Montpelier Seniors Are Regional Wii Bowling Champs

If you would stop by the Montpelier Senior Center in Montpelier, you might be surprised to see that their men and women had not just learned to play games on an electronic game console, but had wholeheartedly embraced technology and the Wii gaming system. Wii bowling is the craze for these seniors and they are pretty adept at the game.

The Center recently sponsored four teams consisting of four to five members per team for a total of 17 individuals in the 2013 National Senior League Wii Bowling Tournament. Montpelier’s seniors didn’t just do well, they did exceedingly well, with two teams emerging as Conference Champions. Both teams were awarded trophies. The tournament consisted of 280 teams with 1540 bowlers from 31 states in 110 communities. One of the Montpelier teams, the Lickedy Splits, won their division and were crowned the 2013 Regional Champions of the Midwest Super Masters.

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The teams were honored on Tuesday, April 30, with a special lunch and presentation of their trophies.

The Lickedy Splits are Regional Champs in Wii bowling. Congratulations to (From left to right): Jim Martin, Red Allman, Linda Wheeler, Judy Miller, and Eunice Miller.

The Lickedy Splits are Regional Champs in Wii bowling. Congratulations to (From left to right): Jim Martin, Red Allman, Linda Wheeler, Judy Miller, and Eunice Miller.

A couples team, the Rebel Rousers, were conference champs in their division. (left to right:) Chuck Flory, Juanita Flory, Patricia Smith and Donald Smith.

A couples team, the Rebel Rousers, were conference champs in their division. (left to right:) Chuck Flory, Juanita Flory, Patricia Smith and Donald Smith.

There was a total of 17 seniors who participated in the Wii bowling tournament: Back, from left to right – Donald Smith, John Hancock, Janet Bennet, Red Allman, Chuck Flory, Juanita Flory, Patricia Smith, Jim Martin, Judy Miller, Bill Stoops, and Anita Taylor. Front- Marsha Snyder, Eunice Williams, Linda Wheeler, Carol Brumbaugh, Karen Stoops, and Judy White.

There was a total of 17 seniors who participated in the Wii bowling tournament: Back, from left to right – Donald Smith, John Hancock, Janet Bennet, Red Allman, Chuck Flory, Juanita Flory, Patricia Smith, Jim Martin, Judy Miller, Bill Stoops, and Anita Taylor. Front- Marsha Snyder, Eunice Williams, Linda Wheeler, Carol Brumbaugh, Karen Stoops, and Judy White.

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