Sunday, January 21, 2007

Go Walter Ray Williams Jr! Ex-Eureka boy.

I was channel surfing this morning and ran across the Denny's hosted Dick Weber classic Bowling Tournament. Former Humboldt County resident Walter Ray Williams Jr. had just finished off a competitor and moved to the semi final against the flamboyant Patrick Allen. )The lefties have sure taken over the Pro Bowlers Tour (PBA).) Walter only needed to strike in the 10th frame to win, but fell short, and lost 249 to 245. PBA.com - Live Scoring 1 Walter will get over that. He is in the PBA and Horseshoe Throwing Hall of Fame. Career Scrapbook Walter used to live in Eureka and was on the Johnny Carson show when he was a Junior National Champion back in the early 70's. He went on to be a World Champion horseshoe thrower besides PBA champion. I actually threw horseshoes competitively back in the 70's. I think it was his father who organized and ran the local tournaments at Redwood Acres. Gave us teenagers something to do. Walter Jr. was nice kid, and it is good to see someone like that do well in life. I also remember Bill Landowski Sr. opening Broadway Lanes for us young hoodlums and teaching us the art of bowling. He was phenomenal at bowling while doing maintenance on the lanes. His son Bill Jr. and Randy were great bowlers themselves.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

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With the best regards!
David

Mous Anony said...

I remember when Walter Williams Jr. was the talk of the town. Early to mid-'70's. It was a big deal at the time. On par with Mike Pigg or the Iorg brothers for national status in local sports. I would rather see that kind of stand for what we are known for as opposed to Humboldt's marijuana.

Mous Anony said...

That last sentence didn't make a lot of sense. But you get the drift.

kris said...

Did you not no their was NFC
Championship Game going on

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Mous Anony said...

Don't worry Richard, with a little mustard and rye bread...it's quite pallatable. Spam that is.

Dalila said...

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