More West Seattle weekend sports: Wii bowling battle

January 24, 2010 at 8:04 pm | In West Seattle news, West Seattle video | 3 Comments

From the Polar Plunge to high-school hoops to NFL playoff-cheering, and beyond, it’s been an active weekend around West Seattle – and here’s one more event report to add to the mix: At Merrill Gardens-Admiral Heights (WSB sponsor) on Saturday, residents played in a Wii bowling battle with a visiting team from Merrill Gardens-Queen Anne. In our video, you see Aida – top scorer on the day with 178 – getting a spare. Unfortunately, MG-AH’s Colleen Barnes reported later, that wasn’t enough for the West Seattle team to overcome the challenge; Queen Anne won 738 to 621, but AH had three of the top four scorers (Rudy with 168 and Mary Ann with 109, in addition to Aida, while QA’s Frank was #3 at 134). Wii bowling is popular with retirees – we spotlighted it at The Mount almost two years ago, at which time the Senior Center of West Seattle noted it had a Wii system on the way too.

3 Comments

  1. This is excellent! Thanks for sharing.

    Comment by Gretchen — 9:08 pm January 24, 2010 #

  2. These are my residents! As their Active Living Director, I’m so proud of them! There is a misprint Rudy’s highscore of the day was actually a 200 which he scored in a a game where he got 5 strikes IN A ROW! The Wii was very strange to them just a few months ago but with open minds and a willingness to learn something new they are now having a lot of fun with it and take their Bowling practice sessions very seriously as we prepare for tournaments against other Merrill Gardens.

    Comment by Nichole — 4:54 pm January 25, 2010 #

  3. Thanks, Nichole. Colleen kindly sent us the scores that night; we will add your note about Rudy. Congrats to everybody involved! – Tracy

    Comment by WSB — 4:56 pm January 25, 2010 #

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