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 for you to be covered by our Insurance Policy whilst you are playing in our events. 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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Kallangur is the Next Event

The next event for the Brisbane Northside Arm Bowlers Association Inc is to be held at Kallangur Memorial Bowls Club on Sunday 13th December 2020.
Nominations are now open, so get those nominations in as soon as possible.
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 a member.
Nominations to Tony 0408 766 992 or email

Aspley Results

Aspley Bowls Club was the venue for Brisbane Northside Arm Bowlers Association Inc on Sunday 15th November 2020 and it was a great day. Fantastic to see the numbers in attendance.

We had a field of 30 players from 14 Clubs competing. We had players from Chermside, Woodford, Toowoomba City, Northern Suburbs, Ferny Grove, Glasshouse, Narangba, Gatton, Pine Rivers, Aspley, Kallangur, Sandgate, Greenslopes and Red Hill competing. It was a really well fought out competition again.

Tom Harris and Geoff Hankinson (Chermside) won our 2x4x2 Pairs Event with a 2 + 12 and Runners up were Lex Biddle (Woodford) and Dudley Cone (Toowoomba City) with a 2 + 9. Great game as usual.

Lex Biddle (Woodford) and Dudley Cone (Toowoomba City) were the winners of our 3 Bowls Pairs with a 2 + 7 and Runners Up was a three way tie between Ken Nelson (Northern Suburbs) and Marko Kendes (Northern Suburbs), Glenn Norton (Ferny Grove) and Warren Blackbourne (Glasshouse) and Len Enright (Pine Rivers) and Keith Pretsel (Kallangur) with a 2 + 6. It doesn’t get closer than that.

Our Triples teams of Greg Birks (Red Hill), Anthony Turissi (Red Hill) and Peter Whelan (Ferny Hills) and David Pearson (Greenslopes), Les Earl (Ferny Grove) and Ross Knight (Gatton) had a win each.

Overall winners for the day were tied between Tom Harris and Geoff Hankinson (Chermside) and Lex Biddle (Woodford) and Dudley Cone (Toowoomba City) with a 4 + 16. Well done all and that was again as close as it gets.

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BNABAi Member Activity November

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

Tony Watson (Kallangur) and Nev Hoey (Donnybrook) are planning to play at Donnybrook for their Bowls and Lunch Day on Friday 27th November. If anyone else is interested please let Tony know.

Tony Watson (Kallangur), Geoff Hankinson (Chermside), Tom Harris (Chermside)
are planning to play at the Scarborough Ham Day on Sunday December 6th and are currently looking for a fourth player. If interested please let Tony know.

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.

Membership Due for 2021

Please note that all membership renewals are due for 2021 on 1st December 2020. Membership is valid until the 30th December.

For members who joined us from August 2020 onwards, your membership will flow over into 2021.

You can download a Membership Form

or you can ask at the next event for a hard copy or see Glenn Norton – Treasurer. If you elect to Electronic Transfer money, please use surname so we can distinguish who has paid.

Red Hill Spring Christmas Carnival

Tony Watson (Kallangur) and Glenn Norton (Ferny Grove) played in the fours with Geoff and Wayne from Red Hill at Red Hill on Saturday and Sunday 7th and 8th November 2020.

Whilst we had some close games we only managed to win two out of five and missed the money. It was a great event though and I am looking forward to possibly playing it again in 2021.

Welcome to New Members

We would like to take this opportunity to welcome three new members this month Heemi Nuku-Tarawhiti (Merimbula NSW) to BNABAi.

We look forward to seeing Heemi at some of our future events.

Multidisability State Championships

The Mulidisability State Championships for 2020 were run from Tuesday October 20 to Friday October 30 and BNABAi had two members competing in these events.

Tony Watson (Gatton) and Tony Watson (Kallangur) paired up on Tuesday and Wednesday and played the pairs. We were unlucky winning only 1 game of 4 with our other game being washed out. We went down by 3, 1 and 1 shots and won our last game by 1 shot.

The singles were Thursday and Friday and there were 22 starters. Tony Watson of Gatton played well without much luck, winning only 1 match.

Tony Watson of Kallangur won four of the five preliminary rounds, only going down by 4 shots to the eventual Gold Medal winner Damien Delgado.

Tony was successful in winning the Bronze Medal playoff after finishing 4th overall.

BNABAi Play at Toogoolawah

On Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th October 2020 Tony Watson (Gatton) took a team from gatton to the Toogoolawah Tournament. Tony spread the word about BNABAi. The team was Tom McGoldrick, David Brann, Tony Watson and Barry Cutts.

It was a rain interrupted weekend and Tony’s team were unlucky to miss out on the prizemoney, by a margin of 3 shots.

Tony is planning to return next year as it was a great weekend and very enjoyable.

Well done Toogoolawah.

BNABAi Members at Ferny Grove

On Thursday 22nd October 2020 Tony Watson (Kallangur) and Glenn Norton (Ferny Grove), pictured with the guys from Red Hill, represented BNABAi at Ferny Grove Bowls Club.

Whilst we had two losses, we played well in patches. It was a great day and the Ferny Grove Club made us welcome.

It was nice to catch up with fellow members Les Earl and Peter Whelan from Ferny Grove as well.

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.

Narangba Seafood Day

On Sunday 18th October BNABAi had a team play at the Narangba Seafood Day.

The team were Mick Doyle (Everton Park), Tony Watson (Kallangur), Judy Wyman (Caboolture Lakes) and Geoff Hankinson (Chermside).

We competed well, but all seemed to struggle with the green in the first game, but came back to lose by only 5 shots against a team from Caboolture Lakes. The second game was closer and we just went down at the end by 1 shot to Keith Pretsel’s Kallangur team.

There were a number of BNABAi players in other teams on the day. Keith Pretsel (Kallangur) and Tony Mason (Kallangur) were both there in other teams.

I also met a lady named Betty from Caboolture Lakes who congratulated us on the job we are doing with Arm Bowls. Betty is an Arm Bowler also.

Whilst we didn’t do well in the games, three out of the four of us won a raffle prize to take home. Judy won a nice basket of groceries, Geoff won a couple of bottles of wine and Mick took home a bottle of wine.

A big thanks to Narangba Bowls Club as the lunch was absolutely great with Prawns and Ham Salad.. Well done Narangba!

NSBC Newsletter

It was great to see a small article in the latest edition of Northern Suburbs Bowls Club Newsletter about joining the Brisbane Northside Arm Bowlers Association Inc.

If your club has a newsletter and would like to publish something similar, we would be very appreciative. Getting the word out is an ongoing task for all of us.

Northern Suburbs Newsletter – Page 10

Membership Discounts

It has been decided to do away with the Membership Cards as such, as there is a lot of admin involved to maintain them and we lack helpers in this area.

However, don’t forget to let our Sponsors know when purchasing from them that you are BNABAi members and receive some great discounts:

  • TravelScoot Queensland are offering Members a special offer of a Free Basket and Travel Kit with the purchase of your TravelScoot.
  • Wizard Popcorn and Ben is giving all of our members $1 off any bag of his delicious popcorn with no limits.
  • Freshly Squeezed Water Qld are offering a 10% Discount on Water Filters
  • Progressive Realty are offering a referral fee of $900 for yourself and a further $100 donation to BNABAi with every Settlement of Sale referred.

So get out and support our Sponsors!!