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Hall of Fame - Inductees

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Gwyn Bunting

Inducted 2013


1975, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1990 & 1992

State Masters Champion in 1984

City Masters Champion in 1981 & 1990

Veterans Masters champion in 1993 & 1996

South Pacific Finalist 1978, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983 & 1988

Member of Gold Cup Teams Challenge winning 10 times

State Open All Events winner 1983

State Open Singles Champion 1979, 1987 & 1990

City Open All Events Champion 1983, 1989 & 1990

City Classic All Events champion 1988 & 1992

City Open Singles Champion 1990

WA Sportsman of the Year nomination 1985

Recipient of Australian Sports Medal in the year 2000 which was awarded for outstanding services to sport

I think Gwyn is best known for bowling the first 300 game in Western Australia but not happy with one she bowled

another one that year

Has been a member of the Bowling Association for 30 years

Gwyn then took on an administrative role as secretary/treasurer of our Perth Association and held that position for 12


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Del Da Re

Inducted 2013

Started bowling in 1963 and established herself as a champion.

For more than 20 years she has continually exhibited all of the qualities which make agreat champion

West Australian City Championships

All Events Champion 17 times

City Masters twice

West Australian State Championships

All Events Champion 13 times

State Masters 5 times


1966, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981,

1982, 1983, 1984 & 1987

Del made 5 All star teams in her impressive 17 Rachuig appearances

1969, 1970, 1971, 1974 & 1981

1977 Australian Masters Champion

1981 South Pacific Classic Winner

Represented Australia in 5 teams

Asian Championships

1980 in Cross Roads South Australia Australia

3 rd in Trios & 3 rd in Teams

World Adult Championships

1971 in Milwaukee USA

1975 in Surrey England

3 rd Doubles & 2 nd Teams

1979 in Manilla Philippines

3 rd Teams

1983 in Caracas in Venezuela

Not content with being a champion bowler Del also served as Vice President of the

Perth Association in 1966 & became President of the association in 1970 thru to 1972

Del Da Re was one of the first round of inductees into the then called ATBC

(Australian Tenpin Bowling Congress) in 1984 in recognition of her services to our

sport. A true champion and icon of our sport.

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May Durrell

Inducted 2014

Joined the Board of the Perth Association in 1978 and held the position of Secretary/Treasurer for 7 years

Was also Treasurer of the State Association during this time

Was asked to come back in 1994 as Secretary/Treasurer to help out the association as

there was a problem with missing funds, stayed in this position for the next 3 years

In 1997 May was asked to come to Sydney to help out with the collapse of the ATBC

ATBC was in bad financial situation and had to sell their headquarters to help pay

their debts.

What started out as a 3 month stint ended in being 12 months away from home.

May helped establish new office procedures and train new staff.

Also setting up the Adult Nationals & Junior Nationals new program

TBAL then took over in 1998

May has also been Manager of State Teams 5 times

May was also Tournament Director running all tournaments & championships

A lot of bowlers don’t realise how time consuming it is to devise tournaments, do

entry forms and get them distributed, do lane draws, do score sheets and also results of

the tournament. Staying all weekend

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Carol Gianotti

Inducted 2013

WIBC/USBC Women’s Championships Top 10 Finishes

2004 1st, WIBC Classic Team (629-3,320)

2002 1st, WIBC Classic Team (575-3,327)

2000 1st, WIBC Classic Team (658-3,234)

2007 3rd, WIBC Classic Doubles w Maxine Nable (685-1,358)

2006 5th, WIBC Classic Team (3,150)

2005 6th, WIBC Classic Singles (717)

2001 6th, WIBC Classic Team (551-2,966)

1996 6th, WIBC Classic All-Events (1,927)

2005 T-7th, WIBC Classic All-Events (1,990)

2003 8th, WIBC Classic Team (694-3,082)

2010 1st USBC Classic Doubles Scratch w Missy Klug (770-1431)

WIBC/USBC Queens/Senior Queens

1989 1st, WIBC Queens

2008 4th, USBC Queens

1997 4th, WIBC Queens

1992 4th, WIBC Queens

2003 T-7th, WIBC Queens

2009 T-9th, USBC Queens

LPBT/PWBA Titles (16, including Queens)

