Commonwealth Championship

2008 CTBC

11/25/08

Mohd Nur Aiman wins first gold medal at IV Commonwealth Championships

Dundonald International Ice Bowl in Belfast, Northern Ireland (Nov. 22-30, 2008)

2008CTBCMohdNurAiman_small.jpg 2008CTBCGlenLoader_small.jpg Malaysia’s Mohd Nur Aiman (pictured left) averaged 256.50 for six games and felled 1539 pins en route to capture the first gold medal of the IV Commonwealth Tenpin Bowling Championship in Belfast, Northern Ireland, in the men's Singles competition. Glen Loader (r.) of Australia finished his series with 279 and 278 to secure the silver medal with 1402 (233.67). Mark Buffa beat out fellow Canadian Joe Ciach for the bronze medal by 13 pins, 1395 to 1382.

2008 CTBC

11/24/08

Bowlers welcomed to Belfast

Dundonald International Ice Bowl in Belfast, Northern Ireland (Nov. 22-30, 2008)

2008CTBCLogo_small.jpg 2008CTBCIrishDancer2_small.jpg Bowlers, officials and supporters from 16 Commonwealth countries were welcomed to Belfast at Sunday evening's official Opening of the IV Commonwealth Tenpin Bowling Championship by the Mayor of Castlereagh, Cr. Ann-Marie Beattie and the High Sheriff of Belfast, Cr. Margaret McKenzie. Held biennially, the championship has previously been staged in Scotland, Cyprus and Australia, and this year the Northern Ireland Tenpin Bowling Federation is hosting the event at Dundonald International Ice Bowl, Castlereagh.

Canada

11/23/08

Canada will be one of 17 countries represented at the IV Commonwealth Tenpin Bowling Championships

2008CTBCLogo_small.jpg Canada will be one of 17 countries represented at the IV Commonwealth Tenpin Bowling Championships to be held in Belfast, Northern Ireland beginning November 23, 2008. 2007 National Championships gold medalist, Julie Johnson-Loyer and Mark Buffa and Jo-Ann Sanesac and Joe Ciach, who earned silver medals in 2007, will wear Canada’s colors. Sandy Lowe will coach the team and serve as Canada’s delegate. Competition will take place at Dundonald International Ice Bowl.

Northern Ireland

11/22/08

Bowling action in Belfast

Dundonald International Ice Bowl in Belfast, Northern Ireland (Nov. 22-30, 2008)

2008CTBFLogo_small.jpg Belfast is gearing up for the arrival of teams from 17 Commonwealth countries that will compete in the fourth biennial Commonwealth Tenpin Bowling Championship. Following previous tournaments in Scotland, Cyprus and Australia, the Northern Ireland Tenpin Bowling Federation launched a successful bid to host this prestigious event and in the spirit of the "Friendly Games" motto of the Commonwealth Games Federation, the NITBF Organizing Committee has arranged a full program of social activities to augment the busy schedule of competition that will take place at Dundonald International Ice Bowl next week.

India

11/21/08

Team India ready to compete in 4th Commonwealth Tenpin Bowling Championships

2008CTBFTeamIndia_small.jpg The Tenpin Bowling Federation of India, TBF(I) will be sending a team to compete in the 4th Commonwealth Tenpin Bowling Championships to be held from November 23-29, 2008 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Sumathi Nallabantu, Prathima Hedge, Dilbir Singh and Vijay Dasari will compete against players from 16 other countries of the Commonwealth family which have confirmed their participation in this biannual event. Jimmy Lee, former Malaysian team stalwart, is the coach for Team India. 

2008 CTBC

11/20/08

IV Commonwealth Tenpin Bowling Championships to start this Sunday

Dundonald International Ice Bowl in Belfast, Northern Ireland (Nov. 22-30, 2008)

2008CTBCLogo_small.jpg The IV Commonwealth Tenpin Bowling Championships will start this Sunday, November 23rd, in Dundonald International Ice Bowl in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The Championships will be officially opened at 3pm with the introduction of all the 17 participating countries. All players, maximum two men and two women from each country, will compete for medals in men's and women's Singles and Doubles, Mixed Doubles and Team as well as in men's and women's All Events and Masters.

Malaysia

11/19/08

Quartet knocking on senior team's door By Ajitpal Singh

Republished courtesy of New Straits Times - Persekutuan, Malaysia (Nov. 19, 2008)

20080613SinLiJane_small.jpg 2008BevidaSyafiqRidhwan_small.jpg Four junior bowlers who are knocking on the door of the senior team, will be out to impress national selectors when they compete in the fourth Commonwealth Tenpin Bowling Championships in Belfast, Northern Ireland on Nov 24-29. Muhd Nur Aiman, Syafiq Ridhwan (left), Sin Li Jane (right) and Nur Syakirah Yeoh, who have been impressive throughout the year, will carry the nation's hope in the event. National coach Holloway Cheah recently made it clear that he will be relegating several non-performing seniors from the elite squad next year.

