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

    07/09/06

    Australia

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

     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.

    Both players led the 12-player men's and women's divisions after round robin to earn the No. 1 seed for the three-player stepladder finals. Both championship matches over two games total pinfall were decided in the final frame. Click on the image to enlarge it.

    Frilingos watched Mohd Noer Said, Malaysia, defeating Jon Zadel, England, in the men's semi-final, 233-186. Said used the momentum and took a 33-pin lead after game #1 (211-178) but 2005 Australian ranking leader Frilingos rebounded with a 208-165 in game #2 to win the men's Masters title by mere two pins, 378-376.

    On the women's side, Commonwealth Championships Singles champion Ann-Maree Putney, Australia, fell to Canadian Jennifer Willis-Park in the semi-final, 213-210. Willis, who won the gold medal in the team event, had a slim 3-pin advantage after the first game against Banks, 202-199. The English, who won two gold medals in women's and mixed Doubles, countered with a 233-222 win in game #2 to claim her third gold medal of the championships with a 432-424 victory.

    Pictures courtesy of Ian Nicholls on behalf of the CTBF.


    III Commonwealth Tenpin Championships - Men's Masters Final


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

    Championship Round:
    1. George Frilingos, Australia, 378 (2 games)
    2. Mohd Noer Said, Malaysia, 609 (3 games)
    3. Jon Zadel, England, 186 (1 game)

    Playoff Results:
    First Match: Said def. Zadel, 233-186
    Championship Match: Frilingos (178+208) def. Said (211+165), 378-376.


    III Commonwealth Tenpin Championships - Women's Masters Final


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

    Championship Round:
    1. Fiona Banks, England, 432 (2 games)
    2. Jennifer Willis-Park, Canada, 637 (3 games)
    3. Ann-Maree Putney, Australia, 210 (1 game)

    Playoff Results:
    First Match: Willis def. Putney, 213-210
    Championship Match: Banks (199+233) def Willis (202+222), 432-424.


    III Commonwealth Tenpin Championships - Men's Round Robin


    Players with position, country, 12-game total (Block1-2), average, won-loss record, bonus and grand total

    1. George Frilingos, Australia, 2606 (1411-1195), 217,17, 7-5, 70, 2676
    2. Mohd Noer Said, Malaysia, 2555 (1297, 1258), 212,92, 9-3, 90, 2645
    3. Jon Zadel, England, 2517 (1244, 1273), 209,75, 8-4, 80, 2597
    Top 3 advanced to the stepladder finals.

    Missed Cut:

    4. Jason Waters, New Zealand, 2515 (1216, 1299), 209,58, 7-5, 70, 2585
    5. Dominic Barrett, England, 2486 (1241, 1245), 207,17, 6-6, 60, 2546
    6. George Lambert IV, Canada, 2449 (1273, 1176), 204,08, 5-7, 50, 2499
    7. Ray Falzon Reale, Malta, 2448 (1291, 1157), 204,00, 4-8, 40, 2488
    8. Jonathan Simoneau, Canada, 2437 (1202, 1235), 203,08, 5-7, 50, 2487
    9. Sonith Lockhart, Bahamas, 2374 (1126, 1248), 197,83, 7-5, 70, 2444
    10. Glen Loader, Australia, 2356 (1195, 1161), 196,33, 6-6, 60, 2416
    11. Stuart Chamberlain, Wales, 2355 (1158, 1197), 196,25, 6-6, 60, 2415
    12. Isaac Russell, Malaysia, 2288 (1169, 1119), 190,67, 2-10, 20, 2308


    III Commonwealth Tenpin Championships - Women's Round Robin


    Players with position, country, 12-game total (Block1-2), average, won-loss record, bonus and grand total

    1. Fiona Banks, England, 2550 (1353, 1197), 212,50, 8-4, 80, 2630
    2. Jennifer Willis-Park, Canada, 2483 (1260, 1223), 206,92, 7-5, 70, 2553
    3. Ann-Maree Putney, Australia, 2462 (1170, 1292), 205,17, 8-4, 80, 2542
    Top 3 advanced to the stepladder finals.