2000 Columbia 300 Open, Lancaster, Ohio

2000  Clabber Girl Greater Terre Haute Open, Terre Haute, Ind.

1998  Storm Three Rivers Open, Pittsburgh, Pa.

1998  Columbia 300 Delaware Open, New Castle, Del.

1997  Track Triton Open, Rossford, Ohio

1997  Brunswick Long Island Open, Lake Grove, N.Y.

1997  Merit Mixed Doubles, Las Vegas (w Tim Criss)

1996  Sam's Town Invitational, Las Vegas (major)

1996  Greater Baltimore Open, Baltimore

1994  Hammer Eastern Open, Baltimore

1992  Ebonite Fall Classic, Denver

1992  Hammer Midwest Open, Rockford, Ill.

1992  Columbia 300 Delaware Open, Claymont, Del.

1992  New Orleans Classic, New Orleans

1989  Brunswick Open, Hammond, Ind.

2  LPBT/PWBA regional titles

Other Titles

2001    Bowlers Journal International doubles w Wendy Macpherson

1991, 1990    Trish Datsun Memorial

1989,1991,1993,2004   South Pacific Classic

2005,2008   Adelaide Women’s Cup

1989,2010    NSW Women’s Open

1988     Australia Sunshine Cup

1988    Perth Rosemont Cup

1988     FIQ Asian Zone Masters

1988       Malaysian All-Star

1984   Junior Australian Masters Winner

Records, Honors and Awards

1998     PWBA and BWAA Player of the Year

1992    Runner-up LPBT Player of the Year

1993, 1992    Quit Australian Women's Sport star of the Year

1988      Australian representative in Seoul Olympic Games bowling exhibition

1985 - Australian Team Asian Youth 1 Gold Doubles 3 Silver All Events, Masters and Trios

1986 & 1988  -  Australian Team Asian Adult 1 Gold Team 1986 & 1 Gold Masters 1988

1987,2009 & 2011 - Australian Team Ladies Worlds 1987 2 Bronzes Team, Masters 2009 1 Silver Doubles

2012 Australian Team World FIQ in Las Vegas 1 Bronze Doubles

Four-time Bowlers Journal International, WIBC All-America

PWBA career earnings $918,777 (6th all time)

PWBA career average 211.34 (2nd all time)

2011 Inducted USBC Hall of Fame

2012 Inducted into Western Australia Inaugural Hall of Fame

Certified 300 Games


Certified 800 Series

Personal best 827

Carol was only 11 years old when she bowled in her first President Shield Team

President Shield - 78, 81,84

Carol was only 14 years old when she bowled in her first Rachuig

Rachuig - 1983, 1984, 1986, 1987 & 2012

She then traveled to America at the age of 20 in 1998 to reach her full potential as a true champion

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Jan Gianotti

Inducted 2014


1980, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1987 & 1988

Allstars – 1981, 1984 & 1986

Winner 1988 Adelaide Womens Cup

Represented Australia at the Asian FIQ in Hong Kong 1988

PTBA High Game of the Year

1978 - 277

1986 – 288

PTBA High Series of the Year

1981 – 695

1987 – 704

City Championships

Open Womens All Events Winner 1982 & 1984

Open Womens Teams Winner 1983 & 1985

Open Womens Doubles Winner 1977,1981, 1982, 1983, 1984 & 1985

Open Womens Singles 1984

City Masters

Winner 1977, 1980, 1987 & 1988

State Championships

Open Womens All Events Winner 1980, 1986, 1988 & 1989

Open Womens Doubles Winner 1980, 1982, 1983, 1985 & 1988

Classic Womens Doubles 1989

Open Women Singles 1989

And bowling with trusty partner Bruno winner of Open Mixed Doubles 1980, 1983 & 1986

State Masters Winner 1983

Not quite finished with bowling yet Jan then decided to try her hand at coaching not only superstar daughter

(Carol) but The President Shield Team in 1984 & 1997

Jan also helped out next door at Morley Bowl on Saturday mornings for anyone who needed her expertise help

Always willing to give a hand to anyone who asked for her help with their game.

Also started the Morley Junior Development Squad picking out promising players and sending them to the

Nationals competing in the state teams & the nationals.

