Inter-School Challenge

Does your school have what it takes to become the Queensland Champions?  Why not enter a team of 3 and find out how exciting the Inter-School Challenge is.  There are also plenty of trophies, medallions, “All Star” shirts up for grabs throughout the competition.

Tenpin Bowling Inter-School Challenge PrizesThe Queensland Tenpin Bowling Inter-School Challenge is run every year and is open to all schools in Queensland and far northern New South Wales. Schools can enter as many teams as they wish in any year and we encourage everyone to participate in the sport of Tenpin Bowling. All schools are awarded a certificate of participation, and medallions and trophies are awarded to those teams that win or place in the state finals. The State Champions have their name added to the perpetual shield and receive a trophy to display in their school cabinet.

The Inter-school challenge contains a primary school division and a high school division and will be held on 1 day in 3 zones across Queensland. Students will bowl 4 games in the primary school division and 6 games in the secondary school division final and will be provided with a handicap based on their age. To make things fairer, students who already bowl league or are representative bowlers will start from scratch (0 handicap).

The handicap will be allocated on the following basis:

Primary Division

Secondary Division

Allocated Handicap

Grade Grade
Prep 40
1 30
2 7* 25
3 8 20
4 9 15
5 10 10
6 11 5
7* 12 0







*Some schools in Queensland now include grade 7 in secondary school so we have made allowances for a grade 7 student to compete in either division.  Any student that would prefer to bowl ‘scratch’ (without a handicap) is able to do so.  League bowlers/representative bowlers will be required to start with no handicap (scratch or 0 handicap).

For the primary division, a schools final will be held at 3 different zones and multiple centres;  South Queensland,  Central Queensland and in North Queensland on the 13th of August 2017 .  These finals will produce a regional champion school in each region, and the scores will be tabulated from these events to decide an overall state champion.

For the secondary division, a schools final will be held at different venues;  in South Queensland, Central Queensland  and  in North Queensland on the 13th of August 2017.  These finals will produce a regional champion in each region, and the scores will be tabulated from these events to decide an overall state champion.

Results of all the finals will be posted to the latest results section of this website.

*TBAQ asks that all schools have teams finalised and submitted by Friday July 28th 2017.*

If your team registers by Friday June 23rd 2017, you are eligible for our early bird discount! Competition dates are 13th August for both Primary Division and Secondary Division.

Host centres in 2017 include – Bundy Bowl and Leisure, Go Bowling Cairns, Townsville Tenpin and Fun Centre, Mt Warren Lanes, Maryborough Tenpin (Saturday 12th August 10.30 am) and further venues will be announced very soon!

Some centres offer free coaching in the weeks leading up to the event. If your team is interested in taking up this offer please get in touch and we can supply you with more information regarding the free coaching offer.

How To Take Part

Here is all you need to do register to take part in this year’s competition:

Step 1.  Complete the online registration form below or download an official entry form from the right hand sidebar.

Step 2.  Nominate a team Coordinator and register your team of 3 players representing your school. Schools can nominate an unlimited number of teams and we encourage maximum participation. Your team can be made up of students from any grade and gender so long as they’re all primary school or all high school. Pay a team entry fee (sport fee) once to TBAQ (no additional payment on the day is required).

Primary Division – $50 per person ($150 per team) *Before June 23rd

Primary Division – $55 per person ($165 per team)

Secondary Division – $70 per person ($210 per team) *Before June 23rd

Secondary Division – $75 per person ($225 per team)

Step 3.  Submit the completed entry and payment forms (or use the online booking facility below) to the Tenpin Bowling Association of Queensland Inc.

By post:
The Tenpin Bowling Association of Queensland Inc.
Office 2.3, 150 Caxton St
Qld 4064

By fax:
(07) 3369 1118

By Email:

Step 4.  Once registered, the Team Coordinator will be sent all relevant information including rules, regulations and tournament times.

Step 5.  Competitions will be held simultaneously in venues in South, Central and North Queensland on 13th August 2017 for both primary and secondary divisions.

Results from each of the zones will be tabulated and announced on the day as well as posted on our website and Facebook page. The State Champion will be announced once all results have been collated.

If you have any further questions relating to the entering the event please contact the TBAQ State Development Officer on 07) 3876 5400 or by email at

If you are looking for the ideal way to do some training for the Inter-school competition, why not book a place in a Roll ‘n Strike League.  By doing so, you will receive a training t-shirt, and coaching from an accredited coach.  You can read more about it on this page.

2017 Interschool Challenge Entry Form


TBA – accreditation number A16/0125