Peggy Overbey's 167 Is New Record for Females with Muscular Dystrophy
Chalk up the new record as a belated Mother's Day gift. At our
central Florida Quad Squad Bowling outing yesterday, Peggy Overbey's
Mom, for the first time, got to come watch her daughter bowl. And
Peggy wasted no time in SHATTERING her previous best of 138 BY
And to prove her 167 was no fluke, Peggy bowled 165 in her second game!
That was impressive bowling, and a fitting gift for Mom. I say
that because Mom & family chipped in to buy Peggy her IKAN Bowler for
Peggy opened with FIVE STRAIGHT marks, before a split ended her streak
in the 6th frame. After open frames in the 7th & 8th, Peggy
rebounded with a double (two strikes) in the 9th & 10th and finished
with the new record for a female with Muscular Dystrophy, 167.
I actually think Peggy's second game was more impressive than her first,
even though it totaled two fewer pins. Peggy had marks in 8 of her
10 frames, and she had splits (i.e. hard or impossible spare attempts)
in her only two open frames. (For any able-bodied bowler reading
this, you may think "no spare is impossible" but with our limited ball
speed, the 7-10 split is impossible for us to pickup. But I caught
some of Peggy's magic and did convert the difficult 6-7-10 (link)
split for my 8th time in 8 years of dynamic-style wheelchair bowling.)
Peggy cooled off in her last two games, but everyone watching was
thrilled at what Peggy had already accomplished -- especially her Mom.
CONGRATULATIONS PEGGY! :-)
Here is Peggy's new record scoresheet:
For Peggy's previous best, click
Keep up the good work Peggy!
Bill Miller :-)
C1-2 Quadriplegic with a 221 High Bowling Game
Co-founder of Manufacturing Genuine Thrills Inc. d/b/a MGT