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Brian Hamer

Inducted 2013

Brian won the Inaugural Australian Junior Masters in 1971

President Shield in 1974 and made All Star Team that year

South Pacific Champion in 1975

Represented Australia on 3 occasions

World Championships in Surrey England 1975

World Cup in Manilla Philippines 1975

Asian FIQ in Manila Philippines in 1982

Perth Cup winner twice in 1978 & 1984

Rosemount Cup winner 1987

Inaugural WA Open winner 1992

WA State Masters Winner in 1981, 1982 & 1986

Has bowled 2 x 300 games – one in the Rosemount Cup in 1990 and one in the Perth Cup in 1990


1974, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1987, 1988, 1992, & 1993

Brain bowled 12 Rachuig’s and made All Stars in 1979

Not content with being a champion Brian also coached:

President Shield in 1983, 1984 & 1985

Rachuig in 1990 & 1991

Brian then had the brain storm idea of raising the standard of Women’s bowling in WA.

Brian created a women’s circuit of monthly tournaments held at all centres over WA.

He was president of this association for 8 years, along with his lovely wife Erika they organised and ran

the tournaments.

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Patricia Kourtesis

Inducted 2016

Started bowling at the ripe old age of 35 at Super Bowl Osborne Park.

Trish tried out for a few tournaments and won the right to represent WA in the WA Rachuig teams in 1982, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000.

I also made the Victorian State Team in 1990.

Played in the Gold Cup and won the years 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000.

I made the All Stars in the years 1985 & 1996 and received the Secretary’s award for outstanding achievements during Rachuig Tournament held in Adelaide year 1985.

WA City Master’s in the years 1992, 1995, 1996, 1998

WA State Master’s in WA in the year 1985, 1986.

Victorian Open Masters in the years 1989, 1990.

Australian Open in the year 1988, 1990.

Won Australian Classic Cup years 1988, 1991, 1992 & 1995.

The Thelma Kelly Memorial Classic Singles in 1989, 1991, 1992, 1995 & 1996

Trish was ranked no 1 in Australia Ratings years 1995 & 1996.


Captain of the Australian Winning Asian F.I.Q Team year 1990.

World FIQ Championship Team in Singapore in 1991

Member of the Asian F.I.Q. Team played in Perth year 1992 – winner of gold medal in Teams

Represented Australia in the Winfield Cup in New Zealand 1991

Member of Australian Senior Team in Soul Korea October 2001.

Bowled in the Coca Cola Classic representing WA.

Bowled first 300 game at Craigie November 1995.

High game: 300

3 game series: 749

4 game series: 950

6 game series: 1370

Nominated for Sports Person of the year in 1985 by the Western Australian Sports Federation.

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Amanda Ladlow

Inducted 2018


1995 – 3rd Australian Masters

2001 –  Winner TBA Australian Masters Champion.


Bowled 1981, 1982, 1983 & 1984

Winner of Sportsman’s Award 1981


Bowled 1986-1989-1990-1991-1992-1993-1994-1995-1997-2002-2012.

Made All Stars team 1992 & 1993

Winner of Sportsman’s Award 1989

High Game 279 in 1993

Bowled 177 Games with an overall average of 185

Bowled 56 x 200 games

Won 97.5 games and lost 79.5.

1986 Winner of Garuda Tournament and represented WA at the 4th Presidents Cup in Jakarta


ATBSO WA Committee member 2012-

2011 ATBSO WA Challenge Team and finished 1stin the averages for Women

ATBSOWA WA Masters winner 2017


1991 – State Masters Champion

1994 – Runner-up

1995 – Runner-up

1998 - State Masters Champion


1993      1777      Open All Events

1995      1933      Open All Events Record – 613 – 635 – 685

1989      1664      Classic All Events

1992      1625      Classic All Events

1995      3095      Open Teams Record (bowled 186 – 190 – 237)

1991      1162      Open Doubles (Trish)

1993      1159      Open Doubles (Helen Bresland)

1995      1210      Open Doubles (Shelley Devine)

