Hamilton kegler finishes sixth at Commonwealth 10-pin finals

MELBOURNE, Aust. – Hamilton’s George Lambert IV finished sixth in round-robin play at the windup to the Commonwealth Tenpin Championships.

Lambert, a member of Team Canada, had earlier won gold in the mixed team event with team members Caroline: Lagrange of Notre Dame des Pins, Jennifer Willis-Park of Nanaimo, B.C., and Jonathan Simoneau of Montreal.

Willis-Park won the silver medal in the step-ladder final of the women’s masters event . She finished second in the round-robin portion of the masters, which is match play competition for the high 12 all events players. She met Ann-Maree Putney of Australia in the first match winning 212-210. She went on to meet the round-robin leader Fiona Banks of England. In the two-game match, Willis-Park bowled 202 to Bank’s 199 in the first game. Banks came back with a 233 game and Willis-Park bowled 222 to lose the gold by eight pins. Lagrange finished sixth in the round robin

In the men’s division, Mohd Noer Said, Malaysia, the second seed in the step-ladder won over Jon Zadel of England 223-166. He met the leader George Frillingos of Australia who won 378-376. George Lambert IV, Hamilton, Ontario finished sixth in the round-robin and Jonathan Simoneau, Montreal, Quebec was eighth.

In addition to the mixed team medal, Canada won two other medals. Willis-Park had a silver in women’s masters, and Lagrange took silver in the women’s singles in the events which ran from July 2-9. Fifteen countries competed in the championships – Australia, Bahamas, Brunei Darussalam, England, Gibraltar, Guernsey, India, Jersey, Malaysia, Malta, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland.

Canada’s next international event is the World Tenpin Bowling Association’s under 23 Youth Championships which will take place in Berlin, Germany, July 21-30, 2006.