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Ten-Pin Bowling

Ten-Pin Bowling

Ten-Pin Bowling made it into the Commonwealth Games in 1998 where England won silver and bronze.

As one of the most popular sports in Malaysia it came as no surprise that the sport was included when the Games reached Kuala Lumpur. In 1998 Ten-Pin Bowling was contested by one million people in the Far East, making it the largest participation indoor sport in the world.

England were one of 18 countries to compete in the sport which featured five events, men's and women's doubles, mixed doubles, and men's and women's singles.

Hosts Malaysia dominated, as expected, but there was success for England as Richard Hood (top) and Pauline Buck won silver in the mixed doubles, the latter of which then teamed up with Gemma Burden for bronze in the women's doubles.

Richard Hood made Commonwealth Games history by recording its very first 'perfect game' of 300 points.

Ten-Pin Bowling also featured in the 2004 Commonwealth Youth Games in Bendigo, Australia.