Australia's Sam Cooley starts 6th Commonwealth Championship with victory in Men's Singles


    2013 CTBC

    Singapore's Muhammad Jaris Goh; Malaysia's Isaac Russell Paul take silver and bronze medals


    Australia's Sam Cooley (pictured left) averaged over 240 Tuesday at Pins Lincoln Bowling Center in Auckland, New Zealand, to start the VI Commonwealth Tenpin Bowling Championship with victory in Men's Singles.

    2013CTBCMuhammadJarisGoh.jpgThe 21-year-old gold medalist in All Events at the 2012 World Youth Championships in Thailand rolled games of 247, 195, 267, 277, 224 and 234 to lead the 20-player field from ten countries (Australia, England, Gibraltar, India, Malaysia, Malta, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Singapore and Wales) with 1444 total and an average of 240.66.

    2013CTBCIsaacPaul.jpgOn the way to the gold medal, Cooley outaveraged his nearest competitor, Muhammad Jaris Goh (right) of Singapore, by almost twenty pins. The 18-year-old, who represented his country at the 2010 and 2012 Asian Schools Championships, used high games of 256, 248 and 236 for 1328 (221.33) to claim the silver medal.

    Isaac Russell Paul (left) of Malaysia, who was part of the gold medal winning doubles pair at the 2006 Commonwealth Championship in Melbourne, secured the bronze medal. The 25 year-old was another 81 pins behind Goh with 1247 (207.83).

    Competition resumes with the Women's Singles event.

    2013CTBCLogo_small.jpg This is the sixth edition of the biennial championship which is open to all federations that are members of the Commonwealth Tenpin Bowling Federation (CTBF). Each team consists of two men and two women.

    Gold, silver and bronze medals are awarded in Singles, Doubles, Mixed Doubles, Mixed Teams, All Events and Masters.

    Photos courtesy of Baz Lynch Photos Forever.


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