Holt Challenge Inc. Competitive Tenpins for Bowlers of all abilities


Holt Challenge Incorporated, known simply as "Holt", provides Tenpin Bowlers in Australia with the opportunity to compete on a level playing field against others of similar ability. Since 2007, this organisation has conducted a highly successful event known as the Holt Tenpin Bowling Carnival, during which numerous challenges and trophy events are hotly contested.

It is with a very heavy heart and much disappointment that the Executive Committee have now reached a decision regarding the Holt Carnival and Challenges for 2021. Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond our control, and in the best interests of Holt and our members, we must cancel the event in Townsville again for this year. Once again COVID-19 and the Delta variant has played havoc with our plans for this year. Above all we must keep our members COVID safe, whilst being fair to all.
Three states currently in lockdown, NSW, SA and Vic who unable to participate with border closures and restrictions plus possible hotel quarantine or isolation for 14 days on arrival in Qld or maybe on arrival back home. A number of bowlers have already made the decision to withdraw from this year’s event, which created vacancies in some teams. Also there a number of draftee bowlers who are supplied to those teams and Fusion by NSW and Vic. thus creating even more gaps. The Executive Committee have looked at every possible option available to be able to hold the event but could find no viable solution at this time. We hope that by announcing the cancellation of the event, many of our bowlers may have a chance to recover some of their expenses. I sincerely hope that you will not let this virus defeat us and you will all come back next year for a better brighter 2022.
Remember the saying, “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again and third time is lucky!”

All bowlers are welcome! Our core competition, the Holt Restricted Challenge, is designed specifically for "average" league bowlers who have an average under 185 for men (175 for women) and is conducted using a handicapping system to level the field. Holt Challenge Inc also offer a "Classic" challenge for those whose average is between Restricted and the "elite" mark of 199 & under for Men and 189 & under for Women which is conducted on a scratch basis in a similar format.

In addition to the two Challenges, Holt Challenge Inc also offers several trophy events including Cup events to marry up with the Challenges and Open masters for the higher average bowlers.

If you're interested in participating in a fun and friendly tournament with some good prizes on offer, contact your local branch for more information!

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