The story behind the

Bounty Bowling Tournament

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 on the first Monday in May each year, has grown and with improved greens and other facilities, the success of this annual event seems 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.  A second week of bowls for mixed gender teams has been added to the program.

Bounty

Information

Bounty open fours

5th – 10th May, 2019

  • Entry fee includes welcome and social functions; presentation dinner
  • 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$100 per player
  • Payable to Club not later than 31 March 2019

Bounty mixed fours

13th – 16th May, 2019

  • Teams must be a mixture of men and women
  • Prizes to winners and runners up
  • Qualifying rounds: Monday–Wednesday morning
  • Finals: Wednesday afternoon and Thursday
  • Entry Fee: AU$25 per player
  • Payable to Club not later than 31 March 2019

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

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.

5 - 10 May, 2019

Bounty Open Fours

Registration Form

13 -16 May 2019

Bounty Mixed Fours

Registration Form

Bounty Mixed

INFORMATION

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

Qualifying rounds Sunday through to Wednesday morning;  finals Wednesday afternoon and Thursday

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