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26 Nov 2016 
 
JOHANNESBURG FAREWELLS VII CTBC

The stage was set for the stepladder finals of the elite Masters event at Northcliff Bowl this morning as bowlers from all eleven teams that have been competing in Johannesburg this week joined a large crowd of spectators to see who would become the VII CTBC Masters champions.

(press release)
25 Nov 2016 
 
STEPLADDER FINALISTS DECIDED AFTER VII CTBC MASTERS MATCHPLAY

The VII Commonwealth Tenpin Bowling Championship Masters currently underway at Northcliff Bowl in Johannesburg is showcasing the talent of some of the world’s top bowlers and delighting local spectators and an international audience via livestreaming provided by the TBASA.
Whiting, Amirah, Daly
(press release)
24 Nov 2016 
 
TEAM MALAYSIA SCOOP GOLD WITH DECISIVE VICTORY IN TEAMS EVENT

Team Malaysia came out firing today with a stunning 992, determined to stamp its supremacy in one of the pinnacle events of the VII Commonwealth Tenpin Bowling Championships.

(press release)
23 Nov 2016 
 

ENGLAND WITHSTANDS DETERMINED CHALLENGE TO WIN GOLD IN MIXED DOUBLES

England’s strong finish in the Men’s Doubles on Tuesday afternoon spurred the duo of Becky Day and Elliot Crosby into another impressive start to the Mixed Doubles event. The pair shot lines of 489, 522 and 459 to hold an overnight lead ahead of Malaysia’s B Squad players Shalin Zulkifli and Timmy Tan, and A Squad pair of Siti Amirah and Mohd Nur Aiman.

(press release)
22 Nov 2016 
 

South Africa strikes Gold in Men’s Doubles and
Malaysian duo wins Women’s Doubles


The atmosphere was electric at Northcliff Bowl in Johannesburg this afternoon as the host nation’s Men’s Doubles pair of Andrew Cyster and Quintin Haywood seized Gold for South Africa for the first time in the history of Commonwealth Tenpin Bowling Championships.

(press release)
 21 Nov 2016 
 

Malaysia scoops Gold & Silver in Men’s and Malta creates CTBC history with
a Gold/Bronze result in the Women’s Singles at VII CTBC in Johannesburg

A slow start in Game 1 of the Men’s Singles didn’t deter Malaysia’s Muhd Nur Aiman who then blitzed the lanes with lines of 266, 248, 235, 268 and 258 and a stunning 241.3 average at Northcliff Bowl this morning to convincingly secure the first Gold medal at the VII Commonwealth Tenpin Bowling Championship now underway in Johannesburg.

(press release)
 21 Nov 2016 
 

COLOURFUL OPENING CEREMONY
WELCOMES BOWLERS TO JOHANNESBURG

(press release)
 11 Nov 2016 
 

COMMONWEALTH CHAMPIONSHIP
PRESENTED ON AFRICAN CONTINENT FOR THE FIRST TIME

Northcliff Bowl in Johannesburg is preparing to stage a highlight event on tenpin bowling’s international sporting calendar – the VII Commonwealth Tenpin Bowling Championship. It will be a historic first on the African continent in the wake of previous Championships in Scotland, Cyprus, Australia, Northern Ireland, Malaysia and New Zealand.

(press release)
 22 Sept 2016 
 

Wildlife Beckons Bowlers to Johannesburg.....

22 September is World Rhino Day. World Rhino Day celebrates Rhinoceroses and generates awareness of issues regarding their well-being......


(press release)
 10 Sept 2016 
 

Commonwealth Bowlers Shine on World Stage.....

(press release)
 29 Jul 2016 
 
The VII Commonwealth Tenpin Bowling Championship official website and associated social media platforms are now live.

(press release)
 01 Mar 2016



Johannesburg to host VII Commonwealth Tenpin Bowling Championship

Marking the first time a Commonwealth Tenpin Bowling Championship will be staged on the African continent, Johannesburg has today been named as host for this year’s Commonwealth Tenpin Bowling Championship.


(press release)

 30 Nov 2015
CTBF President Supports CGF Vision
to Engage and Inspire the Next Generation....

President of the Malta Olympic Committee, Julian Pace-Bonello was amongst senior dignitaries welcomed by the Prime Minister of Malta, the Honourable Joseph Muscat, to a leaders’ Sports Breakfast at the biennial Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Valletta on Sunday.

(press release)
 
 06 July 2012

AUCKLAND BECKONS BOWLERS IN 2013

A stunning logo representing New Zealand’s diverse culture will be a prominent feature throughout the VI Commonwealth Tenpin Bowling Championship, scheduled from 24 February to 4 March 2013 in Auckland.

