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
Del Da Re
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
Winner 1977, 1980, 1987 & 1988
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.
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
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.
1995 – 3rd Australian Masters
2001 – Winner TBA Australian Masters Champion.
WA PRESIDENT SHIELD
Bowled 1981, 1982, 1983 & 1984
Winner of Sportsman’s Award 1981
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
WA STATE MASTERS
1991 – State Masters Champion
1994 – Runner-up
1995 – Runner-up
1998 - State Masters Champion
WA STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS
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
WA CITY CHAMPIONSHIPS
1991 1779 Open All Events
1991 2669 Classic Team (Record) Bowled 577
1991 639 Open Singles
WA CITY MASTERS
1994 3rd Place
WA HIGH GAME OF THE YEAR
1991 277 OPEN
WA HIGH SERIES OF THE YEAR
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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,
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.
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