56th National Scratch Championships 2022

In final preparation for the 56th National Scratch Championships which commence next Thursday evening, 24/02/2022 @ 7pm, you can now find details of the Schedule and Lane draw as well as Pattern (Mercury) on the Team Ireland Forms & Documents page.

On behalf of the ITBA Executive we wish to all competitors the best of luck and an enjoyable weekends play. Check back to the Team Ireland Results page throughout the tournament for updated results as they become available.

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.

Historic Day as Irish Bowler Wins First Ever Medal at World Championships

Irish tenpin bowler Christopher Sloan today finished in 3rd place at the World Men’s Bowling Championships in Hong Kong, securing Ireland’s first ever medal at an Adult World Championships.

After qualifying for the finals in 6th place, Christopher then defeated defending World Champion, Francois Lavoie of Canada, two-games-to-one in a tight last-16 contest, before again winning his quarter-final match two-games-to-one against Seonghoi Koo of Korea.

With Ireland’s first ever World Championships medal secured, the focus turned to becoming the first Irish bowler to make the final. But standing in Christopher’s way was American PBA Tour superstar Kyle Troup.

The semi-final was tight all the way through, with the momentum swinging one way and then another, but unfortunately for the Irish fans it was Troup who came out on top, two-games-to-zero.

Both games were close all the way to the end, but the American managed to get over the line in both games, bringing Christopher’s inspiring run to an end.

The World Bowling Men’s Championships, which takes place every four years, saw 265 competitors take part this year, representing 46 different nations.

Christopher, who is from Swords in Co. Dublin, will be in action back home after Christmas, with a busy January schedule including the ALSAA Open and the EBT Irish Open, two of the biggest tournaments of the year in Ireland.

For further information, please contact ITBA Social Media Manager Jason Byrnes at jason.byrnes@hotmail.com.

Team Ireland Ranked Event Silver Tournament – Double Ranking Points

Team Ireland  will be running the first Technical Support Services Classic on Sunday September 9th 2018 in Leisureplex Blanchardstown.  The event will commence at 9:45am, check-in 9:15am.

The event will comprise 5 games with the top 4 scratch and handicap players competing in a Round Robin final with pinfall carried forward and bonus points awarded.

Prize Fund Guaranteed:
                                  Scratch   Handicap
1st Prize                   €250         €150
2nd Prize                  €125          €100
3rd Prize                  €75             €65
4th Prize                 €50              €45

Player handicap is taken from Highest League Average from 2017/2018 season, Highest A.L.S.A.A Drop in Singles average (15 games) or Rocks Jewellers Tour average (15 Games).

Online entry is available now, click here.  Closing date is Midnight on Thursday September 6th 2018.