Sydney’s premier gay and lesbian tenpin bowling club, the Sydney Rams, competed in the 50th Australian Adult National Championships at Rooty Hill AMF earlier this month.

The club sent a large contingent to contest the pinnacle of the sport in Australia. Despite the tough lane conditions, there were some outstanding scores, and the Rams expect to see some familiar names towards the top of the leader board when the month-long competition wraps up on October 29.

Rams members competed in every grade and in every combination: men’s, women’s and mixed in both the doubles and teams events.

The first squad up was the doubles. Girlfriends paired up, boyfriends did the same, and the remaining paired with a mate as Rams hit the lanes.

The move up to five-person teams instead of the club’s weekly four-person teams saw a new dimension to the team order, but the Rams’ camaraderie spilled over to the competitors’ teams, resulting in a great event.

Spares, strikes and turkeys were hard to come by, but Rams still put in a good showing.

Rams thanked their team sponsor, Manhattan SuperBowl, for their generosity and encouragement.

Rams bowls every Monday night at Manhattan SuperBowl in Mascot and welcomes new bowlers, whether you’re a true competitor or a novice just wanting something social to join. Contact Pam Sullivan at or Glen Bayliss at


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