England earns third gold medal in Commonwealth Championships

    07/06/06

    Australia

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

    2006CTBFMixedDoubles.jpg England's 2005 top-ranked bowler Dominic Barrett joined the list of gold medalists at the 3rd Commonwealth Tenpin Bowling Championship in Melbourne, Australia with a record-breaking individual series during the Mixed Doubles event on Tuesday.

    With a 1472 six-game total and an average of 245,33, the 20 year-old from Walton on the Naze in Essex claimed the previous record of 1461 set by England bowler Nick Froggatt at the inaugural Commonwealth Tenpin Bowling Championship held in Scotland in 2002. Partner Fiona Banks won gold yesterday in the Women's Doubles. The win in Mixed Doubles took the English team to the top of the medal tally with three gold.

    Australia captured the silver and bronze medals. The youth team duo of Tracey Madden and Glen Loader (right) had to settle for bronze with a 2611 score, just seven pins behind their teammates Ann Maree Putney and George Frilingos (left), after another stellar performance by Ann Maree Putney from Newcastle. Putney punched out a 265 in game #6 to overtake the hapless Canadian pair of Jonathan Simoneau and Jennifer Willis-Park, who finished fourth on 2599.

    The 265 game added another record to Putney's achievements at this tournament, replacing her 257 mark set in Scotland in 2002 and delivering an identical final score today of 1309 to her doubles partner, George Frilingos from Brisbane.

    Outstanding averages in the Mixed Doubles event have elevated Dominic Barrett and Glen Loader to top four placings in the men's All Events – Dominic leading with a total pinfall of 3957, Frilingos in second position on 3880, Mohd Noer Said from Malaysia third on 3812 and Loader fourth on 3807.

    Ann Maree Putney currently tops the women's All Events on 3814, with Canada's Jennifer Willis-Park lying second on 3666 and Wendy Chai from Malaysia third on 3655, with the young England ladies Katie Jowsey and Fiona Banks in hot pursuit on 3615 and 3602 respectively.

    Following Wednesday's Mixed Teams of Four event, the field of 64 international representatives from 16 Commonwealth countries will be cut to the top 12 in each division for the two-block Masters event on Friday and Saturday, culminating with a stepladder final scheduled for 3pm on Saturday, 8 July. Pictures courtesy of Ian Nicholls on behalf of the CTBF.


    III Commonwealth Tenpin Championships - Mixed Doubles


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

    1. England, 2675, 222,92
    Dominic Barrett, 1472, 245,33/Fiona Banks, 1203, 200,50
    2. Australia, 2618, 218,17
    George Frilingos, 1309, 218,17/Ann-Maree Putney, 1309, 218,17
    3. Australia, 2611, 217,58
    Glen Loader, 1445, 240,83/Tracey Madden, 1166, 194,33


    4. Canada, 2599, 216,58
    Jonathan Simoneau, 1331, 221,83/Jennifer Willis-Park, 1268, 211,33
    5. Malaysia, 2540, 211,67
    Isaac Russell, 1255, 209,17/Wendy Chai, 1285, 214,17
    6. Malaysia, 2523, 210,25
    Mohd Noer Said, 1270, 211,67/Choy Poh Lai, 1253, 208,83
    7. England, 2469, 205,75
    Jon Zadel, 1285, 214,17/Katie Jowsey, 1184, 197,33
    8. Canada, 2450, 204,17
    George Lambert Iv, 1248, 208,00/Caroline Lagrange, 1202, 200,33
    9. New Zealand, 2403, 200,25
    Craig Nevatt, 1273, 212,17/Ivena Heald, 1130, 188,33
    10. Scotland, 2400, 200,00
    Mark Mcqueen, 1232, 205,33/Laura Rhoney, 1168, 194,67
    11. New Zealand, 2363, 196,92
    Jason Waters, 1222, 203,67/Julieanne Mollet, 1141, 190,17
    12. Malta, 2314, 192,83
    Brian Farrugia, 1156, 192,67/Sue Abela, 1158, 193,00
    13. Wales, 2307, 192,25
    Stuart Chamberlain, 1193, 198,83/Sue Thomas, 1114, 185,67
    (tie) Malta, 2307, 192,25
    Ray Falzon Reale, 1184, 197,33/Melissa Anastasi, 1123, 187,17
    15. Bahamas, 2305, 192,08
    Clarence Wallace, 1144, 190,67/Marina Mcclain, 1161, 193,50
    16. Scotland, 2268, 189,00
    Gary Anderson, 1188, 198,00/Jacqui Maccoll, 1080, 180,00
    17. Northern Ireland, 2257, 188,08
    Ryan Press, 1235, 205,83/Christine Robinson, 1022, 170,33
    18. Bahamas, 2245, 187,08
    Sonith Lockhart, 1182, 197,00/Joanne Woodside-Powell, 1063, 177,17
    19. Cyprus, 2223, 185,25
    Andreas Karystianos, 1164, 194,00/Avgi Nicolaou, 1059, 176,50
    20. Jersey, 2204, 183,67
    Dean Saunders, 1133, 188,83/Steph Le Lion, 1071, 178,50
    21. Guernsey, 2160, 180,00
    Derek Tomlin, 1111, 185,17/Michelle Ward, 1049, 174,83
    22. Guernsey, 2127, 177,25
    Mick Prigent, 1092, 182,00/Linda Robilliard, 1035, 172,50
    23. Cyprus, 2116, 176,33
    Charis Panayiotou, 1146, 191,00/Nandia Herodotou, 970, 161,67
    24. Brunei, 2114, 176,17
    Shahwall Mustafa, 1079, 179,83/Hjh Siti Aisah Binti Hj Mohd. Jaafar, 1035, 172,50
    25. Northern Ireland, 2095, 174,58
    Kenny Donnelly, 1118, 186,33/Karen Payne, 977, 162,83
    26. India, 2089, 174,08
    Shaik Abdul Hameed, 1085, 180,83/Sabeena Athica, 1004, 167,33
    27. Wales, 2081, 173,42
    Terry Richards, 1074, 179,00/Anne-Maree Williams, 1007, 167,83
    28. Brunei, 2065, 172,08
    Mohd Abdul Raafe, 1060, 176,67/Hjh Ardiah Hj Serbini, 1005, 167,50
    29. Gibraltar, 2053, 171,08
    Charlie De La Rosa, 1068, 178,00/Helen Mcgunnigle, 985, 164,17
    30. Jersey, 2033, 169,42
    Paul Wright, 1132, 188,67/Glenda Burrows, 901, 150,17
    31. India, 2007, 167,25
    R. Shashi Kumar, 1034, 172,33/Nallabantu Sumathi, 973, 162,17
    32. Gibraltar, 1964, 163,67
    Ian Armsby, 1014, 169,00/Julie Jackson, 950, 158,33