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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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.

Northern Suburbs is Next

The next event for the Brisbane Northside Arm Bowlers Association Inc is to be held at Northern Suburbs Bowls Club on Sunday 14th February 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

Enoggera Results

Enoggera Bowls Club was the venue for Brisbane Northside Arm Bowlers Association Inc on Sunday 17th January 2021 and it was a really good day.We had a smallish field of 20 at this event due to the COVID lock-down the previous weekend. A lot of our members were involved in Club games that had to be moved and there were those worried about travelling to Brisbane as it was a hot spot. We had players from 13 Club in attendance Sandgate, Wellers Hill, Kallangur, Greenslopes, Ferny Grove, Glasshouse, Chermside, Pine Rivers, Manly, Narangba, Samford, Northern Suburbs and Caboolture Lakes.

Dianne Keogh (Sandgate) and Allan Salkow (Wellers Hill) were the winners of our 2x4x2 Pairs Event with a 2 + 18 and Runners up were Tony Watson (Kallangur) and David Pearson (Greenslopes) with 2 + 5.

Ken Nelson (Northern Suburbs) and Marko Kendes (Northern Suburbs) were the winners of our 3 Bowls Pairs with a 2 + 11 and Runners Up were Glenn Norton (Ferny Grove) and Warren Blackbourne (Glasshouse) with a 2 + 10. Only one point in it. Great game.

Overall winners for the day were Dianne Keogh (Sandgate) and Allan Salkow (Wellers Hill) with a 4 + 13 and Runners Up were Glenn Norton (Fern Grove) and Warren Blackbourne (Glasshouse) with a 4 + 12. A really close day with three teams finishing within 3 shots of each other overall. Well played to everyone involved.

It was a great day even with the reduced field.

I would like to thank Maria at Enoggera Bowls Club for all the work she did to assist in making this day happen.

See full results

Enoggera Pairs

On Wednesday 30th December 2020 Glenn Norton (Ferny Grove) and Tony Watson (Kallangur) play in the Enoggera Pairs Event.

Whilst we didn’t win either game we gave it our best and performed okay, first game back after the break.

Upcoming BNABAi Member Activity 2021

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

Tony Watson (Kallangur) and David Pearson (Greenslopes) are planning to play the Triples Prawn Day at Donnybrook on Friday 29th January 2021. If anyone is interested in coming along to play on the day please let Tony know.

Tony Watson (Kallangur) is planning to travel to Maitland NSW for the 2021 NSW Bowlers Arm Singles Tournament on February 8th and 9th 2021.

Team 1: Tony Watson (Kallangur), David Pearson (Greenslopes) and Tony Watson (Gatton)

Team 2: Judy Wyman (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.

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.

2021 NSW Bowlers Arm Singles Tournament

NSW Bowling Arm Singles Tournament is to be conducted on Monday 8th and Tuesday 9th February 2021 with a closing date for entries on Friday January 22nd 2021.
Kurri Kurri Bowling Club has provided its most welcome additional involvement with East Maitland, Beresfield and Hexham in this premier bowling arm annual event.
In consequence, the number of entries can be increased to 96 and now cater for some opening of the state borders and safe NSW travel due to Covid-19 relaxation of recent restrictions.
This also permits an additional section of play and has has allowed the raising of prize money to $2400 spread over 16 place-getters in the sections that now will include Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze.
If you have already entered by email to Beresfield BC there is nothing more to do; you are still entered.  New entries should be nominated through to Beresfield BC as soon as possible to avoid being placed on the Reserve Listing.
It would be greatly appreciated if you could assist in letting other bowling arm players and clubs know about this event with its new changes by email, Facebook etc and/or website.

Hope to see you in 2021!!!!

See attached Flyer

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.

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!!