 

(Press release) 

 12 Sept 2011

COMMONWEALTH BOWLERS WIN PODIUM HONOURS

 

Commonwealth-nation bowlers performed strongly in the WTBA World Tenpin Bowling Championships for Women that finished last night in Hong Kong.

(Press release) 

 05 Sept 2011

Auckland’s attractions boost bid to host VI Commonwealth Tenpin Bowling Championship

 

Today’s announcement by the President of the Commonwealth Tenpin Bowling Federation, Julian Pace-Bonello, of the success of Tenpin Bowling New Zealand’s bid to host the next COMMONWEALTH TENPIN BOWLING CHAMPIONSHIP in February 2013 has been widely acclaimed by the international bowling fraternity.

(Press release) 

 21 May 2010
Malaysian Tenpin Bowling Congress to host V Commonwealth Tenpin Bowling Championships

 

The Malaysian Tenpin Bowling Congress will host the V Commonwealth Tenpin Bowling Championships in Kuala Lumpur, 19-27 February 2011. 

As previous hosts of the 1998 Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur, and the WTBA World Championships in 2003, the MTBC and Sunway Megalanes have demonstrated their expertise and ideal facilities to stage major international events, and we are confident that this experience guarantees a successful Championship on behalf of the CTBF.

(Press release) 

 9th Jun 2008
NITBF launches website for IV Commonwealth Tenpin Bowling Championship

Belfast 2008The Organising Committee of the IV Commonwealth Tenpin Bowling Championships has today announced that the official website for this year’s Championships has been launched, and can be accessed here

(Press release)

 

 25th May 2008
Belfast will host the fourth Commonwealth Tenpin Bowling Championships
High Sheriff of Belfast, Cr Margaret McKenzie (l) and Mayoress of Castlereagh, Cr Myreve Chambers at the media launch of Belfast's historic hosting of the IV CTBC in November

The competition, to be staged at the Dundonald International Ice Bowl from 24 – 30 November, is being hosted by the Northern Ireland Tenpin Bowling Federation.

 

Competitors from 16 Commonwealth countries – including a number of reigning world champions – are expected to take part in the Championships, which previously has been held in Scotland, Australia and Cyprus.  Each team is made up of four bowlers, and Northern Ireland’s team is made up of Dundonald’s Karen Payne and Billy Nimick and Londonderry’s Lynda Watson and Kevin Horton. 

The Championships is being sponsored by Belfast City Council, together with the Dundonald International Ice Bowl, Castlereagh Borough Council, Sport Northern Ireland, the British Tenpin Bowling Association, QubicaAMF, Holiday Inn Belfast, Discover Ireland and FonaCab.

 

 

Joining the Northern Ireland team at the Dundonald International Ice Bowl, the High Sheriff of Belfast, Councillor Margaret McKenzie, pointed to the province’s growing international reputation for hosting successful sporting events.

 

“In recent years, we have hosted a diverse range of international sporting competitions, from the World Cross Country Championships to the World Amateur Boxing Championships, the Fencing Commonwealth Games and the Women’s World Open Squash Championship to last year’s IRB Under 19 World Championship. This year promises to be just as eventful, with not just one but three major international competitions – the World One Armed Golf Championships at Dunmurry in June, the World Blind Golf Championships at Belvoir Park in August and the Commonwealth Tenpin Bowling Championships here at Dundonald in November.

 

Of course, we cannot stage major competitions like these without partnerships, and I am delighted the Belfast City Council has been able to work with our neighbours in Castlereagh to bring these Commonwealth Championships to Northern Ireland.”

 

The Mayor of Castlereagh, Councillor Myreve Chambers, added: “Castlereagh Borough Council is delighted to be staging another prestigious bowling event at Dundonald International Ice Bowl.  The facility has previously hosted many major bowling events, including a number of junior, adult and senior Triple Crowns, which were eagerly contended by teams across the British Isles and Republic of Ireland, as well the unforgettable AMF Bowling World Cup which saw more than 70 teams across the globe competing for the title.  We have every hope that the Commonwealth Tenpin Bowling Championship will be as successful, and we look forward to working with both Belfast City Council and the Northern Ireland Tenpin Bowling Federation to ensure that every participant and their supporters have an enjoyable visit.”

