The State Disabilities Championships are traditionally held in September, and the State Disability Committee holds its AGM in conjunction with this event. The 2013 Event will be held at Sunset Bowl Toowoomba from the 4th to the 8th September.
Please note that there will be no State Team nominations for 2014 at this stage, as we are awaiting confirmation from TBA as to how the State Team challenges will be run. Also as to how many Teams there will be. Hopefully we will know something after nationals and will be able to release the nomination forms before the State Championships.
|24 February||Garden City Classic||Garden City Toowoomba|
|Date to be announced||Ashmore Challenge||Ashmore|
|26 - 27 - 28 July||Regional Championships||Coolangatta -Tweed|
|4 - 8 September||State Championships||Sunset Superbowl Toowoomba|
Disabilities Committee 2012 - 2013
- Chairperson - Beth Boyd (Murwillumbah)
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Vice Chairperson - Steve Tripney (Ashmore)
- Secretary/Treasurer - Bernie Madden
- Bowler Representatives - Ben Madden and Gary Davis
- State Teams Coach 2011 - Kim Mogg - Assistant Coach - Ray Trenham
- State Teams Managers - Beth Boyd and Bernie Madden
- Sport Connect and Classification Officer - Beth Boyd
Listed below are the State Teams for the Tuggeranong Nationals to be held in June 2013
|Alan Crammond||Coolangatta - Tweed||Katie McGannon||Coolangatta - Tweed|
|Adam Sutherland||Coolangatta - Tweed||Jocelyn Smith||Coolangatta - Tweed|
|Courtney Bucknell||Coolangatta - Tweed||Jenny Sneddon||Ashmore|
|Shane Hurst||Coolangatta - Tweed||Melinda Knowles||Ashmore|
|Lionel Kenyon||Coolangatta - Tweed||Declan Hart||CP- Robina|
|Matthew Hurst||Coolangatta - Tweed||Karnie Taylor||Sunset - Toowoomba|
|Liza Currie||Rockhampton||Pat Madden||Sunset - Toowoomba|
|Ben Madden||Sunset - Toowoomba||Jamie Haupt||Sunset - Toowoomba|
|Kim Mogg||Coach||Ray Trenham||Coach|
|Beth Boyd||Manager||Bernie Madden||Manager|
Queensland Bowlers with a disability are advised that as in all sports, participants who wish to enter certain competitions that cater for people with a disability, must be classified prior to the event. Once classified the participant will retain their status until there is need for a change due to differing circumstances. All Queensland Bowlers may be classified free of charge at certain times of the year by contacting the Disabilities Committee listed above.
You do not need to be classified to bowl in Disability League Competition, nor do you require classification for non TBA accredited tournaments however you will need to to produce a Centrelink Disability Support Pension Card.
Classification is however required prior to competing in National, State, Zone or any other Queensland accredited tournaments.
CLASSIFICATION OF ATHLETES WITH A DISABILITY: (AWD)
Athletes with a disability can apply for classification with their relevant State Sporting Organisation for the Disabled - at TBAQ it is the TBAQ State Disability Committee. Getting a permanent classification at any State or National event for people with a physical disability or vision impairment is dependent on the availability of classifiers within that particular sport.
The following organisations also provide classification services in Qld at no charge:
- Sporting Wheelies - Physical Disability or Vision Impairment
- Lifestream Foundation - Intellectual Impairment
- Deaf Sport and Recreation - Hearing Impairment