Forsyth Blind Bowlers win big in national contest

Mike McBee of Forsyth Blind Bowlers at national awards in Tampa, Fla.

Forsyth Blind Bowlers win big in national contest
September 01
06:35 2016

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The Forsyth Blind Bowlers (FBB) won several awards in the American Blind Bowling Association National Tournament in Tampa, Fla.  FBB bowls on Saturdays at Creekside Lanes in Winston-Salem at 10 a.m.  The bowling season starts Sept.10.

There were over 260 individuals from across the country that competed in this year’s national tournament, which was held May 26-29.  Bowlers in this tournament are placed in three categories based on their vision: Total, Partial, or Sighted. The group had winners in every event.

Team event winners: 2nd place Strike Force: Tanya Wilson, Mike McBee, Scott Searcy, and Patrick Milwauke

4th place Kings & Queens: Tani Wilson, Roderick Wilson, Valarie Westmoreland and Jerry Mintz

Masters Team Event Sighted Category:

2nd place: Renee Brown, Mary Townsend, Jerry Mintz, Brent Penn

Double event winners:  2nd place: Tanya Wilson and Mike McBee

5th place: Valarie Westmoreland and Scott Searcy

Individual event winners: Total category:

6th place Shaun Cabell Partial category

3rd place Valarie Westmoreland

8th place Tanya Wilson All events Total category:

7th place Shaun Cabell and Sandy Gaddy

All events Partial category:

3rd place Mike McBee Gold Medal winner All Events Scratch: Mike McBee

Many of the bowlers received a grant from Challenged Athletes Foundation to help cover the expense for attending National Competitions.

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