Bowlers from every corner of the Commonwealth coming to Auckland

    01/28/13

    New Zealand

    Pins Lincoln Bowling Center in Auckland, New Zealand (Feb. 24 - March 4, 2013)

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    2013CTBCLogo.jpg Pins Lincoln bowling center, a 24-laner in Henderson, West Auckland, New Zealand, is preparing to host one of the highlight events on tenpin bowling's international sporting calendar.

    Commencing on Sunday, February 24, bowlers from every corner of the Commonwealth will compete for gold, silver and bronze medals at the VI Commonwealth Tenpin Bowling Championship.

    This is the sixth edition of the biennial championship, after being inaugurated in 2002 in Scotland events have been staged in Cyprus, Australia, Northern Ireland and Malaysia.

    The week-long program of Singles, Doubles and Teams competition will culminate on the weekend of Saturday/Sunday March 2-3 with the Masters event that showcases the top 12 male and female bowlers in a head to head format that will determine the individual champions.

    The CTBF perpetual Triple Diamond Trophy, representing the three international zones of the sport of bowling, will also be awarded to the highest scoring team overall. The highly coveted Trophy is currently held by Malaysia.

    "We look forward to welcoming teams representing Pakistan and Mauritius for the first time since our inaugural Commonwealth Championship in 2002," said CTBF President Julian Pace-Bonello, Malta, today.

    "It will be an excellent opportunity for players from these regions to hone their skills and benefit from competing with nations like Australia, Malaysia, England, India and my home country of Malta that have competed in all five of the previous biennial Championships," he continued.

    "Our CTBF Championships reflect the ideals of the Commonwealth Games Federation as a friendly but highly competitive tournament with no discrimination by age, race or gender," he added.