Bill Fong gained national attention in January 2010 when he bowled a Texas record 899 series in Plano, Texas, unknowingly while fighting through the early stages of a stroke as he was preparing to throw his final shot.
A Chicago native, Fong moved to Texas where he opened a hair styling salon, and eventually developed a serious passion for bowling. In stories told by the New York Times and Fox TV, among numerous other media outlets, about his unique achievement and the events in his life that led up to his almost-perfect series, Fong – now 51 - said one of his fantasies is to bowl in the PBA World Series of Bowling.
In December, at the invitation of PBA CEO and Commissioner, Tom Clark, Fong will realize his dream when he begins competition in the GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling VII presented by Silver Legacy Resort and the Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Bureau, at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno. He’ll join a field of more than 200 of the world’s best bowlers representing more than 20 different countries.
To view Fong’s story as told by FOX TV, click here:
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All preliminary rounds of WSOB VII will be covered live on PBA’s online bowling channel, Xtra Frame. For Xtra Frame subscription information, visit pba.com and click on the Xtra Frame link.
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