Commonwealth Tenpin Bowling Championships

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The Commonwealth Tenpin Bowling Championships is an event open to all national WTBA member federations, which participate in tenpin bowling and are countries within the Commonwealth or all national tenpin bowling federations and/or associations (Non-WTBA) who are within the Commonwealth and participate in tenpin bowling.[1] Eligible members send two men and two women to compete for medals in Singles, Doubles, Mixed Doubles, Team, All-Events, and Masters.

Commonwealth Tenpin Bowling Federation[edit]

The CTBF was founded on August 28, 2002 in Stirling, Scotland.[1] CTBF was created to foster a greater and more focused interest in tenpin bowling and international friendship between all nations within the Commonwealth.[1] The CTBF will affiliate to the sport’s international governing body, the WTBA, with its prime focus being to successfully stage Commonwealth Championships that will ultimately meld into the official Commonwealth Games program.[2]

History[edit]

Stirling 2002[edit]

The inaugural Commonwealth Tenpin Bowling Championships were held in Stirling, Scotland. England won seven out of a possible ten gold medals. Donna Adams won gold in singles, all-events, masters, mixed doubles, and team. India's Shaik Abdul Hameed won two gold medals, in singles and masters.[3]

Paphos 2005[edit]

The second Commonwealth Tenpin Bowling Championships were held in Paphos, Cyprus. Malaysia won six out of a possible ten gold medals. Shalin Zulkifli won gold in all-events, masters, mixed doubles, and team.[4]

Melbourne 2006[edit]

The third Commonwealth Tenpin Bowling Championships were held in Melbourne, Australia. England won five gold medals, but Australia won the most medals, with eleven (three gold, four silver, and four bronze). England's Fiona Banks won gold in doubles, masters, and mixed doubles.[5]

Belfast 2008[edit]

The fourth Commonwealth Tenpin Bowling Championships were held in Belfast, Northern Ireland. England and Malaysia each won four gold medals, with Singapore winning the remaining two gold medals.[6]

Kuala Lumpur 2011[edit]

The fifth Commonwealth Tenpin Bowling Championships were held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Three nations dominated this edition, with Singapore winning four gold medals and three each for England and Malaysia.[7]

Auckland 2013[edit]

The sixth Commonwealth Tenpin Bowling Championships were held in Auckland, New Zealand. Australia won four gold medals, three of them by Sam Cooley. Cooley won gold in singles, all-events, and masters.[8]

Medal History[9][edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  England 21 7 12 40
2  Malaysia 15 16 13 44
3  Singapore 10 10 3 23
4  Australia 9 14 17 40
5  Canada 2 7 10 19
6  India 2 1 1 4
7  Northern Ireland 1 2 0 3
8  Malta 0 2 4 6
9  Bahamas 0 1 0 1
=10  Brunei 0 0 1 1
=10  New Zealand 0 0 1 1
=10  South Africa 0 0 1 1

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