Ice Bowl
26th August 2015

Interested in joining a bowling league???

The 2015/2016 league season is nearly upon us, with the following sanctioned leagues commencing at the Dundonald International Ice Bowl from the week beginning 7th September.

Monday Night League (Starts 9pm) - Singles and Doubles leagues combined. 3 games per league night. Players will contest in 2 sections, Singles and Doubles. Doubles teams will be made up from 1 x 'A' Division player and 1 x 'B' Division player. Cost £8.00 per player per week.

Wednesday 9 Pin Tap Doubles (Starts 8pm) - A 9 Pin Tap Doubles league, 3 games per league night. Cost £7.50 per player per week.

A reminder that as the above leagues are sanctioned by the NITBF you are required to be at least a league card membership holder. All NITBF card holders are entitled to discounted bowling rates at all NITBF sanctioned bowling centres.

To apply for NITBF membership please complete the application form that can be downloaded from the Membership section of the website - click here.
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2015/2016 Memberships
26th August 2015

Membership applications for the 2015/2016 Season are now being taken. A reminder to all present members that your renewal date is by 1st October. Payment must be received prior to the start of the second ranking event in order to receive ranking points from that date.

You will notice that from this season NITBF membership is split into 4 simple categories (Adult, Senior, Junior, League).

To apply for NITBF membership please complete the application form that can be downloaded from the Membership section of the website - click here.
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National Ranking Tour 2015/2016
28th July 2015

The full calendar for the 2015/2016 season will be released soon, however we can confirm that Event 1 will take place in the Dundonald International Ice Bowl on Sunday 6th September (Registration opens 9am, 9.30am start). Entry fee is £30.00. The oil pattern will be Sunset Strip (40ft)

Event 2 of the new 2015/2016 season will take place at Brunswick Moviebowl on Sunday 11th October. (Registration opens 9am, 9.30am start). Entry fee is £30.00.
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QubicaAMF World Cup Qualifiers 2015 - Finals
28th July 2015 - UPDATE

Congratulations to Billy Nimick and Caroline Horan who will represent Northern Ireland at this year's QubicaAMF World Cup in Las Vegas.

10th May 2015

The finalists for the Northern Irish QubicaAMF World Cup Qualifier to be contested at the Dundonald International Ice Bowl on Sunday 7th June, starting at 9.30am, are as follows:

Male: Kev Horton, Grant Dugan, David Seay, Billy Nimick, Tony O'Hare, Paul McCauley & Jonathan Gilliland

Female: Caroline Horan, Lauren Dugan & Donna Horton

The finals will be contested as 8 game total scratch pinfall, top male and female will be the Northern Ireland representatives for the 2015 QubicaAMF World Cup. The entry fee for the World Cup Qualifier Finals is £20.00.
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National Ranking Tour 2014/2015 - Champions & Teams
10th May 2015

Following the completion of the 2014/2015 National Ranking Tour our champions and teams are as follows:

FIC Male: Kev Horton
FIC Female: Caroline Horan

Senior Male: Kev Horton
Senior Female: Isobel Smith

ECC Representatives: Kev Horton & Caroline Horan

Adult Triple Crown:
Male team: Ryan Press, Kev Horton, Billy Nimick, David Seay, Tony O'Hare, Grant Dugan
Female team: Caroline Horan, Isobel Smith, Donna Horton, Lauren Dugan

Results are available in the Event Results & Standings section of the website.
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NITBF AGM 2015
1st April 2015

The Annual General Meeting of the Northern Ireland Tenpin Bowling Federation will take place at 2pm on Sunday 10th May 2015 following the completion of the ranking event at Kevin Horton's home.

Under the rules of the Constitution all committee posts will become vacant as of April 2015. Voting members are invited to stand or nominate persons willing to fill the following positions:

President, 3 Vice-Presidents, Secretary, Treasurer, 9 Council Members

Nominations for the above positions must be sponsored by two voting members and return the applicable application forms to the Secretary no later than 22nd April 2015.

If you are a current voting member of the NITBF who will not be in attendance at the AGM, you can submit a 'proxy vote' no later than 48 hours before the AGM is held. Proxy Vote Form - Click Here
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Sport NI - Athlete Investment Programme Criteria
9th September 2011

The Athlete Investment Programme run by Sport NI is now open for applications. If you fall within any of the criteria outlined below you are eligible to apply for funding via this programme. The criteria form can also be downloaded from here.

Sport:  Ten-Pin Bowling

Criteria for AIP support 2011/2012

World Class
  • World Senior Championships Top 16
  • European Bowling Tour Top 8
International
  • World Senior Championship Top 32
  • European Bowling Tour Top 16
  • British Nationals Top 10
  • World Cup Top 32
Developmental U23
  • World Senior Championships Top 50
  • European Bowling Tour Top 50
  • World Youth U-23 Championships Top 25
  • British Youth Nationals Top 10
  • World Cup Top 50


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