Ten Pin Bowling

Independent Disabled Tenpin Bowlers of the ACT

The Independent Disabled Tenpin Bowlers of the ACT was formed in January 1998 with the main aim of providing a group for disabled people within Canberra, especially the Tuggeranong Valley area, that would assist them to participate in the sport of tenpin bowling. Since its formation, the association has been based at Bowl Australia’s Canberra International Bowl at Tuggeranong.Aims and Objectives
The aims and objectives set down when the group was formed are as follows:
To promote and develop Tenpin Bowling for Bowlers with a disability throughout the Tuggeranong Valley, the Australian Capital Territory and region.

To provide opportunities for participation in Tenpin Bowling for persons with a disability and create awareness and encourage integration and participation for all disabilities.

To provide organisation for fundraising activities to assist the disabled bowlers and their carers to reduce the cost of attending tournaments such as the National Disabled Tenpin Bowling Championships.

To act as a coordinating committee for the ACT Tenpin Bowling Association on matters relating to Disabled Tenpin Bowling in the Tuggeranong Valley.
To promote the sport of Disabled Tenpin Bowling through the running of tournaments designed for disabled athletes.

Leagues
The IDTBACT runs a tenpin bowling league called the “All Sorts” league that is aimed at integrating disabled bowlers into competition with able-bodied bowlers. This league is run on each Saturday at 11.00am and is open to all disabled persons, their carers, friends and anyone interested in the sport of tenpin bowling. It is based on a handicap of 100% of 200, so no matter what a bowler’s ability, they will be able to compete on an equal basis, whether disabled or not.

Membership
Membership to the IDTBACT is set at three levels: Full, Junior and Associate, and is for a calendar year.

Full Membership: $20.00 – including sports registration to the National Sporting Organisation (Tenpin Bowling Australia) and Tuggeranong Rugby Union Clubs Membership.

Junior Membership: $12.00 – including sports registration to the National Sporting Organisation (Tenpin Bowling Australia).

Associate Membership: $10.00 – including Tuggeranong Rugby Union Clubs Membership.

Contacts
For more information contact:
President: Michael Cooke 0407 792 226
Secretary: Lilian Cooke 6292 2426
The Canberra International Bowl on 6293 3888
Write care of IDTBACT, PO Box 1738, Tuggeranong ACT 2901
Or email to [email protected]