1993      647        Open Singles

1994      566        Open Singles

1995      685        Open Singles

1992      591        Classic Singles


1991      1779      Open All Events

1991      2669      Classic Team (Record) Bowled 577

1991      639        Open Singles


1994      3rd Place


1991      277        OPEN


1994      732        OPEN

Manager of TBA Adult Australian Team 18th Asian FIQ team in Bangkok

State Manager for TBA from 2003 – 2012

Committee member of State Association 2013 - 2018

Secretary of State Association 2002

President of State Association 2014 – 2018

Committee member of ATBSOWA 2012 –

Vice President of ATBSOWA 2018 - 2020

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Pauline McKell

Inducted 2015

Represented the state at Rachuig in 1968, 1971 and 1976 and also managed the team in 1978. AUSTRALIAN SPORTS MEDAL – Pauline is a recipient of this prestigious award. CITY MASTERS Champion – 1975 STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS 1965 – A Grade Singles 1967 - B Grade All Events 1967 – B Grade Singles 1969 and 1971 – Open Doubles 1971 – A Grade Doubles ADMINISTRATION Pauline was elected to the Board in 1971 and became Secretary in August 1973 until Aug 1981. Pauline was Secretary of the PTBA between the years 1973 and 1981. This was a lot of work because there were no computers then and all correspondence, minutes, membership registers, yearbooks etc had to be done collected and typed manually. When the Rockingham Mandurah Association was formed Pauline was an inaugural part in getting this association up and running for the members she was representing. Pauline was President and held this position for some 17 years. In the early years, Pauline was Western Zone Director and attended Congress (known as TBA now), assisted with the running of the National Championships, Rachuig and President Shield Tournaments. This again was in the days before computers and collating of entries, scoring and results had to be done manually (collected, typed and printed) by a team of volunteers. All service to our sport has been done in a voluntary capacity and Pauline with her extensive knowledge of our sport was always available for guidance and help.

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Peter McLean

Inducted 2016

Peter was a Foundation Member of the PTBA which was founded in August 1963. Held the position of Secretary/Treasurer from October 1965 – August 1972 when he was elected President, a position he held until 1976. Assistant Secretary/Treasurer to May Durell in August 1981 and gave us the benefit of his long years of experience at a time when the long serving Line Officers of the PTBA retired. Western Zone Director was another administration position he held, representing WA at the National level and assisting with the National Tournaments. His pride and joy must be the History books he maintained for over 30 years since the sports inception, which gives us the ability to provide the background material required for presentations such as The Hall of Fame. When he was created a Life Member of the Perth Association in 1978 the remark was made that ‘If Peter’s record was the standard required for someone to be made a Life Member, then it would be a long time before there was another one’. Peter continued working unselfishly for the sport, keeping his history books and helping Gwyn Bunting (secretary) keep the year book records up to date. Holder of the prestigious Australian Sports Medal, it should be noted his name was at the top of the list when nominations were asked for this award.

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Michael Muir

Inducted 2019

Michael began Tenpin Bowling at the age of 16 when he was introduced to the sport through his school. He developed an instant passion for the sport which continues to today. Michael chose to dedicate his time and efforts to training and learning everything he possibly could to enable him to compete at the highest level. It is this dedication that has seen Michael go on to represent Australia in international events on 10 separate occasions and WA over 25 times in President’s Shield and Rachuig, Captaining WA on 15 occasions. Michael is one of only a few Australian bowlers to have achieved great success in all 3 categories - Junior, Open and Senior, and is still representing WA and Australia at the highest levels in the Open and Senior divisions. Michael is one of only two men in the country to have had the honour of representing Australia at a Commonwealth Games that being in the 1998 Malaysia games, winning a bronze medal in the Men’s doubles. Spanning nearly four decades, Michael’s career has seen him win over 28 major national tournaments and achieve many other top 3 placings. Michael holds the record for representing WA at the Walter Rachuig tournament with over 24 appearances whilst captaining and his state on more than 15 occasions. He has bowled over 400 Rachuig games putting him in an elite group of players with only 2 other bowlers having achieved a greater amount of games.

International Achievements:

1992 Australian World Cup Representative Paris, France 5th place 

1995 Super Classic Singapore 4th place 

1996 Member of the Australian Asian Zone FIQ team South Korea 

1997 Brunswick Asian Tournament of Champions China 1st Place 

1998 Brunswick Asian Tournament of Champions Philippines 5th place 1998 Commonwealth Games Malaysia Bronze Medal (Men’s Doubles) 1998 Member of the Australian Asian Zone FIQ team Taipei 

1998 Asian Zone FIQ Bronze Medal Men’s Doubles 

1998 Asian Zone FIQ Silver Medal All-Events 

1998 Asian Zone FIQ Men’s Masters Final 6th Place 

2001 Member of Australian Asian Zone FIQ team Qatar 

2001 Asian Zone FIQ Silver Medal Teams 

2002 Australian World Cup Representative Pattaya Thailand 

2003 Member of the Australian Worlds FIQ team Malaysia 

2019 Member of the Australian Seniors team World Championships Las Vegas USA. Finishing 9th in Teams, 7th in Doubles and 14th in Singles. Placed 20th in All Events and 16th in Masters 

