About Bill

 

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BILL ROWE ( OWNER / OPERATOR ) ROWE ZONE BOWLING STORE

OPENED FIRST PRO SHOP IN 1979

COMPETED AS AN EXEMPT PBA PLAYER ON THE PROFESSIONAL BOWLERS TOUR IN 2004 – 2005

Personal Bowling Resume

Canadian National Team Accomplishments

Member of Canada’s National Team 1992 thru 1998

 

 

  • Canadian Tenpin Federation Canadian Male Bowler of the Year
  • 5 consecutive years …. ( 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998 )
  • 1992 CTF National Team Trials Silver Medalist
  • 1994 CTF National Team Trials – Canadian National Champion
  • 1996 CTF National Team Trials Bronze Medalist
  • Representing Canada in International Competition

1993 American Zone Championships – Guadalajara, Mexico

  • Bronze Medal Trios & Silver Medal 5 Man Team

** Masters Finalist **

1994 Commonwealth Invitational – Victoria, BC Canada

  • Singles Gold and All Events Gold

1995 Pan American Games – Buenos Aries, Argentina

  • Gold Medal ( Singles )
  • Bronze Medal ( 4 Man Team )

** Masters Finalist **

1995 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS – Reno, Nevada

  • Silver Medal ( Singles )

** Masters Finalist **

1996 Atlanta Olympics – Atlanta, Georgia USA

  • Gold Medal ( Singles Event Atlanta Olympic Challenge )

*** Demonstration Sport in the Summer Olympics ***

1997 American Zone Championships – Santo Domingo, DR

  • Silver Medals – Singles Event
  • Silver Medal – Trios Event
  • Silver Medal – 5 Man Team
  • Silver Medal – Individual All Events
  • Silver Medal – Masters

1998 Commonwealth Games – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

  • Silver Medal (Singles)
  • Bronze Medal (Mixed Doubles)

*** Perfect 300 Game in Singles Event ***

Individual International Competition

  • 1995  4th Place SBS Invitational – Seoul, Korea
  • 1997 5th place SBS Invitational – Seoul, Korea
  • 1997 UAE International Open Champion – Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • 1998  Swiss International Champion – Lausanne, Switzerland
  • 1998 AMF Gold Cup Champion – Brisbane, Australia
  • 1998 Cancun International Open Champion Cancun, Mexico
  • 1999 4th Place Golden Bowling Ball Tour – Dresden, Germany

Also participated in tournaments in Sweden, Austria, Costa Rica and Malaysia

“Major” Canadian Tournaments Accomplishments

  • 1996 Jonquiere Open Runner-Up  – Jonquiere, Quebec
  • 1999 Silver Dollar Open Champion – Calgary, Alberta
  • 1999 World Cup National Finals Runner Up – London, Ontario
  • 1999 Club Multisport Scratch Champion – Montreal, Quebec
  • 1999 TKO Scratch Champion – Bellville, Ontario
  • 2000 Club Multisport Scratch Champion – Montreal, Quebec
  • 2000 CBC TV Championship Bowling Series Runner Up – Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 2000 TSN Pins Game Champion – Toronto, Ontario

*** Plus dozens of other Canadian tournament victories over the years ***

“Major” US Tournament Victories

  • 1992 Lilac Challenge Champion – Rochester, New York
  • 1993 Challenge of the Hemispheres Champion – Chicago, Ill
  • 1995 World Team Challenge Champion – Dublin, CA USA
  • 1995 World Team Challenge Champion – Baltimore, MD USA
  • 1995 International Qualifier Champion at the Brunswick World Tournament of Champions and cashed in the main tournament – Chicago, IL    USA
  • 1995 Reichert Cup International Team Member – Won singles match vs Eric Forkel
  • 1996 – 10th Place ABC Masters – Salt Lake City, Utah USA
  • 1997 Reichert Cup International Team Member Reno, Nevada – Won singles match vs Dave D’Entremont
  • 1999 Hammer 10K Clash Champion  – Detroit, Michigan

( plus many other small tournament victories )

2004 – 2005 – Competed on the PBA Lumber Liquidators Professional Tour as an Exempt Player
( 1 PBA perfect 300 game )

Hamilton & District Bowling Hall of Fame Inducted 2006
Canadian Tenpin Federation Hall of Fame Inducted 2005
Ranked 5th in the Bowlers Journal Top 100 Amateurs of all time.

Local Accomplishments

  • Season High Average of 231 (Hamilton Association Record)
  • High Triple 856 (Hamilton Association Record)
  • Sanctioned 300 Games :  8 (Hamilton Association Record)
  • Lifetime 300 Games : Over 20
  • Sanctioned 800 Series :  4
  • Lifetime 800 Series : Over 10