Brisbane Northside Arm Bowlers Association Inc

Welcome to the Brisbane Northside Arm Bowlers Association Inc website.

Brisbane Northside Arm Bowlers Association Inc play monthly tournaments at clubs from the Brisbane River north to Bribie Island and Glasshouse. However, we also play at other Clubs such as Gatton and some Brisbane Southside Clubs on request.

We welcome new members to Brisbane Northside Arm Bowlers Association Inc and you do not have to be playing your bowls on the Northside of Brisbane. We currently have members from such Clubs outside of the Northside as Gatton, Laidley, Wynnum and Manly.

Membership is only $20 per annum and this allows us to cover administration fees etc. Members are also eligible to play in our Club Championship Singles and Pairs and our Annual Medals for Players of the Year. Players are eligible to win one of three random draw Fuel Cards at our Monthly events … so what are you waiting for? Get on board and have a great day out with Brisbane Northside Arm Bowlers Association Inc in 2020.

We have also had players play with us from Victoria, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast. Non members are welcome to attend our Tournaments, but preference will be given to those who are members of our Association if we are short of rinks.

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Kris Higgins Company Change

Kris Higgins is one of our Raffle Sponsors and has been since our inception. Kris was with Travel Counsellors, but has now changed over to Independent Travel Advisors.

If you have any travel needs, please give Kris a call and see how she can assist in organising your Travel for you.

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Welcome to New Members

We had 4 new members in April 2021 Joe Walters (Maleny), Martyn Walton (Glasshouse), Chris Doyle (Kallangur) and Tony Pasini (Aspley) and we look forward to seeing them out there at our tournaments on a regular basis.

Joe and Tony both performed well at Donnybrook, so be sure and make them all feel welcome to the BNABAi when you next meet up.

Donnybrook Results

Donnybrook Bowls Club was the venue for Brisbane Northside Arm Bowlers Association Inc on Sunday 18th April 2021 and it was a great day out.

We had a field of 24 at this event. We had players from 13 Clubs in attendance Pine Rivers, Donnybrook, Ferny Grove, Kallangur, Sandgate, Maleny, Narangba, Scarborough, Northern Suburbs, Manly, Woodford, Geebung and Caboolture lakes.

The winners of our 2x4x2 Pairs Event with a 2 + 19 were Betty and Doug Bristow (Pine Rivers). Runners-Up were Shona and Brian Armstrong (Kallangur) with a 2 + 12.

The winners of our 3 Bowls Pairs with a 2 + 31 were Nev Hoey (Donnybrook) and Glenn Norton (Ferny Grove) and Runners Up were Betty and Doug Bristow with a 2 + 26.

Overall winners for the day were Betty and Doug Bristow (Pine Rivers) with a 4 + 45 and Runners Up were Nev Hoey (Donnybrook) and Glenn Norton (Ferny Grove) with a 4 + 35. Well played to everyone involved.

See full results

Helensvale Versatility Pairs

David Pearson (Greenslopes) and Tony Watson (Kallangur) represented BNABAi at Helensvale on Thursday 15th April 2021 at their Versatility Pairs event. It was a great concept playing 3 Bowl Pairs, 2x4x2 and 2x2x2x2.

Dave and I did well winning our first two games and drawing the last on the last bowl.

Aron Sherriff was the organiser of the event and I would like to thank him for his great efforts. Aron is also interested in putting together a Gold Coast Arm Bowls Team to play against the Brisbane Northside Arm Bowlers and making a regular event of it. I hope this comes to fruition.

Don’t forget if you have an event you are representing BNABAi at, please let us know so that we can publish your efforts.

Donnybrook is Next

The next event for the Brisbane Northside Arm Bowlers Association Inc is to be held at Donnybrook Bowls Club on Sunday 18th April 2021.
This event is open to all Arm Bowlers. You do not have to be a member of BNABAi in order to play.
So get those nominations in as soon as possible, if you haven’t already done so.
Please note that in the event that we have an odd number of teams and need to play a triples game, the last six nominations received will make up that Triples game and in the event of an odd number of players nominated on the day, the last two to nominate may be asked to play one game each (fees will be adjusted accordingly), unless we have non members attending in which case they will have to play the single game, in order to accommodate our members.
Nominations to Tony 0408 766 992 or email

New Shirts are In

Glenn has done a great job of getting the order in for the new shirts with the BA logo on them.
Members who ordered one will be able to collect them at Donnybrook next Sunday. Cost is $30 for members and $50 for Non Members. Again heavily subsidised by BNABAi.
If you want to order a new one, please let Glenn know and he will sort out the next order.

Northern Suburbs BC Article

It was great to see an article in Northern Suburbs latest newsletter pertaining to BNABAi upcoming Club Championship Singles.

Well done to Geoff and all those at NSBC who are giving us great support.

