Mohd Nur Aiman wins first gold medal at IV Commonwealth Championships


    2008 CTBC

    Dundonald International Ice Bowl in Belfast, Northern Ireland (Nov. 22-30, 2008)

    2008CTBCMohdNurAiman.jpg Malaysia’s Mohd Nur Aiman (pictured left) averaged 256.50 for six games and felled 1539 pins en route to capture the first gold medal of the IV Commonwealth Tenpin Bowling Championship in Belfast, Northern Ireland, in the men's Singles competition.

    Photo courtesy of CTBF.

    2008CTBCGlenLoader.jpg Aiman,, a member of the adult and youth Team Malaysia, which won the team gold in the ABF Championships and World Youth Championships earlier this year, had a high game of 299, 266, three games over 250 and a 205 low game including an 822 series for the final three games.

    Aiman's 299 and his 1539 total broke the championship records for 1 and 6 games.

    2008CTBCMarkBuffa.jpg Glen Loader (pictured right) of Australia finished his series with 279 and 278 to shoot into second place and secure the silver medal with 1402 (233.67).

    Mark Buffa (left) beat out fellow Canadian Joe Ciach for the bronze medal by 13 pins, Buffa closed out his set with 279 to finish with 1395 (232.50) while Ciach had 'only' 257 to settle for fourth place with 1382 ((230.33).

    Darren Cundy, England and Brian Farrugia, Malta, second and third before the final game slipped all the way out of the medals to finish fifth and sixth with 1367 and 1361.

    32 men from 16 Commonwealth countries, Australia, Bahamas, Canada, Cyprus, England, Gibraltar, Guernsey, India, Jersey, Malaysia, Malta, New Zealand, Scotland, Singapore, Wales and the host Northern Ireland (Pakistan withdrew) participate in the championships.

    Champion Mohd Nur Aiman outaveraged last place Tony Galea from Gibraltar by almost 100 pins … per game (964/160.67).

    2008 CTBC Men's Singles - Final Standings