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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Helensvale Versatility Pairs

Saturday 23rd October 2021 saw Dave Pearson, Glenn Norton, Bert Molloy and Tony Watson travel to Pine Rivers Bowls Club to compete in their Seafood Day.

Whilst we won only 1 out of the 4 games we had a great day and the Seafood was really good.

It was nice to catch up with Doug and Elizabeth Bristow from BNABAi there as well.

Well organized Tyler, it was a great day out.

Pine Rivers Seafood Day

Thursday 22nd October 2021 saw Tony Watson and David Pearson travel to Helensvale to compete in their Versatility Pairs competition.

Unfortunately, we had an early morning storm and the first game of 3 bowl pairs was cancelled, due to a little bit of water on the green … I don’t know about these fair weather bowlers:)

When we finally got started David and Tony won both of their games.

It was a great day at Helensvale as usual. Well done Aron … we hope to see you guys again next month!!

Arm Bowls Coaching Info

On Friday 15th October 2021 I attended a coaching and Come N Try Day at Northern Suburbs and the attached flyer was handed out with some Helpful Hints When Using the Bowling Arm.

This may be useful to you.

Please see attached

NSBC Come N Try Coaching Day

Pictured Above: Di McDonald (NSBC Coach), Jill (President – NSBC Ladies), Tony Watson (President BNABAi), Shannon Volp (Bernborough Ascot) and Dennis O’Toole (Bowls Qld Coach).

Northern Suburbs Bowls Club, in conjunction with Bowls Queensland and Brisbane Northside Arm Bowlers Association Inc held their Come N Try Coaching Morning for Bowling Arms.

It was nice to see some of our BNABAi Members in attendance. Warren Blackbourne and Noelene Annakin (Glasshouse) made the trip down from Glasshouse. Ken Nelson (NSBC) and myself were also in attendance.

Dennis O’Toole (Bowls Queensland Coach) led the morning with some great tips for the Arm Bowlers in attendance.

Tony Watson (BNABAi President) was there to give advice about BNABAi to anyone that was wanting it and to assist with new players wanting a bit of instruction with the Arm.

Di McDonald organised the day well and we thank Di for her effort in this.

Morning Tea was sponsored by Bernborough Ascot and Shannon Volp was there to give out information to the Group.

Overall, I thought it was a great day and we look forward to more of these in the 2022.

Upcoming BNABAi Member Activity 2021

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

Tony Watson (Bramble Bay) and David Pearson (Carina) are planning to play Versatility Pairs at Helensvale on Thursday 21st October 2021.

Tony Watson (Bramble Bay), David Pearson (Carina), Glenn Norton (Ferny Grove) and Bert Molloy (Ferny Grove) are planning to play at Pine Rivers Seafood Day on Saturday 23rd October 2021.

Tony Watson (Bramble Bay), Glenn Norton (Ferny Grove), Dianne Keogh (Sandgate) and David Pearson (Carina) are planning to play Patron/Presidents Day at Geebung on Saturday 6th November 2021

Glenn Norton (Ferny Grove) and Bert Molloy (Ferny Grove) are planning to play Brekky Pairs at Geebung on Sunday 7th November 2021.

Geoff Hankinson (Chermside), Tom Harris (Chermside) and Tony Watson (Bramble Bay) are planning to play at Tugun on Thursday 11th November 2021

The BNABAi wish all of our teams and members representing our club good luck and would like to thank them for taking the time to help promote our group.

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.

Narangba is Next

The next event for the Brisbane Northside Arm Bowlers Association Inc is to be held at Narangba Bowls Club on Sunday 14th November 2021 and this will be our last one for 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.

New Committee for 2022

BNABAi held their AGM on Sunday 10th October 2022 at Pine Rivers Bowls Club and our new Committee was formed for 2022.
The new Committee is:
President: Tony Watson (Bramble Bay)
Vice President: David Pearson (Carina)
Secretary: Tony Watson (Bramble Bay)
Assistant Secretary: Joe Walters (Maleny)
Treasurer: Dave James (Narangba)
Games Director: David Pearson (Carina)
Committee Members: Dianne Keogh (Sandgate)
All were elected unopposed and I look forward to working with everyone throughout 2022.

