Dynamic Wheelchair Bowling Records

Last Updated: 11:25 PM U.S. Eastern Time on 6/30/2016
 

Below is the current master list of various categories of wheelchair users, who have achieved the highest score known to date in bowling with an IKAN ("I can") Bowler® in each respective category.  I've heard a surprising number of able-bodied people say, "I can't break 100 bowling" -- and ALL of the physically challenged people below say, "I KAN!"  :-)
 
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The World Dynamic Wheelchair Bowling Record
* for a:

Female, Overall:
[8/13/2011] 215 by Lilian Strandlund (for more click HERE!)

Male, Overall:
[1/10/2016] 257 by Timo Toivonen, Overall World Record (for more click HERE!)

Female with Spinal Cord Injury: [7/14/2012] 195 by Rhonda Reese (for more click HERE!)

Male with Spinal Cord Injury:
[2/25/2012] 255 by Bill Miller (for more click HERE!)

Female with Muscular Dystrophy:
[09/24/2011] 179 by Peggy Overbey (for more click HERE!)

Male with Muscular Dystrophy:
[1/10/2016] 257 by Timo Toivonen (for more click HERE!)

Female with Cerebral Palsy:
[8/13/2011] 215 by Lilian Strandlund (for more click HERE!)

Male with Cerebral Palsy:
[2/17/2013] 211 by Steve Kettenhoven (for more click HERE!)

Female Driving by Joystick:
[8/13/2011] 215 by Lilian Strandlund (for more click HERE!)

Male Driving by Joystick: [2/22/2007] 243 by Jon Musgrave (for more click HERE!)

Female Driving by Sip-and-Puff:
[7/14/2012] 195 by Rhonda Reese (for more click HERE!)

Male Driving by Sip-and-Puff:
[2/25/2012] 255 by Bill Miller (for more click HERE!)

Female Driving by Chin Control:

Male Driving by Chin Control: 181 by Brian Cross

Female Driving by Head Array Control: 169 by Melissa Sino

Male Driving by Head Array Control:
[6/27/2016] 190 by Mike Murach (for more click HERE!)

Female Using Manual Wheelchair:
[2/14/2009] 138 by Angie Keiser (for more click HERE!)

Male Using Manual Wheelchair:
 
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CONGRATULATIONS to everyone above!  :-)

And may we continue to bowl well and also have others join us with new records!  :-)
 


Do you have a better score for a category above?

Do you have a score in a category not listed?

Check the criteria below and contact us!

Email me, Bill Miller: billmiller@ikanbowler.com

*These are single-game high scores bowled by wheelchair users in each category using an IKAN Bowler® in dynamic fashion -- i.e. users setup, then drive forward and turn left / right as needed to aim, and then stop / release; the ball is released from the momentum of the stopping wheelchair (by inertia and gravity) -- these scores were not attained using an IKAN Bowler® as a stationary ramp (although we hear it performs excellently as a stationary ramp:).  All record scoresheets must have two signatures (at least one from a bowling center official) verifying the game was legitimately bowled in dynamic fashion as just described, and the scoresheet must be either scanned and emailed to MGT, or a copy physically mailed to MGT (my email address is above, or click HERE for additional contact information).
 
Here is a July 2015 video of dynamic-style bowling with an IKAN Bowler®:
 

And here is our original demo video:



The reason that scores achieved using an IKAN Bowler® in dynamic fashion can be considered legitimate World Records is because the IKAN Bowler® is the only wheelchair bowling device that is sanctioned for league or tournament play -- any league or tournament anywhere in the U.S. -- bowling with and/or against able-bodied bowlers or fellow IKAN Users -- by the United States Bowling Congress (USBC).  To our knowledge, no wheelchair bowling device has been approved for league or tournament play by sanctioning bodies outside the U.S. (we don't believe any International sanctioning bodies have considered the IKAN Bowler® yet).  But the IKAN Bowler® is available for purchase outside the U.S. (please visit the business website link below with my signature).

We believe that bowling sanctioning bodies outside the U.S. will approve the IKAN Bowler® for league and tournament play, once they consider it.  They should agree with the USBC that dynamic bowling with an IKAN Bowler® is essentially equivalent to what able-bodied bowlers perform (i.e. setup, then physically approach and release the ball as the bowler stops short of the foul line) and they will sanction it also.

For any International (dynamic) IKAN Users out there (we have sold quite a few in Europe:) your witnessed and verified scoresheets can be recognized here (see the paragraph above with the red asterisk) even though your sanctioning bodies have yet to approve the IKAN Bowler®.  No worries.

Thanks -- and HAPPY BOWLING!  :-)

Bill Miller :-)
C1-2 Quadriplegic with a 255 High Bowling Game
Co-founder of Manufacturing Genuine Thrills d/b/a MGT
My blog: http://powerwheelchairusers.wordpress.com
Business website: http://www.ikanbowler.com
Personal website: http://www.lookmomnohands.net

 

 

 
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