England and Malaysia take gold in Doubles Commonwealth Championships

    07/05/06

    Australia

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

    2006CTBFWomenDoubles.jpg By Commonwealth Tenpin Bowling Federation (CTBF) -- 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.

    Sisters Sue Abela and Melissa Anastasi from Malta won silver with 2349, in a welcome return to the dais after their bronze medal performance in the Doubles event in Scotland in 2002. The ladies were born in Melbourne before returning to Malta with their family at an early age and have attracted an enthusiastic band of friends and family in their first return visit to Australia for more than 20 years.

    Australia's Ann Maree Putney and Tracey Madden finished strongly on 2286 to overtake the Canadian pair of Jennifer Willis-Park and Caroline Lagrange for the Bronze.

    The 'Short Oil pattern' on Monday was "very demanding", "mentally exhausting" and "not very forgiving" according to comments from players interviewed at the completion of the Women's Doubles.

    2006CTBFMenDoubles.jpg 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. Said's 265 in the final game overtook the one-game record set by England's Nick Froggatt at the inaugural Commonwealth Championship in Scotland in 2002.

    Both Mohd Noer Said and Australia's George Frilingos shot 1324 today, and Frilingos' partnership with Australia's top-ranked youth bowler, Glen Loader, produced a silver medal tally of 2519, just 27 pins behind the Malaysian duo. "Yesterday, ball speed was fairly critical – today, bowling faster was at a premium," commented George Frilingos who currently tops the Men's All Events tally.

    Another strong finish by England's Dominic Barrett and Jon Zadel resulted in a thrilling tie for Bronze with the New Zealand duo of Craig Nevatt and Jason Waters on 2463. Pictures courtesy of Ian Nicholls on behalf of the CTBF.


    III Commonwealth Tenpin Championships - Men's Doubles


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

    1. Malaysia, 2546, 212,17
    Mohd Noer Said, 1324, 220,67/Isaac Russell, 1222, 203,67
    2. Australia, 2519, 209,92
    George Frilingos, 1324, 220,67/Glen Loader, 1195, 199,17
    3. New Zealand, 2463, 205,25
    Craig Nevatt, 1212, 202,00/Jason Waters, 1251, 208,50
    (tie) England, 2463, 205,25
    Dominic Barrett, 1299, 216,50/Jon Zadel, 1164, 194,00


    5. Canada, 2428, 202,33
    George Lambert Iv, 1255, 209,17/Jonathan Simoneau, 1173, 195,50
    6. Wales, 2296, 191,33
    Stuart Chamberlain, 1246, 207,67/Terry Richards, 1050, 175,00
    7. Cyprus, 2254, 187,83
    Charis Panayiotou, 1101, 183,50/Andreas Karystianos, 1153, 192,17
    8. Jersey, 2249, 187,42
    Dean Saunders, 1126, 187,67/Paul Wright, 1123, 187,17
    9. Northern Ireland, 2243, 186,92
    Ryan Press, 1069, 178,17/Kenny Donnelly, 1174, 195,67
    10. Scotland, 2232, 186,00
    Mark Mcqueen, 1065, 177,50/Gary Anderson, 1167, 194,50
    11. Bahamas, 2207, 183,92
    Sonith Lockhart, 1097, 182,83/Clarence Wallace, 1110, 185,00
    12. India, 2195, 182,92
    R. Shashi Kumar, 1015, 169,17/Shaik Abdul Hameed, 1180, 196,67
    13. Guernsey, 2152, 179,33
    Derek Tomlin, 1070, 178,33/Mick Prigent, 1082, 180,33
    14. Brunei Darussalam, 2141, 178,42
    Shahwall Mustafa, 1222, 203,67/Mohd Abdul Raafe Bin Hj Ibrahim, 919, 153,17
    15. Malta, 2123, 176,92
    Ray Falzon Reale, 1096, 182,67/Brian Farrugia, 1027, 171,17
    16. Gibraltar, 1951, 162,58
    Charlie De La Rosa, 1026, 171,00/Ian Armsby, 925, 154,17


    III Commonwealth Tenpin Championships - Women's Doubles


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

    1. England, 2419, 201,58
    Fiona Banks, 1194, 199,00/Katie Jowsey, 1225, 204,17
    2. Malta, 2349, 195,75
    Sue Abela, 1196, 199,33/Melissa Anastasi, 1153, 192,17
    3. Australia, 2286, 190,50
    Ann-Maree Putney, 1182, 197,00/Tracey Madden, 1104, 184,00
    4. Canada, 2242, 186,83
    Caroline Lagrange, 1075, 179,17/Jennifer Willis-Park, 1167, 194,50
    5. Malaysia, 2241, 186,75
    Wendy Chai, 1180, 196,67/Choy Poh Lai, 1061, 176,83
    6. New Zealand, 2185, 182,08
    Ivena Heald, 1082, 180,33/Julieanne Mollet, 1103, 183,83
    7. Bahamas, 2088, 174,00
    Joanne Woodside-Powell, 1003, 167,17/Marina Mcclain, 1085, 180,83
    8. Scotland, 2074, 172,83
    Laura Rhoney, 1134, 189,00/Jacqui Maccoll, 940, 156,67
    9. Cyprus, 2065, 172,08
    Avgi Nicolaou, 1099, 183,17/Nandia Herodotou, 966, 161,00
    10. Wales, 2008, 167,33
    Sue Thomas, 1035, 172,50/Anne-Maree Williams, 973, 162,17
    11. India, 2004, 167,00
    Nallabantu Sumathi, 1000, 166,67/Sabeena Athica, 1004, 167,33
    12. Northern Ireland, 1926, 160,50
    Karen Payne, 1063, 177,17/Christine Robinson, 863, 143,83
    13. Brunei Darussalam, 1884, 157,00
    Hjh Siti Aisah Binti Hj Mohd. Jaafar, 1013, 168,83/Hjh Ardiah Hj Serbini, 871, 145,17
    14. Guernsey, 1826, 152,17
    Linda Robilliard, 838, 139,67/Michelle Ward, 988, 164,67
    15. Gibraltar, 1785, 148,75
    Helen Mcgunnigle, 918, 153,00/Julie Jackson, 867, 144,50
    16. Jersey, 1693, 141,08
    Steph Le Lion, 839, 139,83/Glenda Burrows, 854, 142,33