Ovation: Ray Niedzwiecki Bowls A Perfect 300 At 81.
I used to be really into bowling. It can be a lot of fun if you have the right attitude. It’s something to do while you drink a few beers, share some snacks and have laughs with friends on a Saturday night without investing a lot of time or money. I’ve belonged to several bowling leagues over the years and have always been amused by the fact that so many bowlers are so very serious about the game.
When I was bowling regularly I kept immaculate records. I carried a spiral notebook in my bowling bag along with my shoes and, from week to week I, documented my scores, my averages, and any ideas or suggestions for improvement to my game that I thought might be significant. But mostly, my biggest concern was remembering to eat my snacks with my left hand so that I didn’t get any grease from the fried bowling alley foods on my right hand.
Throughout my bowling career, I only won one trophy. It was a stone coaster for bowling a 200 game. I still have it.
Ray Niedzwiecki of Exeter, Pennsylvania, may have set a record recently when, at 81 years old, he bowled his first perfect 300 game. His friends caught his 10th frame on video.
I can’t imagine how nervous e must have been. Even if, like me, you tell yourself that you’re just bowling to have something to do while you visit with friends, when you get to the point that you’re good enough to possibly bowl a perfect game you’ve got to feel some pressure to perform.
It’s wonderful that Ray’s friends were so supportive. It’s wonderful that Ray still bowls at 81! Ray is wonderful!
Do you like to bowl?
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