Tenpin Bowling was introduced to in the program of the 1998 Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur. In this event, the competition was dominated by the host country Malaysia and Australia, taking 9 of the available 15 medals between them.
Winners in 1998
- Men's Singles Kenny Ang (Malaysia)
- Men's Doubles Kenny Ang & Ben Heng (Malaysia)
- Women's Singles Cara Honeychurch (Australia)
- Women's Doubles Cara Honeychurch & Maxine Nable (Australia)
- Mixed Doubles Frank Ryan & Cara Honeychurch (Australia)
Commonwealth Tenpin Bowling Championships
Unfortunately for the followers of this sport, tenpin bowling has not been on the Commonwealth Games official program since 1998. Instead, a Commonwealth Tenpin Bowling Championships was organized in the same year in 2002 and 2006. Currently, the championship are held every two years, and not in the same years a the Commonwealth Games. It is hoped that tenpin bowling will again be part of the Commonwealth Games program in the future, and that this tournament will meld back in with the official program.
- In 2002 the inaugural Commonwealth Tenpin Bowling Championships were held in Stirling, Scotland.
- In 2006 the 3rd Commonwealth Tenpin Bowling Championships were held in Melbourne, Australia.
- Bowling at the Olympic Games — a new sport?
- About Bowling demonstration sport at the Olympics
- There is more information about the sport of Tenpin
- See the full list of Commonwealth Games sports