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Lessons / Appointments / Summer Hours

We are now operating under our summer hours. Demand is much lower now and we are open much less than during the winter bowling season. The 2 days the pro shop is open in the summer now is Tuesday and Thursday. Hours are always posted on our web site in advance so please check prior to coming in. I still do and can set up an afternoon appointment ( as long as it’s set up in advance ) on a day I am scheduled to come in. On day’s I’m open I also schedule private bowling lessons. Email Bill Rowe directly or call the pro shop to set something up. ENJOY YOUR SUMMER !!!

Beginning Easter Weekend Closing Sundays

Easter Weekend we are closed the Friday , Saturday , Sunday & Monday.
Starting the week after Easter we will close Sundays.
This begins in April … Sunday April 3rd.
This due to the fact that the season is winding down.
Keep in mind we are still open every Saturday thru the month of April.
Looking ahead to May …. May is when we change to our Spring / Summer Hours … which typically will be open just (2) evenings per week only.

We’re Open Every Weekend !!

we_are_open_weekendsDue to the demand and to service all our customers best we can we continue to be open BOTH Saturday and Sunday every weekend.  Saturday’s we are in the pro shop from 10am  to  2pm  &  Sunday’s we are in the pro shop from 11am  to  3pm.  All hours are posted on our web site.

Bill Rowe’s Personal Bowling Accomplishments

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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.

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

Clean your ball … maybe you’ll shoot 300 ???

Funny story today in the pro shop I thought I would share with you all.  A customer comes in to the pro shop today who’s interested in purchasing a new ball.  So I ask him to get a lane and go throw a few balls so I can watch his style etc and find his PAP ( posative axis point ).   He throws the first shot … ball comes back … I trace his track … then put a piece of tape on his axis … he throws the second and third shots and the tape is very stable … so the PAP is bang on … so now I leave and come to the pro shop to determine his PAP co-ordinates …. after doing so I clean the yellow pencil marks off the ball with some PowerHouse Clean n Dull … his ball is a Storm Victory Road and is not polished so this gel like cleaner really cleans up balls with no polish … so after cleaning the ball on the ball spinner … it’s real “tacky” … so I go back to the bowler and give him the ball … he throws it and says WOW that moves a little more now … I have not cleaned it since I got it … and I’ve bowled say 50 games or so ??  He continues to practice on the lanes.  About 15 minutes he comes into the pro shop … with a nice smile on his face … and says what did you use to clean that ball ??  So I ask why ?  Is everything ok ?  He says Bill … I just shot 300 !!  Hey cleaning your ball doesn’t hurt !!  Sometimes it can help !!  and sometimes you might just shoot 300 … but hey I am not going to go out on a limb and promise that one !!

Bowl Well Everyone .

Trivia Question for Wed. March 14th


Question : Think about this for a moment … a bowler in a tournament in Korea averaged 231.8 for 8 games … but only bowled (1) 200 game !! How could they do this ??
For the information that will give you the answer … please go to this link … http://www.abf-online.org/zipped/kor_natselection2012.pdf

It was the bowler in 5th position you need to look at !!

Ball Sale Begins !!!


Many BALLS being added … so check back DAILY !!! Don’t miss out on the great savings !!!
SAVE $70 – $80 off many Super High End Balls !!
Why buy an entry level reactive ball when you can get a Super High End Ball for basically the price of an entry level ball !!!
Stop in at R O W E Z O N E you’ll be glad you did !!

SALE IS OVER

Eric Dalley shoots “300” !!!


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!!

Wed. Feb 8th – 2012


*** NEWS FLASH *** SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT ***
CLICK THE “RZ” LOGO FOR FULL DETAILS ……
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: craigwoodhouse2001@yahoo.com or Bill Rowe email: rowebill@hotmail.com

THANKS AND HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE !!!!!

Fri. Feb 3rd – 2012


Feb 3rd , 2012 – Today is my last day out west ( Duncan,B.C. ) Vancouver Island. Unfortunately my wife’s father ( Robert Willis ) recently passed away. Yesterday we attended a “Celebration of Life” for Mr. Willis … and I was pleasantly suprised to see so many in attendence … Mr. Willis did so much in his life … most of us bowlers will remember him for building Evergreen Lanes in Nanaimo,B.C. Mr. Willis was truly in bowling for the SPORT of bowling and did so much for Youth Bowling and hearing people speak yesterday reflected his LOVE of the Sport of Bowling thru personal stories ect as he offered so much of his time to help others who wanted to BOWL. I will miss him !