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    A New Record for People Who Use Sip-and-Puff Wheelchairs

    Bill Miller's 224 and 15th 200 Game -- and 585 Series

    At our Central Florida Quad Squad Bowling outing on January 28th, I bowled my highest score to date -- a 224 -- which is a new record for wheelchair users who operate their chairs by sip-and-puff (mouth control). I also bowled my highest series of three games -- 179, 182, and 224 for a 585 series -- and the 224 was my 15th game of 200 or better.

    Many people have bowled that well before -- but I happen to be a C1-2 quadriplegic who is paralyzed from my neck down and ventilator dependent. And using an IKAN Bowler (which is legit because it's sanctioned by the USBC) I've now had a 200, four 201s, two 202s, a 203, 205, 206, 210, 212, 221, 223 and 224.

    Here's the link to my scoresheet and commentary:

    http://www.wheelchairbowlingrecords....Scoresheet.htm

    I'm just trying to show what is possible.

    God bless all!

    - Bill :-)
    Wheelchair users -- even high-level quads... WANNA BOWL?

    I'm a C1-2 with a legit 255 high bowling game.

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    Wow, great score Bill!

    Sip & puffers FTW!!

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    Congrats on your record!
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    Excellent Bill!!!!

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    Thank you all!

    If you're curious as to what the record scores are for various categories, checkout:

    http://www.wheelchairbowlingrecords.com/

    - Bill :-)
    Wheelchair users -- even high-level quads... WANNA BOWL?

    I'm a C1-2 with a legit 255 high bowling game.

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    That's some good bowling Bill, congrats buddy.
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    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillMiller823 View Post
    Thank you all!

    If you're curious as to what the record scores are for various categories, checkout:

    http://www.wheelchairbowlingrecords.com/

    - Bill :-)
    That's impressive Bill. I think you have a 300 in you! It's only 12 strikes in a row. I know easier said than done.

    By my math, where you bowled a 224, your string of 15 attempts was: 9,0,X,9,1,X,9,0,X,X,X,X,X,X,7. Replace those 3 9s and one 7 with Xs and you're there. You got 8 strikes! I bowled a ton as an AB and never got more than 5 in one game. Keep at it you're closer than you think (and as far away as it seems). Great job!
    Last edited by Patton57; 02-02-2012 at 08:19 PM.

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    Bill,
    Congratulations on your record!
    With your device, are you throwing basically a straight ball or is it possible to get English on the ball? How heavy a ball do you guys use? Is the drive wheel position (front, middle or rear) important to bowling well? How long did it take you to get this good and how often do bowl? Do they give you a big belt like Aaron Rodgers had made for winning the Super Bowl? (They should)

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    Thats amazing, a 224, wow. Congrats man.
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