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Irish Road Bowling

10:30 am - 1:00 pm

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Irish Road Bowling consists of a ball made of iron and steel that is heavy enough to pick up speed, yet small enough for any person to handle. Besides the basic rules and terms, all you do is hurl this 28 oz. sized "bowl" with an underhand motion over a 1 to 2 mile country road and see how far it goes! Scored like golf, the fewest number of shots from the start to the finish line wins. Irish Road Bowling is similar to fast pitch softball, except with a running start. It's also like bowling if you had enough room to run 10 or 15 yards. Irish Road Bowling is ideal for young athletes or seniors who are looking to enjoy a scenic walk on a country road, combined with an ancient and exciting, but not overly strenuous, sport! October 27 Chief Logan State Park, Logan, WV www.chiefloganstatepark.com Saturday 11:30 a.m. Registration begins 10:30 a.m. Irish road bowling was an old sport before the American Civil War, and Irish emigrant soldiers for both the North and South rolled small cannonballs down country roads between battles. Come and throw cannonballs with us in the morning, then join Civil War re-enactors in the afternoon at Chief Logan's all-day Civil War Days extravaganza. The WVIRBA adds an ancient sport, Irish Road Bowling, to the rich sports tradition of Logan, West Virginia's City of Champions. At 4,000-acre Chief Logan State Park with its outdoor amphitheater and wildlife center, you can loft a bowl beneath the statue of Logan, famous Chief of the Cuyoga -Mingos, or in the footsteps of Aracoma, legendary Princess of the Shawnees. Lodging at Chief Logan Lodge 304 855 6100. For info Terry Mullins 304 855 8591, [email protected], or Chief Logan State Park 304 792 7125.


October 27, 2018
10:30 am - 1:00 pm
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West Virginia Irish Road Bowling Association
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Chief Logan State Park
100 Conference Center Drive, Logan, WEST VIRGINIA 25601 + Google Map