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National Ranking Tour - Event 4 - Results
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World Police & Fire Games, Belfast 2013
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Turkey Times Newsletter - February Issue Now Online
13th March 2014

The February 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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Annual General Meeting 2014 - Information
1st March 2014

The Annual General Meeting of the Northern Ireland Tenpin Bowling Federation will take place on Sunday 6th April 2014 at the Brunswick Moviebowl following the completion of the ranking event which starts at 9.30am.

if you have any motions or amendments please send them to the secretary 21 days before the AGM date.
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National Ranking Tour - Event 5 - Results
16th February 2014
Brunswick Moviebowl

Winners of today's event were as follows:
1st place: Ryan Press
2nd place: Tony O'Hare
3rd-4th place: Sean Robinson & Alan Smith

Ranking winners for each section were:
Male: Ryan Press
Female: Lyn Watson
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. The next event in the National Ranking Tour takes place on 23rd March at the Dundonald International Ice Bowl, this will also be the last chance for anyone wishing to enter the 2014 QubicaAMF World Cup Qualifiers (Entry fee for the WCQ is £20.00, Best 4 events from the last 5 count).
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National Ranking Tour - Event 4 - Results
12th January 2014
Dundonald International Ice Bowl

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

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

Results are now available to view here or in the Event Results & Standings section of the website. The next event in the National Ranking Tour takes place on 16th February at the Brunswick Moviebowl and this will also be the start of the 2014 QubicaAMF World Cup Qualifiers (Entry fee for the WCQ is £20.00, Best 4 events from the last 5 count).
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National Ranking Tour - Event 3 - Results
3rd November 2013
Brunswick Moviebowl

Winners of today's event were as follows:
1st place: Tony O'Hare
2nd place: Billy Nimick
3rd-4th place: Donna Horton & Kev Horton

Ranking winners for each section were:
Male: Billy Nimick
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. The next event in the National Ranking Tour takes place on 12th January at the Dundonald International Ice Bowl.
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National Ranking Tour - Event 2 - Results
13th October 2013
Dundonald International Ice Bowl

Winners of today's event were as follows:
1st place: Paul McCauley
2nd place: Ryan Press
3rd-4th place: Tony O'Hare & Grant Dugan

Ranking winners for each section were:
Male: Ryan Press
Female: Lynda Watson
Seniors: Isobel Smith (Female) & Tony O'Hare (Male)

Results are now available to view here or in the Event Results & Standings section of the website. The next event in the National Ranking Tour takes place on 3rd November at the Brunswick Moviebowl.
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Upcoming International Events and NI Representatives
10th October 2013

ECC 2013

European Champions Cup, Bratislava, Slovakia - 21st-28th October 2013
Website: www.ecc2013.eu
Male player: David Seay
Female player: Lauren Dugan

 

QubicaAMF World Cup

49th QubicaAMF World Cup, Krasnoyarsk, Siberia - 15th-25th November 2013
Website: www.qubicaamf.com
Male player: Grant Dugan
Female player: Lauren Dugan
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National Ranking Tour - Event 2 - Information
10th October 2013

The second event of the 2013/2014 National Ranking Tour takes place on Sunday 13th October in the Dundonald International Ice Bowl, starting at 9.30am (registration opens 9am).

The pattern will be Kegel Bourbon Street.

The Top 4 players (handicap total after 8 games) will contest in knockout finals. Entry fee is £30.00. Handicap 75% of 220.
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National Ranking Tour - Event 1 - Results
22nd September 2013
Brunswick Moviebowl

Winners of today's event were as follows:
1st place: Tony O'Hare
2nd place: Kev Horton
3rd-4th place: Grant Dugan & Donna Horton

Ranking winners for each section were:
Male: Grant Dugan
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. The next event in the National Ranking Tour takes place on 13th October at the Dundonald International Ice Bowl.
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2013/2014 Memberships
14th August 2013

Membership applications for the 2013/2014 Season are now being taken. A reminder to all present members that your renewal date is by 1st October.