 

Billy Beattie, President of the Northern Ireland Tenpin Bowling Federation, said they were looking forward to competing on their home lanes. “This is a great opportunity for Northern Ireland to promote tenpin bowling as a Commonwealth sport, and the chance to host a very prestigious event.  We are confident that all the competitors will enjoy their stay in Northern Ireland and experience the friendliness of the people and natural beauty of the country.”

 

The fourth Commonwealth Tenpin Bowling Championships take place at the Dundonald International Ice Bowl from 23 – 30 November.  The Dundonald International Ice Bowl hosted the AMF Bowling World Cup in 1996.

 26th Feb 2008
lV Commonwealth Tenpin Bowling Championships ~ November 2008

It is a great pleasure for the Northern Ireland Tenpin Bowling Federation to present the IV Commonwealth Tenpin Bowling Championships.

Hosted on behalf of the CTBF in conjunction with our main partner, the Belfast City Council, together with the Dundonald International Ice Bowl, the Castlereagh Borough Council, the BTBA, QubicaAMF, Holiday Inn Belfast, Discover Ireland and Fona Cab.

 10th May 2006
III Commonwealth Tenpin Bowling Championships ~ July 2006

The III Commonwealth Tenpin Bowling Championship, to be staged midyear in Melbourne, Australia, has already attracted entries from 15 Commonwealth countries.   National Federations from all three Zones of the sport will send teams of two men and two women to compete in the 2006 event that will be hosted by Tenpin Bowling Australia on behalf of the Commonwealth Tenpin Bowling Federation.

 

 

 13th July 2004
II Commonwealth Tenpin Bowling Championships ~ February 2005

 Held in Paphos, Cyprus. Paphos is an area so diverse one cannot get enough of it. A thriving coastal city situated on the southwest coast of Cyprus with a population of 65.000. Ancient legend tells us that this was the home of Aphrodite, goddess of love and beauty. Mountain villages, crystal clear waters, sandy beaches, and beautiful landscapes all bathed in the healthiest year round climate in the Mediterranean, with 340 days of wonderful sunshine. Paphos has two bowling centres. The Championships will take place at the Cosmic Bowling Centre.

 

 28th February 2004
Youth acknowledged as most valuable natural resource

ACGA President Sam Coffa unveiled a plaque dedicating the Bendigo Centre to Youth bowlers The re-opening of Bendigo’s Dragon City Lanes on 21st February was a colourful insight to the fun and excitement that will be enjoyed by youth bowlers from all corners of the world during the II Commonwealth Youth Games in December.........more

photo courtesy Bendigo Advertiser

 20th April 2003

Cross-Sport Welcome functions held in Bendigo and Melbourne

Two "friendly" matches between the Scotland Institute of Sport Swim Team and local bowlers from the City of Bendigo and Chadstone in suburban Melbourne last week highlighted the uniqueness of the sport of tenpin bowling and the hospitality of its players.  

Where could 20 of Scotland’s top Swimmers find themselves in an arena with no water, no starting gun and no finishing line, yet still be able to compete and have fun – as individuals and as a team?  Where else but a tenpin bowling centre! On Wednesday, Dragon City Lanes in Bendigo was the venue for the first of two social functions hosted by the sport’s national governing body, Tenpin Bowling Australia.  Bendigo Mayor, Cr. Rod Fyffe and Commonwealth Youth Games Director, Michelle Pryde, joined local bowlers and officials in welcoming the visiting Scottish squad.  Cr. Fyffe remarked on the special bonds of friendship that grow between athletes irrespective of their sport when linked with a common bond. Scottish team and James Blennerhassett, Chadstone April 03

Swimming and Tenpin Bowling are two of the ten sports recently announced by the Australian Commonwealth Games Association as part of the program for the 2004 Commonwealth Youth Games to be held in Bendigo in November, 2004 .........more

 

20th March 2003

Tenpin one of Top Ten for Commonwealth Youth Games 

The sport of Tenpin Bowling is one of ten popular sports named by the Australian Commonwealth Games Association this week as part of the program for the 2nd Commonwealth Youth Games, to be held in Bendigo Victoria from 29 November to 4 December 2004......more  

Julian Pace-Bonello, President CTBF“News of our sport’s inclusion in this prestigious event has set the bowling world buzzing” said President of the Commonwealth Tenpin Bowling Federation, Julian Pace-Bonello from Malta today.  “Our Federation was established following the Commonwealth Tenpin Bowling Championships in Scotland, with its primary focus being to stage biennial Commonwealth Championships that will ultimately meld into the official Commonwealth Games program.  The announcement of our sport’s inclusion in the Youth Games in Bendigo is the fulfillment of one of its goals” he said.

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