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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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 closing on Wednesday 12th May 2021.

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.

Upcoming BNABAi Member Activity 2021

We have teams planning to attend events at other clubs throughout the upcoming Months

David Pearson (Carina), Tony Watson (Bramble Bay), Geoff Hankinson (Chermside) and Glenn Norton (Ferny Grove) are planning to play the Salisbury Seafood Fours Day on Sunday 27th June 2021.

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.

Mermaid Waters Triples

David Pearson (Carina) and Glenn Norton (Ferny Grove) travelled to Mermaid Waters on Monday 3rd May 2021 for their triples event.
David, Glenn and John won two out of three games. Well done to both of them for wearing our shirts and promoting BNABAi.
Great work guys!!!!

Manly Brekky Pairs

David Pearson (Carina) and Tony Watson (Bramble Bay) went to Manly on Sunday 3rd May 2021 to play in the Brekky Pairs event.
The competition was strong and we managed to win our first game, but unfortunately lost the second one.
It was great to catch up with fellow arm bowler Brian Mowat (Manly), who also managed to be on the winning team against us.

Great morning and I highly recommend it. Well done Manly!!!

Sandgate is Cancelled

The next event for the Brisbane Northside Arm Bowlers Association Inc was to be held at Sandgate Bowls Club on Monday 10th April 2021. However, due to lack of numbers we have decided to cancel this event for 2021.


BNABAi President, Tony Watson met with the Men’s President at Northern Suburbs Bowls Club, John Postlethwaite, on Thursday 29th April 2021 to discuss the moving of BNABAi from Kallangur to NSBC as a base.

John raised a range of items, including giving BNABAi a Notice Board, Room on the wall of the Club for our Perpetual Trophies, Access to Lockers for Members and the use of their function room without fees for doing so.

In addition to this John agreed that BNABAi will have a spot in NSBC Newsletter for articles that we wish to publish and that NSBC will distribute our newsletter to their members.

BNABAi will distribute the NSBC Newsletter to our members.

NSBC will be a great home for the future and are totally supportive of the BNABAi. We look forward to working with NSBC in the future.

Caloundra Triples

BNABAi had two teams compete in the Arm Bowls Triples at Caloundra on Monday 26th April 2021.

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)

Team 1 had a loss and then won their game after lunch. Team 2 had two losses but performed well.

It was great to see so many of our members attending this event. It was a great day and our thanks go out to Caloundra Waves for their hospitality and running of the event.



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.

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

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.