Seven-Year-Old Breaks Five-Pin Record

Seven-Year-Old Breaks Five-Pin Record

Robert McDougall started bowling at a young age. The son of Jeffrey and Janice McDougall was tossing five-pin balls when he was two years old. By the time he turned three, Robert was a full-fledged bowler. And now at the age of seven he’s so good he plays in tournaments against kids four years older. Recently he set a new record in five-pin bowling.

Recently at the Bowlerama West in Etobicoke, Ontario, Robert set a new record in five-pin bowling. Playing against competition up to age 11, he rolled a 321 breaking the existing Ontario Youth Bowling Council (YBC) peewee single-game record. The score destroyed the previous peewee mark of 315 set in 1998 – ’99.

A perfect game is 450. Robert finished with only one open frame, closing strong with five consecutive strikes. In total, he recorded eight strikes and three spares. His previous single-game best was 262. His average is 174. So far he’s collected 17 bowling trophies.

The Bowlerama West website writes, “There are many things that can be said about Robert, despite the fact that he’s only 7 years old, his talent, his enthusiasm and love for the game continues to grow. Congratulations to Robert! We are proud that this record-setting match took place at Bowlerama West.”

Robert was honoured by City-TV in Toronto as “Athlete of the Week” on December 20th, 2004.

Robert’s father lived in Plaster Rock, New Brunswick, for several years and worked on the Baxter’s milk truck in Grand Falls during the early 1980’s. In the late ’80’s, Jeffrey played for the Grand Falls Cataracts. He also played for the Perth Raiders in the mid ’80’s.

Congratulations to Robert from proud parents, Jeffrey and Janice, grandparents, Stewart and Norma McDougall, and everyone at Mighty Grand Falls and Bread ‘n Molasses magazine.