Northern Ireland

03/27/08

Belfast to host IV Commonwealth Tenpin Bowling Championship

Dundonald International Ice Bowl in Belfast, Northern Ireland (Nov. 22-30, 2008)

NITBFLogo_small.jpg 2008CTBFLogo_small.jpg With the generous patronage of Belfast City Council, the IV Commonwealth Tenpin Bowling Championship will be staged from 22-30 November 2008 at Dundonald International Ice Bowl in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Bowlers, officials and supporters throughout the Commonwealth will be invited to Belfast to participate in this year’s event and the IV CTBC is expected to attract teams from up to 20 Commonwealth nations.

Wales

07/16/06

Tributes paid to popular 'well loved, gentle giant' By Lauren Turner

Republished courtesy of South Wales Echo (July 13, 2006)

WLSLezRogers_small.jpg A 'gentle giant' who had dreamed of playing tenpin bowls for his country has died in Australia on the eve of his full international debut. RAF Sergeant Lez Rogers, 38, flew to Melbourne with wife Kay just days after they celebrated their 19th wedding anniversary. But before father-of-one Lez, ranked as Wales' top male tenpin bowlers last year, had a chance to play in the Commonwealth Championships, he collapsed on an evening out with friends.

Australia

07/09/06

Frilingos and Banks emerge as Masters Champions in III Commonwealth Tenpin Championships

Altona OZTenpin Bowl in Melbourne, Australia (July 2-9, 2006)

2006CTBFMastersFrilingosBanks_small.jpg George Frilingos of Australia and Fiona Banks of England won the prestigious Masters titles to end the 3rd Commonwealth Tenpin Championships at Altona OZTenpin Bowl in Melbourne, Australia. In two close title matches, Frilingos topped Mohd Noer Said, Malaysia, while Banks defeated Canadian Jennifer Willis-Park.

Australia

07/07/06

Canada wins Team Gold at III Commonwealth Tenpin Championships

Barrett and Putney claim titles in All Events

2006CTBFTeamCAN.jpg Team Canada won the gold medal in the Team event at the III Commonwealth Tenpin Bowling Championship in Melbourne. Australia took silver and England bronze. Dominic Barrett from England and Ann Maree Putney from Australia claimed the titles in the Men's and Women's All Events. The top 12 men and women advanced to the Masters finals.

Australia

07/06/06

England earns third gold medal in Commonwealth Championships

Altona OZTenpin Bowl in Melbourne, Australia (July 2-9, 2006)

2006CTBFMixedDoublesENG_small.jpg England's 2005 top-ranked bowler Dominic Barrett joined forces with Fiona Banks to win the gold medal in Mixed Doubles at the 3rd Commonwealth Tenpin Bowling Championship in Melbourne, Australia with a record-breaking individual series. Australia captured the silver and bronze medals.

Australia

07/05/06

England and Malaysia take gold in Doubles Commonwealth Championships

Altona OZTenpin Bowl in Melbourne, Australia (July 2-9, 2006)

2006CTBFWomenDoubles_small.jpg The England duo of Katie Jowsey from Wakefield near Leeds and Fiona Banks from Sheffield top-scored with a combined pinfall of 2419 for six games, an average of 201,58, to take England's second gold medal at the Commonwealth Tenpin Bowling Championship in Melbourne, Australia. In the men’s division, Malaysia’s Doubles team of Mohd Noer Said and Isaac Russell stormed home in the final two games to clinch gold with 2546 six-game total and an average of 212,17.

Australia

07/04/06

Jon Zadel starts Commonwealth Championships with victory in Men's Singles

Altona OZTenpin Bowl in Melbourne, Australia (July 2-9, 2006)

2006CTBFMenSinglesJonZadel_small.jpg 26 year-old Jon Zadel from the Midlands in England struck gold in the first event of the III Commonwealth Tenpin Bowling Championships, the Men's Singles played on long oil, with a total of 1314 for the 6-game block. Bahamas' national champion since 1999, Sonith Lockhart won the silver with 1253, while Australia's George Frilingos clinched the bronze by a single pin to finish on 1247.

Australia

07/04/06

Ann Maree Putney defends Women's Singles title at Commonwealth Championships

Altona OZTenpin Bowl in Melbourne, Australia (July 2-9, 2006)

2006CTBFWomenSinglesAnnMareePutney_small.jpg Defending Commonwealth Tenpin Championships Singles champion Ann Maree Putney of Australia won the 2006 event with a 220.50 average, including high games of of 258 and a 1323 pinfall. Caroline Lagrange from Canada earned silver for the second time, just 34 pins behind Putney on 1289, an even closer result than the 67 margin in Cyprus. Choy Poh Lai from Malaysia took bronze.

Cyprus

02/20/05

George Lambert IV and Shalin Zulkifli end II Commonwealth Championship with victory in Masters

Cosmic Bowling Center in Paphos, Cyprus

Canadian George Lambert IV and Shalin Zulkifli from Malaysia, won the gold medals in the men's and women's Masters to end the II Commonwealth Tenpin Bowling Championship at Cosmic Bowling Center in Paphos, Cyprus. Lambert topped Alex Liew, Malaysia, in three games, 2-1, en route to win the first gold medal for Canada. In the women's Masters finals, Zulkifli swept Caroline Lagrange, Canada, in two games, 2-0, to win the title. Bronze went to Zulmazran Zulkifli, Malaysia, and Ann-Maree Putney, Australia.

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