Trials for 2016 Multi-Bowl Nationals

by Team BV

The Multi-Bowl is on again!
The National Championships for bowlers with a physical disability will be held from Sunday, May 22 to Friday, May 27 at Clearview Bowling Club in Adelaide.
After cleaning up at the 2015 Multi-Bowl National Championships taking out the overall team trophy, the Victorian squad is looking to defend their title and make it two in a row.
Bowls Victoria invite bowlers who identify as having a physical disability to trial at the upcoming state trials.
The team will consist of 10 players, with up to six men and four women chosen to compete at the national championships. Victoria is currently low on female representatives and hope to enter a full complement at the upcoming Nationals.
Trial details:
Where: Fitzroy Victoria Bowling Club
Date: Sunday, March 20
Time: 10am – 12pm
Interested bowlers must be an affiliated bowling member, be willing to register with Disability Sport & Recreation (free of charge), and hold classification as a bowler with a physical disability in order to compete in the national championships.
Not sure if you’re classifiable as having a physical disability? More information around classification can be found on the International Bowls for the disabled website:
Alternatively, please contact Nicole Shortis, head coach, on 0404690836 or
Please note, it is essential you express your interest with Nicole Shortis to attend trials.

Selection Criteria Victorian Disability team 2016

Nicole Shortis   Coach/Manager
·        Coach of Victorian Disability team  2012-16
·        Bowls Australia Advanced coach 2013
·        Current Victorian Representative
The Victorian team will be selected from the selection trials held at Fitzroy Victoria Bowling Club on March 20, 2016
Time: 10am-12pm followed by BBQ (supplied by Fitzroy Victoria BC)
The team is made up of 10 players – 6 male, 4 female bowlers.
Formats for the event:
·        B5/6 singles Men’s
·        B7/8 singles Men’s
·        B5/6 singles Women
·        B7/8 singles Women’s
·        B5/6 men’s pairs
·        B7/8 Men’s pairs
·        Women’s pairs
·        3 triples teams open which must include at least 1 B5/6 classified player.
Selection Criteria
The team is being selected on performance at selection trials as well as previous performances and results.
Players are selected on their current ability as a bowler as well as their ability to bring the best out in others and to help team mates also reach their full potential.
Pairs and triples teams will be picked on team unity and compatibility, personal performance at trials or in previous events** as well as their leadership capabilities.
The team chosen will be working closely together over many days and it’s expected we will have a team that is unified and supportive of each other.
** Previous events is where players have succeeded and proven their ability to be selected in the team without trialling for selection. Events that this can happen with is the Victorian Multi Disability Championships as well as other recognised National or State events.