FAQ of League & Sport Bowling Membership & Registration in Australia
Q. How much does it cost to register?
The National Body has set down the following fees for 2013
- Adult League membership Online $30 In Centre $33
- Adult League Concession Online $25 In Centre $28
- Silver Membership Online $63 In Centre $66
- Silver Membership Concession Online $58 In Centre $61
- Junior Membership Online $16.50 In Centre $19.50
- Junior Membership via TBAQ Card $15
- Junior Membership via TBAQ+ Card $65
- Note: Junior membership applies until the bowler reaches the age of 18, when he/she then becomes a Youth bowler.
- TBA Silver level membership is compulsory for:
All state team representatives at TBA National Championships (Please note silver member-ship is not compulsory for TBA National Disabilities & Restricted team representatives)
All bowlers who wish to participate in the TBA rankings program
All members of the respective state based training programs
All members of TBA’S national training squad and all national team representatives
Q. If applicable, where does my Local Association money go?
- Expenses for phones, mail, stationary, computer equipment etc.
- An additional award scheme may operate for bowler achievement.
- There may be financial assistance to members who achieve State or National Team honours.
- A Regional levy may be payable.
- Local Championship prize funds.
- Some Local bodies pay their Secretary a retainer.
- Coaching programs
Local Association fees may vary from Centre to Centre or Region to Region, depending on the level of services offered.
Q. If I don’t register personally as a member of TBA how will this affect me?
- Your high games and series will not be officially recognized.
- You will not receive any official awards for achievement
- You will not be allowed to bowl in the National Championships
- You will not be allowed to bowl in the State Championships
- You will not be allowed to bowl in any ranked events
- You will not be able to enter most tournaments
- You will not be able to represent your Region, State or Country
- You will have no official grounds for appeal or protest under the National Rules of the Sport
- You will not be accepted as an officially recognised coach
- Your Local Association will not be able to support you in the event of any dispute within your League.
- You will not be able to take action against any League member who may have misappropriated League funds.
- You will not be able to access specialised courses.
- You may not be coached by an accredited and qualified coach.
- You will in many Centres pay a higher game rate for your bowling
- You will not be insured under the National Membership Insurance Scheme
- You will not be able to use the TBA Public Liability Insurance Policy for Fundraising
Q. What if my Centre does not register as an accredited Bowling Centre?
- Your Bowling lanes will be not certified as meeting Australian and International standards
- Your Centre will not be able to host any accredited Tournaments
- Your League or Leagues will not be able to be registered
- None of your games or achievements will be recognised by the State or National bodies
- You will not be able to bowl in any accredited events or represent your State in any State teams.
Q. How will I know if my Centre is a registered Accredited Centre?
- A complete and updated list of accredited Centres is available to everyone. This is published on The TBA website at this url: www.tenpin.org.au
Please address Registration enquiries to Janine Buckingham in the National Office
Phone: 07 3262 4455
Fax: 07 3262 5544