Two Bahamian bowlers, Leon Graham from New Providence and Clarence Wallace from Freeport, Grand Bahama, competed in the World Seniors Invitational Bowling Tournament that was held from May 6-12 at the Tamarac Lanes in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
The 'A' and 'B' categories were grouped ages 50-59 while the 'C' category consisted of bowlers aged 60 and over. Players of different countries are allowed to team up for Doubles and Triples when there are not enough bowlers in the respective age brackets. Wallace and his foreign partners performed well and just missed winning a medal in the 'A' division of the Triples as they placed fourth.
Leon Graham, however, put on a dazzling display of bowling in the 'C' division by averaging 240 pins for three games to lead all categories in the Masters qualifying round. Graham then went on to capture the silver medal in his division and just missed claiming the gold by 45 pins. Graham also won a gold medal in the Triples after teaming up with Jerry Daniels and Norbert Buchanan of the United States.
Bahamian bowlers continue to have great success at this tournament. In 2011, Graham teamed up with Alfred Burrows to win gold in the Doubles in the 'C' category. Graham then teamed up with Butch Brown of the United States to claim gold in the Triples. Phillip "Grease" Bethel and Tom Mariani of the United States teamed up to win gold in the 'A' category last year, and Charles Isaacs of New Providence and Clarence Wallace of Grand Bahama finished third to claim the bronze medal.
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