The team cheers on Agnes Lennick
Winners proudly wear their t-shirts to bowling each week
At the Primrose Retirment Community of Bismarck, ND, one of the popular senior activities enjoyed by our residents is the weekly Wii Bowling League. Our Bismarck Primrose Wii league consists of 16 bowlers, with each player being paired with a partner at the beginning of the season. The teams of partners compete in a round-robin format, bowling one game against every other team in the league. Our league meets to play each Wednesday morning.
Even when they aren’t competing, typically all the other bowlers come to watch and cheer on the other teams. Primrose resident Kate Bauer, who has been tagged “The Wii Bowling Cheerleader,” is often heard shouting out “Hooray, a strike!” to other players. Great camaraderie exists in this bowling league and many of the players meet several times throughout the week to work on their bowling game. Some of the “pro status” bowlers, like Agnes Lennick and Mae Teske, will teach newer bowlers tricks and techniques to improving their game.
After each game, scores are tallied and posted on the bulletin board. Once all of the teams have competed against each other, the season-ending bowling tournament begins. Teams are placed in a double-elimination tournament bracket based on their record throughout the season. While the Wii Bowling league is all about enjoyment and staying active, tournament time brings additional excitement, with many close games and unexpected outcomes.
In the end, a great time is had by all who take part. It can’t be said any better than bowler Rose Kenny, who says she enjoys Wii bowling because, “it’s all about having fun”.
To find out more about Wii Bowling fun at Primrose, contact your nearest Primrose Retirement Community today to see more of our fun and social living. We’ll happily answer all your questions and give you a tour of our beautiful communities. Come see why we say, THIS IS LIVING!