    Missed Cut:

    4. Wendy Chai, Malaysia, 2373 (1187, 1186), 197,75, 7-5, 70, 2443
    (tie) Laura Rhoney, Scotland, 2353 (1134, 1219), 196,08, 9-3, 90, 2443
    6. Caroline Lagrange, Canada, 2347 (1189, 1158), 195,58, 6-6, 60, 2407
    7. Choy Poh Lai, Malaysia, 2357 (1058, 1299), 196,42, 4-8, 40, 2397
    8. Katie Jowsey, England, 2324 (1177, 1147), 193,67, 5-7, 50, 2374
    9. Tracey Madden, Australia, 2313 (1129, 1184), 192,75, 4-8, 40, 2353
    10. Ivena Heald, New Zealand, 2311 (1171, 1140), 192,58, 4-8, 40, 2351
    11. Melissa Anastasi, Malta, 2272 (1109, 1163), 189,33, 6-6, 60, 2332
    12. Sue Abela, Malta, 2255 (1083, 1172), 187,92, 4-8, 40, 2295


    Frilingos and Banks target gold medals in Masters in Commonwealth Championships


    2006CTBFFionaBanks.jpg 2006CTBFGeorgeFrilingos.jpg Australia's George Frilingos and Fiona Banks from England took a commanding lead in the men's and women's Masters event in the III Commonwealth Tenpin Championships at Altona OZTenpin Bowl in Melbourne, Australia.

    Frilingos, the 2005 Australian ranking leader, averaged 235,17 in the first block of round robin on the short oil pattern and won five matches to lead the 12-player field with 1461 pinfall total. Trailing the Aussie by 104 pins is Mohd Noer Said, Malaysia, with 1357. Third place belonged to Ray Falzon Reale, Malta, despite a 2-4 record with 1311.

    Fiona Banks, who won gold in women's Doubles (on short oil) and gold in mixed doubles (on long oil) outaveraged her nearest competitor by more than 15 pins to take a huge 113 pin lead. Banks felled 1353 pins and won all her six matches for 1413 pinfall total. Jennifer Willis-Park, Canada, is second with 1300, while Wendy Chai, Malaysia, is another 73 pins behind Willis in third place with 1227.

    The top three players after the second block of round robin will determine the medalists in a stepladder final. Pictures courtesy of Ian Nicholls on behalf of the CTBF.


    III Commonwealth Tenpin Championships - Men's Round Robin


    Players with position, country, six-game total, average, won-loss record, bonus and grand total

    1. George Frilingos, Australia, 1411, 235.17, 5-1, 50, 1461
    2. Mohd Noer Said, Malaysia, 1297, 216.17, 6-0, 60, 1357
    3. Ray Falzon Reale, Malta, 1291, 215.17, 2-4, 20, 1311
    4. George Lambert IV, Canada, 1273, 212.17, 3-3, 30, 1303
    5. Jon Zadel, England, 1244, 207.33, 3-3, 30, 1274
    6. Dominic Barrett, England, 1241, 206.83, 3-3, 30, 1271
    7. Jason Waters, New Zealand, 1216, 202.67, 2-4, 20, 1236
    8. Glen Loader, Australia, 1195, 199.17, 3-3, 30, 1225
    9. Jonathan Simoneau, Canada, 1202, 200.33, 2-4, 20, 1222
    10. Isaac Russell, Malaysia, 1169, 194.83, 2-4, 20, 1189
    11. Stuart Chamberlain, Wales, 1158, 193.00, 2-4, 20, 1178
    12. Sonith Lockhart, Bahamas, 1126, 187.67, 3-3, 30, 1156


    III Commonwealth Tenpin Championships - Women's Round Robin


    Players with position, country, six-game total, average, won-loss record, bonus and grand total

    1. Fiona Banks, England, 1353, 225.50, 6-0, 60, 1413
    2. Jennifer Willis-Park, Canada, 1260, 210.00, 4-2, 40, 1300
    3. Wendy Chai, Malaysia, 1187, 197.83, 4-2, 40, 1227
    4. Caroline Lagrange, Canada, 1189, 198.17, 2-4, 20, 1209
    5. Katie Jowsey, England, 1177, 196.17, 3-3, 30, 1207
    6. Ann-Maree Putney, Australia, 1170, 195.00, 3-3, 30, 1200
    7. Ivena Heald, New Zealand, 1171, 195.17, 2-4, 20, 1191
    8. Laura Rhoney, Scotland, 1134, 189.00, 4-2, 40, 1174
    9. Tracey Madden, Australia, 1129, 188.17, 1-5, 10, 1139
    (tie) Melissa Anastasi, Malta, 1109, 184.83, 3-3, 30, 1139
    11. Sue Abela, Malta, 1083, 180.50, 2-4, 20, 1103
    12. Choy Poh Lai, Malaysia, 1058, 176.33, 2-4, 20, 1078