You will notice that from this season NITBF membership is split into 3 simple categories (Adult, Senior, Junior).

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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World Police & Fire Games, Belfast 2013
5th August 2013

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The World Police & Fire Games are being held for the first time ever in the UK in Belfast from 1st - 10th August.

There are over 7,000 competitors from over 60 countries taking part in 56 sports across 41 venues. More facts can be viewed on the following press release.

The Tenpin Bowling events will be held in the Dundonald International Ice Bowl on 7th-9th August. For more information visit www.2013wpfg.com

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16th Senior Malta Open Championships - Information
26th June 2013

malta senior open

The 16th Senior Malta Open Championships will be held on 3rd-6th October 2013 at Eden Superbowl in Malta. Any senior players interested in the event can access information regarding the event here, www.edensuperbowl.com
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National Ranking Tour 12/13 - Champions
26th June 2013

Following the conclusion of the final ranking event for the 2012/2013 season, the champions for this season's National Ranking Tour are:

Mens Section: David Seay
Ladies Section: Donna Horton
Seniors: Donna Horton (Female) & Alan Smith (Male)
YAC U24s: Lauren Dugan

Congratulations to all of our champions and we look forward to the start of the 2013/2014 National Ranking Tour Season this September.
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National Ranking Tour - Event 9 - Results
10th June 2013
Brunswick Moviebowl

Winners of today's event were as follows:
1st place: Kev Horton
2nd place: Lauren Dugan
3rd-4th place: Grant Dugan & Alan Smith

Ranking winners for each section were:
Male: Grant Dugan
Female: Lauren Dugan
YAC: Lauren Dugan
Seniors: Donna Horton (Female) & Alan Smith (Male)

Results are now available to view here or in the Event Results & Standings section of the website. Today's event seen a brother and sister claim victories in the adult section for the first time.
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Chest, Heart & Stroke Charity Fundraising Event
5th June 2013

A Charity 9 Pin Tap Event will be held in the Brunswick Moviebowl on Sunday 23rd June, in memory of Billy Moore and Mickey Ennis. All proceeds in aid of Northern Ireland Chest, Heart & Stroke.

The event will commence at 10.30am, minimum donation is £5.00 per player.

We would ask any players who are interested in playing the event to contact Allen Sinton to confirm their entry. The flyer for the event can be viewed here
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National Ranking Tour - Event 9 - Information
1st June 2013

The final ranking event of the 2012/2013 National Ranking Tour is due to be played at the Brunswick Moviebowl (Start 9.30am, registration 9.00am), on Sunday 9th June.

Male players should also be aware that shorts (at least knee length) will be permitted at this event.

We would ask any players who are intending on playing the event to contact Alan Smith, Grant Dugan or Allen Sinton to confirm their participation so we can organise lanes accordingly.
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AGM 2013 - Council Elections for 2013/2015
14th April 2013

Under the rules of the Constitution all committee posts will became vacant as of April 2013. Voting members were invited to stand or nominate persons willing to fill the following positions:

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

The following persons were duly elected at the AGM:

  • President - Alan Smith
  • Vice-Presidents - Grant Dugan, Kev Horton, Lynda Watson
  • Secretary - Karen Payne
  • Treasurer - Joe Littlewood
  • Council - Bertha Campbell, Lauren Dugan, Caroline Horan, Donna Horton, Paul McCauley, Tony O'Hare, David Seay, Allen Sinton, Isobel Smith

We would like to thank Billy Beattie, who retired from his role as President, for his successful tenure of 15 years and wish him all the best for the future.
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22nd Malta Open 2013 - Information
5th February 2013


The Malta Open is a fantastic event for bowlers and their families to experience European play in a more laid back enviroment and at the same time treat the event as a bowling holiday for them and their family.

Would you like the possibility of gaining some European experience without breaking the bank? Then consider the Malta Open this year! The event takes place at Eden Superbowl, St. George's Bay, Malta from 13th-16th June.

Check out the 'Why You Should Consider the Malta Open'promotional flyer. For more information visit the website, www.edensuperbowl.com
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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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