State and National Achievements (Tournament Wins):

1986 Garuda Cup 

1987 Tropical Coast Classic Innisfail 

1992 South Pacific Classic 

1994 Rosemount Cup 

1995 Rosemount Cup 

1995 Melbourne Cup 

1996 Rosemount Cup 

1997 Rosemount Cup 

1997 WA Open 

1999 WA State Open Masters 

1999 Perth Cup 

1999 Kalgoorlie Golden Nugget 

1999 Village Open 

2001 South Pacific Classic 

2002 Melbourne Cup 

2002 Schweppes Open 

2003 SA Cup 

2003 Xmas Doubles Joondalup 

2004 WA State Open Masters 

2004 Unique Classic (Fairlanes) 

2012 Newcastle Cup 

2014 Xmas Doubles Joondalup 

2015 Xmas Doubles Joondalup 

2015 Morley Classic 

2016 ATBSO Open Australian Masters (300 & 299 games back to back) 2016 ATBSO Western Australian Open Masters Champion 

2017 Xmas Doubles Joondalup 

2017 ATBSO Joondalup Classic 

2018 WA State Open Masters 

2018 Sydney Seniors Classic Runner-up: 

1990 NSW Open 

1998 SA Cup 

1998 Perth Cup 

2003 South Pacific Classic 

Michael has also had numerous step ladder finishes in his bowling career.

State Representation: 

1983 President’s Shield  

Rachuig 1985, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997,  1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012,  2016, 2018 and 2019. Michael has been Captain of the WA team on  Multiple occasions.  On 2 occasions WA were Rachuig Champions, 2012 & 2018  24 National Championships with numerous top 3 finishes in All-Events  430 + Rachuig games (3rd most amount of games by any athlete)  Winner of the Rachuig Sportsperson’s Award 1998 and 2003 1998 and 1999 Assistant coach of the WA President’s Shield Team. 1 st place finish  In 1998 (Boys Division) Other Achievements: 3 times WA Sports Star of the year nomination 20 x 300 games 1996 Coca Cola Classic (TV tournament) 1998 Commonwealth Games Invitational TV Classic (paired with Australian Netballer Liz Ellis)

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Eileen Petersen

Inducted 2015

Eileen is an accredited Level 2 Coach and has been coaching at this level for more than 20 years.

Eileen is responsible for many of the fine Junior Bowlers we have had coming through the ranks from the Development Squads when Mirrabooka was open.

Over the years has coached the President Shield Teams in 1980,1981,1982,1983,1984,1985,1986,1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1997.

The Walter de Veer teams 2000, 2001& 2002,

Rachuig 2004

ATBSO 2007, 2015 Teams

The ATBSO Ladies Team achieved a National Victory in Canberra, at the time only the second National Title to be won by a WA Team.

Also coaching the WA Women’s Restricted team and winning in 2011.

Eileen coached Walter DeVeer teams before and during their trip to Melbourne. The captain, during his presentation speech thanked Eileen for her efforts and remarked ‘ she took away boys and brought back men’.

To encourage her juniors, Eileen organised travel groups to the Junior Nationals to experience the competition and friendship with bowlers from other States.

Her outstanding achievement would be in working with the disabled bowlers and taking them to the Oakford Challenge (state Teams). This tournament was run by a different association from TBA and Eileen decided to take her buddies to this tournament and this is how we have state teams travelling to the nationals for persons with a disability, and under the banner of TBA now. This is an extremely demanding job and one that Eileen has carried out for many years. Having recently retired from coaching the Belridge Buddies (disability) giving the baton to Dianne at Joondalup.

Over the years all this work has been done in a voluntary capacity and our young and not so young bowlers are gaining a wealth of knowledge from this lady.

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Ken Thompson

Inducted 2013

Ken started bowling in 1975 at Cannington & soon become addicted

Started coaching in the late 80’s


1986 - Bowler

Started coaching Rachuig in 2000 with both the Men’s & Women’s teams

Continuing in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010 & 2012

Also starting coaching the President Shield in 2000 continuing 2001, 2002, 2003,

2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010 & 2011

Having win in 2008 with the Boys & wins in 2010, 2011 with the Girls

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