Pine Rivers Results

Pine Rivers Bowls Club was the venue for Brisbane Northside Arm Bowlers Association Inc on Sunday 10th October 2021 and it was nice to play on carpet again. The green ran on well and the competition was strong.

We had a field of 30 at this event. We had players from 16 Clubs in attendance Pine Rivers, Bramble Bay, Ferny Grove, Hamilton, Glasshouse, Narangba, Samford, Northern Suburbs, Toombul, Chermside, Victoria Point, Scarborough, Geebung, Sandgate, Belmont and Maleny.

The winners of our 2x4x2 Pairs Event with a 2 + 8 were Ken Nelson (Northern Suburbs) and Marko Kendes (Toombul). Runners-Up were tied between 3 teams in Tony Watson and Derek Bone, Alf Hunter and Mal Crossingham and Bert Molloy and Les Joyce.

The winners of our 3 Bowls Pairs with a 2 + 18 were Alf Hunter (Pine Rivers) and Mal Crossingham (Pine Rivers). Runners Up were Ken Nelson (NSBC) and Marko Kendes (Toombul) on 2 + 13. We had 1 drawn game again, showing how tight the competition is becoming.

Overall winners for the day were Alf Hunter (Pine Rivers) and Mal Crossingham (Pine Rivers) with a 4 + 23. Runners Up were Ken Nelson (Northern Suburbs) and Marko Kendes (Toombul) with a 4 + 21.

We also had a triples match this month and the winners of the Triples were Allan Selkow (Belmont), Joe Walters (Maleny) and Doug Bristow (Pine Rivers) with a 4 + 25.

It was a great turn out and our numbers were definitely up on the norm for this year.

I would like to thank Pine Rivers Bowls Club for their hospitality and the great sandwiches they provided for lunch. We will be back in 2022.

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Coorparoo Pairs

On Friday 1st October 2021 David Pearson (Carina) and Tony Watson (Bramble Bay) travelled to Coorparoo to play in the Corrparoo Open 3 Bowls Pairs.

It was nice to catch up with Allan Selkow (Belmont) who was also dressed in his Club shirt.

Dave and Tony won Runner Up for the day after a big win in the first game. Allan picked up the Mystery Prize. So the BNABAi players for the day had a very successful one.

It was a great day and great food. Thanks Coorparoo.

Bernborough Ascot Wine & Cheese Event

On Thursday 30th September 2021 BNABAi had 8 attendees for the Wine and Cheese afternoon at Bernborough Ascot. I would like to thank those who attended on behalf of Brisbane Northside Arm Bowlers Association. It was a enjoyable afternoon.
We had a lovely coffee on arrival, then Shannon gave us a presentation in the Cinema area of the Village and after that we toured one of their two bedroom ground floor units. It was a lot bigger than I thought it might be and the verandah was massive.
Finally we went to the cafe area for some really nice Wine and Cheese and fruit platters. Everyone agreed that this was really nice food. Shannon presented the group with a $500 Card as Sponsorship for BNABAi.
I would like to thank to Shannon Volp and the team at Bernborough Ascot for their hospitality and their Sponsorship.

Welcome to New Members

We have some new members this month in Mike Kelly (Manly), Gary Hagan (Victoria Point) and Bert Molloy (Ferny Grove). Bert is looking forward to playing at Narangba and we look forward to seeing our new members at future events.

So be sure and make Mike, Gary and Bert feel welcome to the BNABAi when you next meet up with them.

Progressive Realty

Linda Walters of Progressive Realty has been our major Sponsor since the beginning of BNABAi.
If you need to buy, sell or rent or just need some helpful advise in getting your house ready to sell, please give Linda a call.

Linda Walters
Progressive Realty

Phone: 0407 157 950

Kris Higgins New Brand

Kris Higgins of Independent Travel Advisors has been a Sponsor of our raffles since the beginning of BNABAi.
Kris has now changed her brand to Independent Travel Advisors, so if you need some assistance with Travel, please give Kris a call.
Kris Higgins
ITA – Independent Travel Advisor
Phone: 0412 749 776