Welcome to your one stop shop for information regarding all things Bowling Arms in Tasmania!
Do I need to register to use a Bowling Arm?
Under the revised Bowls Australia Artificial Devices Policy (1 May 2019) it is no longer a requirement for players to have the approval from their State Governing Body to use an artificial device (bowlers arm), or to have a medical certificate to use a bowlers arm.Bowls Tasmania, along with the Bowling Arm Tasmania Committee, do however request that Clubs update each members records on the Bowls Link database to reflect if they are using the assistance of a bowling arm. Although this is not mandatory we use this record to contact bowlers with a bowling arm directly to notify them of upcoming Bowling Arm specific events or selection trials etc. Click here for further information.
I use a Bowling Arm but I’m not getting any direct emails about upcoming events?
Please contact Bowls Tasmania via email to register your email address to your profile so you are getting all of the latest information. Contact Bowls Tasmania; email@example.com
What is the Bowling Arm Tasmania Committee and what is their role?
The Bowling Arm Tasmania Committee is a Committee under the Board of Bowls Tasmania and is responsible for the management and oversight of all bowling arm activities in Tasmania.
Click here for the Bowling Arm Tasmania Committee Terms of Reference.
The Committee comprises a Chairman, Deputy Chairman, Secretary and 6 regional representatives (2 from each State region) together with a Bowls Tasmania Board Director. The Committee meets on a regular basis and is able to co-opt other members as required (e.g. fundraising co-ordinator).
Current Committee members are –
Chairman: Ian Williams 0414 488 064
Deputy Chairman: Joe Reissig 0448 777 510
Secretary Gordon Hurst 0414 737 497
BTAS Board Director: Leonie Price 0418 500 514
Regional Representatives & Contact PeopleSouth
Geoff Price 0467 262 220
Bill Mottershead 0409 763 214
Ross Bebbington 0400 531 686
Heather Jones 0400 599 920
North / East Coast
Joe Reissig 0448 777 510
Ian Williams 0414 488 064
State Bowling Arm Coach – Peter Thow 0407 877 414
Fundraising Co-ordinator – Jillian Weston
Activities with which the Committee is involved include organising regular social/gala days, carnivals and coaching opportunities specifically for bowlers with bowling arms throughout Tasmania, and management of the State Bowling Arm Team‘s competing in the Annual National Bowling Arm Championships
A regional round robin will be held each season. Click here for details and the Conditions of Play.
BOWLING ARM TASMANIA 2023-24 REGIONAL ROUND ROBIN
The 2023-24 Bowling Arm Regional Round Robin will be contested over three rounds by two teams of five armed bowlers from each Region in Tasmania. Teams will have at least one male and one female bowler in each and will be selected by the respective Regions.
Round 1 will be held at the Devonport Country Club on Sunday 26 November 2023, commencing at 9.30am. Fours and singles will be played in the morning, with pairs and triples in the afternoon.
Bowlers wishing to compete for their Region should advise their interest to their Regional representative(s) as early as possible. Regional representatives are –
South – Geoff Price 0467 262 220
North/East Coast – Joe Reissig 0448 777 510
North West – Ross Bebbington 0400 531 686 and Heather Jones 0400 599 920
Subject to confirmation of venue, Round 2 will be held at the Kingborough Bowls Club on 25 February 2024, with Round 3 at Kings Meadows Bowls Club on 28 April 2024.
Further details and the approved Conditions of Play for the competition are on the Bowling Arm Central page of the Bowls Tasmania website.
29 October 2023 – State Bowling Arm Coaching Day – Midlands*
26 November 2023 – Bowling Arm RRR Round #1 – North West*
6 – 10 January 2024 – Bowls Tasmania Gala Week 1 (Bowling Arm Singles & Pairs State Championships) – South *
25 February 2024 – Bowling Arm RRR – Round #2 – South*
9 – 15 March 2024 – Bowls Tasmania Gala Week 2 (Bowling Arm Triples & Fours State Championships) – North *
28 April 2024 – Bowling Arm RRR Round #3 – North*
26 May 2024 – Bowling Arm Gala Day – North West*
7 July 2024 – Bowling Arm Gala Day – South*
10 – 11 August 2024 – Bowling Arm Triples Carnival – St Helens
9 – 13 September 2024 – National Bowling Arm Championships – East Maitland, NSW.
The following drills have been provided courtesy of Peter Thow. To get the best out of these drills, it is important to do the scoring so that your continuing improvement can be seen over time. Your game is guaranteed to improve if you use these drills as part of your practice.