Frequently Asked Questions

We have listed some of the most commonly asked questions about Sports Registration.

If you have any additional questions, please contact the National Office on (07) 3262 4455 or email

Don't know your TBA Registration number?

To get started, open, preferably in Google Chrome.

To search for a member, or find your TBA Registration number, simply enter First name and Surname in the search box in the top right hand corner of the Tenpin Results web page.

Hit the 'enter' button on your keyboard or click the magnifying glass icon with your mouse.

The 6-digit number next to the surname in brackets is the persons' TBA Registration Number.

Here you will also be able to access your registration number along with your contact details which can be updated at any time.

What are the dates of the Sports Registration year?

Sports Registration is based on the calendar year, January 1 - December 31.

When will my Sports Registration expire? What if I join mid-year?

If your Sports Registration has lapsed, your benefits (including the comprehensive personal accident insurance for current TBA members, and your eligibility for our awards program) will be reinstated as soon as you renew. 

Please note that Sports Registration is not transferable.

How do I become a registered TBA member?

How you become a member of TBA depends on what centre you bowl in.  Please talk to your local bowling centre to determine which Sports Registration model they have selected.

All bowling centres have elected to register their league bowlers in one of two ways:

1. Your centre can charge you a traditional Sports Registration which will be $35 online for adults and $25 online for juniors, or $40 in-centre for adults and $30 in-centre for juniors.

2. Your centre may adopt to pay TBA an agreed Lane Levy and your centre will then advise league bowlers how they will be charged for Sports Registration.  If you are bowling at a Lane Levy centre, online registration and payment is not available for league or junior Sports Registration.

Can I sign up online?

Online Sports Registration is only available at selected bowling centres and in certain circumstances. 

Bowlers who are registering in a traditional Sports Registration centre or volunteers and bowlers who compete in tournament but do not bowl league, are able to complete their Sports Registration through our online portal.  If you are bowling at a Lane Levy centre, online registration and payment is not available for League or Junior Sports Registration.  

All other bowlers need to comply with the Sports Registration model selected by their centre.  Please talk to your centre for further information and to discuss payment options.

What benefits will I receive for being a TBA member?

  • Comprehensive personal accident insurance in the event you injure yourself whilst bowling*
  • Award recognition with TBA Awards Program including TBA header bar, game achievement bars, high performance awards such as 300 games, plus a fully automated award system at participating centres. 
  • Discounted practice rates for members at all TBA registered bowling centres *conditions apply
  • Choose from either 15% off the best rate of the day or corporate rates with rental car partner Europcar
  • 15% discount off the best available room rate with Choice Hotels
  • Bi monthly e-newsletter distributed via email
  • Access to support services, including advice on rules for league and tournaments along with other sport related general enquiries
  • Bowlers online portal where you can access your personal statistics on league and tournament scores bowled in participating centres*

What if I lose my card?

Please look after your card as lost registration cards will incur a $5.00 admin fee to replace.

How do I become a TBA member if I am a Volunteer or don't bowl league?

Online registration (at a cost of $35 online for adults and $25 online for juniors, or $40 in-centre for adults and $30 in-centre for juniors) can be purchased for volunteers, non-league bowlers and at selected bowling centres that are collecting Sports Registration traditionally.  Please head to  to complete the simple registration process or to check if your bowling centre accepts online registration.
If you are an existing TBA member, you will need to set up a new username and password before proceeding to the renewal process.  New members will need to complete a simple online registration form and create a password in order to register.

How are ZONE BOWLING Centres processing membership?

Bowlers will pay the full Sports Registration of $40 for league registration and $30 for junior registration upfront to the bowling centre, or you have the option of paying your Sports Registration online for $35 for league registration and $25 for junior registration.
For further information, please contact your local ZONE BOWLING centre.

Do I pay Sports Registration twice if I bowl in two different centres?

Yes, depending on how the centres are collecting registrations.

When a participant competes in two centres, you are required to pay your Sports Registration at both. Tenpin Bowling Australia will refund any cost over one registration.  The bowler must supply a centre receipt to reflect this to TBA for reimbursement.  Reimbursement will be conducted on a case by case submission.

What about Silver Registration?

TBA will continue to offer Silver Registration to our more serious league and tournament bowlers.  This Registration is only available online for an additional fee of $45.

The total cost to become a Silver Registered Member is $80 online for adults, $70 online for juniors, or $85 for adults and $75 for juniors if the registration component is paid in-centre instead of online.

Silver Registration can only be purchased online and cannot be purchased in-centre.

Silver Registration is for bowlers wishing to play at a state or national representative level, participate in the state based training program or gain rankings points in the National Rankings program.  Silver Registration is not mandatory for TBA Disabilities and Restricted State Team members.

I am bowling in a tournament in January and I need to be a TBA member. How do I register?

Given that most leagues do not return for the New Year until late January or early February, TBA is willing to recognise any league bowler who bowls league in a registered bowling centre as a TBA member for the purposes of bowling in any accredited tournaments or ranked events in January through to the end of February.

However, once your local centre has advised you of how it will collect registration fees, it is your responsibility to ensure you are a paid up member.  TBA reserves the right to rescind any rankings points later in the year should it determine that a bowler has failed to pay their registration fee. 

How do I know if my centre is registered?

The great news is that almost all 2018 registered centres will be registered in 2019. 

TBA has updated the list of registered centres.  Just go to our list of Registered Centres if you are unsure. 

What if my centre is not registered in 2019?

For centres that opt not to be registered for 2019, the changes to services provided by TBA are as follows: 

1. Lanes will no longer be measured and accredited with TBA and any high game or series achievements such as 300 games or 800 series will not be recognised.  Bowlers will not be eligible for any awards.
2. League bowlers will not be covered by TBA's personal accident insurance policy and will not have a recognised average unless they bowl league in another registered centre. 
3. TBA accredited coaches will not be covered by TBA's professional indemnity insurance whilst coaching in an unaccredited centre.
4. Support services, including clarification of rules or other general enquiries, will no longer be provided.
5. The centre will be unable to host any accredited tournaments ranging from local events through to State and National Championships and TBA Ranked Events.
6. Centres that compete in Intercentre Championships such as Country Cup, Association Challenge, Interdistrict to name a few examples would be unable to compete if the event is TBA accredited.

What is the definition of a league?

The TBA rule book defines a league in Rule 301 as any group of four or more teams of players or four or more individual players participating according to a pre-arranged schedule regardless of whether prizes are offered.
If there is any sort of recording of results by the centre or league, point allocations, averages and handicaps recorded and/or prizes are awarded as a result of the outcome of the games bowled, this is considered a league and TBA membership is a requirement. 

If participation is regular but there is no recording of scores, averages, handicaps with no annual or season champion declared or individual awards presented based on scores throughout the season, this does not constitute a league and membership is not required for those bowlers.

This includes disability leagues (including Special Olympics) and junior leagues.

What about travel leagues?

Bowlers competing in travel leagues are required to be TBA members if they are competing in a TBA registered centre.

It is the responsibility of the travel league committee to ensure that all bowlers participating in the league are registered TBA members.

Further Questions

Should you have any additional questions, please contact the National Office on (07) 3262 4455 or email