The Lodge at Sherwood Village hosted the first Wii Bowling Invitational in November with teams from The Lodge playing teams from the Sequim Senior Activity Center.
Wii Bowling, developed by Nintendo, is a virtual game where a player uses a motion-sensitive remote control to interact with the screen. Players can play realistic sports games, like bowling, without the physical exertion usually required. Some players enjoy the game seated; others play standing. This has made Wii games more accessible to seniors than the “real life” games.
Three “lanes” were open for bowling, with each round including players from The Lodge and the Sequim Senior Activity Center. The favored room for play, the media room, has a front-projection system and players enjoyed surround sound and a 100-inch screen on which to play. The Lodge provided refreshments for the tournament.
Prizes were awarded for winner per game, for the top two scores of the day and for the low score of the day.
The Sequim Senior Activity Center team won the trophy with an average score of 151. The Lodge was just behind with an average score of 140.
The Sequim Senior Activity Center also took top honors for both first and second high scores, 212 by Ray Bentsen and 207 by Michelle Menia.