By gcrick
July 18, 2021

With a clear desire to get the sport moving again, Strike 3 Bowling and Tenpin Bowling Australia have today confirmed that the ANC will proceed as planned, starting Monday.

With Tasmania currently only closed to Victoria and NSW, along with the fact that no state or territory has closed its borders to Tasmania at all this year, makes the venue for this year’s championship the safest in the country.

Strike 3 Bowling Managing Director Ashlee Perry said “Whilst we would love to have everyone here in Hobart, it remains important that we get the sport back playing again and support the vast majority of players that can still attend.  Cancellation would be a disaster for the sport and we should be very grateful that the ANC is being held in Tasmania, seeing it is the safest state in the country at the moment.  If it had remained in either Melbourne or Sydney, it would have been cancelled weeks ago”.

The recent running of the National Disabilities Championship provided another example of a national event proceeding without the ideal situation in place.

“Whenever and wherever possible, we want events to occur for those bowlers that can compete”, explained TBA CEO Rohan O’Neill. “We understand the situation is not perfect, but unfortunately, we don’t live in a perfect world situation at the moment with the ongoing presence of COVID-19 in our lives. If we wait for the perfect situation to appear, we may be waiting a while”.

The 2021 ANC kicks off Monday with team practice before the President’s Junior Interstate Shield gets underway Tuesday morning.

Please ensure you are following Strike 3 Bowling on Facebook here and Instagram here for all important updates regarding the event.

Travel Logistics Enquiries –

For those entering Victoria for transiting purposes irrespective of being in a red zone, they can apply for a permit to do so – all information can be found here – Victorian Travel Permit System – FAQs | Coronavirus Victoria

If Tasmania is permitting your zone you can come to the island, you will be able to transit through high risks zone to get here as outlined on the Tas COVID website. All this information can be found at- https://www.coronavirus.tas.gov.au/travellers-and-visitors/coming-to-tasmania

Key Dates for ANC2021

  • President’s Junior Interstate Shield – 20-22nd July 2021
  • Under 14 Australian Junior Masters Finals – 23 July 2021
  • Australian Junior Masters Finals – 24 July 2021
  • TBA21 Masters Finals – 26th July 2021
  • TBA21 Team Challenge -27-29 July 2021
  • TBA Classic Cup – 5 August 2021
  • Walter Rachuig Trophy Tournament – 6-8 August 2021
  • TBA Australian Masters – 9-10 August 2021
  • TBA50 Cup – 12th August 2021
  • TBA50 Team Challenge – 13-15 August 2021

Other Links


TBA ANC2021 Website– Team rosters, rules etc.

Tenpinresults– will house all the scores and results of the event

Travelling to Tasmania Information

Tasmanian Government Coming to Tasmania Information:

Please check the link for the most up to date information. https://www.coronavirus.tas.gov.au/travellers-and-visitors/coming-to-tasmania

This website has all the information in regard to travelling to Tasmania and the current status of entry for all Australian states and territories.https://www.coronavirus.tas.gov.au/travellers-and-visitors/coming-to-tasmania

Register Your Travel

Travellers to Tasmania, including returning residents, need to provide their contact and travel details before entering the State, to help manage the risk of COVID-19 at Tasmania’s borders. Register through the Tas e-Travel system if you have only spent time in low-risk areas in the 14 days before arriving in Tasmania. https://register.tasetravel.tas.gov.au/