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- Summer Edition of Turkey Times NOW ONLINE !!! - NOTE: 2017/2018 Membership is now due prior to start of Event 2 -

National Ranking Tour - Event 6
National Ranking Tour - Event 5

NITBF National Ranking Tour - Announcement
National Ranking Tour - Event 4
National Ranking Tour - Event 3
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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

National Ranking Tour - Event 6
18th February 2018
Brunswick Moviebowl

Congratulations to the following winners at today's ranking event:

Mens Section: Grant Dugan
Ladies Section: Isobel Smith
Senior Mens: Kev Horton
Senior Ladies: Isobel Smith

Knockout Finals (5 frame game):
1st Place: Steven Bourgaize
2nd Place: Kev Horton
3rd-4th Place: Sam Hull & Isobel Smith

The next event takes place at Lisburn Bowl on Sunday 18th March (8.30-8.50am Registration, Start 9.00am).
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National Ranking Tour - Event 5
7th January 2018
Dundonald International Ice Bowl

Congratulations to the following winners at today's ranking event:

Mens Section: Grant Dugan
Ladies Section: Lauren Dugan
Senior Mens: Kev Horton
Senior Ladies: Isobel Smith

Knockout Finals (5 frame game):
1st Place: Kev Horton
2nd Place: Kenny Donnelly
3rd-4th Place: Grant Dugan & Tony O'Hare

The next event takes place at Brunswick Moviebowl on Sunday 18th February (9.00-9.20am Registration, Start 9.30am).
* REMINDER:
For those wishing to still enter the 54th QubicaAMF World Cup Qualifier you must enter before the start of play (£25 entry fee) and must play in all of the remaining events (Best 4 from 5) to have a chance of qualifying for the Finals on Sunday 3rd June.
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NITBF National Ranking Tour - Announcement
1st January 2018

Happy New Year to all our members and followers! We have some exciting news in regards to the remainder of the National Ranking Tour.

The NITBF Council has agreed the following with IMMEDIATE effect:

1. Adult Ranking Tour Champions:
- The NITBF wants the Adult Champions to take up their place of representing Northern Ireland at the European Champions Cup. Therefore to encourage this the NITBF contribution is being INCREASED from £250 to £300 for each Adult Champion.

- If the Ranking Tour Champion declines their participation at the ECC they will receive £150 towards a bowling event of their choice (No cash given) and the bowler then selected and accepting their place at the ECC will receive £150.

This change means that the Adult Champion will always receive something in addition to the Ranking Tour Trophy.

2. Senior Ranking Tour Champions:
- Work is currently underway to secure prizes for our Senior Champions in addition to the trophies currently on offer. Watch this space!

3. World Cup Qualifying Format:

- Entry fee increased to £25 (Payable at the first of the 5 events, if paying at the second event then ONLY your last 4 events will be counted)
- Bowlers MUST play in 4 of the last 5 ranking events to be eligible for the finals
- Bowlers MUST bowl at least once in each of the 3 ranking tour centres (Brunswick Moviebowl, Dundonald International Ice Bowl, and Lisburn Bowl) during those 5 events to be eligible for the finals
- The Top 6 men and ladies (Dependent on entries) will qualify for the Qualifying Finals on Sunday 3rd June (Venue TBC)
- The format of the finals for the men will be a Round Robin (pinfall not carried forward from ranking events). Ladies format TBC.

4. Handicap Knockout Finals:
After trialling the 5 Frame games for the finals it has now been agreed that this will remain the format going forward.

If you have any questions please contact Grant Dugan (NITBF President) and Karen Payne (NITBF Secretary).
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National Ranking Tour - Event 4
3rd December 2017
Lisburn Bowl

Congratulations to the following winners at today's ranking event:

Mens Section: Grant Dugan
Ladies Section: Lauren Dugan
Senior Mens: Paul McCauley
Senior Ladies: Donna Horton

Knockout Finals (5 frame game):
1st Place: Grant Dugan
2nd Place: Paul McCauley
3rd-4th Place: Paul Murray & Kenny Donnelly
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National Ranking Tour - Event 3
19th November
Brunswick Moviebowl

Congratulations to the following winners at today's ranking event:

Mens Section: Kenny Donnelly
Ladies Section: Caroline Horan
Senior Mens: Kenny Donnelly
Senior Ladies: Donna Horton

Knockout Finals (5 frame game):
1st Place: Alan Smith
2nd Place: Kenny Donnelly
3rd-4th Place: Paul McCauley & Caroline Horan
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National Ranking Tour - Event 2
8th October
Lisburn Bowl

Congratulations to the following winners at today's ranking event:

Mens Section: Grant Dugan
Ladies Section: Isobel Smith
Senior Mens: Kenny Donnelly
Senior Ladies: Isobel Smith

Knockout Finals (5 frame game):
1st Place: Ryan Press
2nd Place: Grant Dugan
3rd-4th Place: Paul McCauley & Kev Horton
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National Ranking Tour - Event 1
24th September 2017
Dundonald International Ice Bowl

Congratulations to the following winners at today's ranking event:

Mens Section: Billy Nimick
Ladies Section: Lauren Dugan
Senior Mens: Tony O'Hare
Senior Ladies: Isobel Smith

Knockout Finals (5 frame game):
1st Place: Raymond Chan
2nd Place: Tony O'Hare
3rd-4th Place: Sean Robinson & Caroline Horan
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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 and the Senior Triple Crown)

  • 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 - Vienna, Austria - 23rd-30th June 2018
  • European Women Championships - Belgium - 6th-17th June 2018
  • Adult Triple Crown - Ireland - September 2018
    • Top 6 males and top 6 females in the FIC Squad at the end of season
  • Senior Triple Crown - April 2018
    • Top 6 males and top 6 females in the Senior Squad at the end of season

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
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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