The ACCC received an application on 30 September 2022 from Australian Bowling Proprietors Association Limited trading as Independent Bowling Centres Australia (IBCA) seeking to revoke Authorisation A91531. This authorisation concerns an arrangement for Tenpin Bowling Australia (TBA), the Australian Bowling Proprietors Australia (ABPA), Bowling Centres Australia (AMF) and other bowling centres registered with TBA to require league bowlers to be members of TBA in order to participate in competitions at ABPA, AMF and other bowling centres registered with TBA. IBCA applied to revoke the authorisation on the grounds that significant material changes have occurred in the tenpin bowling landscape since the authorisation was granted, such that IBCA no longer supports the arrangement.
On 14 December 2022, the ACCC issued a determination deciding not to revoke Authorisation A91531. Authorisation A91531 will remain in place until 1 July 2026.
The ACCC’s determination and a copy of the application for authorisation are available below.
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