The players come from all over Victoria to play and practice.
Generally, home base is Oz Tenpin Bowling Centre 53 Miller Street Epping and we play 6 games in a day unless otherwise stated.
All VRI Members are welcome to join in the fun – come and play, you may be good enough to gain a spot in our state side, that plays off against other interstate sides, for the Commissioners Shield and other trophies.
ARI Tenpin Bowling Championships 2023
VRI 2023 Team
The Victorian Team is heading to Wetherill Park NSW for the 48th Annual ARI Tenpin Bowling Championships from 5th March 2023 to 10th March 2023.
The Welcoming Breakfast is on Sunday 5th March 2023 and later that afternoon is the Preview Tournament for Individual Masters Championship.
Monday 6th March, Tuesday 7th March & Wednesday 8th March is the teams event to determine thew winning state for 2023.
Thursday 9th March is a rest day.
Friday is the Individual Masters Tournament to determine both Scratch & Handicap Champions.
Friday night is the Farewell / Presentation night and end of the Championships.
Saturday 11th March bowlers & guests return home.
We wish the team and all ARI's the best of luck!
ARI Tenpin Bowling Championships 2022
Victoria Hosted the 47th ARI Tenpin Bowling Championships at Oz Tenpin Bowling Centre Epping from 15th May 2022 to 20th May 2022.
The event began with a welcoming breakfast at the Epping RSL on Sunday to introduce bowlers and guests and was followed by a Preview Tournament which is a 3 game qualifying event for the individual Masters Tournaments on the Friday. The breakfast was attended by VRI President David Matthews & Rachel Matthews with David welcoming bowlers and visitors.
Monday saw the start of the trams event with Victoria getting off to a slow start. At the end of Day 1 saw Queensland leading on 115.5 points, New South Wales second with 94.0 points and Victoria third with 78.5 points.
The second day saw New South Wales overhaul Queensland’s lead and both state pulling away from Victoria. At the end of Day 2 New South Wales lead with 206.0 points, Queensland second with 205.5 points and Victoria third with 164.5 points.
Day 3 saw the lead change several times between New South Wales and Queensland with New South Wales eventually pulling away after lunch to win the competition. Final Standings were
1St New South Wales 317 points
2nd Queensland 293.5 points
3rd Victoria 253.5 points
The highlights were as follows
James Bowles (Vic) High Game Scratch 278
Kyle Bate (Vic) High Game with Handicap 313
A Stace, R Bate, J Taylor & James Bowles (All Vic) High Team Scratch Game 919
Parys Wells (Vic) Runner Up in Peter Dwyer Handicap Masters Tournament.
47th ARI Tenpin Bowling Championships - Opening breakfast
VRI Team 3rd place