For those interested in reading what I have accomplished in my personal bowling career … enjoy the read !!
Bill Rowe ( Current owner and operator of Rowe Zone Bowling Store )
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.
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
Eric Dalley shoots his first perfect “300” game!! Saturday February 11th at Brunswick Zone Mississauga Youth League. Using his recently drilled Brunswick Pearl Fury drilled by Bill Rowe at Rowe Zone Bowling store. Congratulations Eric and glad to see the time we’ve spent together recently on the lanes is starting to pay off!! Keep working hard!!
*** NEWS FLASH *** SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT ***
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I am very pleased to officially announce that Craig Woodhouse and I will be running a 1 day bowling clinic on Sunday March 4th. Officially it’s going to be called …
***** Technical Seminar #1 – Lane Reading & Adjusting ( level 1 ) *****
DATE : Sunday March 4th 2012
TIME : 10am to 5pm
WHERE : Brunswick Zone Mississauga
COST : $100.00 per person
Included : ( Lunch and all bowling for the day )
Limited to the first ( 16 ) fully paid participants
This workshop will be 50 % classroom and 50 % on the lanes
THIS 1 DAY INTRODUCTORY WORKSHOP IS DESIGNED TO HELP BOWLERS HELP THEMSELVES !!
LEARN HOW TO :
• READ AND UNDERSTAND LANE GRAPHS
• DEVELOP AND IMPROVE YOUR SYSTEM OF FINDING THE POCKET
• UNDERSTAND THE IMPORTANCE OF THE MIDLANE AND THE BREAKPOINT AND HOW TO USE THEM TO YOUR ADVANTAGE
• UNDERSTAND AND FOLLOW CHANGING OIL TRANSITIONS
• ADJUSTING TO OIL CARRYDOWN AND LANE BREAKDOWN
YOU WILL INCREASE YOUR POCKET AND CARRY PERCENTAGES !!
YOU WILL IMPROVE YOUR TECHNICAL AND TACTICAL SKILLS !!
NOTE : THIS LEVEL 1 WORKSHOP WILL FOCUS ON A “TYPICAL HOUSE PATTERN”.
This seminar will also include an open discussion about the many things bowlers are confused about. Your questions will be answered simply so you can apply this information to your own games. This will help you get lined up quicker on a variety of patterns and make the necessary changes as the lane changes. Our objective is to eliminate the confusion and ultimately everything will make sense to you. You will be able to predict in advance what changes are coming so you can achieve and maintain correct ball motion. With this knowledge your carry percentage will increase dramatically! Bowling smarter will give you an edge on the pins and the competition.
DON’T MISS OUT ON THIS UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN FROM 2 OF CANADA’S BEST !
CRAIG AND BILL CAN HELP YOU ACHIEVE YOUR BOWLING GOALS !!
SECURE YOUR SPOT … SIGN UP AND PAYMENT CAN BE MADE IN PERSON AT ROWE ZONE BOWLING STORE ( www.rowebowling.com )
Craig Woodhouse email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Bill Rowe email: email@example.com
THANKS AND HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE !!!!!
Welcome to my 1st blog on my new web site !!
Bill’s Quick Bowling Facts
I am 46 years olf and have been in Bowling basically my whole life !!
Below are many facts and notes of my bowling career … ENJOY !!
• I first started bowling 5 pin at 2 years old.
• bowled organized 5 pin leagues until I was 11 years old.
• At age 12 started bowling organized 10 pin leagues.
• Attened a youth Professional Bowling Camp at age 13 in Wisconsin , USA.
• Began working at Skyway Lanes at the age of 13 ( Lane Maintenance and Mechanics )
• Set a Hamilton and District Association record of 208 average ( at age 14 ) which held for almost 20 years … took great pride in helping the young man who beat my record in 1997 by helping him with his game and providing much technical advice that helped him raise his skills to this level ( must have been the coach in me !! ) Also in 1979 the year I averaged 208 I used just 2 balls … a plastic Yellow Dot and a rubber Johnny Petraglia LT-48 !! No reactive balls or high tech weight blocks like now !!
• Opened my first bowling pro shop in 1979 ( Eleventh Frame Pro Shop ) … at age 14 and have owned or managed 6 other Bowling Pro Shops over the years.
• Bowled my first perfect “300” game at age 14 !!
• Appeared on Buffalo’s “Beat the Champ” TV show at age 16.
• Joined the PBA at age 17 and compeleted PBA members School in the same year.
• Have won tournament titles on 5 continents around the world ( North and South America , Europe , Middle East and Australia )
• Have managed 4 different bowling centers
• Competed for Team Canada 1992 thru 1998 then more recently in 2009 at age 44.
• Was Canadian Bowler of the Year 5 consecutive years ( 1994 , 1995 , 1996 , 1997 , 1998 )
• Won 1 GOLD and 2 Bronze medals at the Pan Am Games in 1995.
• Competed in the ATLANTA OLYMPICS in 1996 as bowling was a exhibition / demonstration sport and won the Atlanta Bowling Challenge ( unofficially an Olympic Gold Medal !! )
• Was an international Staff member for Team Ebonite 1997 & 1998 travelling around the world representing Ebonite International competing in many Competitions.
• Won 5 SILVER Medals at the American Zone Championships in 1997.
• Won a SILVER and a BRONZE medal at the Commonwealth Games in 1998 along with bowling a Nationally Televised 300 game on Live TV .
• Won the 2000 TSN Pins Game
• Volunteered as a youth coach numerous Saturday mornings over the years.
• I am a certified bowling coach / instructor thru the CTF ( Canadian Tenpin Federation ).
• Was the Assistant coach / Technical Expert for the Dominican Republic National Bowling Team from 2002 – 2003.
• Technical Coach for Team Malaysia 2005 – 2006.
• Was asked to coach the Mens Canadian National Team at the 2007 Mens World Championships in Bangkok , Thailand.
• Full Time Head Coach for Team Qatar in 2010 … lived in Doha , Qatar … trained the team 2 – 4 hrs a day and accompanied team to roughly a dozen international competitions around the WORLD !
• Currently own and operate Rowe Zone Bowling Store
• Bowled as an “Exempt” player on the 2004 – 2005 PBA Tour
• Bowled my first PBA “300” game in Grand Rapids , Michigan in 2006
• Bowled my highest sanctioned 3 game series of 856 ( 277 , 279 , 300 ) at Skyway Lanes in Hamilton , Ontario.
• Bowled my highest 3 game set at the Manitoba Open in 2006. The games were ( 300 , 279 , 290 ) for a 3 game triple of 869 !!! 34 out of 36 strikes !! This bowled on 3 different pairs of lanes too !!
• I honestly have no idea of how many perfect games I have bowled in my life ??? But it’s about 30 something for sure !!
• Have been inducted into the Hamilton and District Tenpin Bowling HALL OF FAME.
• Have been indicted into the Canadian Tenpin Federation Tenpin Bowling HALL OF FAME.
• I do offer private bowling lessons … call me in the pro shop (905) 268 0 0117 or send me an email to arrange … firstname.lastname@example.org
As you can see with this kind of bowling background I am in this for the love of the SPORT !!
Look forward to meeting or seeing you in my Bowling Store !!