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Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor
Frank Jezioro, Director

News Release: April 22, 2013

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Hoy Murphy, Public Information Officer (304) 957-9365 hoy.r.murphy@wv.gov


Stephen Wallington, WVIRB, 304-638-3224
Kevin Dials, Kanawha State Forest, 304-558-3500, kanawhasf@wv.gov

Clear the Way for Irish Road Bowling at Kanawha State Forest, May 4

            CHARLESTON, W.Va. – An outdoor sport linked to Civil War times, Irish Road Bowling is scheduled at Kanawha State Forest, Saturday, May 4, at 1:30 p.m.  Registration starts near the restrooms across from Rattlesnake Hollow at 12:30 p.m. IRB event starts at 1:30 p.m. For more information about Irish Road Bowling contact Stephen Wallington, 304-638-3224.

            “This is an exciting opportunity to do something a little bit different in the outdoors and we expect a lot of people to come out and give it a try,” said Kevin Dials, assistant superintendent at Kanawha State Forest.

Road bowling events at WV State Parks in 2013 include:

April 27-28 – Pipestem Resort State Park
May 4 – Kanawha State Forest
June 15 – Blackwater Falls State Park
June 16 – Canaan Valley Resort
July 21 – Cacapon Resort State Park
October 12 – Holly River State Park
October 26 – Chief Logan State Park
November 3 - Stonewall Resort

About Irish Road Bowling

            Irish Road Bowling consists of a ball made out 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 one to two mile country road and see how far it goes! Team events are played with teams of three or four bowlers. Scored like golf, the fewest number of shots from the start to the finish line wins. Find out more about the sport and other events at www.wvirb.org.