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2017/2018 Season Event Calendar
2017/2018 Memberships
Leagues at Dundonald International Ice Bowl
Upcoming International Events & Selections for 2017/2018 Season
Sport NI - Athlete Support Programme Criteria

Safeguarding Children Policies - Click Here
IV Commonwealth Championships, Belfast 2008 - Click Here


2017/2018 Season Event Calendar
30th July 2017

The event calendar for the new 2017/2018 is now available to view online. Click here to view.

The first National Ranking Event of the new season will take place in the Dundonald International Ice Bowl on 24th September (Registration 9am, Start time 9.30am).
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2017/2018 Memberships
30th July 2017

Membership applications for the 2017/2018 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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Leagues at Dundonald International Ice Bowl
30th July 2017

Interested in joining a bowling league???

The 2017/2018 league season is nearly upon us, with the following sanctioned leagues commencing at the Dundonald International Ice Bowl from the week beginning 5th September.

Monday Night League (Starts 9pm, Starts September) - Singles leagues. 3 games per league night. Players will contest in 1 of 3 divisions, Premie Division, A Division and B Division. Cost £10.00 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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Upcoming International Events & Selections
30th July 2017

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 - Germany - 22nd - 29th October 2018
    • Top ranked male & female at end of season
  • 54th QubicaAMF World Cup - TBC - 2018
    • Top male & female at World Cup Qualifier Finals
  • VIII Commonwealth Championships - TBC - November 2018
    • Top 2 males and top 2 females at end of season
  • World Men Championships - Hong Kong - 24th Nov-6th Dec. 2018
  • European Senior Bowling Championships - 23rd-30th June 2018
  • European Women Championships - Belgium - 6th-17th June 2018

Those vying for selection at the above events should note the event dates and potential costings involved.
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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
  • 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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