See Newsletter Page

Scarborough Triples

David Pearson (Greenslopes), Tony Watson (Kallangur) and Dave James (Narangba) represented BNABAi at Scarborough on Sunday 3rd March 2021 in their Triples event.

We won the first game by 12, but unfortunately came up against a strong team in the second and went down.

Scarborough again put on a great day and we had all had a great time. The rain stayed away for most of the day so that was a bonus.

Well done to Dave, Tony and Dave.

Don’t forget if you have an event you are representing BNABAi at, please let us know so that we can publish your efforts.

Upcoming BNABAi Member Activity 2021

We have teams planning to attend events at other clubs throughout the months of February/March.

David Pearson (Greenslopes) and Tony Watson (Kallangur) are planning to play at Helensvale on Thursday 15th April.

BNABAi are planning to play in the Arm Bowls Day at Caloundra Waves Bowls Club on Monday 26th April 2021. If anyone would like to attend Tony is looking to form some teams to attend. If you want to put in a Triples team of your own that is also welcome. Let’s get behind our other independent Arm Bowls Events. This is an individually run event by Caloundra.

Team 1: Tony Watson (Kallangur), David Pearson (Greenslopes) and Judy Wyman (Caboolture lakes)

Team 2: Diane Keogh (Sandgate),  Gwen McVeigh (Caboolture lakes)  and Glenn Norton (Ferny Grove)

It is great to see our members getting out and about and hopefully playing in their BNABAi uniforms. Don’t forget if you are attending Club Days or Events and you plan to wear your uniform, please send me photos and a write up on how you went for our website and Social Media. Also if you are planning to play in District or State Championships. We would love to promote what you are doing.

Club Championship Singles

Our inaugural Club Championship Singles will be played on Saturday 15th May and Sunday 16th May at Northern Suburbs Bowls Club.

Nominations to play are now open. Please note that this event is open only to Financial Members of BNABAi and you must be an Arm Bowlers to play.

To nominate just send an email to or call Tony on 0408 766 992.

Scarborough Pairs

David Pearson (Greenslopes) and Tony Watson (Kallangur) represented BNABAi at Scarborough on Friday 26th March 2021 in their Pairs event.

Whilst we lost the first game by a margin of 5, we won the second game by 7 and took out the highest winning margin in the second game.

Scarborough put on a great day and we will return for their triples next Saturday.

Well done to Dave and Tony.

Don’t forget if you have an event you are representing BNABAi at, please let us know so that we can publish your efforts.

Southport Triples and Prawns

David Pearson (Greenslopes), Tony Watson (Kallangur) and Steve Baxter (Greenslopes) teamed up to play at the Southport Triples and Prawn Day on Sunday 21st March 2021.

We performed well and defeated our opposition from Toowoomba 21-8 in a rain affected match. It was a really good game just the same.

Above: Our new found friends from Toowoomba and the team enjoying a lovely lunch.

Southport Bowls Club put on entertainment and Prawns and Sausage Sizzle and I highly recommend this event. Well done Southport.

Interesting Article

Ken Nelson (NSBC) sent in this interesting article from Roma Bowls Club.

It shows that Arm Bowls is growing in the country areas also.

Manly Pairs

Two of our members attended Manly Men’s Pairs on Wednesday 17th March 2021. David Pearson (Greenslopes) and Tony Watson (Kallangur) played a team from Manly and won their game 23-18.

It was nice to catch up with former member Lynn Gilbert (Manly) and Lynn is considering rejoining the BNABAi. It was also nice to meet Vic Powell (Manly) and discuss how will go about getting a Bowling Arm in the future.

Don’t forget to let us know about your travels whilst representing the BNABAi so we can publish these events.

Bionic Arm For Sale

New Bionic Bowling Arm with the latest Squeeze Trigger Mechanism for sale.
Large size $200.00

Only used once at a short roll up.

Contact Dave James at 0416740706

Bionic Arm For Sale

Glenn Norton has a Bionic Bowlers Arm, Centre Button Release, size Large for sale.

The Arm is in very good condition and also comes with spare parts: ie springs and tension bars and other parts.

Price $190. Contact Glenn Norton 0491 862 474.

What’s New on Website

We have added a new tab to the website for COMMUNITY GROUPS. This is where you will find local Community Groups that we are supporting. If you have a local Community Group you would like to add to the site, please let me know and we can add them.

We have a comprehensive list of upcoming events for both Arm Bowls and Non Arm Bowls events that appear on our website. We are adding to these every day, so have a look at Tournaments that you may like to attend and if you need to find a partner drop me an email and I will ask the BNABAi members if they are interested in playing.

Let us know if you are going as a team from BNABAi and we can advertise this on our website and newsletter to let people see what we are doing out there.

Go to Events and look at dropdowns.