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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Bramble Bay is Next

The next event for the Brisbane Northside Arm Bowlers Association Inc is to be held at Bramble Bay Bowls Club on Sunday 7th March 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

Upcoming BNABAi Member Activity 2021

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

Col Griffin (Jindalee) and Tony Watson (Kallangur) are planning to play Pairs at Jindalee on Monday 1st March.

David Pearson (Greenslopes), Tony Watson (Kallangur) and ??? are planning to play Triples at Coorparoo on Friday 5th March.

Tony Watson (Kallangur) and David Pearson (Greenslopes) are planning to play Pairs at Scarborough on Friday 26th March.

Team 1: Tony Watson (Kallangur), David Pearson (Greenslopes) and Dianne Keogh (Sandgate)

Team 2: Judy Wyman (Caboolture Lakes),  Gwen McVeigh (Caboolture lakes) 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.

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.

Bronze Medal Winner

We were finally able to present Derek Bone (Pine Rivers) with his Bronze Medal from 2020 on Sunday at Northern Suburbs Bowls Club.

Congratulations Derek and we look forward to seeing you on the green throughout the upcoming year.

Coolum Beach Visit

One of our members, Dave James (Narangba) had a visit to Coolum Beach Bowls Club on Tuesday 2nd February 2021.

Dave wore the Club Colours and had a great day and reports that the Coolum Beach club were very inviting.

Great work Dave. Don’t forget to let me know if you have been out and about in our colours.

Northern Suburbs Results

Northern Suburbs Bowls Club was the venue for Brisbane Northside Arm Bowlers Association Inc on Sunday 14th February 2021 and it was a really pleasant day.

We had a field of 26 at this event. We had players from 12 Clubs in attendance Kallangur, Greenslopes, Pine Rivers, Glasshouse, Ferny Grove, Sandgate, Northern Suburbs, Caboolture Lakes, Narangba, Samford, Jindalee and Geebung.

The winners of our 2x4x2 Pairs Event with a 2 + 10 were Tony Watson (Kallangur) and David Pearson (Greenslopes). Runners-Up were Betty Bristow (Pine Rivers) and Doug Bristow (Pine Rivers) with 2 + 7.

We also had a Triples game today and the overall winners of that were Bill Baulch (Samford), Jeff Taylor (NSBC) and Frank Farrell (Manly) with a 2 + 5. Vince Knauth (Ferny Grove), Col Griffin (Jindalee) and James Hunt (Geebung) were runners up for the day.

The winners of our 3 Bowls Pairs with a 2 + 25 were Derek Bone (Pine Rivers) and Brian Armstrong (Kallangur) and Runners Up were Tony Watson (Kallangur) and David Pearson (Greenslopes) with a 2 + 6.

Overall winners for the day were Derek Bone (Pine Rivers) and Brian Armstrong (Kallangur) with a 4 + 30 and Runners Up were Tony Watson (Kallangur) and David Pearson (Greenslopes) with a 4 + 16. Well played to everyone involved.

It was a great day and the Green was pretty good.

I would like to thank Jeff from Northern Suburbs for all of his assistance in getting this event happening and the catering staff who put on really delicious lunch.

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BNABAi Team Donnybrook

The Brisbane Northside Arm Bowlers took a team to Donnybrook for their Open Triples and Prawn Day on Friday 29th January 2010.
The team was David Pearson (Greenslopes), Glenn Norton (Ferny Grove) and Tony Watson (Kallangur).
We had a very successful day taking out the event with 2 + 19 which was very closely fought with Second place being 2 + 18 and third 2 + 17. Well done guys!!
We also had the opportunity to catch up with Nev Hoey (Donnybrook) who played for a local team in this event.
Our thanks to Donnybrook for putting on a great day as usual and very nice prawns and sandwiches for lunch.

Medal Winners 2020

Our 2020 Medal winners were Geoff Hankinson (Chermside) and Tom Harris (Chermside) with the Gold Medal on equal points and Brian Armstrong (Kallangur) finished with the Bronze Medal.

Our Most Improved Woman for 2020 was Shirley Hennessy (Kallangur) and the Most Improved Man for 2020 was Derek Bone (Pine Rivers).

We had to hand out the medals at Enoggera at the break due to our Presentation Night having to be cancelled due to COVID Lockdown.

Welcome to New Members

We would like to take this opportunity to welcome anew member this month Vince Knauth (Ferny Grove) to BNABAi.

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

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.

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.