ITBA Senior Touring League 2021/22 – Event 8 Results

49 bowlers played in this months event in Alsaa. The biggest attendance anyone can remember.

Well done to all involved and a special thanks to Mark and his team in Alsaa for the smooth running of the 2 squads on the day.

Congratulations to our finalists……. and the results were as follows ;

Ladies Handicap winner Elaine Lalor. Runner up Kay Lyons
Mens Handicap winner Ken Foley. Runner up Tom Byrne.

Ladies Scratch winner Theresa Watts. Runner up Anita Watts.
Mens Scratch winner Haulie Storan. Runner up Fergal McLaughlin.

Thanks to our committee members for all their work in the preparation and running of this event.

Take care, and hope to see you all again at our next event in Tallaght on April 3rd.

ITBA Senior Touring League 2021/22 – Event 7 Results

With 45 bowlers taking part this month we had a great turnout for the 7th event of the season.  

It was our first tour outing to play on strings and turned out to be quite a challenge.

Well done to all the Finalists, who provided some great games and exciting close finishes in the Finals. 

Ladies Winners – Kathleen Lyons (Handicap) and Anita Watts (Scratch)

Mens Winners – John Wilson (Handicap) and Tom Byrne (Scratch)   

I would like to thank Leisureplex Tallaght for hosting  the event.
And thanks to all our committee members for their tremendous work in running the event.

Take care ,
Keep safe, 

Stay healthy,


RememberYou don’t stop bowling when you get older
                       You get older when you stop bowling

Next Event(s)

Event 8 – ALSAA – 13th March 2022

ITBA Match Play 2021

The ITBA Team Ireland Match Play will take place in Leisureplex Coolock on October 22nd and 23rd.

The event will be played on the Bourbon Street pattern. Bowlers will play 5 games to determine the top 32 finalists. All seeding will be based off Qualifying scores. The highest seed player will play the lowest seed player ( 1v32 / 2v31 / 3v30 etc.). Bowlers will then break off into their groups and then bowl 2 game Total Matchplay with cut to top 16. The highest seed player will play the lowest seed player over 2 games with cut to top 8. The highest seed player will play the lowest seed player over 2 games with cut to top 4. The highest seed player will play the lowest seed player over 2 games with cut to top 2. The final match will again be over 2 games.

Handicap will be based on 80% of 210 based on highest average as provided & confirmed.
Ties will be decided by high last game.

Click here for the online entry form.

ITBA Senior Touring League 2021/22 – Event 1 Results

Great turnout in Leisureplex Blanchardstown with 42 bowlers for Event 1 of the Senior Singles Touring League 2021/22.

The scoring was low across the whole field,  Very tough conditions on the morning or perhaps it may be that we are all a littly rusty after the long COVID break.

Ladies Winners – Margaret McConkey (Handicap) and Lorraine Keane (Scratch)

Mens Winners – Liam O’Rafferty ( Handicap) and Ken Foley (Scratch)  

Full Event 1 results, updated Rankings and Grand Prix Standings available on the ITBA Web / Senior tab.

Next Event(s)

Senior Singles Touring League – Event 2  – Leisureplex, Coolock – 17th October 2021 


As was said in the May 2020 newsletter we will also complete the Senior Tour 2019/20 season (that missed out the final 2 events) by double counting the scores/points for Grand Prix purposes from each of the first two 2021/22 season events, which will then allow us to run the Senior Grand Prix 2019/20 Final.

Earlier this year In July, as we planned for the return to bowling, we announced that this 2019/20 Grand Prix final entrance fee would also be Free of Charge for those who qualify.

 The Grand Prix Final 2019/20 is scheduled for 7th November in Charlestown

So, with the results from STL Event 1 (October 3rd in Blanchardstown) now added and with one more event to run ( Event 2 – October 17th in Coolock), you can see the Grand Prix scratch and handicap standings for the 2019/20 Season and also for the current 2021/22 season.

Ball Drilling Specifications

The ITBA would like to remind members that the rules regarding Ball Weight and Drilling have been amended due to a mandatory change introduced by the USBC/IBF/ETBF.

Due to the impact of Covid-19 we had extended the initial introduction of this new ruling but feel there has been enough time since August 2020 for bowlers to make sure their equipment complies with the current specifications.

For full details visit the General Information tab or click here.

ITBA 2021 Annual General Meeting

** REMINDER ** The ITBA AGM 2021 will be held on Tuesday, August 31st at 7.30pm via ZOOM. You must register by mailing by 27th August 2021.

The ITBA 2021 AGM was scheduled to take place in April but had to be postponed due to ongoing public health COVID-19 restrictions.

A virtual AGM 2021 will be held on Tuesday, August 31st at 7.30pm. For full agenda, nomination papers and details, visit the Executive Forms & Documents page.

If you wish to take part in the virtual AGM 2021, you must email by 27th August 2021. We will then email you a ZOOM link together with details on how to join the AGM, the procedures for voting at the AGM and the procedure for attendees to communicate questions and comments during the AGM. All Reports will also be available, on request by email, before the AGM.