Bowling Arm Central

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 Bowlers with a Bowling Arm sub-committee, do however request that Clubs update each members records on the BowlsLink 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;

What is the Bowling Arm Committee and What is their role?

The Bowling Arm Committee is a sub-committee under the Board of Bowls Tasmania and responsible for the management and oversight of all bowling arm activities in Tasmania.

The Committee comprises a Chairman, Deputy Chairman, Secretary and 6 regional representatives (2 from each State region). 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: Les Harrison     0419 016 886

Regional Representatives & Contact People


  • Geoff Price     0467 262 220
  • Mike Cawthorn     0419 104 518

North West

  • Peter Thow 0407 877 414
  • Heather Jones 0400 599 920


  • Joe Reissig 0448 777 510
  • Gordon Hurst 0414 737 497

East Coast

  • 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 State Challenge.