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Wild and Wonderful West Virginia Irish Road Bowling Tour Team Road Records

Irish Bowling Road Records

Ireland to Duffy, Wildcat Road, Ireland, 2.2 miles - 30 shots Jerod Putnam, Travis Craig, Shawn Stewart, Brian Craig, 2007,  31 shots, Jerod Putnam, Travis Craig, Shawn Stewart, Brian Craig, March 16, 2003, Irish Spring Festival. This is the longest road on the tour. 

Wildcat Road 1.3 miles Men's Single Competition - 1) 15 shots Con O'Callaghan, August 8, 2009 North American Region semi final Novice 1;  2) 15 shots Travis Craig, May 1, 2011, Men's Single League match 3) 15 shots, Nick Mick, Novice 3 finals, July 17, 2011; 4) 16 shots Travis Craig July 16, 2011 semi final Novice 2, bowling back finish to start; 5) 16 shots Wayne Marrs July 16, 2011 semi finals Novice 3 bowling back;    

Pipestem Road, 1.1 miles, Men's Singles Qualifier - 12 shots Mark Whitt, Glade Creek, April 2009; 13 shots Jeff Hamman, April 2008: 13 shots Stephen Wallington, April 2011.  
Mud Lick Road, Buckhannon, 1.7 miles - 33 shots, Ireland Road Bowlers, Shawn Stewart, Brian Craig, Chad Westfall, Travis Craig, May 18, 2002, Strawberry Festival. 
Turkey Run, Buckhannon, Short Course, 1.2 miles - 11 shots (one-on-one) Con O'Callaghan of Boston (versus Chris Kiernan (12 shots) of New York) May 18, 2003;

14 shots (4-person teams) New York City (Chris Kiernan, Noel Contrade, Brian Daly, John O Brien) over Boston (Con O'Callaghan, Chris Finn, John Finn, Shannon Gear) May 17, 2003, Strawberry Festival.

Men's Singles Competition course, 1.2 miles - 14 shots Travis Craig, Strawberry Festival Qualifier May 2007.

Long Course, 1.5 miles - 25 shots (4 person team) Ireland Road Bowlers, Travis Craig, Jerod Putnam, Blaise Arbogast, David Powell,  May, 2008, Strawberry Festival.  
State Hospital Course, Weston, 1.2 miles - 25 shots (3-person team) Ireland Road Bowlers, Jerod Putnam, Travis Craig, Brian Craig, June 26, 2004, Gold Dollar Days. This tight course requires several Irish lofts.
Rock Run, West Union, 1.7 miles - 32 shots, Ireland Road Bowlers, Shawn Stewart, Eric Stewart, Jerod Putnam, Shawn Stewart, Brian Craig, Aug. 24, 2002, Doddridge Co. Fair.

Pleasantdale and Greens Run Road, Kingwood, 1.7 miles - 32 shots (3 person teams) Ireland Road Bowlers, Jerod Putnam, Shannon Gear, Travis Craig, October 2, 2004, Preston County Buckwheat Festival.  

Georgetown Road, Elkins, 1.4 miles - 23 shots, Ireland Road Bowlers, Mark Wilt, Travis Craig, Jerod Putnam, October 3, 2004, West Virginia Forest Festival.

Campground Road, Holly River State Park, 1.5 miles - 28 shots, Ireland Road Bowlers, Travis Craig, Brian Craig, Jerod Putnam, October 12, 2003, Holly River Fall Challenge.

Stonewall Resort Road, Stonewall Jackson Lake State Park, Roanoke, 1.3 miles, - 23 shots, (4 person team) Ireland - Holly River Road Bowlers, Shawn Stewart, Jerod Putnam, Shannon Gear, _______, Nov. 7, 2004, Stonewall Resort Yankee Skedaddle.


The West Virginia Irish Road Bowling Tour is played throughout West Virginia, including the following:

  • Irish Spring Festival - Ireland, WV
  • Kanawha State Forest - Charleston, WV
  • Pipestem Resort State Park - Pipestem, WV  
  • Strawberry Festival - Buckhannon, WV
  • Blackwater Falls, Davis, WV 
  • Canaan Valley, Davis, WV
  • Cacapon Resort State Park, Berkeley Springs, WV
  • Doddridge County Fair - West Union, WV
  • Pack Horse Ford Cannonball Run, Shepherdstown, WV
  • Wheeling Hibernians, Wheeling, WV
  • Barbour County Fair, Philippi, WV
  • Forest Festival, Elkins, WV
  • Buckwheat Festival - Kingwood, WV
  • Holly River State Park - Hackers Valley, WV
  • Stonewall Jackson Lake State Park - Roanoke, WV



                                          Photo courtesy Wade Cowart                            

                                                                              Judy Mize, Washington, DC

Buckwheat Girl 2004 - West Virginia Irish Road Bowling.

If you are interested in creating an Irish Road Bowling League or club in your area,  contact us in Washington, DC, for more information!

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