ITBA Senior Touring League 2021/22 – Event 10 Results

I wish to express my thanks to Adrian and Staff at LeisureMax Wexford for all their help on Sunday, making the final tour for this season a great success.

There  were a few hiccups, but we managed to get through. Thanks To Paddy Kilduff and others.

The oil condition was challenging enough but some found it favorable. The super glue on the 10 pin caused a problem but bowling is a cruel sport.

I would like to congratulate the winners. Full result and rankings can be found on the Seniors pages.

Well done all.


Joe and The committee

ITBA Senior Touring League 2021/22 – Event 9 Results

Another great turnout of 40 bowlers in Leisureplex Tallaght. A great day for those who got to beat the pattern!! Some fantastic scores, and close games in the finals.

Thanks to Sean ,Lorraine and staff for their help in  making the day a success, Congratulations to our finalists and the results were as follows ;

Ladies Handicap winner Dymphna Kestell. Runner up Pat Holmes.
Mens Handicap winner Terry Bride. Runner up John R. Wilson.

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

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 Wexford on May 8th.

ITBA 2022 Annual General Meeting

A virtual ITBA AGM 2022 will be held on Tuesday, 26th April 2022 at 7.30pm.

If you wish to take part in the virtual AGM 2022, you must email by 22nd April 2022. 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.

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 26th Annual National Senior Championships 2022 Schedule & Pattern

Having the 6.00 start on the Thursday and a second squad starting at 2.30 on the Friday, has allowed all the seniors  who entered, to play. Despite their difficulties with the the schedule being changed due to COVID restrictions in place at that point in time. 

The oil pattern is Route 66.

If you wish to practice on the pattern please ring Leisureplex Blanchardstown,  or email 24 hours in advance. Please ref. Nicola or Tracy when booking as the new staff may not be up to speed yet.

They will allow practice outside their busy times, leagues and weekends.

The full schedule is now available on the Seniors Forms & Documents page or by clicking here.

ITBA Senior Grand Prix 2020 (Completion delayed due to Covid) – Results

It’s been a long time coming but we were finally able to complete the Covid delayed 2020 Senior Grand Prix Great in Leisureplex Charlestown yesterday.

We would like to congratulate all the Seniors on making the Grand Prix, and congratulations to the winners.

Ladies Winners – Maeve O’Reilly (Handicap) and Anita Watts (Scratch)

Mens Winners – Jim Donagh (Handicap) and Tom Byrne (Scratch)  

It was a long day but very exciting with some very close head-to-head matches and 3 of the 4 finals coming down to the last game, which was great to see.

Our thanks go to Grainne, Peter and the team in Leisureplex Charlestown for their support in planning the event, on the day and in working with us to make sure the oil pattern selected would play as expected, and it did, thanks also to Brian. This was the first event of the season where the overall scoring returned to what we would expect normally.

The event did run over time, which is something we need to factor in for future events, but as one senior bowler remarked – we don’t play as quick as the young guys!!!

As I’ve said, there were a few hiccups that were down to me, lessons to be learnt, but it’s only when one is hands on, do you see the work it takes to run the seniors without a full team support network.

Thankfully some Seniors have offered to help. Which is a great relief and we will be in contact with them shortly.

Our thanks go to Yvonne, Theresa, and Tom for the work they have put in over the years. They truly deserve our thanks and appreciation.

Final results for all sections are available on the ITBA Web / Senior tab.

Full Round Robin head-to-head match results will be included in the Senior Newsletter update to follow.

ITBA Senior Grand Prix 2019/20 – Qualifiers and Event Details

Congratulations to all the qualifiers for the Covid delayed Senior Grand Prix 2019/20.

We look forward to a great day in Leisureplex Charlestown on Sunday November 7th, see full details available on the Event notice (click here) .

Check-in times

Handicap – 08:30 to 08:50 – bowling starts 09:00 a.m.

Scratch – 11.00 to 11.20 – bowling starts 11.30 a.m.

If any qualifier feels, for any reason, they may be unable to participate in the Grand Prix, please make contact with Joe Ridgeway without delay to allow us to arrange a reserve with as much notice as possible.

ITBA Senior Touring League 2021/22 – Event 2 Results

It’s hard to believe we’ve now played the first 2 events of the season, how time flies when you’re enjoying yourself as another 38 bowlers played in Leisureplex Coolock on Sunday.

The long lockdown still appears to be holding the scores down but this is far outweighed by the opportunity to get out to bowl and socialise.

Ladies Winners – Margaret McConkey (Handicap) and Anita Watts (Scratch)

Mens Winners – Jim Donagh ( Handicap) and Haulie Storan (Scratch)  

Full Event 2 results, updated Rankings and Grand Prix Standings available on the ITBA Web / Senior tab.

Next Event(s)

Senior Grand Prix Finals 2019/20  – Leisureplex, Charlestown – 7th November 2021  – List of qualifiers will be posted next week.