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! September 15 Wheeling Hibernians Ohio Valley Championship, Wheeling, WV http://aohwheeling.shutterfly.com Saturday 1:00 p.m. The Wheeling Hibernians IRB Tournament benefits local charities and is the northern-most event on the WVIRBA Tour circuit. Centrally located in the Ohio River Valley, this tournament will be an easy drive from Pittsburgh or Columbus, Boggs Hill Road. Craig O'Leary (304) 242-6196, firstname.lastname@example.org In September 2017, 839 bowlers made this WVIRBA event the largest Irish road bowling team tournament in the world. Entry fee includes a big barbecue afterwards, live music. Let's go for 1000 in 2018!