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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Latest News

Welcome to New Members

We have 5 new members this month in Les Joyce (Hamilton), Marg Rossiter (Kallangur), John Persich (Kallangur), Russell Walmsley (Glasshouse) and Noelene Annakin (Glasshouse). All played well at Glasshouse on Sunday 13th June and we look forward to seeing them all at future events.

So be sure and make Les, Marg, John, Russell and Noelene feel welcome to the BNABAi when you next meet up with them.

Woodford  is Next

The next event for the Brisbane Northside Arm Bowlers Association Inc is to be held at Woodford Bowls Club on Monday 12th July 2021.

You do not have to be a member of a Brisbane Northside Club to play in our tournaments. You are also not required to be a member of a bowls club at all in order to play with BNABAi. So we are open to all Arm Bowlers to join us, however, our members will always have first preference.

If you would like to nominate to play, please contact Tony Watson on 0408 766 992 or email nomination to
We look forward to seeing many of you at this event.

Glasshouse Results

Glasshouse Country Bowls Club was the venue for Brisbane Northside Arm Bowlers Association Inc on Sunday 13th June 2021 and it was a great day out as usual.

We had a field of 26 at this event. We had players from 15 Clubs in attendance Carina, Bramble Bay, Ferny Grove, Glasshouse, Maleny, Narangba, Aspley, Caboolture Lakes, Kallangur, Pine Rivers, Scarborough, Hamilton, Northern Suburbs, Geebung and Donnybrook.

The winners of our 2x4x2 Pairs Event with a 2 + 24 were David Pearson (Carina) and Tony Watson (Bramble Bay). Runners-Up were Vince Knauth (Ferny Grove) and Gwen McVeigh (Kallangur) with a 2 + 7.

The winners of our 3 Bowls Pairs with a 2 + 17 were David Pearson (Carina) and Tony Watson (Bramble Bay). Runners Up were Dave James (Narangba) and Joe Walters (Maleny) with a 2 + 8.

Overall winners for the day were David Pearson (Carina) and Tony Watson (Bramble Bay) with a 4 + 41 and Runners Up were Brian Armstrong (Kallangur) and Derek Bone (Pine Rivers) with a 4 + 5.

We also had a Triples event this tournament and the winners were James Hunt (Geebung), Tony Passini (Aspley) and Nev Hoey (Donnybrook) with a 4 + 5.

Well played to everyone involved and it was great to see so many new members and players.

I would like to thank Glasshouse Country Bowls Club for their hospitality and we look forward to coming back again next year.

See full results

Manly Brekky Pairs

David Pearson (Carina) and Tony Watson (Bramble Bay) attended the Manly Brekky Pairs on Sunday 6th June 2021.

We went well dropping the first game by 1 shot on the last end and then going on to take out the prize money for the second game with the highest margin of +11.

Don’t forget to let me know what events you are attending as BNABAi players.

BQ Bowling Arm Training Program

Bowls Qld are holding a Bowling Arm Training Program on Sunday 18th July 2021 from 9am to 3pm at Capalaba Bowls Club.

This is a free course and I recommend that as many of our players as possible attend the day and wear our uniforms.

See Attached Flyer

Upcoming BNABAi Member Activity 2021

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

David Pearson (Carina) and Tony Watson (Bramble Bay) are planning to play at Manly on Sunday 6th June 2021 in their Brekky Pairs Morning.

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.

Ferny Grove Jackpot Pairs

On Monday 24th May 2021 Glenn Norton played Jackpot Pairs at Ferny Grove with Wayne Lees.

They won their first game and lost the second, but had a great day.

Well done guys!!

Helensvale Versatility Pairs

On Thursday 20th May 2021 Tony Watson (Bramble Bay) and David Pearson (Carina) travelled to Helensvale for their Versatility Pairs Competition.

David and I played well, but were beaten in the Three Bowls Pairs and the 2x4x2, but came back in the the third game 2x2x2x2 and won that one. It was a great day of bowls with really great opposition all day.

Aaron Sherriff was the organiser and did a great job on the day. Thanks Club Helensvale for a great day of bowls and a lovely lunch.

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 ono. Contact Glenn Norton 0491 862 474.

Club Championship Singles Results

The Inaugural Brisbane Northside Arm Bowlers Association Inc Club Championship Singles event was played on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th May at Northern Suburbs Bowls Club.

The Greens were great to play on and the bowls was very close all weekend. Northern Suburbs volunteers were great with the BBQ lunch each day and we had a great day.

Our Gold Shield winner was Doug Bristow (Pine Rivers). Silver Shield went to Warren Blackbourne (Glasshouse) and Bronze Shield to Glenn Norton (Ferny Grove).

Congratulations to everyone who competed as it was great bowls to both play and watch all weekend.

See full results

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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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.

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

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.