The story behind the

Bounty Bowling Tournament


As always, dates are set to work with existing airline schedules.   If those schedules change, it may be necessary to change our playing days.

The Norfolk Island Bowling Club established an annual competition on an International or Commonwealth level, with the particular view of attracting teams from overseas. In 1962 President Danny Lusk and his committee organised the first Bounty Tournament, welcoming a contingent of New Zealand bowlers as well as a team from Sydney Australia led by the President of the Royal NSW Bowling Association. The tournament was away to a flying start.

Over the years interest in the Tournament, which usually commences the first week in May each year, has grown and with improved greens and other facilities, the success of this annual event is assured. There is fierce competition to have the individual names of the winning team inscribed on a plaque fixed to the striking trophy – a solid silver replica of the “Bounty”,  the ship remembered more perhaps for the Mutiny of 1789.  Over the years  the “Bounty” has been won by teams from the Royal NSW Bowling Association, Australia, New Zealand, Queensland and of course, Norfolk Island.

Originally just men’s fours, the Bounty format is now open, so teams can be men, women, or mixed.  Tournaments are traditional two-bowl fours.




Bounty open fours

4 – 9 May 2025

  • Entry fee includes welcome and social functions; presentation function.
  • Teams may be men, women, or mixed
  • Excellent prizes: winners to quarter-finalists
  • Qualifying rounds: Sunday-Thursday morning
  • Finals: Thursday afternoon and Friday
  • Entry Fee: AU$125 per player (includes presentation function)
  • Payable to Club not later than 4th April, 2025

Important:   Competition has been planned to coincide with existing airline schedules. Playing schedule may run differently if re-scheduling occurs.

Norfolk Island Travel Information and packages

Notes:  Team entries are preferred, please: Norfolk is only a small club and whilst we will assist all we can, finding one or two extra players for a team is not always possible.

Number of ends in qualifying rounds is dependent upon entries and is at the discretion of the Overseas Committee of the Norfolk Island Bowling Club & Bowls Council, Inc.

4 -9 May 2025

Bounty Open Fours

Registration Form