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

    07/04/06

    Australia

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

    2006CTBFWomenSinglesAnnMareePutney.jpg By Commonwealth Tenpin Bowling Federation (CTBF) -- Defending Commonwealth Tenpin Championships Singles champion and former World Masters champion, Ann Maree Putney of Australia, marked her supremacy in the Singles event with a 220.50 average, including high game honors of 258 and a 1323 pinfall, overtaking the earlier benchmark set by Men's Singles winner Jon Zadel from England.

    The gold medal performance by Putney was an uncanny repeat result from the Singles event at the previous Commonwealth Championship in Cyprus, with Caroline Lagrange from Canada winning 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, a mere 9 pins behind Lagrange on 1280, while Canadian teammate Jennifer Willis-Park was fourth on 1231 and early leader Ivena Heald from New Zealand slipped to fifth , just 16 pins behind Willis-Park.

    Today's back to back win of the Singles event by Ann Maree Putney was popular with spectators and players alike, with Putney amiably describing herself as the "Grandma" of bowling in Australia. At 36 years of age, the Newcastle mother of two has amassed an outstanding range of titles at national and international level, with top five finishes at World competition level on 15 previous occasions.

    The III Commonwealth Tenpin Championships take place at the new Altona OZTenpin Bowl in Melbourne, Australia from July 2-9, 2006. Australia, Bahamas, Brunei Darussalam, England, Gibraltar, Guernsey, India, Jersey, Malaysia, Malta, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Wales Singapore, Scotland and the newly formed Pakistan Tenpin Federation will compete. Pictures courtesy of Ian Nicholls on behalf of the CTBF.


    III Commonwealth Tenpin Championships - Women's Singles


    Players with position, country, six-game total and average

    1. Ann-Maree Putney, Australia, 1323, 220.50
    2. Caroline Lagrange, Canada, 1289, 214.83
    3. Choy Poh Lai, Malaysia, 1280, 213.33


    4. Jennifer Willis-Park, Canada, 1231, 205.17
    5. Ivena Heald, New Zealand, 1215, 202.50
    6. Katie Jowsey, England, 1206, 201.00
    7. Fiona Banks, England, 1205, 200.83
    8. Wendy Chai, Malaysia, 1190, 198.33
    9. Sue Abela, Malta, 1175, 195.83
    10. Tracey Madden, Australia, 1162, 193.67
    11. Laura Rhoney, Scotland, 1150, 191.67
    12. Melissa Anastasi, Malta, 1144, 190.67
    13. Julieanne Mollet, New Zealand, 1126, 187.67
    14. Christine Robinson, Northern Ireland, 1110, 185.00
    15. Sue Thomas, Wales, 1089, 181.50
    16. Steph Le Lion, Jersey, 1061, 176.83
    17. Anne-Maree Williams, Wales, 1056, 176.00
    18. Nallabantu Sumathi, India, 1053, 175.50
    (tie) Sabeena Athica, India, 1053, 175.50
    20. Marina McClain, Bahamas, 1051, 175.17
    21. Jacqui MacColl, Scotland, 1046, 174.33
    22. Karen Payne, Northern Ireland, 1042, 173.67
    23. Michelle Ward, Guernsey, 1041, 173.50
    24. Avgi Nicolaou, Cyprus, 1011, 168.50
    25. Joanne Woodside-Powell, Bahamas, 1007, 167.83
    (tie) Nandia Herodotou, Cyprus, 1007, 167.83
    27. Linda Robilliard, Guernsey, 979, 163.17
    28. Helen McGunnigle, Gibraltar, 971, 161.83
    29. Hjh Ardiah Hj Serbini, Brunei, 928, 154.67
    30. Julie Jackson, Gibraltar, 903, 150.50
    31. Hjh Siti Aisah, Brunei, 884, 147.33
    32. Glenda Burrows, Jersey, 868, 144.67